I have gotten a lot of comments about my blue hair. I've had people tell me that I can't support UK, and have to dye my hair read to support U of L. I've had people tell me that they think it is really cool. I had one woman tell me that she thinks I look good with dark hair. I've been used for many jokes during Tae Kwon Do. But, all of this has been in fun. I quite appreciate the humor.
Of course, I've also gotten the question, quite regularly, "Why blue?" The easiest and simplest answer to this, is the one I give most often, "Because I wanted to." Then, there's another element of truth to why I originally wanted to do it 8 years ago. Latent rebellion. Then, if you want the full out, long history of why I dye my hair blue, I'll give it to you. Only one woman has been interested beyond the, "Because I wanted to" answer. But, I'll give it to you, too. Sorry.
8 years ago, I saw a T.V. show that a girl had died her hair bright pink in, or maybe she was wearing a wig. I can't really remember. Anyway, I thought it looked so pretty and downright cool. I also could appreciate the shock value of it. I wanted to do that, but I wanted it to be blue. But, I waited and waited. Then, in April of '07, I had my 30th birthday. I decided if I was going to do it, I needed to do it soon. I'm getting to old for this sort of thing. But, I had decided that I didn't want to go all blue. So, I had streaks put in. I fell in love. I love my blue streaks. Now, I've done it 3 or 4 times. And, I am still enamored of it.
However, Dominic has decided that since our Tae Kwon Do Master wants him to go red next time, that he has to go red. So, maybe we'll go red next time. It might be nice to try something different. After all, it is just hair. It will fall out, grow out, and eventually be back to the curly brunette that I've been since Dominic was born. And, that's a completely different story.