How My Life Changed When I Became A Blonde
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How My Life Changed When I Became A Blonde

Who knew bleach could do all of this?

How My Life Changed When I Became A Blonde

On a day-to-day basis, we don't think about how the color of our hair will affect our lives, but it truly does. As a former-brunette-turned-blonde, I have noticed changes in my daily conversations, as well as monumental (sometimes creepy) occurrences. Here are a few ways my life has changed since becoming a blonde:

1. I'm catcalled twice as often.

Usually, the cat-caller references my "beautiful hair." I have to lie twice as often about being a minor so that creepy guys can stop sexualizing me. Bleach does not warrant catcalls, and neither does anything else about my appearance.

2. I receive random discounts.

Normally I don't complain about saving money, but this is just another disgusting way creepy male cashiers objectify me. (I'm looking at you, creepy Primark cashier.)

3. I get more likes on my selfies.

Sorry, was I not up to your standards when I was a brunette? Did I not meet your expectations of beauty? My (genetic, hereditary) bad.

4. People talk to me like I'm an idiot.

I had a 3.6 GPA this past semester, I'm on my school's Dean's list, I was an Honors/AP student throughout high school, I'm the Editor-in-Chief of the Simmons branch of The Odyssey Online, I'm becoming a teacher, and you're irrelevant.

5. People who ignored me as a brunette suddenly want to talk to me.

But don't worry, they really enjoy my "fun personality" and "wit." *yawn*

Even though there are some downsides to this cosmetic change, I don't see myself going back to my brunette "roots" anytime soon. I love the way my blonde hair looks.

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