Tuesday, April 28

red

Lately I've been feeling very frustrated by my hair. The situation I'm sure, is not helped by the fact that it rained on and off all last week. Suddenly every undesirable characteristic stepped out from the shadows. Too greasy at the roots, too dry at the ends, a frizzy mess in the middle. No "just right", fairy tale proportions for me. That's what I get for bragging about the magic dryer. It was only a matter of time before I turned back into a pumpkin. So I twisted it up into messy ponytails, braids, and buns and left it alone. Yesterday morning, expecting more of the same I let it air dry about eighty percent before hitting it with the dryer and bam, it was back to normal. Boring, straight, unwilling to hold style, normal.

If my hair says absolutely anything about me I'd rather not have last week on record.  A few weeks ago Madison Reed, a company that focuses on healthier for your hair coloring, asked if I'd be interested in sharing just that, specifically what my hair color says about me.
In the earliest memory I have of any thoughts on my hair, I am standing in front of the mirrored living room wall, slowly pulling a comb through chestnut curls, thinking it was the wrong color. It should have been blonde, not a dark reddish brown with one measly patch of that glorious gold hidden beneath a cowlick. It's admittedly an odd thing for such a young child to think, and who knows why, but that's how I felt as far back as I can remember. I never considered how it would look or that my coloring was all wrong, but what three year old does? Once I grew up and swallowed that pill I began to embrace my natural color. It matches my sense of humor, kind of dark and a little surprising.

These days I find myself chasing after those auburn curls. I look forward to sun drenched summer days spent at the beach, a chance to soak it back in. Hitchcock blonde is not in the cards for me, it never has been, and that's okay. It wouldn't suit me quite as well. I still have that patch of gold, and that's enough.

5 comments :

  1. I think you have gorgeous hair and the color is so pretty!!! I'm in the same in between stage with my hair right now and actually hoping for a slight change this weekend...we'll see if I get the nerve to actually do anything lol! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. I agree with Biana, your hair is gorgeous. It suits you and you are beautiful!!!!! :)

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  3. I think EVERYONE, except maybe blake lively, has thoughts similar about their hair. I started dying mine when I was in the 7th grade and didn't stop until my senior year of college. After nearly a decade of dying my hair it is finally back to its natural color (I admittedly ombre the ends) and I am finally comfortable with it. Crazy how many emotions we put into something so simple as the color of the hair we were born with.

    Your color is absolutely stunning :)

    XoLindsay
    Sugar & Something

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  4. Your color is perfect on you!

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  5. I think everyone has been in your boat girlie! I know that it's only been in the past year or two that I've started to embrace my natural hair color and texture. Happy to hear you're embracing your gorgeous hair :-)

    Wishes & Reality

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