Pros And Cons Of Dying Your Hair

Pros And Cons Of Dying Your Hair

Confessions of a purple-haired girl.
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Debating whether or not to try out that bright hair you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest? Do you want mermaid hair, but are too afraid to try it? Read through this lit of pros and cons, and make up your own mind about it!

Pros:

1. You will feel more like yourself.

Expressing yourself is important. Some people do it through clothes, some through makeup, others just with personality, but coloring your hair is definitely a valid and exciting option!

2. You will look awesome!

Colorful hair is super pretty and unique to you. After all, nobody is born with lilac tresss, green streaks or flaming red bangs. It is definitely a unique way to make yourself noticeable.

3. There are infinite possibilities.

Galaxy Hair, Sunset Hair, half and half, the options are endless! You can have basically any combination of colors you can imagine.

4. You meet a lot of cool people.

While bonding over which colors to choose, you might be surprised to find out how cool your hair stylist is! Or maybe your dye job will get you into some really great conversations with complete strangers, and potentially new friends.

5. It’s safe.

Unless you bleach your hair every time you change colors, or are using chemical-heavy formulaic dyes, your hair will be a-ok! Hair dye is becoming progressively more plant-based, and often conditions your hair while it sets.

6. Change.

Changing your hair color, much alike changing your hair cut, can bring about change in your life. Had a bad break up? Going to a new school? It’s the perfect time to try out that color you’ve always been too afraid to try. It’s the same idea as rearranging your room. And if you don’t like it you can always start over.

Cons:

1. Fading.

Depending on the dye you use, and your shampoo, your hair may need frequent retouching. The longevity of your color is best ensured by using permanent hair color, and dye-safe shampoo. Some people use temporary dye, let it fade out, and use this as an opportunity to switch colors again.

2. People won’t always like it.

…and they don’t have to. You might get a sideways look, or negative comment every now and then, but it’s nothing to worry about. If people have nothing better to do than judge you for your hair color, that’s their own problem.

3. It can be expensive.

Having a truly intricate hair color might cost you a lot from the local hair salon, but it’s definitely worth having it colored evenly. If you really can’t afford it, there are plenty cheap, drugstore alternatives.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.
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Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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5 Stores You Should Never Take Your Girlfriend To, Because You'll NEVER Get Out

You've heard the jokes about Target... they're real. It's a real problem.

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There are some stores that really are money suckers... everything is cheap and cute, and you just want to buy everything. Guys, here are the seven stores you should NEVER, EVER, under ANY circumstances, shop at with your girlfriend!

1. Target

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Never EVER take your girlfriend here! She'll find an irresistable pair of booties she HAS to buy, or a cute new top, or some comfy sweats that would look super cute with that hoodie of yours. Don't do it.... just don't.

2. T.J.Maxx

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This is another trap. Everything is cute and name-brand, and there will be something she wants, I promise. Last time I was there they had Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirts on sale... really had to demonstrate self-control there.

3. Bath and Body Works

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This one is especially dangerous because there's ALWAYS a sale, and you normally get a bunch of free products, so trying to not buy something is really REALLY hard. I always cave, I can't help it.

4. Yankee Candle, or any candle store.

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Candles are like a thing I buy and never use but can't talk myself out of buying. I love the way they smell, but I always forget about them. It's a slippery slope, and once you get started it's hard to stop buying them.

5. Forever 21

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Want a new outfit for the weekend? $20 and you're set. Girls LOVE Forever21, and it's so hard to say no when you find something you love for $10...

Well, fellas, I hope this list helped if you want to save money and/or time! Girlies, what are your favorite stores I forgot to mention?

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