Identity Crisis

< I've been acting really weird lately. OK. Maybe a better word to describe my current state is "stressed." I feel as if I'm being stretched in all directions: I feel so behind with my thesis writing; I haven't read tomorrow's class material; My healthy diet habits are slowly slipping; My to-read pile is increasing before my eyes; I am lacking motivation to do anything; and I am tired of this dreary weather. I am all simultaneously all over the place and nowhere.

I've been contemplating dyeing my hair again. It's been a whole year and one month since I've touched hair dye. I colored my own hair that bubblegum pink color and had to bleach it three times in one week before I got the color I wanted. what an idiot. 

It took a whole year and a half to get my hair back to its healthy state. I'm a little apprehensive about coloring it again for the following reasons:

1. My natural hair color is a combination of black, 
brown, and red (I kid you not!) hair. It's kinda fetch.

2. I'm going to be on the job market in a couple of months.
 I'm assuming I need to look some kind of professional... 

3. I've gotten lazy. Natural hair is much cheaper and much easier to manage. 

But whenever I see these pictures, I always get the urge to change my hair color. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the stress. What do you all think? Should I go ahead and dye my hair? Or should I resist the urge and love my natural colored tresses?

26 comments:

  1. i love the all black hair and the streaks...very hot! u look amazin :)

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  2. All look good. You can pull of all those colors. I really like the reddish brown color!

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  3. I didn't realize you were going to be hitting the job market so soon - wow! I personally love all the different colors and I think you can totally dye it and still be professional (although maybe not the purple or pink - which I love but faculty may not like so much in their job candidate). I mean I still dye my hair black and red and have no intention of stopping!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  4. I love dyed hair! I really like the purple on you! I totally understand what your saying about cost though, I'm naturally blond and dye my hair brown (genetic expression betrayed me, both parents have black hair) but am thinking about giving it up till I'm steadily employed. Depending on what type of job you get they may not care anyway. I do say that your natural color sounds kinda awesome, so either way I bet you will look good!

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  5. I always admire people who change their hair color. I keep my hair so boring! I say go for it. You can still look professional with a cool hair color.

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  6. That reddish brown looks great on you!!! I really like that. & the purple on black!! But it all depends on how you would feel about maintaining your hair. I'm so lazy and want to dye my hair but keep procrastinating on getting it dyed. If you really wanna do it, go for it!!!

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  7. i like the reddish brown.. stick speaks to your personality.. but still professional enough for the work place :)

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  8. my favorite is the reddish brown =) i've never dyed my hair before, so you're awesome.

    http://ilovemochi.blogspot.com/

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  9. wow! you can pull off so many colours!
    i would say if you're going to dye it, because of the work thing, dont go too far from your natural cover - maybe just more red?
    that way you can either leave it because it will look more natural, or dye over it brown! :) <3

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  10. i get this way, ALOT, too. when i was in college, i used to cut and color it all the time.. then i graduated and got a real world job, and stopped so i could always look professional. i recently tried the ombre hair trend, but that was a fail since the stylist didn't know what i was talking about, and i basically just received highlights. but, you won't be happy unless you do something... maybe consider a cut? or do a color that will maintain professionalism but yet be edgy?

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  11. props on the pink hair!
    i like the light brown and the hot pink with black!
    i used to color my hair all the time, but i just ran out of time and money!

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  12. that's really neat to see all your hair colors and cuts collected together! i really like the hot on black, but i totally follow your argument for sticking with a more natural color for finding a job!

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  13. WOW girl!! that bubble gum pink is really cute!!! its one of a kind but I can imagine the process that you've gone through..I've colored my hair in the past and dye it, it took me 6 months to get my hair healthy, but thats because I only do it for highlights.
    Your natural hair color is the same as mine!! I have light brown, red and blackish combination, idk why, i guess just the way asian hair is?? lol I think you should go with your natural hair color for the job application...then dye it after wards lol
    <3
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  14. what about if you compromise? Get a few funky (any color)highlights in the bottom half of your hair, that way you can hide them or show them of when appropriate. And you can easily get rid of them if the maintenance gets to be too much.

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  15. I say stick with natural tresses - I grew out my hair, which I dyed red, for about a year and finally it was all natural, then I got bored and went blonde - and quickly got sick of that, the only problem being, it takes forever to get the natural colour back.

    But whatever you decide, I'm sure it will look great. Sometimes a little hair dye is good to spice things up.

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  16. What fun! In middle & high school I had the nagging urge to dye my hair a wild color, but never actually did it. I've played with highlights and various shades of brown since then though. Since you'll be entering the professional work force, embracing your natural color (which sounds so nice, btw!), or something close to it, might be the best route. Also, that particular shade of reddish brown looks really good on you.

    Good luck with all your reading and thesis work.

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  17. wow you can pull off any of those hair colors! I actuallylike the purple on you a lot! but yeah too bad for a professional job huh... I'd wish I can get pink highlights for my hair but can't anymore cuz of job...

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  18. whatever you do, just please dont pull a britney spears, lol.

    i feel the same way girl .... stress sucks but thank goodness we have a blog to relieve our stress right? hang in there love!

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  19. I totally know how you feel... natural is so much easier but something fun is a pick me up in the winter!

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  20. oh I love the pink! I can't believe you did it yourself. I definitely stick with natural because it's so much easier to maintain (haven't colored my hair in over five years). If you do want some color, though, I think the reddish black or black looks good on you!

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  21. You did the pink yourself? Major props. You pull off all the colors really well, but I like reddish brown the best. (And I lol'd at "fetch." It's like, slang from England.)

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  22. HUGE fan of the black and hot pink... and a pink streak shouldn't be too hard to dye back once you're on the job market :)

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  23. oh man, my life long dream is pink hair!! so i, of course, vote that. BUT i see your point about natural hair...uh guh ee! too hard! can't pick!

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  24. I love that you experiment so freely with your hair! my favorite is the reddish brown look, though you really do pull them all off. I wish I had your hair-ability!

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  25. I love the bubblegum pink! I'm having the same problem atm... I had almost black hair when I decided I want to dye it pink; I've now bleached it 5 times (within 3 months) and it's still too damn dark to be something near the cute light pink... But I think your pink looked fantastic and I will keep trying till I get mine pink too!;) Lol tho all the bleaching is really bad for the hair.
    And yes, I love your blog! Got all addicted by the first sight! Follow you follow me?(;

    xo

    Emmi
    http://gamma-mama.blogspot.com

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  26. i dye my hair when i'm stressed... if you have that tendency, too, it may be the culprit. what about a new color? i think a really rich dark chocolate brown would look really nice on you.
    <3 mode.
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