I’m a semi-androgynous girl (call me an IT if you like) who happens to have long hair that I enjoy neglecting. Shitty, fine, dry, staticky, knotted hair aka the Crap That Hangs Over My Back. When it gets humid, it turns into an unmanageable poof. I absolutely despise getting my hair cut. I mention this every single time I have an impending appointment at a salon. I have this thing about people touching my head or getting near my eyeballs with a pair of shears…it’s not relaxing. It makes me go to my mental safe place and thus, I appear to be mute. A stylist who tries to get me to talk will often give up after ten minutes, then spend the rest of the time glaring at me when she thinks I’m not looking. I see all.
I was a huge tomboy growing up and it was always a fight to get me in for a haircut. Now that I’m all “grown up” it’s still a fight. MC won’t hesitate to tell me that my hair looks like shit. You know what, dude? Fuck off. He gets his head buzzed every two weeks. At least I butcher my own bangs every once in a while, which is no simple feat for a left-hander. It saves money, only getting my hair cut once or twice a year. One day, I’ll quit talking about how much I hate getting my hurr did but who knows when that day will come. Presumably, after I’ve decided that cueball is a good look for me. Sinead O’Connor has a nice skull. Mine is likely very lumpy. I could always get a relief map tattooed on my hairless scalp.
I’m in need of a change. The easiest thing to change is my hair so I’m in the process of finding a stylist who doesn’t charge more than $25 (I don’t have much hair even if it is long – $55 is a fucking ripoff), yet gives a halfway decent cut and actually listens to me when I say MINIMAL layering, please.
After that or possibly before, I’ll be colorful again. When I do go “wild”, I only do one color at a time. So far fuchsia and indigo have been it. I did a little bit of research and found a new brand of dye to try, Joico Intensives. While I love Manic Panic, I’m lucky if it lasts through two washes. The new stuff is supposed to last through fifteen washes, so that’ll be about a month of prettiness. I picked Sapphire Blue, Amethyst Purple and Magenta.
Above are the exact colors of the same brand on pre-lightened hair. I won’t be doing that, mostly because my skin is very sensitive and also because I’m hopelessly lazy. My hair is light golden brown so it’ll look more like an oil slick. See below.
Pretty pretty! MC has agreed to help me with this, despite his reservations and concern that the bathroom will turn into a bleeding rainbow. He’s not wrong, this (change) is a very messy process. Photographic proof coming soon.