To Dye For
I have always wanted to be a redhead. I finally began dying my hair red in November of 2008, after going back and forth for a decade about how it would look. It turned out well, and I kept visiting my salon in RI every 3-4 months to keep up the color. I got lots of compliments on the color, and many strangers called me a natural redhead. It seemed that I was born to be a redhead…despite the fact that I wasn’t born with red hair.
I haven’t colored my hair red since November–nearly six months ago. The cost of upkeep, especially in New York City, is just too much, and red fades too fast. I keep thinking that I’ll go back to the salon some day, maybe in the summer, or that I should perhaps try at-home color. But part of me also wonders if I should just embrace my natural color and leave the red behind–it was fun while it lasted, at least. I need to make a decision, at least before my wedding (whenever that is!), because I think I’ll want to get married in whatever hair color looks best and makes me happiest.
What do you think? Have any of you had good experiences with at-home hair coloring? Have you ever decided to change your hair color and regretted your decision? I need advice!
In the meantime, here are some iconic red heads:
Anne of Green Gables