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24 March 2013 @ 09:40 pm
compulsive hair disorder  

The other day–several days ago now, on a brief shining moment of sunlight which has not been seen again, sigh–I got a look at the amount of white on my scalp. I actually have an *excellent* natural Rogue streak going on. Unfortunately, it’s the stripe of hair that falls down over my ears, rather than being at the front or even at the temples, classic Rogue style. I muttered something about this on FB–I don’t mind the white, but couldn’t it at least come in at the front, too, so I could just dye the rest of it brown and leave the white for a natural stripe?–and my friend Chrisber, amused, said, “It’s one of the great conflicts: Man vs. Nature, Catie vs. Her Hair…” :)

Anyway, with EasterCon coming up next weekend, I figured this was a good time to redo the Rogue stripe. I can’t find powder bleach here that’s nearly as effective as the stuff I can buy in America, so I’m now sporting quite goldy-colored roots. Still, every time I redo this and have the abrupt contrast from one color to the other, it makes me happy again. And perhaps some platinuming blonde stuff now that it’s been pre-lightened will finish off the color more accurately. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Catherine: pointsharpwords on March 24th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
This has been the War Room's Dyeing Weekend (thankfully not Dying Weekend) - I did mine yesterday (or rather, got it done) as a crimson dip-dye... No bleach involved though.

Weirdly, the other Alaskan-in-Ireland I know used to also have a Rogue stripe, although hers wasn't directly Rogue-inspired.
irishkateirishkate on March 24th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
You know you can get hairdresser's to dye to go actually white rather than just the blonde from bleach... My hairdresser showed it to me one time I was talking about going white for a change...
kitmizkit on March 25th, 2013 06:59 am (UTC)
Hairdressers are reluctant to damage hair that badly if a substantial amount of your hair is not already coming in white. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 25th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
I have what I like to call "Nature's highlighting" -- silver hair that is coming in mostly in streaks, which so far looks kind of cool. Someday I will undoubtedly hit a point where the streaks outnumber the dark brown...

Yours is way cooler, though.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on March 25th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
I admire all of you, with your funky-fun hair. As I said on Twitter, I'm far too lazy to do anything with my hair that requires MAINTENANCE! , so I'll just have to be the oooo-ahhh crowd. :-)
Flitterbyflit on March 26th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
Ironically I am getting an ever-increasing streak of grey coming out in my forehead... but it just generally dullifies my hair and isn't very distinguished at all. I've been pondering adding henna except there is a risk of ending up with shiny new penny hair in not a good way. (And it sounds like grey hair gloms up the henna even more so it would give me a carrot orange streak on penny hair.)