Thursday, May 25, 2006


Ok - here's the deal. I'm not a real redhead. I know...hard to believe, huh? I guess because I've colored my hair for so long, I didn't believe it myself. Wanna know how long I've been buddies with Ms. Clairol? Let's put it this way. I've been with Scott for 11 years and he has NEVER seen me with my natural haircolor. NEVER. Not once. I've always kept it red and now that I'm getting the stray greys, I keep it colored even more. (Although it's hard to do when you're trying to balance work, 2 kids, etc.)

This past Sunday I finally decided that I would grant Scott his wish of seeing me with brown hair. The idea of being a brunette really didn't sit with me well. I just feel like part of my identity is being the red head. Plus, my name is Ginger. It's just MEANT to be that way. But, I went with it and bought a box of brown dye and did the deed. The only thing is - the red still shows through. (Much to my surprise and yet joy!)

But, I don't know what to do with my hair at this point. I'm growing it out. I just really like long hair and it's due for a trim (which hopefully will happen this weekend!) but I'm also growing out my bangs. I figured I'd take a photo this morning of it. I'm not sure where to go next with this mop. (Did I mention that my hair is SUPER thick, too?) It needs a conditioning treatment. Maybe something else to tackle this weekend.

What do you think?

I wanted to remind Scott that just because I dyed my hair brown, it didn't mean that I would turn into Eva Longoria. Darn. I forgot to mention that. Ha!


joy madison said...

you have to be a red head....your name is ginger, and all gingers are red heads:)

Kim Schroeder said...

OMGoodness, I too thought you were born a redhead, once I got over the shock and scrolled down to the brunette photo...WOW,,, lovin' the color! looks Fabu! {btw, if you find the instant Eva L. pill let me know!}
Enjoy the look

{change in plans} said...

Great picture! I hate growing out my bangs.....I always have mine long so I can tuck them. Yep, I'm a tucker!
How about shoulder length, long enough to put up if you need to, chipped to take out some heft. I have super thick hair, also, and my stylist always takes about half of it out with a thinning shears. Makes a world of difference.
How sweet of you to let hubby see your natural hair! I always want to be thin like the girl in the picture of the hair I want......never happens!

barb Hogan said...

You know I love it!

Angie said...

Oh, wow! It looks great!! Helps that you have an incredible head of hair. Can I have some???? LOL

What if you went brunette with a red streak? Then you'd still have your 'ginger', but alot less work. :)

Jamie said...

LOVE IT!!! As for growing out hair-after 2 years of growing out my hair I just cut off 5 inches! That has to be the fastest way I have ever shed a few pounds (you know how thick my hair is!).

Anonymous said...

you look good brown. If you ever want a change and are around Lexington, my haridresser rocks and he is downright entertaining at the same time! 8*) Melinda

Tina said...

YOur hair looks that your'e growing it out.