Wednesday, December 9, 2009

(Gray) Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

So, being around my parents and basically having my self-esteem captured, water-boarded, shredded into little bits, and then thrown out with the trash has left me feeling worn down and blue. Suddenly RootWatch '09 feels like Sad Old Worthless HagWatch '09.

It's been quite a journey that I have taken with my own head of hair these last few months. We've reconnected, and I have to say, I appreciate my hair, crazy flaws and all. I had taken it for granted for years. I had been dying it various shades of wonderful and not-so-wonderful since I was thirteen years old! I really had no idea what would be waiting for me underneath.

Now, after letting all the color grow off, I have gotten the chance to see the fascinating pattern of gray around my temples and widow's peak (sort of a Lily Munster/Eddie Munster hybrid). I've watched as the natural curl slowly bounced back, after being suffocated by bleach and peroxide. Life has officially returned to my hair.

But as wonderful as that all sounds, it is seriously time to start chasing the elusive fountain of youth, once again. While a part of me feels free, an even bigger part of me feels dowdy. And that's no fun. I have many, many years ahead to try this little experiment again, and I know when (or if) I am ready to permanently go au naturel, it will be just fine.

Until then, Viva L'Oréal #62B!


Kristina P. said...

I wish I could just go hair buck naked!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Im glad I am not the only person who has been dyeing their hair since they were 13. I started with Sun-in and moved on to permanent color from there. Who knows whats really hiding under all those chemicals.

Sera said...

You go, girl. I've always found it amazing what a humongous difference a haircut/style can do for a girl. I feel like a new woman every time I get my hair cut. And you bet your booty I pay extra to have it styled. I haven't been to the salon since August - I'm way overdue for a haircut, but I'm planning on it before Christmas. You better show us pictures of your new, 'do! And I'm so sorry for the junk you had to deal with when you were around your parents. Poo poo on them.

Summer said...

Jimmy keeps trying to convince me to do the same, and I think that is just crazy talk. Crazy Talk!!!



I'm blonde, and that's all people need to know. =)

Welcome back my love, welcome back!

CaJoh said...

Monday on my day off I was watching Rachael Ray and they featured how your hair ages as well. I already knew this from a co-worker who mentioned it to me before they got their hair done, but I did find it quite fascinating that there are ways of taking care of your hair that change with age.

So glad that you were able to go "au naturale" and find out what your hair really does.

Wendyburd1 said...

Sometimes new hair color just makes you feel a wee bit better!

Under the Influence said...

Yay! Will we get before and after pics?

Em said...

I'm with Jo - a picture please!! However, I love your new avatar shot - so sassy cute.

Maybe a restage of the same pose?

Too much?

Tiaras said...

hee hee - and don't forget the botox!!

Keoagwd said...

Sometimes new hair color just makes you feel a wee bit better!