The first time I had pink hair, in January of 2009. I was home on winter break during college. I bleached my hair, intending to just get some red out that I’d put in a few months prior, but I completely fried it. My hair felt spongy when it was wet, and totally tangled and brittle when dry. I did some research and used a keratin conditioner, which helped a lot. The pink absorbed really well though! I didn’t touch up my roots ever during this time, but I kept the pink up for about 8 months, even doing purple at one time.
December of 2007, my mohawk. I was really lazy about keeping the sides buzzed or combing the hawk, so it was always pretty messy like that. I loved it though. I used Got2Be Glued hair spray (the can looks like an air horn). My hair is very fine, so it held very well like that. I kept the mohawk for about 4 months and then got tired of putting it up all the time.
April of 2013, I buzzed my head for the first time. I did it a few more times that year. I loved it and will definitely do it again someday. It felt great and I loved having no-hassle hair. It was really liberating. It also gave me a chance to learn to love my face. I used to hide in a lot of make-up and I’m still uncomfortable looking in the mirror most days, but when I buzzed my head, I was kind of forced to look at myself. I started to see beauty where I had never noticed it.
Tasha, thanks for sharing your awesome hair story. I think that you are a total babe and I especially love your buzzed head and how it lets us see your great hairline and lovely face.
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I totally welcome the opportunity to share with you the stumbling and rejoicing as you express yourself with your ‘do. That is what HTHG is all about.