Changing it Up

changing it upSo this weekend I decided to try something new-- a different hair color. I go through this phase about once a year, and I really don't know where it comes from.  I am a natural redhead and I love my hair color.  It is unique, and it is a big part of who I am.  One of my poetry teachers asked once what my defining factor is, the one physical thing that I am known for, and my red hair is what I came up with.  So why would I want to change that?

Well, honestly, I have no idea.  But every year I get the urge to do so, and then about a month later I don't like it and want my natural color back.  That is then followed by several months of some boring, brown color that I don't like while the dye fades.  It's a vicious cycle.

But nonetheless, I found myself at walmart on Sunday next to the boxed hair dye.  I have a go-to color that I use normally, raspberry truffle by garnier fructis.  Its a dark brown with just a hint of red in it.  I know it looks good on me and, although the red fades out fast, it is a safe color choice.

But I asked my husbands opinion and suddenly all bets were off.  His ultimate idea would be for me to do black hair, but seeing how I have that whole pale skin with freckles thing going on, I know I couldn't pull that off.  So this is what he picked instead.

So yeah, definitely not safe.

I like the color a lot.  I was just pretty sure that it was going to turn out ronald mcdonald red or something. They dye itself was the color of red food dye and that scared me.  A lot.  I decided to go for it, but I bought a box of my raspberry truffle color, just in case.

Let me just start by saying that my hair looks nothing like the color on that box.


Please excuse the crappy selfie here, but I just wanted to show off my new color.  It turned out more burgundy then red, and, after looking up reviews of this hair dye I found that a lot of people have had this happen.  Many people were complaining that their hair turned out black (wouldn't that have been ironic).

Luckily, I actually like the color a lot.  It looks different in different kinds of lighting, and it is definitely something  out of my ordinary.  That's what I was going for, right?

So there you have it, it's the new me.

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Now then, back to the excitement of laundry folding and dish doing (or maybe sleeping on the couch).  Either way, this is me signing out.

Later y'all!