It’s becoming a tradition that I change my hair for the holidays. Xmas and New Year can be a bit emotional and I often feel low. But it helps to remember these feelings are temporary. Now I’m aware of my mid-winter ‘wobble’ I anticipate it. Now I change my hair on purpose, not in the emotional knee-jerk/radically irreversible way I used to.
This year, despite suffering back pain, I met the holidays with gladness. Even so, I still suffered a confidence crisis over my appearance. But a change is as good as a rest. And I opted for a rich ruby-red, so I can easily return to dark brown/black when I’m ready. Hoping for a subtle effect, I added the red colour over my dark hair. Alas! I should have known better. The roots lifted but the bulk stayed black. So, I went back over the lengths with pre-lightener for 20 mins, (like I should have done in the first place) and got lucky! When I rinsed it out I had a rich coppery red overall. No need to re-dye until my roots grow out. Phew, disaster averted!
Little did I know my red hair would once again be my Bowie tribute, this time marking his departure from our planet. 😦 Now February and my birthday are here, and this is when my new year really begins. I have one last box of red dye left-then after that who knows ? Back to black maybe? Do you have any hair rituals or ‘pick-me ups’? I’d love to hear about them. Show me I’m not a weirdo by telling me your hair stories in the comments. And if you want to see my completely different hair last winter just click here 😉