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Tasty Tidbits About Sam: A Love Affair with Hair Dye

I noticed that I haven’t really written about myself on my blog yet (other than a glimpse into how I think and motivate myself), and it’s not like I’m self-absorbed or whatever, but I feel since I’ve been gaining some followers, you should get to know the other side of me as well! As a result, I decided to make a little corner of my blog called Tasty Tidbits About Sam. It’s not really going to be tasty (unless I’m talking about food haha) but I liked the alliteration 🙂

So, something about me. Back when I was in high school, I was a “rock-and-roll” girl (what everyone called ‘Emo’. Urgh. Just thinking about class-types makes me cringe). I was a typical teenager full of angst and a sometimes “F THE WORLD” mentality. Being into “angry noise” as my parents often called it, also put me into the kind of express “your F the system” mentality with hair dye, grungy clothes, studded everything and run down shoes or combats.

This “lifestyle” went on for ohhh… about four years. What some of my friends have admitted to me is, if I hadn’t taken the initiative to talk to them, they probably would have stayed away because I seemed much more intimidating and unapproachable back then. I laugh just thinking and writing about it. I don’t think I’m very intimidating. I’m under 5’4″ how intimidating can I get? (Okay. That’s a lie. I’ve been known to yell at rude people on the streets when they’re harassing my friends and I also have a bit of a temper but moving onnnn.)

Of course. I grew up and realized, hey, I need to be somewhat presentable when I start work, make new contacts out in the “Real World”. So… I toned down on the all black, ripped jeans and even the more ripped up shoes one by one. Oh, and I actually wear dresses now. Le Gasp! The high school version of me would have scoffed. Surprise surprise!

Don’t get me wrong, I still listen to my angry noise and I still have my days where I go back to that old style but it’s rare (I also still have my days when I go “F the world” because, hey, who doesn’t have bad days?). The one thing that I did keep though, is hair dye.

I LOVE experimenting with my hair, whether it be with braids, curling it, up do’s, anything! I’m always willing to try. My parents are still on the “first impressions bit” and I understand that, sooo there are some hairstyles I’ll just have to wait to get (like that side cut I’ve been wanting for two years now).

But, as much as I love all those things, dying my hair is NUMBER ONE on my favourite things to experiment with. I know, it’s not healthy for my hair but it’s dead anyway and I use treatments to keep them from breaking! In the passed year, I went from dark red (only visible under the sun). As you can and will continue to see during the post with all the photos, it was followed by a gradient style, the “ombre effect” which went from my natural dark hair, to dark red, ending in bright red.

When it faded, I went dark brown to blonde at the tips.

After that I went Coral Pink.

And then I went Blonde again.

Then I decided, hey lets go crazy with the hair dye and put ALL THE COLORS!
By all, I mean pink, blue, lavender and green.

I made the mistake of going to the spa and the chlorine killed the hair color making it a weird green.
To fix that I went from green to turquoise blue at the ends.

And then completely blue at the ends.

Then finally. I decided that maintaining all of this was a lot and I needed a break and a change so I cut my hair. I don’t have a picture of that yet because I still (a week later) haven’t decided if I like my short hair or not. It goes down to my shoulders just passed by collar bone. I can’t to anything with it which is probably why I’m having trouble liking it haha. I can’t braid it and a bun keeps falling out. Sigh. I’ll figure something out. I’m enjoying the challenge.

Okay. I think I’ve rambled enough for a friday evening haha!
Enjoy the weekend and until tomorrow~!

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