I'm not really a blonde. I'm a natural born redhead. Okay, actually, natural born strawberry blonde.
My mother has red hair. My Grandfather had red hair. My Great-Grandfather had red hair, and even 3 more generations up had red hair. Our son Preston has red hair. My younger brother has red hair.
I have been putting blonde highlights in my hair since...hmmm...
(You know it's been a while when you can't remember).
Well, I'm here to tell you that the last time I put blonde highlights in my hair was last June. I remember because it was right before we went on a 3 day camping trip over to the Olympic Peninsula and my hair looked particularly light and summery in all of those pictures (as seen below).
Here is me today:
That is my natural color. At least, the first 5 inches of it.
It's getting to the point where I either need to do an all over dye to bring it all back to strawberry blonde, or I need to put more blonde hightlights in it.
But I can't. I won't.
I'm stuck with roots for the time being because...
Surprise! It's our Christmas surprise baby! (we found out Dec 10th)
And there you are.
A very good reason why one should avoid using hair dye and why I now have 5 inch roots of red hair.
And as for the rest of this story...I will entertain you with another time.
Baby #2 is due August 20th. You can follow my pregnancy journal on The Belly Diaries for all the nitty gritty female info.