Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 167 or Blonde Ambition, Pt. 3, Going back to my roots

So for those of you following my hair saga -- here's the update. I'm fixed! Maybe fixed is not a good word choice -- it sounds like I just took an unpleasant trip to the Vet. How about corrected? That's better but it does bring back images of a stern English teacher. I'll use the word my friend, A, used. Radiant! I feel radiant.

Now I know that I learned the lesson that my hair problems are not hardships, tragedies, or disasters (especially in light of our recent loss), but I would be a Pinocchio style liar if I didn't say that it feels great to not have orange-ish hair anymore! If you saw my Wordless post yesterday, you got a glimpse of my newly naturalistic (notice I did not say natural) hair.

Now here's the kicker. After all this hair drama, my new hairdresser convinced me to put a lot of my own hair color back in and I actually liked it. She basically took my hair back to my roots and just added a pop around my face.

Now, lest you think that this is simply a narcissistic post about my hair, I do think that there is something to be learned here. After all the mess I went through, I looked at my own hair color with new appreciation. Isn't that how life works? We glamorize something outside of ourselves or our lives. We think that what we have is dull and plain. Then we have a chance to play on that metaphorical greener (or blonder) side of life and realize that our lives weren't nearly plain or dull at all. They were radiant.

So with slightly better perspective, I see my hair and my life a little more clearly. A little more radiantly. And for that, I am thankful.

12 comments:

blueviolet said...

I think it's wonderful that you went back to your own natural color and that you've now find you like it! :)

♥Georgie♥ said...

awesome post darling! I am trying to get my hair back to my root color as well

Nancy C said...

I feel you glowing through the words of this post.

F said...

I love Suzanne! it looks BEAUTIFUL! here is to appreciating what beauty lies within! (and on top)

Tesa said...

It does look great! I think it's funny that you posted this because I just dyed my hair a shade closer to my natural color just today. I'm loving it too. It just feels more comfortable and more me.

mama-face said...

We're on the same wavelength, you and I. Hey that's a great play on words.
Anywho...I had my hair colored yesterday. I was so excited; nothing gets in the way of a hair app't. I have way horrible hair though, so we are NOT the same as far that goes. I'd kill for your hair.

I sound like I'm 12..haha. I need a nap.

BONNIE K said...

Natural is good! Your hair looks very pretty!

Corrie Howe said...

I'm so happy you are happy. Having a good hair makes all the difference.

tattytiara said...

It looks lovely! My hair has always stubbornly been the color that best suits me, so I've never done much playing around with it. I do insist, though, that I will not go gray. I'm going to go pink instead.

chitra said...

Natural way is the best and I follow it strictly.

Tracie said...

I've (more or less) gone back to my natural color in the last year or two. It's less maintenance that way.

Unknown Mami said...

I think it looks purdy!