I decided to dye my once-red, then dark, dark red hair, blonde. Everyone seems to like it. Lots of people have told me how flattering it is with my skin tone and eyes. And more than one person (people who obviously haven't known me for very long) tell me how I should always be a blonde, and how natural it looks. Which is great.
Because I am a natural blonde. The only blonde in my immediate family. The rest of my siblings have dark brown (almost black) hair, like our mother. My father had dark blonde hair when he was younger-now it's all gray, which is where my hair is already headed.
Over the years my hair got darker blonde but I would color it to lighten it a little bit. And of course I joked about being the "dumb blonde". It gave me an excuse anytime I put my foot in my mouth or was too tired to figure out calculus without a calculator.
Several years ago I decided to stop dying my hair and went aú natural. Then late last summer I got a bad haircut which prompted me to highlight my hair myself, which was a disaster so then I just covered my entire head in red. And I like it, in the beginning. People told me how natural I looked as a red-head which was ironic.
You know how I said my siblings and mother have dark hair? They are the only brunettes in the family. The rest of them-cousins, aunts and uncles and grandmother? Red-heads. All shades.
Where do you think Lissy gets it from? It's actually more surprising Anja wasn't a red head of some kind. Looking at mine ( and John's) family tree, red is the dominant hair color.
So red or blonde hair work on me. I like being back to blonde though. This time because I had so much dark color on my hair the stylist had to highlight it instead of straight-up color it so it's currently a little streaky, which is really fun and nice for Summer-if Summer ever gets here (we had another frost warning last night...in late April).
The girls think it looks good because it reminds them of their current favorite characters Anna and Elsa from "Frozen" which is great, except are y'all sick of that movie yet? Cause I am. Except that maybe the theme is a good way of looking at my hair: