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My Hair Is Feeling...Naked

From the time I was 20 until a year ago, my hair was red. Everyone knew me as a redhead and many jokes were made about how I had that "redhead" personality (whatever the fuck THAT means).

For a couple of months, my hair was platinum blonde. It looked terrible, and I immediately went back to red.

When my grandmother died, I dyed my hair black. It was a whim, and everyone thought that suited me too. I guess I just have that kind of face.

For the past 3 months, I have done nothing color-wise to my hair. I guess, after many years, curiosity got the best of me and I just wanted to know what color my hair really is. And the verdict is in. It's brown. And not a deep, rich, gorgeous brown. It's more of a boring, drab, wake-me-when-something-interesting-happens brown. With an overly generous sprinkling of gray.

Now, I'm not against the gray at all. I'm only against the rest of it, which is a color so dull that anyone who sees it magically falls into a coma. I'm wondering what I could do to, well, perk it up a little. I don't care whether it covers the gray or not.

If you were you, what would you do?


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 4th, 2003 10:20 am (UTC)
I have a box of red temporary hair color sitting on my dresser. One of these days, I will have enough time to dye my hair again.

I think you look good with darker hair, and the brown really is too.... ordinary for you. Maybe a cherry-black?
Dec. 4th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC)
Ooooh. And I think I have something along those lines at home this very minute! I'm very in favor of "hair color as drama." Then again, I'm sort of in favor of anything as drama.
Dec. 4th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC)
yes, yes. one more vote for cherry black.

my hair is finally starting to return to its natural color as well, and i am surprised to find that it's much closer to red these days than blond...
Dec. 4th, 2003 01:46 pm (UTC)
Well, my natural hair color - at this age - is ash, a sort of way station between blonde and brown that some people call "mouse." I highlight it to give it some oomph, and it looks now the way it did naturally ten years ago. I'm grateful for a talented stylist!

If you hair is making you feel boring, perk it up. It's one of the easiest and least permenant ways to change your look, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Dec. 4th, 2003 01:48 pm (UTC)
Ooo, should have read the other comments first! Cherry black sound fantastic for you!
Dec. 4th, 2003 03:23 pm (UTC)
Go with the cherry black. It's the one kind of drama that isn't emotionally exhausting in its aftermath.
Dec. 4th, 2003 03:43 pm (UTC)
So...you've never had a dye job go tragically bad, have you? Let me tell you, the emotional roller coaster of a bad dye job coupled with a perm that's got a mind of its own is second only to the emotional roller coaster of getting a makeover by a blind paraplegic before a blind date.

On the other hand, it's never stopped me. Never.
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