i don't think life has changed significantly, but here are a few things i've noticed since becoming blonde...
my hair feels considerably thinner, but it isn't as dry and rough as i thought it would be. to be fair, i had "virgin hair" (never dyed) which was extremely healthy prior to dyeing, so i think that may be some of the reason why it has held up so well. a hairdresser friend recommended joico k-pak colour therapy products for blonde hair and i have found it good so far. the revitaluxe treatment is pretty amazing.
the regrowth has been my main concern. my hair grows fast! although i don't mind the regrowth in its current state (2 weeks), by the end of 4 weeks i think i will be more than ready to get those roots taken care of. my only problem is now having to find a whole new hairdresser in a whole new country. if anyone has tips for a great asian hairdresser in london, please do tell! (particularly one that is good with colour)
after even a few days i noticed that my hair started to go a bit more yellow or brassy. this is undesirable. on the recommendation from my hairdresser friend i have been using joico violet shampoo, which has brought it back to a white/ash, however with still a few streaks of yellow here and there. may have left the shampoo in a little long last night as my hair had a somewhat lilac tinge. i have also heard that schwarzkopf silver shampoo is amazing, so that might be my next experiment. any suggestions welcome :)
my husband commented today that he thought i had been wearing more black since i've been blonde. i disagreed saying that i had always worn a lot of black and pointed out that maybe he is only noticing it more now that i am blonde as it is a lot more contrasting. other than black, i have found that colours such as pink and blue go well with blonde. pretty much my entire wardrobe looks so different on me! i have tended to shy away from grungy looks, afraid that i might look too rock n roll... but maybe i will have to incorporate it a bit more subtly.
i have always been told that blondes get more attention. i have maybe noticed a few glances in my direction, but nothing overt. i tend to think that people are only looking at me because you don't often come across a blonde asian. or maybe they are confused as to my origin. or maybe i just look like a crazy person
anyway, i really have no complaints. it's funner getting dressed and doing my hair. i'm still taken by surprise every time i see my reflection.