I started coloring my hair maybe 5 years ago. Maybe 6? I had finally had enough of the gray hair sprouting from the center of my head and wangling up towards the sky, so I gave in. (Why does gray hair behave so badly? It's like it's on the top of your head, sticking straight in the air, waving and shouting Hey! LOOK AT ME!) I didn't do any drastic color change...just trying to keep my natural color but without the snow on top.
My hair color was ok for a while, but now I've grown to haaaaaate it. I hate the process. I hate the fuss. I like things to be very low maintenance and coloring my hair felt high maintenance. I hate the ever-present roots. And each time I colored, even using the same brand and color shade, I felt as if I came away with a weird color, which only kept getting weirder and weirder.
So... Anyway, I went to the hairdresser's on Tuesday and he and I decided that it's time to go natural. Which means gray. And he told me to just be patient and let the color treated hair grow out. All the while he was assuring me that the color wasn't so bad. Still, it's hard for me to internalize that because every day I have to look at this gray-blonde-brown-whatever the hell color combination you want to call it.
Call me crazy but I'll be obsessing over my hair growing out for the next 18 months, at least.
Proof of that obsession? Thursday night I was getting ready to stitch my initials into LoHaRose, and pulled out my WDW London Fog cotton floss. I looked at it, then looked at my hair. Looked at it, then again....at my hair.
Oh. Dear. God.
The current color combination of the hair on top of my head is EXACTLY the same as this skein of floss.
See the proof below in the extra-flattering photo that I've taken of my head!
Yup. That's Weeks Dye Works #1198, London Fog. It's hard to capture it in a photo, but that thread matches every shade that's on my head right now. If they made hair extensions out of this, it would look perfectly normal on me. I mean....as far as we can stretch the meaning of "normal". (You'll notice that the word "flattering" isn't in this post)
It's going to be a very long 18 months.