A Wild Streak

Monday, October 1, 2012

When I peruse Pinterest, I often come across photos like these. They depict a sort of wild beauty that I admire. And while I won't be going full rainbow anytime soon, I have to wonder why not. If that was my thing, I mean.

I am a mom. And a wife. I'm a homeowner who pays her bills, taxes, and donates to the Humane Society. I'm on the PTO. I am a career-driven college senior.

What does my hair have to do with any of this? Society's expectation of me, I suppose. I want to be taken seriously as a person, and rainbow hair could have a negative impact on that. But it shouldn't. Just because I'm all of these things, and walk the straight and narrow, doesn't mean that I have lost the desire to experiment with beauty. And why should responsibility preclude me?

After some soul searching, I came to the conclusion that I can still be a wild child at heart and find ways to express that facet of my personality externally. I just take a quieter approach. Besides, now is the time. In a few short years I'll be doing the 9-5.

I don't bleach my hair before applying the color, so the results really are semi-permanent and more subtle than if I did.  Still, they stick around for a while and the color intensity suits me just fine.

I just bought some hair chalk which offers even less commitment. I'll let you know what I think.

Manic Panic in After Midnight Blue
Ion Color Brilliance Brights in Magenta

What do you think? The best of both worlds? 
Any opinions on grown-ups sporting colorful highlights? I can take it.

1 comment :

  1. I love color like that in hair, I would love to do it myself.


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