I just finished reading Amy Astley's interview with
the ball and chain that is HIGHLIGHTING. God, I am so
sick of HIGHLIGHTING. For years I have dutifully appeared
at my salon every 10-12 weeks and sat for hours burning
my scalp to feign Swedish descent. But no more. I'm officially
declaring myself done.* This is huge for me. I once stopped
speaking to my dad after he wrote I was brunette on my passport
application in middle school. I'm feeling inspired by
the roots these ladies are rocking.
*I maintain the right to revoke this statement as soon as
my roots grow out long enough for me to see my real
hair color for the first time in 10 years.
I imagine it might feel something like this.