Hairography 2013

I thought it would be fun to take a look at all my hair colors and styles for 2013. My hair has a slight identity crisis, or maybe I just get bored easily….
From left to right: I started 2013 off with my natural hair color because I had been pregnant and did not dye or cut my hair the whole of my pregnancy. Then I added a little bit of lavender, then a little bit more…
Of course it washes out pretty fast, and I was over my long hair now that I had a baby to pull it all the time, so I got a swanky hair cut, then died it pink. I could not get the pink out for the life of me and decided I’d do a crazy Paramore-ish red, which later faded to a gross orange. I’m lazy and the upkeep of red was too much for me and my poor pillow cases. 
I really wasn’t sure what to do about the orange, so I dyed my hair brown around May. Of course brown is my least favorite color for my hair to be…bleached and back to lavender, which was very pretty in my opinion. 
Now I normally only use Manic Panic, but a few years ago I bought this huckleberry blue in Color Jamz, and looking fondly back at the pictures, picked up another bottle. It took forever to fade, until I finally just bleached it out, and one of my lovely friends dyed my hair mint green with Pravana. Sadly it washed out in only a couple of washes, and it took a whole tube to cover my hair, so it jut wasn’t worth the effort to maintain even though it was so pretty.
I kept my bleached hair for a bit, then I was enchanted with Manic Panic’s Enchanted Forest. This color was gorgeous and lasted forever. Of course forever is a long time, and I needed change. Sadly I thought using dawn soap with baking soda was the answer to getting it out, and really damaged my hair. 
When I dye my hair I use mostly conditioner, so in an effort to make my hair feel less like straw I mixed lots of conditioner + manic panic’s ultra violet, hot pink, and a splash of pastelizer which resulted in the pretty pink color (I put the photo’s in the wrong order). Unfortunately, I didn’t get the dye everywhere and had to cover with more purple a few days later.
Right before Amelia’s birthday party, I dyed my hair back brown, then headed to my stylist to just cut it all off.

I can never make up my mind about my hair, but I’ve decided to always just do what feels right to me at the time. Sometimes I get a little self conscious about my crazy hair when I get people coming up to me non stop or staring. Then I remember that it’s my hair, and having it be bright and fun makes me happy. It’s just hair, it will grow back.
Do you dye your hair? What’s your favorite product?

That’s What She Said Sunday

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I recently started reading The Artists Way by Julia Cameron, and actively doing what she calls “morning pages”. In the book she refers to the morning pages as a sort of brain drain, to help get all of the junk out so you can start focusing on what really matters. I am not able to do mine in the morning, but when I get some quiet time I spew out 3 pages or so of nothingness, and I find I am able to find my focus for the day (or night).

I’ve been focusing on a ‘creative recovery’. Lately, I have felt bombarded by the blogosphere, feeling a loss of identity. It seems that everyone is doing the same thing, and I felt like I had lost sight of who I was in this wave of unoriginality. After talking with some friends, I gained some insight into my own blog and the reason why I was blogging in the first place. I realized I was blogging just to blog, and in reality that was a waste of my time. I enjoy this blog, and it was time to put more thought into my posts, so you may see (or have already seen) some changes on here content wise.

The first step I took to my recovery was unfollowing people that didn’t inspire me, and doing a ‘spring clean’ of all my social media platforms. I urge you to do the same!

I am looking for some new blogs to follow, and friends to make! Do you have any blogs to recommend? Is your blog awesome? Leave a link in the comments, I’d love to check it out.