Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Secret of the Hair Color

I started coloring my hair at the age of 13. I was bored with my drab hair color, and being a teenager, I was bored with life. I knew I needed a change so I saved my money and bought my first bottle of bleach. I ended up buying this gawd-awful product-that I won't name-that was sprayed on the hair. After spraying, you had to sit in the sun for an hour and it was supposed to magically turn your hair a beautiful shade of blond, like the picture they had on the bottle. Well, needless to say, my hair looked nothing like the beautiful blond hair on the bottle, but more like a frizzy, clownish, orangy cotton ball. Not a good look for most people, and especially not a good look for me.

At about 16, I learned of this wonderful product called hydrogen-peroxide. Oooooh, all my prayers had been answered. Bleach I could pour directly onto my hair and it would make my hair beautiful! Ahh, but once I bleached and removed the towel from my head for my fabulous new hair reveal, I was again left with a wiry, orangy, frizzy mess. Again, not a good look for me.

A few years later I discovered the best invention known to womankind. Hair color in a bottle. What more could a woman want? Such a happy day that was! I still get a little tickle in my heart thinking of how happy I was at seeing all those different shades on the shelves. It looked like a rainbow, a blond to black rainbow, but nonetheless, it was my rainbow and I found my pot of gold!

I am telling you, ladies, a bad day can be cured by getting a new hair color, adding some highlights, or even adding some dark streaks. There is no limit to what we can do, the fun we can have doing it, and how good we can look when we get it just right! We may be stuck going to the same old job, driving the same old car, doing the same old-same old every day, but we can always change our hair! It that doesn't make you happy, then I don't know what will.

I have since gone over to the "dark" side and really like it. I went from bleach blond to black and I have since settled for an in-between. I am sure I will change it in the very near future and as even though everything else will be the same in my life, at least my hair will be different!
(c)2007 Cindy Breninger. All Rights Reserved.


Renee Michaels said...

Cindy, I am LOL! This is exactly my story. Yep, started out as a "peroxide blonde" in my teens and recently went back to my "dark roots." I so agree with you: there's nothing like changing your hair color to give you an instantly new perspective.

kalisekmet said...

Hmmm! That "srpay on product" sounds an awful lot like "Sun In" which, as you probably guessed, contains hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient. Hence, the same results with the "orange cotton ball" look. What a visual! I can picture you on a wet rainy day with your hair going all curly... I did the preoxide too in high school. Except I used the big brown bottle. All "brassy" was the color that happened. I didn't use a whole lot, but got rather orangey highlights..

Monique said...

Cindy, I truly believed until reading your post, that I was the only girl who had taken the bottle of peroxide to my hair. It was horrible, and I too had the bright traffic cone look working for me.