It was interesting experiment, one that might be easy for most — six months without hair dye. I went about four months before I couldn’t take it anymore and got a glaze done, which is less subtle and less damaging than dye. Then I cracked about three weeks before the end and dyed it blonder, and I cut it all off.
Though it may not have been a complete success, like any experience I learned some lessons:
1. What I am addicted to most is change. I constantly feel the need to shake things up, and sometimes it’s helpful to take the time to stop and appreciate what is instead of always focusing on what could be changed.
2. Cheesy as it is – if it makes you feel beautiful, do your thing. That’s what it’s really all about. We all deserve to feel good about ourselves.
3. Everything is worth trying once. I launched the Ditch the Dye effort in May of last year, when my blog was just five months old. Though I didn’t get any press coverage or rack for the donations to fight cancer, I still received awareness and got lots of love and support.
4. If the plan isn’t working, revise. When I received zero donations for my Ditch the Dye effort, I decided to move my donation over to my Team in Training effort. The support was overwhelming and I raised nearly $2,000.