This time tomorrow, I’m going to be blonde.
Let me give you a brief hair history. When I was little, I was definitely a blondie.
As I grew older, my hair started to become darker.
When I got to middle school, I panicked and used Sun-In to try and delay the inevitable.
I eventually overcompensated and went the opposite direction, sometimes dyeing my hair jet black.
I finally got comfortable/lazy with my hair and just let it be what it was meant to be…light brown. I was once told that “people would KILL for” my natural highlights…this is unconfirmed.
I’ve always wanted to lighten my hair, but fear has always overtaken. Will it be expensive? Would I rather spend the money on clothes/travel/another puppy (hubby would kill me…totally worth it)? Will I regret messing with my God-given hair color that is, by all accounts, completely acceptable?
There are a couple of reasons I’m considering taking the leap, and they only get stronger as I get older. My hair is SERIOUSLY thin. It’s been that way since I was a kid, which I partially blame on things like thyroid disease (more on that later), but which is more likely attributed to plain old bad luck. All of my sisters (yes, I said all) have hair of normal thickness. I’m having a good day if you can’t see my scalp.
Additionally, lightening your hair expands the hair shaft, and makes your hair feel/appear thicker. Hell yes it does! And lastly, I am no spring chicken: I am 27, and the older I get, the closer I come to having gray hair. I’d like to preemptively hide the evidence.
So tomorrow night, I will hopefully be freshly highlighted and feeling no regret. My hair has been its natural color for at least the past 10 years. I’m afraid to mess with a good thing, but at the same time, what do I have to lose? My hair’s not that great anyway.
Stay tuned for the before and after. I’m sure it will be exhilarating.