Friday, May 23, 2014

Ground Zero

 Here I am today with the remains of an 8 month old Pixie Cut.  I've trimmed the bangs regularly, but the rest of it has been growing out from *wicked* short since last September (2013)

Don't get me wrong, I really like this color.  The 50/50 Henna/Indigo mix goes great on my hair. 

What I AM tired of, is looking like this after two months.

Skunk Stripe!
My hair at the roots is like four different colors.  I am SO busy, no time for natural hair dye!  So here we are at ground zero.  Exaclty 69 days since I last dyed my hair with Henna/Indigo.  I'm wondering if I will be able to stick it out......or if I'll let it grow for another two months and then get another pixie cut?  Hmmmm...

Time Changes

This was me.  I was 30 years old, with an abundance of lovely brown hair.  The red highlights you see are from Henna/Indigo dye that I used to cover my few greys, but aside from that, this is a good representation of the color of my youth. 

In the last seven years,  my hair became less abundant and much, much more grey.

I continued to color, more frequently, with Henna/Indigo, occasionally slipping into the world of box dyes, only to return to Henna with slightly fried-and-still-red hair.  Henna might be limited on an epic scale in the color department, but it does not harm your hair, and the finer my hair became, the less it tolerated the harsh chemicals. 

ANY color is better than showing your grey, right?

That's what I thought for the longest time.  I was saddened at the loss of my lovely brown and hateful towards the changes that come with aging.  Depressed.  Angry.  Tired.

I am over it.  As of today, I vow never to dye my hair again.  I've created this blog to chronicle the changes in my hair as it transforms from a badly-needing-a-dye-job skunk striped mess to what I hope will be a graceful and lovely salt and pepper grey.  What shade of grey am I now?  Over the next few months, we're going to find out!