At the end of 2018/start of 2019 I made the decision that everyone who runs away from their problems decides: I’m doing to drastically change my hair. “Yeah, changing my hair will change everything. Changing my hair will make it all better.”
At first, I wanted more of a warm subtle blonde. But, as many blondies will know, once you bleach you just can’t stop. My ultimate goal is now a Daenerys Targaryen mother-of-dragons and breaker-of-chains kinda lewk.
We all know the common belief that blondes are dumb (well, reader, I was this dumb before I dyed my hair so HA! The joke is on you.)
But the other famous stereotype is that blondes have more fun.
But what does this mean? Does it hold any bearing? Is bleaching your hair within an inch of its life the secret to happiness?
Well, I did a bit of digging.
A study (yes it’s from the Daily Mail but it still counts) suggest that 3/4 of women who dye their hair blonde feel immediately more sexy and glamorous. Blonde has always been the hair colour associated with sex icons (think Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lawrence, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Pamela Anderson). Perhaps this new-found sexiness and feeling of glamour makes women feel happier and like they’re having more fun. So this seems to check out.
Studies have also shown that over 1/3 men seem to prefer blondes to any other hair colour, so perhaps more male attention = more fun? However, of course, it doesn’t matter what men prefer. You do you, girl.
There are, however, a few reasons why blonde may not be as fun. One being that it is higher maintenance, as roots grow through fast and (god forbid) you get brassy hair!
Also, I have noticed people have treated me a little different, and not always in the best of ways. I get the vibe that people who have only met me post-blonde assume I am ditsy, whereas when I had brown hair they would read my confusion as… well, just understandable confusion.
I have also noticed a few more men looking at me when I walk down the street. Of course, it’s flattering, but I am aware that my bright hair makes me stand out more and I’m just not used to the attention.
Ever since I dyed my hair, good things have happened. I got a job I really love (being paid to write- Yesss). I have developed some really meaningful and supportive friendships. My mental health has gotten better. Life is good, man.
However, is this because my hair now has no pigmentation? Or is it because I am more confident in myself, and I am the one that has made these things happen.
I feel more confident so I socialise more and, of course, my friendships improve because of that. My confidence also leads to me applying for jobs I would have thought out of my league, and actually managed to get one. Also, my confidence has allowed me to feel ready (and worthy enough) to go and seek the help I need and deserve.
I do have more fun as a blonde, but not because I’m blonde. I have more fun because I have found a way to express myself and find confidence through having great hair!
I would love to hear what you guys think! Do blondes have more fun? Does your hair colour have that much of an impact on your quality of life? Let me know in the comments below!
Love from Evie x