In November, I thought my hair had a certain straw texture-not becoming, and so I thought I might tone it down a bit. And, leaving the house for my hair appt, after my goodbye koosie, SH said very quietly-"Maybe not so light this time?".
And, you know what, that is what I choose to do. So, I told SBeautician that I don't want it highlighted, but rather colored, and no where near my real color-a cross between mud and coffee grounds. I don't want it blonde, but definitely not brown I said. She did her magic, and I turned out a nice little ginger color, a combination of my growing out blonde highlights and some other stuff she mixed to make it work. I looooved it, SH loved it, and all who saw it said it was nice. December's color was a little less ginger, but still nice, and I asked what would happen when all my highlights grew out, she said we can add a few in for some contrast.
January's hair color appt resulted in dark BLAH. I was very surprised to see what it looked like, and we immediately discussed the need to add some highlights at my next monthly visit.
This is what I look like:
Not as cute as this little guy, but the same hair color. He is actually a model made from fossils dug up in Ethiopia in 2000, a 3 year old baby monkey that is another connection to us. A kissing cousin as it were. I was sitting in the car repair garage today for a short time, and some kind soul had dropped off some National Geographic mags since my last visit a few weeks ago. What a nice surprise, I had all intentions of rereading the old sports illustrated (not) that I read the last time.
This is the cover from November 2006 NatGeo.
So, while I don't like my hair color, as they say, it is only hair and it can be fixed or wait until it grows.
When I was 18, I had hair that was colored lighter, I also had hair that was too wavy I thought, so I chemically straightened it myself-and yes indeed, some areas were less wavy. My first day of school to be an X-Ray Tech was the day after I graduated from High School. My hair grew very fast, and I was worried that since my first day was so intense that I would not have time to keep my studies up and my roots. I purchased some hair color that night, and applied it. Since my hair was already colored-it was very porous, so the intended color of warm brown turned out to be almost-black. Went back to school the next day and got a few looks-you know where someone is either constipated or stepped on a piece of glass. My Chief Tech was a great guy, he just smiled.
And as if there were not important things to worry about in this life, I can't wait until I get a little sunshine in my hair.