spring hair is happening everywhere, anna did it, so did anu. sugar kane was exposed to the coloring genius of mv, and i believe she got hooked. i want new hair as well, but cannot decide the direction to go. therefore, i will go all interactive with ya lot. so cast your vote.
but first, let me present "the case".
starting point: i am a natural dirty blonde (last time i checked which was years ago) with thick, wavy hair. my hair is prone to oiliness, as is my skin, and requires daily washing. otherwise it's easily manageable. it grows ruthlessly fast. i've got a tattoo on my scalp.
the options: cut it all off or grow it long. (cutting it very short isn't really an option since i already shaved the bottom part of my head under the bob... less hot.)
question of color: i've dyed it jet black since 2001 (i think). i love my black hair and i think i carry it well, i.e. people do not expect me to be blonde naturally. the root requires attention every fortnight or so. the amount of toxic dye immersed in my scalp is something i hesitate to think about, so let's leave it at "immense". my scalp has also suffered quite a bit but i'll spare you the details.
cutting everything off would let me decide on the color again. i could go blonde or return to black. either way my scalp would get a welcome breather. letting it grow has the obvious downside that the coloring process would continue and, as i already said, i have noted the damage to my scalp.
question of femininity: a bald head isn't exactly easily feminized. requires careful styling and the result is easily more boy george than g.i. jane. a woman without hair also invites strong reactions from people which i am not sure i want, the tattoo doubles the reactions. (and no, i did not tattoo my scalp to attract comments, but because i think it's beautiful... poor judgment on my part.) the fact that i am not traditionally pretty does not make a bald head any easier to pull off.
growing my hair would be the easy option looks-wise. the resulting mane would be manageable and feminine, but probably slightly... boring. i have to give up bangs because my oily skin works against an immaculate brow cover. nevertheless, the idea of just pulling my hair back on a ponytail appeals to the low maintenance me.
so going for the poll, you'll get to see two old pics of me:
so vote by selecting and clicking on the right, you've got two days only! and feel free to elaborate (or not) in the comments.
wow! now c'mon! after over 540 visits i've got 6 votes... how hard is a single click, now?