Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snip Snip and Dye



First, sorry for being MIA. That data entry project ended up taking 3 days, I just finished about 25 minutes ago and wanted to weep in happiness. I have like 200+ names floating around my head. You gimme a last name and I can probably give you the first name. Some I just KNOW...how sad to have so many employee names stuck in my head for a place I don't work!! Agghhh!!

Anyway, it is less than 2 weeks until we leave for our Florida vacation. So even though I don't "feel" it, I decided to dye my hair back to my favorite red. I figured, first, last year in FLA. it helped the family spot me when I wandered off on my own. Look for the tall person with the flaming red hair. Seriously they said it was easier to spot me in a crowd. Second, I hoped maybe it would make me feel better. You know, get me back to the last time my hair was still fiery red, make me feel like fiery Wendy. And I decided I wanted a trim too. I wanted it shorter, sassy actually, so maybe the haircut would rub off on me and I'd feel SASSY. So my Mom cut it for me, no I am not a remotely high maintenance girl. I have no actual hairstyle, I guess maybe it would be considered a bob now....maybe. But no, I have been to the hairdresser as an adult, like 3 times maybe. The only product I might use in my hair is some frizz-ease, except when I have had the back razored cut, then I would sometimes use Tigi Bedhead Manipulator (mmm coconut smell), but that was a while ago. So basically I brush my clean hair, air dry it, and that's it. Hey someday this could come in handy. I mean, I want my hair to look good, but I am useless with all things hair, so I let it be "free". *shrugs*

Anyway, so we cut it and used my trusty Feria R75, and I washed and washed until the water ran clear, but it is not MY flaming FLAMING red. I think it is a decision my hair made. I think it decided "You know Wendy, you are not ready for flaming red yet, not THAT red you love so dear. I will make it red for you, to make you feel better, but it is gonna be a darker flame-ish red, because you are still in such a dark place". Do I think I am insane to think my hair decided this? Not at all. My hair probably has more of an idea of what is going on in my head and body than I do. So, it IS red, probably very red to most of you I am sure, but NOT as red as my profile pic, I can tell, much deeper and darker. I have taken color classes, so trust me on this. So I can't decide if it looks good. Everyone in the fam, well girl wise, says how cute it is and it suits me, but I suck at the whole self-esteem thing so what do you guys think? Should I re-dye it and try for the flaming red or should I keep it this red for awhile? And how does the bob look? The smile is for the sake that I don't look ugly. If I weat my straight faced look, it is pretty sad, I have no idea why.P.S. It is REALLY cold here in CT. The storm was a big one, about a foot of snow in most areas, and the wind gusts are horrible!! And even NY kids got their first snow day in five, FIVE, years!!

16 meaningful meanderings:

LadyStyx said...

I like it! Just remember, it's freshly dyed...it's going to look different in the sun and eventually fade out a bit...get lighter. When I self dyed, it'd take a washing or 3 to get it the color that I was really wanting.

Mina said...

I think it looks great. And LadyStyx is right, it will fade.

I was laughing as I read the first part, your reason your family wants the brighter hair, because that's the exact reason I make my kids wear red shirts when we go to Disneyland or a zoo or somewhere big. ;-)

Jillene said...

It looks great!! And wait until you see it in the sun....that's a whole new ballgame!!

CaJoh said...

I never was an expert on color— my step-son decided that green was the color to use one summer. I do like the length— shows more of your face.

Kristina P. said...

I like it! Looks great!

Natalie said...

I think it's really pretty! That deep red is one of my or actually probably THEE favorite hair color. I've dyed my hair a deep auburn a few times but it still always seems to come out sort of carrot orange on me. I think the only reason you should re-dye your hair is if it's super important to you to get that fiery, sassy Wendy look. I think it's already pretty cute & spunky.

in time out said...

i LOVE the color now. It is beautiful. You are BEAUTIFUL lady.

I would love the unopened milk idea for St. Patricks day. That is my favorite holiday. Decked out and corned beef and cabbage, all green foods and desserts. I get so creative.

Also, we let the kids have Lucky Charms for breakfast...they look forward to it all year. Bring on the ideas. WOULD LOVE IT.

in time out said...

i LOVE the color now. It is beautiful. You are BEAUTIFUL lady.

I would love the unopened milk idea for St. Patricks day. That is my favorite holiday. Decked out and corned beef and cabbage, all green foods and desserts. I get so creative.

Also, we let the kids have Lucky Charms for breakfast...they look forward to it all year. Bring on the ideas. WOULD LOVE IT.

Amander said...

New hairstyles always make for a fun change. Looks cute!

So said...

I think you look great! I wish I could get away with a red that red. But I don't think I could do it.

Lee said...

I really like your hair. : )
I think the color is cute. Mine used to be that color.

ramsam said...

I love a fresh cut and color! And you always have to give it aweek to really see how it will look, I bet you love it again in a few more days!

Mother Goose said...

me likey! ahhh color is color!

Donna said...

I like the color and style. Your hair looks so shiny and healthy.
That snowstorm yesterday was pretty big, and today it was so cold that I refused to leave my house. The mail is still sitting out there in the mailbox. :)

rychelle said...

you look great. enjoy your trip!

Mommy Madness said...

You look great!!! i love the color!!!

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