Reasons Why You Should Dye Your Hair

Reasons Why You Should Dye Your Hair

Dying your hair isn't that serious, live a little.
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Whether you find yourself wanting adventurous rainbow locks, red or ombre hair, it can be a scary decision to make. If you are like my sister, you will not dare to decide between dying your hair until you have thought about it for at least eight months.

It's safe to say that dying your hair has become a major form of self-expression. But what is there to think about? In my perspective, hair is hair and just like money it comes and goes. So before it is gone, try something different!

Everyone should dye their hair at least once in their life. It's a way of exploring yourself and getting to know who you are. The possibilities are endless because it is one of those things are 100% your choice. If its red hair you want or bright orange, you can have it. Purple? That too.

There are stages when you first dye your hair. At first, you will feel weird, and you will even notice that it almost changes your skin color. It's like you are a new person. You will also find yourself trying hard to style your hair for a week or two getting up 30 minutes early, but that won't last long if you are like me.

The first time I decided to dye my hair was when I was fifteen, I did not have consent from my mother, but I honestly didn't care. My thought was, "Its just hair after it is done she can only accept it" and sure enough. I came home that day to the surprising response of her saying, "Wow you look so different!" and that was all.

It was one of those "I told you" moments, except I was the one who told myself. Since then, I have dyed my hair over nine different times. The most dramatic, I have to say was a box dye in the shade "Blackest Black" out of Family Dollar. I probably won't do that again, but I'm glad I did it. Lesson learned.

There are things you have to look into when you decide dying your hair, especially if this is your first time. We have all heard those horror stories of a friend of a friend that went to the girl that does hair in her garage and fried it, so she had to cut it off.

We aren't here for that! It can get pricey sometimes, but you will find someone that will do it within your budget so don't give up and also don't just trust anyone! Remember to tell your colorist what you want, and don't be embarrassed to comment if you don't like something while in the process.

If you go for a particular style, you should know that it will take more than one appointment to get it how you want it or to keep it up so do not get discouraged if it doesn't look perfect the first time.

I like to color my hair because it's almost a new beginning each time. The times I find myself sitting on a high chair getting my hair done are the times when I don't feel like myself anymore, and I am tired of everything, including my appearance.

It will not solve your problems or make them go away, but you will feel like a new person with a new beginning. Whatever you choose to do, I hope you just go for it and step out of your comfort zone. I guarantee you won't regret it!

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The 10 Stages Of A 2:30 P.M. Kickoff, As Told By Alabama Students

But we still say Roll MF Tide!

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We all have a love-hate relationship with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Bryant Denny Stadium, especially when it's 94 degrees.

1. Immediate sadness

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What do you mean I have to wake up at 9 a.m. to get ready?

2. Bracing yourself for the worst

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It's a marathon not a sprint ladies and gentleman.

3. Accepting the game is going to happen

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Rain or shine we are all in that student section screaming our heads off.

4. Trying to wear the least amount clothes possible without being naked on the Quad

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Is it me or does it get 10 times more hot the minute you walk on to the quad?

5. Shedding a tear when you walk out your front door once you feel the heat and humidity on your skin

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Is it fall yet?

6. Drowning your sorrows inside a Red Solo cup at 11:30 a.m. at a fraternity tailgate

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Maybe I'll forget about the humidity if I start frat hopping now.

7. Getting in line to go through security realizing it'll take an hour to actually get inside Bryant Denny

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More security is great and all but remember the heat index in Alabama? Yeah, it's not easy being smushed like sardines before even getting into Bryant Denny.

8. Feeling the sweat roll down every part of your body

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Oh yeah I am working on my tan and all but what is the point of showering before kick off?

9. Attempting to cheer on the Tide, but being whacked in the head with a shaker by the girl behind you. 

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Shakers are tradition, but do we have to spin it around in a full 360 every two seconds? I have a migraine from just thinking about it.

10. Leaving a quarter into the game because Alabama is kicking ass and you're about to have a heat stroke.

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I'll watch the rest in air conditioning thank you very much!

We may not love the 2:30 kickoffs but Roll Tide!

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12 Not-So-Boujee Must Haves For Your First Home/Apartment, If You Want To Actually Survive

Broom > Swiffer. Trust me.

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Whether a college student or just moving into your first home or apartment, here is a list of things you probably didn't know you needed.

1. Shower Curtain Rod. 

In my furnished apartment, I was thinking the past tenant would have left this item. WRONG. Walmart is going to be your best bet for getting this, I went to at least three other stores first, and none of them had it so save yourself time and just go to Walmart.

2. Organizers. 

I was lucky enough to already have one. However, drawer organizers are so important. Not only do they save space for me in my apartment and on my desk, but it acts as my nightstand. Living on the fourth floor of my apartment, the last thing I wanted to do was haul a wooden nightstand up to my room. So get an organizer that has wheels, they usually have colored drawers so they can follow whatever color scheme you have going on.

3. Wall Decorations. 

I'm usually not one worried about decorating, but the walls will feel empty without even a cheap poster from Walmart or family photos. Something about decorating just really makes it feel more like home, than if you had just an empty room.

4. Oil Diffuser.

This was new to me. However, not only does my oil diffuser give a little extra light when it's on, but my room always smells amazing now, even if the rest of the house smells like food. Scentsy pots work too, but with the oil diffusers there's less mess and you can use oils similar to DoTerra for health and mood benefits.

5. Tinfoil. 

We all eat food. And let's be honest, college students are lazy and life is so much easier when you can just throw tinfoil on top of your dish and toss it in the fridge. Especially when you're in a hurry. Yes, that's also what Tupperware is for but you also can use it for cooking in the oven.

6. Rugs. 

Most kitchens are hardwood or tile of some sort, having a rug in front of the entrance and in front of the sink are essential to creating less mess to clean. We have a lot of guests in our apartment and since we don't have carpet anywhere but our rooms, it is tough to ask for shoes off so having a rug at the front door can cut down the amount of dirt tracked in.

7. Lamps. 

Lighting can be limited in rooms so it's nice to bring some sort of extra lighting. Either a stand up lamp or just a desk lamp can make a huge difference in the lighting of your room.

8. Dry Shampoo. 

This is less of a need for your home and more of a need for you. I have recently jumped on the dry shampoo trend and it's a life-saver. If you have a long night of studying or wake up late and don't have time to wash your hair, it's a great fix and easy way to keep from looking like you are losing your mind.

9. Extension Cords. 

If you didn't figure this out in a dorm, you are now. Outlets can be in inconvenient places, and as a college student, you have to have space to plug in a laptop, printer, phone, lamps, and anything else that you need to plug in. Extension cords and power strips will solve that problem.

10. Broom. 

Yes, a broom. Not a swiffer. Sadly, if you have more dirt than dust, a swiffer will do you no good. You can get a cheap broom at just about any store that carries any cleaning supplies.

11. Paper Towel Holder. 

I mean you could go without but it does make things more convenient. Also looks nicer than just having a roll of paper towels sitting on the counter.

12. Cooking Oil. 

Super easy to forget, but used more often than you think. Cooking oil is used for so many things, and if you have a kitchen, make sure you have it. Nothing is worse than having a meal planned and finding out you don't have cooking oil.

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