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So my distance course books arrived. They're pretty heavy. I realized that the course was cheaper than I had thought because the cost includes textbooks, which usually end up running from $75 to $150. Niiice.

Tonight I am working on my website for my web design class. There is so much to do, and so little time all of a sudden :) I just realized that its the last week of classes.

Some of my girlfriends and I went out to the hair salon yesterday. We had a great time, and they got to touch up their blonde. It was pretty hilarious. When they walked in, they had different shades of blonde hair, and when we left their hair colour was identical. They started to look like sisters, because they had inadvertently chosen similar colour treatments. I think that one of my friends had toner in her hair so when it washes out it will lighten up a bit- and hopefully create some variation. I mentioned the similarity and they both started laughing and joked about how they couldn't be seen together because they were wearing the same outfit, so to speak.

I actually feel a bit bad for girls who have light (or dark blonde) hair and just need some colour to look authentically blonde. You can't resist getting it done, since you will look exactly like a true blonde, but all of the hair dyes are crammed with carcinogens. jdnoa was telling me that the dye preparations have to use a special chemical to penetrate the hair shaft, and because its designed for this it can't help but penetrate the scalp as well. As a result, all hair dyes increase your cancer risk if you are exposed to them on a regular basis.

With my skin and "midnight hair", I would look ridiculous as a blonde, so thankfully don't need to be concerned with this, but this story is kind of reminding me of the whole sun damage/ cancer/ tan fiascos that were so big in the '80s.

As a side note, I also didn't realize how long it took to dye hair! I got a nice cut and then wandered across the street to go shopping. I bought a couple of things that I needed at the mall and headed back well over an hour later- convinced that everyone had given me up as a bad job and already headed out of there. But the girls were still at it, with tinfoil in their hair and painting and at least another forty minutes to go. They were holed up in the salon for about four hours ;)

Looks like I'm getting deep conditioning on our next visit- that should kill some time! :)
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From:ging217
Date:November 27th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)

Beware the over-blonde hair

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I have been in my time, everything from blonde to red/black.... and each dramatic change in turn has had its consequences. Perhaps none so drastic as this last bout of lightening, where half the hair on my head has officially broken off. Color is a wonderful thing - just make damn sure you know where you're going and what you want before you get therer.

I need a new haircut. New Boy, new haircut. Isn't that the way it goes?
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From:nightshine
Date:November 27th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Beware the over-blonde hair

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I love the hair in your userpic :)

Oh, I know. I'm sure that I would be in the same scenario if I wasn't removed from temptation. I barely even cut my hair these days, although lately I've been thinking layers.

I need a new haircut. New Boy, new haircut. Isn't that the way it goes?

Sounds like the story, morning glory. Keep us posted..
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From:strwbrry_sweet
Date:November 27th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
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sometimes i wish i could have cute blonde hair, but it'd look terrible on me.
but i agree with you, it's nice not having to worry about it :)
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From:nightshine
Date:November 27th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
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I've never wished that I could be blonde, although I like the look on others. But I think that I totally understand- it would be fun to change your look so completely :)
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From:7ghent
Date:November 27th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
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We olive-skinned dark haired people really have it easy when it comes to stuff like that.
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From:nightshine
Date:November 27th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
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I know. Although, there are people that do dye their hair regardless..
*shudders*
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From:7ghent
Date:November 27th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but they are FOOLS :)
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From:nightshine
Date:November 27th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
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It's cool that you feel the same way. Not everyone agrees with us, unfortunately.

I've seen it look good only in a scant handful of cases.
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From:jdnoa
Date:November 27th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
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I said that? Your memory's a lot better than mine, so if you say so I'll take your word for it, but I thought that came from my mom. ^_^
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From:nightshine
Date:November 27th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
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You brought it up, I think, but the original sentiment definitely came from your mom :)

Anyway, I think that the reason your hair is so pretty- glossy and shiny- is because you've rarely dyed it.
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