In my adult hair life, I chopped it fairly short again while I was in the US Air Force Basic Training and even had a light body wave in it. My hair traveled through another period of a semi-'fro (which I liked well enough, especially after it loosened up and started growing out just a bit), to near shoulder length and back to short. In 2007 I decided to challenge my nursing students to help me raise $1,000 at which point I promised to shave my head at the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life. They helped me raise $1,600!! I was on stage for the graduating classes pinning ceremony with a wig on (didn't want to draw attention from them) but as soon as it was over, I attended the reception totally bald! I had a bald head for about a week before the stubble started to really grow!
So, my latest venture is to dye my hair purple for the running of the inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon (my first!) which I am doing with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. The fact that I'll be decked out in my fave color (purple) which is the team's color I decided that it would be fitting to also have my hair dyed purple. So, that's what I'm in the process of doing right now. Yesterday I bleached my hair for the very first time...ever. That was an interesting experience and this was the result:
|Older pic with an idea of original hair color|
(more greys in front).
|First application of bleach.|
|Oops! Forgot the shower cap!|
|After 1st bleaching, kind of a |
medium, brassy yellow.
|After 2nd bleaching,|
more blonde but still
some yellow areas.
| Sitting with the purple dye in.|
Added a warm towel on top to
use heat to improve uptake.
|The finished color!|
Color: Splat! Lusty Lavender
100 Days Challenge:
- Day 16: 4.196 mile run with grand pup in 58:21.
What I Ate Today:
- 1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 Tbsp Skippy Super Chunk peanut butter
- 8 oz hot water with lemon
- 40 oz G2
- 1 Bacon cheeseburger on homemade roll w/ grilled mushrooms and onions (Baby J's Grille)
- 1 order of french fries (maybe 8oz)
- 2 cups white rice
- 1½ cups shrimp etouffee