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More about hair and stuff
Awww.... you guys are all so sweet! Of course, you're making me very embarrassed, so I have to confess that I took about 15 picures before I got one that looked good enough to post! So it might not be as perfect a haircut as it looks after all. But I like it anyway, and it's something fun and different.

Today I washed it and styled it myself. By "style", I mean "brush wet", because I don't really do anything to style my hair. It looks okay still, although not as nicely curled under as in yesterday's pic. My hair has a tendency to do half curled under and half flipped out.

Ah well. With time I'll figure out what to do with this hair, and whether or not it's a keeper.

This girl in the salon (and by "salon" I mean Boricks) had gotten really cool color! She had long dark hair, and just the tips were dyed the brightest pink I'd ever seen. I loved it, and was very impressed.

I asked my cutter if she could color my hair like that, with maybe a stripe or two, but she said the girl had brought in her own pink dye. They don't sell anything like that. Still.... quite cool. Maybe something to consider someday, who knows.

The fun thing about not doing synchro anymore is that I can play with my hairstyle.

In other sporty news, I'm going to see the Harlem Globetrotters this afternoon! BBBS gave me free tickets.

In non-sporty news, I am currently considering persuing an online master's degree at Regis University. Not certain yet, but more on that later.

Oh, and -- yes, I am SuperGirl. Please don't tell anyone.

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aiela From: aiela Date: December 29th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think this week was Hair Cutting Week. Another LJ friend said she got 10 inches cut off, and I cut about 4 inches of my own hair off in a fit of frustration over how scraggly it looked.

I didn't get a chance to comment on your other post, but I think it looks really cute :)
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: December 29th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am currently considering persuing an online master's degree at Regis University.

Looks like a good choice: they're accredited and everythin'.
elizilla From: elizilla Date: December 29th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you ever see my hair when I had the last six inches or so colored bright pink? It was fun, I plan to do it again sometime.

Here's how you get it. Go back to your hair cutting place and have them bleach the part of your hair that you want brightly colored. They may not have the colors, but they have the bleach. And those colors don't work right unless you bleach all the natural color out first. The hair to be colored should be so bleached that it looks completely fried. (Note this is really bad for your hair, so don't bleach hair you aren't willing to cut off.)

The colors are available at places like Sally Beauty Supply. They have names like "Manic Panic" or "Punky Color". Cost is about $8 for a jar. Also get some rubber gloves.

You can apply the color yourself, or get a friend to apply it. Apply it to bleached, thoroughly soaped, and not-conditioned hair. Unless the hair you are coloring is really close to your scalp, it's not difficult. Don't worry if some of it gets on the non-bleached part of your hair; it won't stick nearly as well there and it will not show up well on the dark part.

The colors are semi-permanent, which means they'll fade a little every time you wash them. The first time you wash it a lot of color will come out, and it will stick to the shower curtain liner and if your tub is dirty it will stick to the dirt. It scrubs off the tub but I had to buy a new shower curtain liner. I got rained on while wearing it and it didn't stain my clothes, so that wasn't a problem.

Also the sun will fade it.

You can reapply it to the bleached area, to maintain the color. I had to recolor after about every ten washes.

The coloring stuff has conditioner qualities and it will soften/smooth the fried hair a lot. You may also want to get a really heavy conditioner to apply after every wash, something really greasy, because that hair is so fried!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 30th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
cool, thanks for the instructions! (: I DO remember when your hair had colored ends, although it may have been during a faded time, because I don't remember it as very bright.

I'd love to see you do it again!
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: December 29th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Which major? I like the heavy database emphasis in the "Software and Information Systems" degree.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 30th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that one, but I'm not sure, because I'm not sure which one is more technically challenging. Not certain just reading the courses, but I'm guessing one is more "management" than the other....? I'd need to talk to an advisor and determine which one is more oriented toward development.
From: stilldocked Date: December 29th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck with any academic endeavor and I love that icon.
susmadel From: susmadel Date: December 30th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on starting the masters. That is pretty exciting. My applications go in in 4 days. Wish me luck!
ms_hecubus From: ms_hecubus Date: December 31st, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You just have to "train" your hair to get it to stop flipping out. Use a round brush and flip it under while it dries. It works best if you use a blow drier, something about the heat I guess. After a week or so your hair will start to flip under on its own.
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