Just in case you haven't seen me recently, here's what I look like at the present moment:
This has been much more shocking to my friends than when I dyed my hair pink.
It's been an adventure with this hair, and I keep forgetting that it is what it is, but I have to say that I have loved it. I'm convinced that changing things like this about your appearance make you more confident (especially when the majority of people around you sincerely don't like it) and more importantly make you figure out who you are. One of my fears has been that I let my appearance be too much a part of my identity. My hair is pretty reflective of my personality (bu-duh). And whenever an introduction is necessary, it was always, "Hi, I'm Anna James, I'm 20, and I have red, curly hair,"--all things that shouldn't really define who I am. Changing it up is making me work harder to be me even more. And I like it.
Am I getting deep about hair dye? Yes. You're welcome.