|I look just like this now!|
I should explain that my natural hair colour is an unimpressive and thoroughly forgettable mouse/rat brown. Kind of nondescript really. Neither blond nor brunette but somewhere in between.
I have had highlights in the past and have managed to make myself pretty blond/ginger with the liberal use of some bleach in a spray that was all the rage in the early nineties.....but these days, I am just plain mousy.
With the arrival of autumn and with all of the lovely reds and oranges and yellows as the leaves change and fall, I started playing with the idea of becoming a redhead for a while. A few celebs have done it and they looked great, so why not me?
I marched out to the pharmacy and bought a semi-permanent dye and it has been sat in the bathroom for over a week now while I talked myself in and then back out of doing it.
Part of my concern was that at 35 I would look like I was trying too hard.....soon snapped out of that though. I mean.....35 is not old is it!! I seem to have written myself off as ancient and it is time to stop.
So this afternoon, halfway through my chores and up to my eyes in laundry, I dropped everything and did it.
As I sat waiting for the 15 minutes to pass before I could rinse off the dye, I started to have doubts, but heck - it was too late by then so I ploughed on, and voila.......my head is now red. I am officially a redhead.
And the best news is......I absolutely love it! I feel like a million dollars. Best thing I could have done to lift my spirits.
I am hot! Red hot!