Sunday, August 2, 2009

Only her hairdresser knows for sure.

My name is Schmoochie and I am a compulsive hair colourer.

My confession: I have no idea what my natural hair colour is.

Pretty bad huh.....

It all started in 1984 when I was in 8th grade. I grabbed a pair of scissors and a bottle of peroxide and *VIOLA* I looked like Billy Idol.

I eventually moved on from the peroxide to hair colour in a box and through the years have been almost every shade of blonde from platinum to champagne to strawberry.

I've been medium reddish blonde and my last known colour was Deep Cranberry Auburn.
This was what led to my downfall. Never ever ever go darker after you've spent the better part of 25 years lightening your hair. {Are you playing attention and taking notes?}

After I broke my hair in February, I promised Ass-hat that I would not colour it at home anymore. He was quite alarmed at the amount of hair he was pulling out of the drain and was afraid I would become bald sooner rather than later.

It has been months since hair colour has touched my hair. And while the blonde high-lighting has softened the edge of re-growth it has become apparent that I am indeed, turning gray. My 'new' hair is a non-colour. I don't recall seeing "colourless" as an option on my drivers license. The gray hair should not surprise me, my mom went gray at 18 years old, so did my grandmother. I can't fight the gene pool.

I really miss my blonde hair. :(

Actually at this point I miss having a hair colour of any sort.


  1. This is why I always, always, always get someone that really knows what they are doing to color my hair. My aunt had a hair salon when I was in school and I saw too many people come in to get their hair fixed after they had messed it up.

    The first time I cut my hair off in a pixie I decided to stop coloring it. Imagine my surprise when it grew in a deep, dark brown. I had forgotten what color it was. Now I'm back to highligting to cover the grey.

  2. I'm a big fan of having my hair someone else!! :) I've been doing it since I was 15....I'm turning 29 in a few months. Haven't had my hair done since March. :0. I know! I decided it was time for let the natural stuff come out. We'll see how long this lasts. :)

  3. I haven't colored my hair in forever, but I have been seriously thinking about it lately. I'll definitely get "my guy" to do it for me, though. I'm pretty sure things would not go well if I attempted it at home.

  4. I am also in this I-don't-know-my-true-hair-color club... just thought I should get that out! :)

  5. I've never been a hair dyer...I hope you find your long lost hair colour lol.

  6. Same here! I've been coloring since college, usually some sort of reddish brown shade, but anything from light to dark brown. I thought I was doing this for fun and for a change, until with my first pregnancy 5 years ago, I realized that I am very gray! Crap. Now, it doesn't feel nearly as fun to color since it's out of necessity.