Most people don't realize just how much.
I could cut off just the damaged part and do all over brown...and then continue to cut off the damaged areas as the color faded.
I could do all over color, again, and ignore the problem.
Or I could cut it all off and start over.
So what did I learn?
2) I learned my natural hair color. You're laughing, I'm sure, but this was a real problem I had. After 18 years of color it, I had no idea what my natural color looked like. I could guess but new-growth always looks different when paired with colored hair. I always assumed it was mousy brown because that's what color DYED BROWN faded to most of the time.
4) I relied on my hair for feelings of femininity. Why? Probably because society dictates that girls have long hair. (Hey, Disney, can we get a pixie cut princess?) It was great for my Castiel cosplay, but I don't feel as girlie even when rockin' a dress and heels.