I don’t have a picture to post because my camera is not good enough to capture the subtle red highlights on my fringe. I didn’t want to go overboard because this was the first in my life that I’ve ever coloured my hair, so I went for a small strip of red on one side of my fringe, just to test whether I liked the colour and to see if my body was somehow allergic to it (pretty sure that there’s no such thing).
Red highlights on the fringe. If you know me very well or have read my blog for the past year, you don’t need to make a hard guess to figure out which character gave me that inspiration.
Should I go back for a second round in a month or two, I need to highlight a lot more — probably the entire fringe if I want the red to standout. I’ll probably even highlight the back ends of my hair, because this is the way to be more strong.
Somehow, having highlights now has made me become more aware of the hair colours of the people around me. And I just realised that there are a lot of people who highlight or dye their hair too. 15 years ago such an act would have been considered taboo in our conservative Asian society, the same way how tattoos are still frowned upon by some people. How times have changed and how we have started to become more open-minded.
There is nothing wrong with adding a little bit of colour in our lives.