Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Changing Your Hair Color is Like Changing the World

Changing your hair color means that you are about to change the world. I have been dying my hair for almost 7 years now. That's a long time now that I start to think about it. I had never really done anything drastic until I graduated high school, thats when the real change started happening.

When I died my hair in high school I would usually just add a little bit of red tint to it, maybe a little darker brown. I would never do anything too drastic because I didn't want to ruin my hair, I was growing it out. I would just do the over the counter dyes and my mom would put it in and bam, my hair was changed.
My senior year of high school I had wanted to do something different. Ombre hair had just become the latest trend and of course I wanted to do it. I did it with the box stuff, probably not the brightest idea. I had my aunt do it and the first time it didn't work as well, you could barely see it. So we did it again a few weeks later. Needless to say, my hair was now brown to this orangish blonde color. Looking back it didn't look that great, but back then I loved it.

Once I graduated, I changed my hair drastically. I didn't tell anyone what I wanted to do, not even my mom. My hair was long, like past my waist long. It was so hard to maintain and I hated having to style it. I would throw it up into a bun, braid it, sometimes I would feel like curling it or straightening it, but not often, especially at 6am. So I cut off all my hair and died it blonde somewhat.

It was definitely a change, but it wasn't quite what I wanted at that point. So I died it even more blonde.

Ever since then, I have never looked back and have been doing dramatic things to my hair whenever I can. I work at a job that I can't really do anything too crazy (pretty much my hair has to be a natural color), so I am limited to my dramatic changes, but I dramatically dye my hair blonde, red, or brown (have yet to go black).

Once I chopped off all my hair, died it blonde, I got my job, so I died it back to brown. Once I was more established and under stood the guidelines, I died it a bronde color. From there I went to blonde and back to red. Once I was bored I chopped off all my hair again (it had gotten long again, it grows quickly) and died it ombre. Currently I have the brown hair look going on, but I feel change will be coming soon.

I get bored and I end up dying my hair, it is my way to spice up my life. However, I have definitely made some radical hair decisions to help me cope with stress, anxiety, and some rough patches in my life (not that I have many).

Changing your hair is a way to change something different in your life, something that isn't permanent like a tattoo. I think its a good thing to keep changing. It doesn't have to be a dramatic change or even one that is that noticeable to the people around you, any little change is good for someone.

Not every hair color looks good on everyone and not everyone is willing to change their hair. You can also change the cut of your hair. Hair can grow back, if not you can get extensions or a wig. Hair is something so precious but that is easy to change.

Styling your hair differently is another way to change it. You can start curling it if you always wear it straight, you can straighten it if you wear it curled, wear it down instead of up. The options are endless.

So here's to a new year with hope that things will be changing (or at least my hair).

Have you ever dyed your hair? What is the craziest way you have dyed it or cut it?


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