Friday, 13 June 2014

Accepting My Gingerness

This is a slightly different post today; I just fancied a change and I've started to realise the kind of direction I'd like to go in regarding my blog. I'd like to post something a little different every now and again, just to add something else into the mix instead of another beauty review.

I thought I'd do a post on my hair colour - a bit weird I know. But ever since I was young, I'd had a problem with being ginger. I don't think I was born having a problem with it, I think you develop it after being teased about it at school. I mean, it's only a hair colour; why should it cause problems? Plus when I was young, that was the worst problem I had! I know now that it's definitely far from a problem. Kids just like to find something, anything, to tease you about when you're young.



After being picked on and being seen as inferior just because of my hair colour, I began to feel like I didn't fit in. To be honest, I don't look back and think "oh that was a horrible time in my life" because now it doesn't bother me one bit; it wasn't exactly a major problem, I just wanted to write about it a little bit and the way other people and their comments can affect the way you feel about yourself.

When I got to the age of ten, I began to wear makeup for school (yes, in year five!) I applied mascara to cover my blonde eyelashes before I went out the door and it started to make me feel more confident. But I got to the stage where I wouldn't leave the house without it, which is a bit extreme for a ten year old in regards to wearing makeup. I also started talking to this boy on MSN who went to another Primary school. My friend told him I was ginger and he never spoke to me again - HAHA how mean!


When I left Primary school, I also got blonde highlights. I don't regret it, but I wouldn't get them again. I also began to use fake tan, which resulted in me getting nicknames such as 'carrot nose' as it went streaky every time! I think everyone looks back on times when they were younger and thinks "why did I wear that?" "Why did I have that haircut?" "What was I thinking doing that?!"


Over the years, my hair got much lighter in colour anyway - there's a lot of natural blonde running through it. Nicknames have stopped, probably due to people growing up and realising that it's just a hair colour! Plus, if you don't let things bother you people tend to stop picking on you if they don't get a form of reaction out of you. I'm now quite proud to be ginger hehe!

As I've got older, I've learned to accept it as it's not exactly a problem - it's different, but that's a good thing! I may not be able to tan, I may be a bit freckly and I may be seen as a bit inferior, but who cares! Nicola Roberts has learned to accept it and so have I!


Thanks for reading!

20 comments:

  1. I think your hair colour is beautiful hun, I love ginger hair, it always looks so good! x

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  2. Het staat je goed hoor! :)

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  3. It really made me the giggle the part about that boy that stopped talking to you haha! you're so right, kids will literally find anything to tease people about. So many people are actually dying their hair ginger nowadays so you should consider yourself lucky :D
    Bea x
    As Seen By Bea

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    1. Ahah, I know how silly! Yeah that's what I've started to realise these days, thanks for stopping by!:)xx

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  4. Your hair colour is GORGEOUS!! It's such a beautiful shade!! I have mousy hair which is just the very definition of dull and awful, and I would swap with yours any day. At least you have a colour lol, mine is just meh. My little boy was born with ginger hair and I was concerned about how mean people could be at first, but now I adore his hair and couldn't even care what people think. As you say, there will always be something kids at school pick on x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Aw thank you, that's lovely! Yeah exactly, if someone has something 'different' about them, kids pick up on it!xx

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  5. your hair colour is stunning! if i was going to dye my hair i'd want it a similar colour to yours :)

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    1. Aw thank you! I've just entered your giveaway!xx

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  6. Your hair is gorgeous! Kids are so mean, thank god everyone grows up (well nearly everyone!) my mum has red hair and is beautiful too!

    Kirstie
    www.ayellowbrickblog.com

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  7. Two of my best friends are ginger and spent all their school years covering it up but now both comfortable with their natural hair colour, they both look gorgeous rockin' the ginger and so do you :) xx

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    1. Yeah, I think as you get older you learn to accept it! Aw thank you so much:)xx

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  8. Yay! I'm ginger too. I was never bullied about it in primary school but from year 7 all the way t0 year 11 it was a huge problem. I used to say that I wanted a hair transplant. Despite the things I said, I didn't dye my hair, I just dealt with the teasing.
    As soon as I got to university I realised that actually, I love being a redhead. It makes me stand out and I've received so many compliments for it. I wouldn't want to be a "boring blonde" or a "basic brunette". I'm happy to be a radiant red :)
    NOBODY should be judged on the colour of their hair, just like you wouldn't judge them by their skin colour, shoe size or their preference of towels or hand dryers. It makes zero difference.

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  9. You shouldn't just accept your hair colour you should celebrate it. It's absolutely beautiful and whenever I see people with your hair colour I always think if I could have any hair colour I wanted, that is the colour I would choose. I would say it is more strawberry blonde than ginger (though I love ginger hair to). It's frustrating as well as it seems to be the one colour you cannot get in a hair dye. You can get honey blonde or proper red, but none are strawberry blond. I'm sooo jealous :) xxx

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    1. Aw thank you for the lovely comment!:)xx

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