Monday, October 31, 2011


       Happy Halloween All!  I hope you're all having as wonderful a holiday as I am so far.  Last night was our Samhain ritual at church, and it was a huge success - a very satisfying way to recognize lost loved ones and emerse ourselves in the feeling as the veil between the worlds reaches its thinnest point.

      This post isn't actually about Halloween, though. You'll get the real Halloween post when there are pictures uploaded to go with it.

      This post is about my hair. Tres interesant, no?  Like most women, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about my hair: Up or down? Straight or curled? Long or short? 

       On a day to day basis, I don't have a lot of options. The Marine Corps is pretty stringent on acceptable hairstyles.  I have three go-to uniform hairstyles: french twist, big bun, and cinnamon bun.

       Outside of work, I like to get a little more creative with my hair while still going for a more natural look.  Lately, I've gotten pretty good at the messier styles, and MacGyver loves me in headbands or pigtails. . .

      Today, though my hair is definitely different. Not the style, though. Today, I'm trying out a new color.  For my Poison Ivy costume, I'm dying my hair very red.  Naturally, it's a reddish brown.

      Growing up, my hair was blonde. I remember my chagrin in high school (or late jr high?) When I realized it was turning brown.  Then I was really upset when it started turning red.  Erg. The last thing I wanted was for my hair to turn into Boo's!

      So all through high school, I lightened my hair to the blonde it had always been.  My hair was supposed to be blonde. It just was. To this day, I have a couple friends and family members that insist my hair should be blonde even though my natural shade is clearly no longer blonde.

      I've been thinking though, with this jump to red that maybe afterward I'll lighten it back up a little. Maybe to some heavy highlights again, just to see if I can still pull off blonde.  I definitely had a couple of styles that worked better in blonde.

      What do you think?

      Also, there are new recipes up on the recipes page.


MiMi said...

I really want to do highlights but last time I did em they looked shitty. I'm too poor to get it done. Boo. So I dyed it red. But now I'm bored so I don't know what color I'll do next. :)

Emmy said...

I always envy people that can change shades with their hair and it can still look good and normal. If I went blonde holy cow that would look weird and different. So go for it!

Diandra said...

Sorry, can't help you with that. ^^ I never take the time to mess with my hair. It's straight and longish and blond, and I simply brush it in the morning and put it either in a bun, braid or ponytail. Never dyed it, don't take it to the hairdresser, no highlights.

Carrie Roer said...

I've been going through the curly vs. straight phase myself. I remember in high school I HATED how wavy/curly my hair was -- all of you had super straight hair and I wanted it!! Now I'm finally coming to grips with the fact that I have curly hair, so I might as well work with it! I honestly have only colored my hair once, it's just never interested me that much. Although now that I'm seeing some gray in there...

You may have seen some of these "awards" floating around the blogging world -- I'm giving one to you today. :)

Keep up the great writing!

Nadine Hightower said...

I was born red and somewhere along the way it turned strawberry blonde and I've sported that for quite some time and in the last 3 years it's gone to that brown color. I'm not happy! AT! ALL! So I've had to dye it some shade of blonde.
Go with what you feel.

Karen Peterson said...

My hair has been all different colors, but it was blonde for the longest time. I saw a picture over the weekend and was surprised by how dark it's gotten. I think it's time to lighten it up again.

I can't wait to see your super red!

CanadianMama said...

I have NO idea what to think because you didn't post pictures! Also, no cute pics of your kids in their costumes? CRAP!

Lourie said...

I am like you...when I was little my hair was blonde...then it turned dark...then it just turned a caramel/tawny color. I can pretty much color it any which way and it works. So I say go for it. Your natural highlights will be picked up.


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