My hair, or to be more specific, my roots, are REALLY bad. I've been wearing head wraps for the past few days to cover up the stripe-age. It's like a ring of steel wool gray atop rusty dishwater blond. It's embarrassing that I've let it go for this long and the thing is, I really don't like my overall hair color anymore. So I'm going to try something new, and I'm going to do it all myself. (I'll never forget this encounter from almost a decade ago when I was working 60 hour weeks in Chicago and had neglected a few hair appointments. I was in a meeting with a very opinionated gentleman who looked at me straight faced and said, "You have such beautiful blond hair, why must you darken your roots?" It made me laugh out loud and it's something I'll never forget).
I've colored my hair before but I typically try to match the existing color and just touch up the new growth. But this time I'm trying something different. I'm going to try for a light buttery blond instead of this caramel corn/dried apricot color I've got going on now. I've got the box of color sitting atop my bathroom counter so I'm all set - and if I don't like it or if my hair singes off to 1/2 inch sprouts it'll grow back, right? I just feel the need to try something new. After all it's springtime, and it's time for a change. We'll see how this goes.