Thursday, April 21, 2011

Red is Rad

I am a redhead. A real, natural born redhead.

I love my hair.

It isn't as vibrant a red as it used to be, but it is still beautiful.

I didn't always love having red hair.

I used to hate it with every fiber of my being.

Growing up in the 70s, having red hair was an anomaly.

Add to that my Buddy Holly glasses and my old lady name of Ruth and I had the trifecta for getting picked on.

So, I wanted to be a blonde.

Nobody made fun of blonde girls.
Or so I thought.

Than I got older and got the whole
" Why don't you show me if you're a real redhead or not?" ;)
Please.

Just look at my eye brows and my freckles.

Later on, I learned some guys really had a thing for redheads.
Really weird after growing up feeling really out of place cause I was the only one in my whole town with really red hair.

It made me feel good.

Now, I don't care if you like redhair.

I like my red hair.

And if I have my dad's hair genes, I'll have this hair color til the day I die.

11 comments:

  1. I am one of those guys who has a thing for red heads.

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  2. OT, I knew you were a great guy.

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  3. I think redheads have all the fun. :)

    Great meeting you through the A-Z!

    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  4. I am a redhead at heart

    I LOVE red hair

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  5. Nutschell, it's been nice meeting you too.
    Amber, that's great!

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  6. Wow! No grey hairs forever and ever. Hope you get your wish. I started seeing grey hairs in my twenties, and went downhill after that like a rock rolling off a cliff, lol.

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  7. Yvonne, One of my great-aunts was almost 100 when she died and the only grey hair she had was a little bit at her temples. Otherwise it was pitch black.

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  8. It's nice when one like the physical attributes they are given through birth.
    Even if it takes time to do so.

    My mother's father was a red head and she always wanted one of her four children to have red hair - but the best she got was two of us with "strawberry" tones in our blonde hair.

    As the years have gone by the red has become more noticeable and I'm good with it - as you said, if it's in the genes then that's what it's going to be.

    Great post and it's fun getting the scoop on you and your hair.
    Cheers,
    Jenny

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  9. Jenny, Thanks.
    I always wished my daughter had red hair. It was strawberry blonde when she was really little but the older she gets the less red I see.

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  10. This is a link to a photo of my on my fourth birthday. No lie -- the doll's name is/was Ruthie, and she had red hair (and braids). She was the only doll I ever saw with red hair.
    http://s65.photobucket.com/albums/h208/reader1107/?action=view&current=age4.jpg

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  11. Fourth Grade, That's really cool.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

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