These days I no longer sport the curly hairdo worn by my doodled younger self that you see to the left. I abandoned perms after a trip to San Francisco where a combination of weather and water quality left me looking as though I were wearing a giant Brillo pad on my head. That was also the trip where one of my eyes got so irritated that I had to wear my Coke-bottle-bottom glasses for a week. Not pretty.
I was born with blonde hair that gradually darkened as I got older until it became a mousy brown around the time I was in junior high school (the height of my geekdom, judging by photos of the era). Since then I've had just about every hair color you can imagine, including a shade of purply-burgundy that can only be explained as a severe lapse in judgment. Eventually, though, I realized that no matter what color my hair actually was, I always saw myself as blonde in my mind's eye. Thus, I've been blonde again for the past few years.
Of course, as any bottle-blonde can tell you, maintaining your roots is a big issue. It was bad enough having brown roots, but these days my brown roots are shot through with an ever-increasing number of silvery-grey strands. With all that grey hiding beneath the blonde, my hair has changed texture quite a bit, which makes it more and more difficult to keep it looking well-conditioned. However, I discovered a new Tigi deep conditioner called "Chocolate Head" that does a pretty good job on my hair and, as an added bonus, makes the shower smell like downtown Hershey, Pennsylvania.
I called yesterday to make an appointment to get my 2+ months' worth of roots taken care of. As soon as the receptionist answered the phone, I completely blanked on the name of the hair stylist I've been using for years. I finally managed to stammer my way into an appointment for this Saturday, so at least I'll be presentable for the client meetings I have next week. I'm very much looking forward to hair that's roots-to-tips blonde again. It'll also be nice to get my overgrown bangs out of my eyes - I'm starting to look like an anime character.