I have dirty blonde hair.
That is not nearly blonde enough.
So since the beginning of time (college if you don’t count my high school Sun-In years), I’ve been highlighting it.
And when I get my hair highlighted, I don’t want it all natural and under the radar because what the hell is the point of throwing down all that cash to look like you never did anything in the first place. So I would make my colorist put in bright blonde and dark strips so I could look like this…
The colorist did not supply the cookie.
So for many years, that was the color of my hair. And of course, because I’m very committed to being blonde, I tried to only hang out with other blonds…
But once in a while, I tried to go back to my natural color but it usually ended in a lot of deep regret, crying and panicked calls to the hair salon. Like one time, I accidentally ended up as a dark brunette and attempted to wash out the color with an entire bottle of Tide. Totally doesn’t work but I smelled like a lovely mountain breeze.
I always go back to blonde.
But then I had the twins. And my life turned into a crazy madhouse. So about a week ago, I decided to get rid of the bleachy blonde in the front of my hair and go natural. Easy breezy and less maintenance. Maybe it would make my green eyes pop. Except for one little snag….
There was no popping. I looked like crap.
I called my colorist within 12 minutes of leaving the salon. He pleaded with me to just try it for a couple days. He said I just had to get used to it. I think by “get used to it” he meant, “torture myself by constantly looking in the mirror and loathing every strand.”
A few days later, I was back at the salon and he returned me to my rightful place in the world.
Thank you hair angels. I am blessed.
P.S. There is an amazon affiliate link in this ad because I know you are all clamoring to buy Sun-In again.
P.P.S. That weird blond guy is from The Box in NYC. I don’t know why I’m feeling his abs.
P.P.P.S. But while we are on the topic… nice abs!
mama bird notes:
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Check out the video below for all the details. And thank you DQ for sponsoring this post!