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?