So I went BLONDE yesterday.
Blonde like I was as a child.
Blonde like Tori Spelling.
Blonde like I haven't been since 1988.
It's a bit of a shock because yesterday I was a brunette- a light brown.
Today I'm blonde.
And I am not sure if I like it.
One minute I like it.
The next I love it.
The next I don't.
The next I just not sure.
Then the next minute I like it again.
I do love being blonde again but I can't decide if this is the right shade. Blonde is A LOT of work! And money!
I've always highlighted my hair and have always been blonde but after having kids, my hair became darker- a really dark blonde that might as well be light brown. And let's be honest. It was a mousy, dishwater light brown- not so pretty. With kids and staying at home, high maintenance blonde hair was not in the cards so I tried to do the natural look. Tried to go with my natural color.
And last week, I took the plunge for the second time and colored it all brown.
And hated it. Again.
(Apparently doing it the first time two years ago wasn't enough for me to remember how much I didn't like having dark hair.- super stubborn me.)
Well, I liked it for a minute but missed being blonde. It didn't feel like me. Who was this person in the mirror? "Yeah, who is that?" asked my husband.
Well, I lived with it for two weeks and then yesterday went bold.
All over color blonde.
Strong bring it on blonde.
My oh my.
I spent three hours at the salon yesterday and at one point, after taking out the brown, I was canary yellow. Seriously- Easter Peeps yellow. It was alarming. I was warned before I looked in the mirror that it was just the middle of the process but holy cow. It was a sight. I should have taken a picture but I wasn't sure I ever wanted anybody to see that again!
But back to super blonde. I'm still not sure. Seriously- I look in the mirror and love it one minute and am not so sure the next.
I just peeked again and right now I like it.
Sometimes I wish I could go back to my hair 6 years ago when I got married - it was a long bob- highlighted, natural color underneath but you know, no clock-reversal things over here.
With super short hair the way I have now, I wanted it to be more one color. Otherwise I look like Watts from Some Kind of Wonderful.
I didn't really want to be Watts.
So now I think I have to own it.
See if I can pull this off.
I said I didn't want "mom" hair. That's why I went short. I want something with personality- style and a little bit of an edge.
We are going to spend the weekend with my parents in the mountains tomorrow and I know they'll like it better than brown. I'm just not sure about this blonde. All over blonde. Super blonde. Anna Kelly blonde. Me from 5th grade summer spent at the swimming pool blonde.
My husband seems to like it and he definitely likes blonde over brown on me for sure.
So we'll see.
At least I like the cut. I do love being super short.
Well, most days I do.
I know the only person I have to please truly is myself but my hair and I have a difficult relationship.
It's full of DRAMA.
I wish I could just get it right and stick with it.
Does this happen to you?