Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Wild Hair

You'd think I'd know better by now, but I don't.

I've been feeling rather frumpy lately. Perhaps it's because I still haven't bought myself any new clothes. Perhaps it's because I seem to be afflicted with acne that rivals anything a teenager has. Perhaps it's because I turn cough40cough in two weeks. I feel like I look like the bedraggled mother of four that I am.

So I decided it would be a good idea to color my hair red.

When my husband saw me walk through the with the box of hair dye, he sighed and asked why I just couldn't do something sensible like get another tattoo.

I should know by now that coloring my own hair never goes well. Some sections end up a rich purple, others remain their usual mousy brown.

The good news is that I used temporary hair color, so it will fade out over the next few weeks.

And the next time I get a wild hair like this, I may just get a tattoo instead.


donna said...

I think it looks great...and tell hubby that he gets to sleep with a "new" woman and not have to cheat. Awesome! BTW...40 is not as bad as you think. I turned 40 last year and everyone kept telling me that 40 is the new 30. So I decided to make a change and do something just for me and that's when I became triathlon obsessed. The interesting thing is...I go to races and see a stack of women in the 40 and over category. All looking strong and confident. You are totally going to ROCK 40.

Unknown said...

i like it! I also colored my own hair this week. I have been doing it myself for years now (ever since we lived in the bush and it was a choice of do it myself or wait until i came to town and that might not be for 4 months). This time however, instead of blonde I did it a caramel brown, my natural color. I think it looks OK. pretty different, since I have always had blonde hair (when I started to go dark, I started to color it). My husband says it looks good, but that he preferred it blonde.

Dee at Pedestrian Palate said...

It's not that wild. As a redhead, I am partial to red hair. I say, keep rockin the red!

Baino said...

Nah, at least a hair colour isn't permanent, I colour my own as well but these days it's grey roots I'm trying to disguise, it looks fine!

Liz @ ewmcguire said...

Keep it! Unless it will turn the swimming pool red...that would be embarrassing.

Alexandra said...

I think it suits you. If I ran into you? I'd totally wanna hang with you.