Monday, December 27, 2010

The Bummer about "Blonde" Hair

Some of you may be surprised to hear this, but I use chemical products to change the color of my hair. Here is it's natural color:

See how ugly it makes me look?

And so, I dye my hair.  The problem is maintenance.  I can get away with about 8-10 weeks between dye jobs, but at the 10 week mark, it's kind of urgent. 

The next problem is, in Central America, it's tricky to find a stylist that understands how the blonde-haired Norwegian woman's hair works.  Or more correctly, I told myself it would be difficult to find a stylist that understands how the blonde-haired Norwegian woman's hair works.  Based on my experience in Malaysia. 

And so, I decided to do it myself.  I did the first inch of my hair, or the grown out roots.  And I forgot how badly bleach burns when you apply it directly to your scalp.  Your sunburned scalp.  I was only able to leave it on for 40 minutes.  Then I reapplied for another 40 minutes.  But it only lifted to a nice orange shade.

Like this:







So, I wasted $10 on the box.  In Panama I went to the mall and bit the bullet for a dye/cut job.





The result was super nice color.  Love it.  Dude did a great job with the color.







BUT: Now, in the back, I am supporting a lovely 90's mushroom cut I would have killed for in 6th grade. It's OK. I will just have to face everyone for the next month.



1 comment:

Me, who doesn't live here anymore said...

It's weird how your ugly dirty blonde hair makes my boobs look saggy, my teeth look crooked, and my nose look huge. So glad you got it fixed.

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