true colours

Last night, as I was sitting on the couch with saran wrap on my head, I started wondering about my natural hair colour. I mean, I know that at one point in time, my hair was black – I’m Asian. When Asian babies are born, everyone scrambles to discover exactly what shade of black their hair will be. However, I am not a full Asian baby – thanks to my mudblood, I inherited my dad’s powerful wizard hair gene and thus, have been colouring my hair since I was 14. It’s a pain in the ass, but I’ve always hated people commenting on my “grey” hairs. For starters, they’re not grey- they’re white because wizard hair. And I’m short, so people taller than I (aka everyone) would notice and made stupid comments about my old as though they were the first one to discover the flaws of a hyper-self conscious girl with severe body image issues. >:E

As I’ve aged (gracefully), more and more of my hair grows in white. This isn’t really a bad thing – when I dye/henna, it gives me natural highlights. That’s cool. I’m really curious, though, about what my natural hair looks like. Judging by the amount of white I cover up, most if not all of my hair would grow in glorious wizard colour. What would that look like? Could I rock my dad’s white hair as well as he did? Or would I just look old as fuck?

There’s really only one way to find out, and it’s a pretty drastic measure: I’d have to shave my head. I honestly don’t know if I’m brave enough to do it. I’m not a huge fan of my head shape, there’s a reason I have bangs, and I don’t even want to contemplate the horror of my unframed face .. but still, the curious. Almost everyone I know has gone through the “shaved head” phase, although they were smart enough to do it at the age where everyone just assumes it’s rebellion and not a medicinal side effect. Like so many other phases, I seem to have skipped that one.

Tell me, internet: should I shave my head and find out what lies beneath? Or is this burning curiosity just a mid-life crisis that will pass with time and topical ointments?

2 thoughts on “true colours

  1. I too have always been curious about shavedheadedness but keep working at places that woudn’t accept it. Silly me.
    Plus when it got to that velvety length I’d spend all day stroking it instead of, say, working.
    Maybe grow your roots out a tidge then dye to match and let them keep growing?

    • The reason I leapt right to “SHAVE HEAD!!” is because I hate having roots so much :( I think it looks crazy awful and I get all weird about it, then I break out the henna. If I shaved my head (or at least cut it super super short like someone else suggested), then they wouldn’t really be roots – they’d just be my hair. So torn!

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