Henna is one of the oldest and most popular ways to change your hair color, but for such a commonly used dyeing agent, there's comparatively little information around on why, how, and when henna is a good choice and when it isn't. If you're contemplating coloring your hair with henna instead of a peroxide or ammonia-based dye but don't know whether you're making the right decision, here's a quick, easy guide to the pros and cons.
By the time I was in college I'd tried practically every hair color out there, from Fudge's Raspberry Beret to Manic Panic's Green Envy. I should have just worked at Sally's or something, but I'd take my lunch money to buy my staple developer and bleach. At the time, my hair was long and curly, so I had my Ronald McDonald red 'fro moments, but I guess me living in hippie, surfer-ville Santa Cruz, CA, I wasn't much of an oddity. I always wanted true, snow-white platinum, but that was only possible by means of weaves. My grandmother eventually got silvery salt and pepper gray hair, but not at an early age. All I knew was that it was beautiful, and if I could wear all these different colors, it was harmless fun.
All that said, I realized that in all the experimenting, I'd never (intentionally) gone gray. Earlier this year I saw pictures of Kelis, and then a few of my beautiful fellow blogger Nymphette, and figured why not? This seems to be a growing trend of gray on younger folks. Yes, I now live in the Bay Area (still more conservative than Santa Cruz), and yes, I work in corporate America, but what are they gonna say? "Your hair isn't a natural color?" Um, yeah, no. So I just did it!
Helluuur thurrrr, I'm Lola and this is my first blog entry so it's kind of like ummmm.... I'm just going to use this blog entry to tell y'all a little bit about myself. I'm 13 and I'll be 14 in October, so I can't wait for that because I am FINALLY allowed to dye my hair... THANK YOU MOTHER!!
Since Lourdes is a chip off the old block, we wonder if she'll go retro with Madonna's bleached blond '80s hairdo. Would you let your teen daughter alter her appearance?