I’m always changing my hair colour. I can’t decide on a color and stick with it.I really can’t and it’s been that way forever. Still, whenever I’m not-blonde, looking in the mirror can surprise me, somewhat of a ” oh, I wasn’t expecting that! “… Which is kinda cool.
But 3 days ago I changed my hair colour, yet again, for a bigger purpose. I wanted to have the same hair color as my girls. Not because I wanted people to say we look alike ( which is fun, though) but because I didn’t want them to think that you need to have blonde hair to be pretty or to accept themselves.
I know they’ll be different from the other kids here and I can already feel that. But I don’t want them to ever feel like they have to change, to be someone they’re just not.
Back in brazil, girls had what we used to call “brazilian hair” which consisted in very dark natural hair with very light highlights. It was kind of a pattern and it got my thinking. I do not want to set that role model for my kids like my mom – who’d scream at me whenever I showed up with darker hair – did.
For the first time, she said I looked beautiful, now.
It’s a good thing we’re all growing.
This post is not meant to be offensive to blondes! I hope it didn’t come out that way!