The Writer’s New Hair?

I have quite a few goals for 2013: publish The Ribbon, write another novel, compile and publish a collection of short horror stories, lose weight, and…

become a ginger.

I’ve always had dark brown hair, which most people mistake for black. In the sun, a few red streaks make an appearance, but not long enough for people to stop thinking my hair is black. My senior year of college, I dyed the underside of my hair pink, and then blue. As the year drew to a close, I dyed all of my hair blue-black. Since then, it’s been purple-black and an assortment of darker reds. I’ve slowly been working toward a lovely true “ginger” red color.

This is the closest I’ve come:

I'm a little derpy looking here, but you get the point.

I’m a little derpy looking here, but you get the point.

Right now, as I type, I’m dying my hair an even lighter red. I’m not sure how well it will take, but I’ll post a photo of the final product so we can compare. (And I bet you thought your Saturday would be boring…) The weather’s a bit gloomy today, but I’ll try to take the photo outside to get natural lighting.

Ahh, the anticipation!

(15 minutes later)

Annndddd… the results are in!

Here are two photos of the new color. As always, it’s more saturated on the top because I’m awful at dying my own hair and slapping dye on the top of your head is way easier than getting it on the rest of your hair.

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Overall, I’m pleased with the results. I’m not a full-blown ginger yet, but I’m getting there!

What hair color do you wish you had? Or which hair color is your favorite on you?

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