Many of my readers will know I’m going through some massive life changes right now and what better way to celebrate all forms of change than to change my hair?
I’ve done a lot of colour changes from dark red to bright red, to purple, blue and even green. Of course putting all those colours in required bleaching my hair as they wouldn’t have shown nearly as well on my natural brown shade. Still, the last time I put blonde in my hair for any purpose other than making other colours show up was in high school. Back then I couldn’t handle the toning process – it irritated and burned my scalp. Therefore the toner came off too early and my blonde was always yellow. Yuck.
No wonder I decided blonde wasn’t for me and started only using bleach to support other colours, like purple.
Today however it seems the toning products are a bit gentler and I’m a bit tougher. I’m so happy these things are true because I’ve totally fallen in love with my blonde hair and plan to keep adding blonde and perfecting my shade.
Don’t worry, I still sneak a little pastel pink in to keep it fun.
The other change – and truly the more major change is the length. I had insanely long hair that people routinely thought was fake because they couldn’t imagine I’d actually grown it out.
It was proof of my patience. Like 8 years of patience. I cut it to a short bob before moving to University and I hadn’t cut it since. Until now.
I suppose I’ve less patience now for anything that holds me back.
And damn. It feels good.
Okay, y’all know I’m going to grow it right back out. That’s just what I do. But for so long I was seriously afraid to cut it. I cringed at the thought of a trim and flat out cried the day I actually cut it.
That poor hairdresser.
Still I am loving the freshness and having so much fun with it. Yes, it will grow long again but next time I won’t be so afraid of the change when it’s time for a cut.
Check out the before and after to see how big this change has been!
What’s been your biggest hair change? Did you love it? Hate it? I wanna hear all about it!