I currently have bleach sitting in chosen bits of my hair. When that’s out I’ll add the purple and possibly some teal. I thought about going whole hog and dying my entire head but eventually decided against it.
This has been a long time coming. Those who have known me for awhile are most likely not shocked. Those who met me while I was on the road might be a little surprised.
The thing is, my hair has rarely been its natural color since I was in high school. Even when I had dreads I almost always had at least a couple purple or pink dreads mixed in there. Dying my hair bright colors is one of the joys of my life.
Purple is my favorite, but pink has its charms. The orange was fun and the green quickly faded to a yucky yellowish but was nice while it was new. The blue on top of green was a fun mixture and very Sailor Neptune-y (it wasn’t quite as blue as the pic looks up there).
In contrast, this is what I looked like during my walk across America:
(Ha. I still remember the happiness of that day. It was in Indiana on a ridiculously hot and humid day, which truth be told they were all kind of ridiculously hot there in the middle of the walk. Anna was getting over heated, I was sweaty and gross and it had been too long since my last shower. I stopped at a gas station for some water and to ask around for info on the area. Two of the ladies that worked there were charmed with Anna and offered us a free sandwich, some water, and a ride to a nearby campground. The campground was run by a friendly Australian chap and had not only showers but laundry too! After cleaning up I was walking around the campground and was invited to dinner with some fellow campers. It was a good ending to a hot tiring day.)
See the thing is, when I decided I was going to walk across America and heavily depend on the kindness of strangers I decided that I would need to go au natural with the hair. First impressions are important. And like it or not, right or wrong, people have preconceived notions about (what they may see as) crazy hair. I wanted to make the best first impression I could. By Ohio I had also taken out my lip piercing.
But now I am free to do what I wish and when my sister sent me a gift card for my birthday I knew exactly what I’d gift myself with: fun colored hair dye. I’ve had the dye waiting for awhile but haven’t had the energy to get up and do anything with it. I’ve been a tad depressed the last bit of my life and haven’t felt like doing much of anything. Period. At all. Today I realized that if I’m too depressed to even dye my hair fun colors…well that’s just a new level of sad for me. So I got up and decided to do something about it. Today is the day.
So as I said, I currently have bleach sitting in chosen bits of my hair. When that’s out I’ll add the purple and bits of teal. It will be glorious.
Possible pics later!
Sad news. The bleach did not take. But fear not! I will be going out soon to get more bleach and try again. I’m not giving up!