Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Oh, Those Redheads!!

I decided to get brave and I just finished turning into a strawberry blonde (light red). I was getting into a big-time hair rut. I like it. I think my skin looks less ruddy against the red compared to the blonde. I'm going to get a haircut, too, but I thought that it would be fun to get my haircut in Jackson, CA. (then I can cry all the way home, ha). I have never come out of a hair salon happy. But I need a good hair style and my own haircuts fall pretty short of being good. It's time to catch up with the times.

Look at the box of L'Oreal superior Preference 9GR-light reddish blonde. Unfortunately, I don't look like the girl on the box. My haircolor is very similar now but not near as shiny and my face is about twice as big as hers even without the recent 5 pounds I gained back from recently losing a bunch, rats! And she has a thinner nose and fuller lips. Actually, there is no resemblance at all.

It gets expensive to keep up even when you do it yourself. I have wrecked my hair plenty of times in the past. I once very much resembled Bozo the Clown when my hair turned green and frizzy after I gave myself a perm and a color. I cried in the locked bathroom for quite a while. I had to use a curling iron and practically burn my hair to make it curl and that was to get a frizzy curl and then had to cut my long hair short because it was breaking off in my hands. I actually had an old lady tell me that day when I went out to the store that she really liked my hair. I was dumbfounded.

I bought this hair coloring on the spur of the moment and decided I needed a change. I like it and I hope I don't shock my husband too much but he called home just after I applied part of it on my hair. I told him I was going for it. He gave me encouragement and said I would probably like it and that is what he cared about. I do.

So that is the first part of my make over. I'll get the hair cut when I'm in California and then I think I would like to walk in the Her Times 5K Run/Walk. I'll be lucky to finish just walking but I would like to have something to work for. I think I can get in some kind of shape by October to at least walk it if I start now. I think it would be fun.

Here is the link for the 5K run application


i yam what i yam said...

my complete and utter sympathies on your hair coloring misadventures! I, too, have had more than a few...once let my sister-in-law assist me and removed the towel to find my hair grape purple! my brother and husband tried not to laugh hysterically.
on a totally different note... how old is the house you are renovating? we live in an old victorian [circa 1880s]. Bon Chance [en francaise] . Only the very rich or those very passionate about their homes become renovators!

Toni said...

I have been tempted to do something different with my hair before the wedding but thought I better not chance fate.
On the other hand if you are looking for someone to walk with in the HerTimes 5K let me know.

eriesargonaut said...

That would be fun and my sister said she will walk with us, too.