My Friends Dyed Their Hair In The Dorms And What A Process That Was

My Friends Dyed Their Hair In The Dorms And What A Process That Was

What a mess...


I don't know whose idea this was, or if it was a spur of the moment decision. I was walking back to my dorm room the other week, and as I passed by one of the sink areas, I saw my roommate and my friend both dying their hair.

All I know is that dying your hair in the dorms is a ridiculous process.

1. Chairs.

So, for those who aren't familiar with Rowan University, and further not familiar with Holly Pointe Commons (my dorm building), the bathroom situation, like at any college, is less than ideal.

At Holly Pointe, we have pods (A pod, B pod, etc.), and each pod has the typical designated gender bathrooms and showers, a trash room, laundry rooms, and sink areas. The sink areas are literally just two counters of three sinks lining the walls.

The girls brought the desk chairs from our room into the sink area to dye their hair. They sat in the chairs while two of our other friends dyed their hair, and this was probably the cleanest part of the whole ordeal.

2. Dying and washing process.

The girls wore old t-shirts that they didn't particularly care about, like anyone that box-dyes their hair at home, and our friends got to work putting in the color. My roommate dyed her hair a blue-tinted black color, and our other friend dyed her hair a maroon, purple color.

I walked in about halfway through the whole ordeal, and even from when I first saw them, they had dye on their foreheads and in their ears. There were some drops of dye on the floor, but it wasn't that bad.

I went back to my room and did some homework.

I go back to the sink area to see the progress later on, and it was so much worse than what I was expecting. They were in the middle of washing the color out of their hair, and because of the way the sinks are set up, they were both leaned over with their heads under the faucet or leaned backward awkwardly over the sink.

Either way, it looked so uncomfortable.

Just from trying to wash the color out of their hair, the dye on their faces, ears, necks, and shirts was so much worse.

Dye was everywhere.

3. The aftermath.

The amount of hair dye that was covering the floors... I felt so bad for the janitorial staff in Holly Pointe. The tiles were completely splattered with blue and purple hair dye, and it looked like the sink area was turned into an art classroom.

Somehow, they got hair dye on the wall on the opposite side of the sink area. The counter that they used had dye all over it; just the entire process in itself was a giant mess.

Aside from dye in the sink area, both my friends had hair dye all over their faces, hands, necks, and clothes. My roommate Katie's face had blue splotches and the back of her neck and ears were completely colored blue. They kind of looked like they got in a fight.

It was a fun experience and something for everyone to do as girl time. My friends looked great afterward, but it wasn't easy at all. My recommendations for anyone trying to dye their hair at college: maybe don't, or maybe just wait until you go home a weekend to get it done professionally.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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10 Problems Girls With THICK Hair Always Get Tangled Up In

"Wow, you have so much hair!"


When you have thick hair, you're very well aware of all the problems that come with it. For those of you who do not have thick hair, here are just 10 things people with thick hair have to go through.

1. You always feel hot because your hair is just SO thick 

On the plus side, our hair can be used as ear muffs when it's cold. On the down side, summer (and "spring" and "fall" if you live in the south).

2. Shedding 

How'd that hair get there?! No one knows.

3. You go through ponytail holders like nobody's business 

Have you ever broken a ponytail holder the FIRST time you tried to use it? Well, thick-haired people have.

4. Don't even bother brushing 

If you have thick AND curly hair like moi, brushing is NOT an option unless your hair is wet.

5. Speaking of wet hair...

Oh, you want your hair DRY? Good luck with having dry hair after you shower. It'll be a while.

6. Want to dye your hair?

Be prepared to spend all day at the hair salon. You have to go through ROUNDS of bleach before you can even start to color your hair. And also be prepared to shell out at least $100.

7. You have to style you hair in LAYERS 

You'd be better off just putting it in a ponytail and calling it a say. Ain't nobody got time for that!

8. Short hair? Good luck!

Having short thick hair, while taking less time to wash, is even EXTRA thick because the curls have nowhere to go.

9. Long hair? In summer?

If you've ever had long thick hair, you'll know that summertime is the. Absolute. Worst. You're sweating not even five seconds of being outside and the frizz. Oh my goodness, the frizz.

10. Headaches 

With you hair being on top of your head all the time, headaches are a natural occurrence.

On the plus side, my hairdresser always says "wow your hair is so thick!"

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