Hair Dye Drama

So, anyone who knows me will understand this post and how much my hair dying activities rule my life at times. Yes you read that correctly.

It all started when I moved to Preston to uni and I got the guts to use a semi-permanent box dye for the first time. My natural colour is a gingey blonde- strawberry blonde my mother insists (yes, it is a real colour despite what people may say!).

Throughout school being a ginge is not cool. Yes, you may now have the Nicola Roberts of the world flying the flag along with Lily Cole and the entire Weasley family, but when your teen ginger aint the colour to be.

My dream colour was always red. I always loved the dyed red colour and desperately wanted it. So around 2008-ish my quest began.

Over the past 4 years I have subtle red, bright red, pinky red, a dalliance with a chocolate brown, (less said about that one the better) and my current colour- a burgundy shade. Darker than I expected but I quite like.

The reason I’m writing this post is two-fold. One- my mother hates the red she would love for me to return to my natural colour but after such severe hair abuse, including 2 go’s with hair stripping kits, I doubt I will ever return natural. Unless I did a Britney and shaved my head or used bleach, but that just scares me.

The second was a question, said wise mother asked on Thursday eve- What colour do you want to be? I have no idea. I feel red was tainted by RiRi and I’m not sure I still love the brassy look- at the ripe old age of 24, I think I’m coming out the other side and brown sounds nicer. It’s just a case of finding the right shade.

My mum keeps the lid of each hair dye and writes the date on the back so we can see how long between each colour job and which brand was used. Since December 2011 I have dyed my hair 10 times. How I still have a thick glossy head full I don’t know!

So, there we have it. My hair and its different colours is a big part of me and something I have never really thought to blog about before but I will keep you posted if we have any drastic changes!

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