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To Color or Not to Color

So over the last few weeks, I’ve been toying with the idea of coloring my hair. GASP! I’ve never in my life wanted to color my hair until now. Why? I have no earthly clue.

My natural hair color is a color most black women pay a hefty chunk of change to achieve in the salon or at home. It isn’t a very common color for a black woman and I’m truly proud of that. My hair color as well as the many other quirky facts about me, make me unique. But I want to change that for some crazy cracked out reason.

I blame Pinterest for putting all these damn ideas in my head! Yeah it’s Pinterest’s fault that sooooooo many color treated naturalistas are featured in the pins. Yep! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it… Even it is a tab okay maybe a lot faulty. WHATEVER MAN!

Yes I’m done now. Sorry… Back to the post. o_O

So the idea of color treated hair has been meandering about in my mind. I’ve been looking at Pinterest for weeks to see if I can find a color that would be suitable for my complexion. That will bring out my dark colored eyes. That won’t damage the integrity of my hair which I believe is what worries me the most. I also want a color that will not be hard to maintain. Cuz we all know that I. Am. Lazy!

Of course, I wouldn’t do anything without getting the opinion of Miss May because well she knows how extremely lazy I am about my hair. Plus she might just be able to help me decide which hair color would suit everything that is me and my laziness. Hell she might just tell me to lighten my current color and call it a day which would not be entirely a bad thing.

I suppose I just want my hair to POP and be full of kinky/coily/curly life. Stay tuned guys. I won’t make a decision until after the New Year.


Thanks for reading…


The Southern Yankee