Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Dyed

Your probably reading the title of this post and thinking I am a horrible speller...or if you are a horrible speller you might be wondering how I could be typing this if I was dead. Well I am not dead *shocker* and the title holds no spelling errors. By dyed I mean I dyed my hair for the first time in my life. 

I had been thinking about dying my hair for quite some time now, but my hair was the only thing anyone ever complimented me on so I was hesitant to get rid of my one physical feature that people might see as being "pretty". Whenever I go to a new hairdresser I always get asked if my hair is my natural color, followed by a "wow you are so lucky". I wouldn't say lucky...maybe if I was someone who appreciated hair but I am way too lazy and end up putting my hair in a ponytail anyways so it didn't really matter to me. 

Well last weekend I not only dyed my hair for the first time, but I dyed it twice in a two day period. It all started Saturday. After breakfast Eric and I decided to head to the PX ( post exchange A.K.A. Walmart of the military ) to see if we could find some tubes to fit our bikes we had so joyously ridden through patches of thorns. They didn't have the right tires we were looking for...but somehow we managed to walk out with a basketball, a water filter, a video game, and hair dye. Boredom can cause you to purchase the strangest things. 

The hair dye I had walked out with was auburn/amber red. Eric suggested I go for a brighter red but I had seen way too many red hair dye jobs gone wrong and didn't feel the need for my hair color to be described as "fire engine red". The color on the package looked pretty bright and I imagined that since so many people made the mistake of dying their hair a brighter shade of red than intended that the color they showed on the package was deceiving. Nope. I had dyed my hair, but I dyed it the same color. Go me. Thinking I was about to take a risk for once in my life, I was a bit disappointed with outcome. It was not exactly the change I was looking for. Or even a change at all. 

The next day we returned to the PX. Since I had already died my hair, I thought I might as well go for it again right? I wanted something a little more drastic. Eric suggested I opt for blonde but I couldn't see myself as a blonde. That is like switching to a whole other race. How could I betray my brunette heritage? There was no way I would voluntarily subject myself to blonde jokes. So instead, I opted for black. My hand quivered as I picked up the package and headed to checkout. 

We returned home and prepared to once again subject my head to harsh chemicals, near gagging smells, and a straight man running the dye through my tangled hair making me scream loud enough with hopes the nearest gay man would come to my rescue. - Yes I trusted my husband to dye my hair. Plus I had someone to blame if it turned out horrible. Kudos to him though because I think he did a way better job than I could of done and I must say I am pretty happy with the ends result. I think he missed his calling. It was definitely the change I was looking for. Funny the things that boredom can lead you to do. 

Oh, you want pictures? Well you have to leave me comments first...


  1. I am so impressed, I for one would be someone who has not bleached, died, or colored my hair. I definitely couldn't do it myself. But I've still made it this far in life. I am excited for you and I can't wait to see it. I hope that you find this comment satisfactory enough to warrant a photo ;-)
    I love you sis.

  2. I think you'll make a fabulous blonde

  3. No, no, never ever go blonde.... you think you're subjecting your hair to chemicals when you dye it black? Think about this twice when you actually go blonde... and think about the roots that will show faster than you can say "dye" again. ;)

    I am really curious to see pictures!! I've been dying my hair for a long time, though I only play up my natural hair color.... I have dyed my hair reddish back in highschool a few times :)

  4. I loved the color you had. Black? I have to dye my hair every month....and it's a pain in the rear. I would say, enjoy the hair that you have without the grey, because you will be doing it (maybe) for the rest of your life. Do you know how many people would die for your color? Eh...it can always grow back. Sorry if I wasn't a better encouragement.

  5. Oh..forgot. Do you resemble "gothic" now? Guess you must most pictures. :P

  6. Ha! I totally dissed the brunette mafia to go blonde. Luckily, it turned out good for me. But I know it's not for everyone!


  7. A safe black so you can be described as that Raven haired beauty that runs through the woods. Mein Gott, I have to meet das frauline!

  8. You're so much more brave than me! I've never dyed my hair either. I was always too scared of what the results may look like. So kudos to you for being more brave than me, and actually going for it! So now I wanna see a picture :) (Also, I'll give you credit for making a good incentive to get comments...Impressive) :)

  9. How many comments until you post a picture? :D