I can't tell how you scary it is to put the first drop of dye on your hair. Never before have I dyed my hair a shade darker than my natural color. I figured it was time for a change. It is Winter, right? A time when brunette's shine and blonde's dull. Don't be offended blondes, I am in fact, one of you at heart, which was precisely the problem. An hour ago, my hair was all naturale, no dye, no highlights, no nada, and it was absolutely driving me crazy. And even productless, I still had roots. So I decided. I was going to make a change, one way or the other. Now, given my lack of confidence and self-esteem, I had to poll my audience. They chose brown. Of course, I was already leaning that way anyways. I think I just wanted to make sure I wasn't about to ruin the next 8 weeks of my life, at least cosmetically. The rest follows in typical Hillary suit, went to Target, picked out a color, bought it, brought it home, put whatever kids would take a nap down, and dove in. For the entire the 25 minutes that I had to wait, I mouthed various obscenities under my breath. "What was I thinking? No turning back now. Holy Camoli!" (The PG version).
But as I was about to step into the shower to rinse it all out, I thought to myself, "this is what I do." I get tired of the norm and I change it. I'm not an idle person. I thrive under stress. I'm most productive when I'm busy. If something's not being done, I do it myself. In other areas of my life, I seem to dive in without fear, so why should I care about the color of my hair?
Regardless, it's done. I can't change it, at least not now. And bottom line, I don't hate it. If you hate it, just don't tell me.
I'm 30,married with 2 of the most adorable little boys, a beautiful baby girl and a dog named Reese. Neil, my fabulous chemistry-loving, kayak paddling hubbie, loves doing projects around the house and rolling around on the floor with his boys. We've been married 7 years and just bought our second house in Catonsville, MD. I love to save money when I shop and am known amongst my friends as the guru of thrift (that might be more my terminology than theirs). I'm also a day camp director at Grace Adventures Day Camp. I like to cook, plan events, write (hence the blog),shop (hence the guru), & coffee with friends (okay really anything with friends). I also like to just veg out and watch my shows (maybe a little too much). If you want to know more, you'll just have to read.