Saturday, September 5, 2009

Blonde at the Roots

All my life I have had very dark, almost black hair. However I always secretly wanted to be blonde - platinum blonde. When the grey started creeping in, I dyed it black. At the beginning of this year I made a decision to grown out all the colour and expose the grey! On 1 January 2009 I had long dark hair and when I went to my hairdresser she refused to colour my hair - reminded me of my New Year's Resolution - so she started cutting and not colouring. I have spent 9 months having very short two-toned hair. The grey that revealed itself was very shiney and very silver so I kept going. Yesterday the colour was all finally cut out and Robyn (my hairdresser) dyed the grey platinum blonde. Although I was working towards this, it was such a shock and every time I look in the mirror I have the strongest urge to pull off "the wig"!

Isn't it amazing how we have images in our minds of how we would like to look. Sometimes those images are quite drastic but if we have the courage to change, we achieve it and sometimes it's such a disappointment.

Well, I'll leave it for a while and then perhaps have streaks put in it. Perhaps I need to get used to it but I spent the day today feeling very sad for the loss of my beautiful long dark hair. But then again, change is good.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Pat,

Good for you and as you say change can be great and sometimes you need to get used to your new look.
My Son got his dyed platinum blond and has recently dyed it darker, could not keep it up.
That took a long time to get used to seeing the dramatic look.

I hope that you are having a great weekend


Laura said...

Hi Pat,
I did that once, but with olive skin it was pretty much a big boo-boo. Still it was fun to try, and fun to be a blond for a while. I'd love to see a pic of you in your new hair. Hint Hint. Bet you look great!

"bear's house" said...

Oh my dear!!!

You are still beautiful...becouse you're wonderful in your heart...and your heart is a BIG!!!

KISSES and don't worry for your change... look your soul it's like your heart. NI

Southern Bears said...

Carolyn, there will be no serious maintenance - it's white on silver (lol)
Laura, I promise I'll post the pics.

Ni, thanks for your words of encouragement, you are a very beautiful lady - you are Italian!

customteddys said...

Hi Pat, Oh.. I so understand. My hair is still brown at the neckline and gray on top... what a mess. I love your courage. We are who we are... goodbye to long brown tresses... welcome to the new you! Love and hugs, Vicki

Southern Bears said...

Vicki, you are like a breath of fresh air and your comments always make me smile!

Lots of love
Pat xx

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