Indtil for få uger siden havde jeg jomfruhår. I did not know this was an expression before I was losing my hair virgin, so I feel cheated. In one way or another I have done it through 23 years of hair so clean that even homemade lemon sun spray did not even touch it.
Den første forhindring jeg vejen for at farve mit hår var min konservative mor, som heldigvis for en eller anden grund forhindrede mig i at ændre min nuance gennem hele min ungdomsår. I can still hear her say: “Not under my tag!”. Mens dette gjorde min mellemskoleår mørke i flere måder end en, reddet mig også fra en levetid af pinlige billeder. Den hæslige, zebra blonde fremhæver alle rockede i begyndelsen af 2000’erne ville not have been a good look at me.
Jeg har ikke tilladelse til at farve mit hår var særligt ødelæggende for mig personligt, fordi jeg fra en ung alder havde besluttet at for at være smuk, man måtte være blond. I tried to make up for my lack of blonde hair I kept it very straight and long. Heldigvis sluttede disse faser, da jeg tog eksamen i gymnasiet. Efter at have indrømmet dette til mine kolleger blev de semi-bekymrede.
Then, halfway through college, I discovered that having short hair was not easy to cope with, it was alive cool! This discovery prompted a number of drastic cuts and an official farewell to my waist long hair. For at give dig en ide, var min til seneste nedskæringer en ørelængde bob, and when it grew out (whew), I quickly moved to break the steaks.
As soon as I became dependent on cutting my hair, I was worried that if I were to color my hair, the situation would immediately escalate to a platinum situation within a few months. It would be like watching a cold animal run away for first time-fulfilling, but nevertheless dangerous. Nok ville aldrig være nok. Visse at one full head of pastel pink hair was just a salon visit away, I remained smart away from dying my threads. Plus, for at være ærlig, har jeg ikke råd til at fortsætte med at få skøre haircuts hver par måneder og omfattende farvning.
Okay, okay, there’s also a third reason. Jeg elsker min naturlige hårfarve. It flatters my pale skin in the winter as much as it does my sunbrune skin in the summer. And much like how I keep swearing that my hair looks better air dried than when I style it myself, I swore that any colorist would just clean up the good I had gone.
Everything changed a couple of weeks ago. I decided it was finally time to take the plunge. I made my appointment and that was it. Lidt vidste nogen, I was scared. I was so scared, I did not even look at pictures of what I wanted (big mistake). Dette førte til en time-lang, manisk stalking session af Alexa Chung’s Instagram, og beslutningen om at kopiere sit omkredse balayage look.
When the appointment arrived at a sharp Friday afternoon, I was even more nervous and worried. After a brief conversation with a friend who had bad experiences, I was convinced that I would go out of the salon a red head. Much to my surprise, I felt an immediate relief by getting into the Marie Robinson Salon – and even more relieved when I met my goodbye, the lovely Nikki Chick.
She answered kindly to all my basic questions and laughed at me when my eyes began to wander from the bleach. A new beginner in every sense of the word, I was even excited on the foils. Do you know how many times I’ve dreamed of having foils in my hair ?! Alt for mange gange for at det er socialt passende. For at fejre denne vigtige livshændelse, tog jeg selvfølgelig en selfie.
When it was time for revelation, I was sure my reflection would be the one blond fremmed. When it turned out, if that were not the case, I felt subdued instead of breathing. Sandheden bliver fortalt, farven, tonen, alt er perfekt. Helt køligt og naturligt, mit hår virkede faktisk som Alexa Chungs. That was exactly what I had asked for, it was just not shocking.
Efter at have realiseret dette var farvemæssigt arbejde i mine drømme, jeg straks sendte billeder til venner og familie og gik hjem med mere pep i mit trin med hvert kompliment, jeg modtog. The best news is that I do not even feel like a raging animal! I am 100 percent satisfied with my color experience, have no regret of ending my hair virginity and do not feel like trying to take it to the next level. Alt dette får mig til at føle mig som et sandt indhold, hvis hår er endelig nu fuldt ud.