A Hair Journey
I started dyeing my hair when I was fifteen years old. I was super goth-y and super into all that lame ~vampire~ stuff. I thought having red hair sounded ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC and I dyed it a crazy, bright, fire engine red color that cheered me up every time I looked in the mirror.
That adoration of having funky colored hair spread from being a black-lipstick-wearing-mall-goth to a sixteen-year-old kandi kid, a seventeen-year-old drama geek, a twenty-year-old college student and, currently, a twenty-four year old blogger, baker and candlestick maker*.
* I do not, nor have I ever, make candlesticks. Sorry for the confusion.
I’ve gone through bottles and hours and stained foreheads and plastic gloves. I’ve cleaned up splatters and splotches and smears. I’ve been looked at with curiosity, ridicule, awe and amusement.
And while my hair colors have change, one thing has stayed consistent through this almost ten-year-long journey: The excitement I feel when I’m in the shower rinsing out a brand new color of hair dye, and the happiness that follows thereafter.
I haven’t had a whole head of solid color in awhile, and since I’m sort of “between jobs” right now (READ: UNEMPLOYED), I figured that since I’ve hermitized myself into not leaving the apartment anyway, I may as well start lightening my hair from the black I’ve built up so I can start fresh!
Since bleaching is so damaging to hair, especially since the majority of mine is so dark, I’m going to have to spread the process over time so as to give it enough rest time in between. I’m also going to try some homemade hair masks, which I think will be pretty fun!
I’m planning to get my hair as light as possible (very light blonde / whitish), which is going to take quite some time so I’m prepared to be blonde for a little bit — And orangeish before that. :/ I know the payout will be worth it though; I can remember the last few times I got rid of the black and how fun it was to see such pale hair up there after being so used to the dark!
Once it’s light enough, I’m dyeing it dark purple, which will fade to a pretty lilac:
Once I’m out of purple dye, I’m going to dye it bright pink, which should fade to pale pink:
From pink, I’m going to head to color territory I’ve never ventured to before — bright orange!
And onto the most logical follow up color choice after bright orange, dark red:
Eventually I want it to neutral out enough to be considered “normal red” hair, and when I get sick of that I’ll probably go back to brown for awhile — I always seem to end up back to my roots!