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Going green

Posted July 14th, 2009 by

A Month of Hands: 13/31 :: Working up the Nerve

Back in college, I thought it would be fun to dye my hair purple.  And for the last six years, I’ve been entertaining thoughts of  cherry red chunks of color – one on each side of my part.  Both fun and artsy ideas, that I have never had the guts to try.  So, here I am, on the cusp of a new hair cut, knowing that before the summer is over (maybe even before the week is over) I’ll be cutting off approximately ten inches of hair and going back to a chin-length style.  Why not have a last little bit of fun with the long hair?

I took my nine-year-old with me to the drug store to pick out some dye last night, and told him that if he wanted a little fluff of color in the front of his hair, I wouldn’t mind.  He was game, and we spent the next ten minutes debating the merits of blue over purple and green over red.

I got talked into green.

Going green

And it’s not so much “chunks” as it is wild strands of varying intesities of green & strawberry blonde.  Not exactly what I was going for, but fun nonetheless.

I don’t think I left the dye in long enough.  Either that, or I just didn’t saturate the hair enough with it.  While I like the chartreusey color I ended up with, it kind of reminds me of a blond dye job gone horribly wrong.  That’s why, as I type, I have more green glop atop my head.

Before I go in for a hair cut, I may just add a little blue to the mix.

This is as much fun as tub-dying my t-shirts :-D

Going green

I wonder what I’ll look like tomorrow?

[edited to say, this 15hair is what I look like tomorrow.  Definitely appears more intentional now.]

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