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I already know I’m going to get TONS of questions about why my hair is blonde (for the time being) so I figured….why not write a post about it? So here goes nothing. Having fantasy colored hair is great and all…until it’s not.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved having colorful hair most of the time. It was really bright and always made me feel cheery. I could be picked out of a crowd easily and it definitely made me recognizable on social media and in the blog world (especially with yellow hair). But at the same time…it’s exhausting.
No matter where you go, ALL eyes are on you. There’s no sneaking in and out of places unnoticed. Also everyone wants to talk to you and ask questions about your hair. Which is fine, but sometimes you just don’t want to talk to people! My favorite were the people who would say “Oh…your hair is yellow.” Not as a compliment…just telling me the color of my hair, as if I didn’t know. Of course there were plenty of kind compliments and people who would genuinely ask for advice (and hopefully I was able to help them!)
Changing my hair started as a temporary thing just for October (my Comic Con cosplay + Halloween costume really needs a more natural blonde look than what I was rocking before)…but now I’m thinking I might keep it for a bit.
My identity had become completely tied up in the color of my hair and I was just sick of it. I am more than just a crazy hair color. Some people color their hair as a way to rebel, but I feel like going back to a natural hair color is an act of rebellion for me. I don’t think anyone (including myself) expected me to be a normal blonde right now…but here I am! And I kind of love it. I’ll probably go a little whiter/ashier next time around, but you won’t be seeing any bright colors on me for at least a few months. I need a little time to experiment with whatever makeup I want, to wear any color of the rainbow and to be able to enter a restaurant without people staring at me like I’m on display.
- Do you ever feel tied down by one “defining part” of who you are?
- Have you ever had fantasy colored hair? What was your experience like?
PS how great are these photos my husband took?! He freaking NAILED IT this time around!