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my understanding is that this hair color will result in “more fun”

bring on the blond jokes

bring on the blond jokes

Editor’s note: This post was updated below.

yesterday i was all, “hmm. i NEED a hair cut and if i don’t get one soon i will promptly die some sort of horrible internal-organ-related death and have to lay in an open-casket with split ends and bangs at the awful  “in-between” stage.

so i went to my local hair cuttery. but i forgot it was a saturday. and they were all “ya. the wait is five hours.” and i was all “really?! that’s crap.” and i left.

i was planning to give up and instead spend my day at old navy, but i happened to wonder past an ulta. i had only ever been inside one once when i was 17, and all i remembered about the experience was the everything on every shelf in every aisle was WAY TOO EXPENSIVE.

turns out others have noticed though, because they had absolutely zero wait at their salon. and there seemed to be a bored stylist strolling around with pretty hair, so i figured, i’d ask the question on everybody’s mind:

“how much do you guys charge for a hair cut?”

ive discovered over the years that’s it best to just throw it all out there when dealing with stylists and prices because otherwise they trick you into things. i.e. do you want me to blow dry your hair? me: yes. them when they finish: that’ll be $15 extra dollars. me: what the frick?! for a blow dry?

basically this means i just ask “how much does that cost?” any time they ask me any sort of questions. stylist: do you want me do layers? me: how much does that cost? stylist: do you extra conditioner? me: how much does that cost? stylist: do you want a magazine to read under the blow dryer? me: how much does that cost?

long story short, i was convinced not only to get face-framing layers, but also TONS ‘O BLOND!

a. it’s summer. b. my friend bronson, who’d only ever seen me as a blond recently lamented that i used to have pretty blond hair in such a way that made me think that i probably looked better with blond hair. and c. it’s summer.

however, my bill for this procedure made me feel pretty freaking guilty, so in other news i have also decided to give my full efforts to the whole vegan thing again. and you know. the blond hair (which im sure was done with MANY, MANY products tested on animals) will impose guilt that will remind me to stick with it.

also, i was praying about it and im pretty sure that recent events including, but not limited to: a. TLC airing the episode of “What not to wear” where stacy and clinton make over a vegan last night while i was watching tlc and B. this article about vegan was on newsweek’s homepage, means that the almighty is on board with this.

im hoping the fact that i have been taken a super vegan vitamin with both iron AND b12 for a few months will help combat that whole dizzy thing i dealt with last time. the plan is to take it not “one day at a time,” but “one meal at a time.”

thoughts on breakfast?

UPDATE: I don’t want this post to be interrupted to mean that I’m just trying the vegan thing out of guilt. I really, really  believe in veganism. I believe that our bodies weren’t meant to process dairy. I believe that farming and ranching industry is gosh awful to the living creatures it raises. And I believe that it’s just all around better for me. I just also know that it’s not going to be easy, so I need to have some additional motivation to get through the first 30 days.

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wait. do you think i need rogaine?

ok. so seriously, my hair feels thin.

do you think it’s because I’m vegan? (I don’t eat jell-o.) or because im getting old. (im almost 25 you know.)

it could just be because im neurotic.

im trying to blow-dry less.

but, the problem with that technique is that i feel like blow-drying makes my hair look fuller (thicker) so really, im not sure what to do there.

also, i’ve decided to switch from elastic pony tail holders to clips (which my best friend assures me do less damage to my hair.)

this is kind of a big deal.

not like new-job big deal or even becoming-vegan big deal. but none-the-less, it’s life changing.

you see, i kinda wear my hair up every.single.day. (I HATE how it looks down.) but clips are SO DIFFERENT.

for example, i can’t even lean my head back in the car (during my gawd awful commute) while wearing a clip without the clonky thing hitting the head rest.

YES, i could just take it out while driving, but what if i get in a car accident and my hair looks bad because it’s down and then my soul mate comes, but i don’t have enough time to put it back up or i lose the clip, so he doesn’t give me his number because im not wearing my hair up?

just sayin.

also, the strands around my face fall different because the clip can’t hold the shorter layers. i almost think it gives my face a softer look, but the jury is still out on this one because the shorter layers also could just be adding 10 pounds to my face.

who knows.

anyway, does anyone got any hair thickening tips for me? (and NO, washing your hair in mayonnaise and beer doesn’t make your hair thicker. i just makes you smell like a single man’s fridge for about three days. thanks for nothing cosmo.)

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