Change can be good – it can be really good. Get a new favourite t-shirt, find a new favourite coffee flavour – it can all be beneficial for keeping piece of mind or happiness.
One thing, I speak from experience, that is maybe not a good change – is hair colour.
Making a subtle change is good, like say blonde highlights, or anything done professionally is also good…
However, what I did was not.
So take me, in 2nd year of university, with just below shoulder length hair, standard mousey brown/blonde and I had never done anything with my hair at this point but loved the idea of red hair. I would like to reiterate, red hair.
I bought some hair dye in Boots, it was a decent bold red colour and I was excited. I had been thinking about it for a long while, and finally decided to jump into it.
So, my dear housemate helped me out by dying it; we were all rather excited. A few hours later… and the outcome was not what we expected.
The outcome was nothing like planned, like the label or like anything we could have imagined.
I was now, a 2nd year university student, with purple hair.
You can imagine the hilarious reaction from all the friends, they were kind in that they only laughed once and then wanted to help. But there was little going back from this bad boy. Oh yeah, and the dye was permanent.
So… about 3 weeks after my hair had decided to become slightly less distressed by the colour I now was – we attempted to edit it out – three hair appointments later and we had to put blonde highlights in because it just would not budge – we tried to strip it every time previous. It was torture on the poor hair.
And now, 3 years later, we are finally looking at the original, recovered hair.
I’m sure we can all take a lesson from this – mainly me, don’t dye your hair, or if you want to – go to a hair dresser, and don’t use permanent. Wally.
I leave you with these beauties!