Do you ever get bored with your hair? I don’t get bored so much as I just find myself craving change. I do the most dramatic things with my hair when I’m going through some life change. The first time I went blonde, I did it because I was maybe breaking up with my college boyfriend. My friends bleached in the middle of the night. I wouldn’t recommend this method of blonding to my worst enemy. A few days later, when sitting on the couch at my not-yet-ex-boyfriend’s house, I was playing with my hair when a big clump fell out. Not good.
The second time I went blonde was after my divorce, because what’s a bigger relationship status change than getting divorced? That topped breaking up/not breaking up with a boyfriend. I did blonde right the second time–a hairstylist friend did it in the safety of a salon. While I lost some hair, it definitely didn’t fall out in clumps the second time. And I managed to keep my sanity intact, so I’ll chalk it up as a win-win.
For me, going back to brunette is never dramatic. It’s more like giving in. OK, I had my fun, time to go back to the status quo. In a way, it’s almost like giving up on being blonde. The maintenance always kills the fun for me to a certain extent. Blondes have more fun . . . and sit in the salon for three hours every six weeks.
My most favorite hair color to date isn’t blonde, brunette or red, but pink. About three years ago, I got my hair white blonde and dyed it pink on top of that. I did this on a whim, not so much because I was going through some big change. This was by far the most fun hair color I’ve ever had. I’ve been thinking about going back to it, but have more apprehensions this time around. Of course, it would require going white blonde. Would my hair grow back if it fell out? I don’t know, I worry maybe it wouldn’t now that I’m getting older.
Sure, going blonde probably thinned my hair, but I started with so much and I also didn’t care if I lost any hair because that was the least of my worries both times I went blonde. Probably was distracted by all the other major life changes I was going through to overthink whether or not my hair was going to grow back. So here I am, thinking about going blonde and then pink again, because honestly, why not?