Cut and Color Chameleon: Why I Identify With Kylie Jenner’s Ever-Changing Hair

It’s no secret: Kylie Jenner seems to always have a new hairstyle, whether it be blonde, green, blue, long, short, braids, bangs, and everything in between:

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Recently, when she was asked about her changing hair styles, Kylie said that “it helps me with my confidence,” and that dying/changing up her hairstyle is “so much fun and you’ll feel totally liberated” afterwards.

When I first read this article, I completely identified with Kylie. As some of you know, I am also obsessed with my hair – not quite to the extent as Kylie, but I’ve always felt a need to change my hair A LOT. I’m pretty sure there was a period of time where I changed the cut every six weeks or so. I’ve gone through pixie cuts, bobs, lobs, orange tips, blue streaks, pink streaks, blonde highlights, and most recently this summer, a full-on cotton candy pink:

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My original pink hair

I cannot tell you how much I loved this change. Every time I looked in a mirror, my heart jumped a little bit because I loved it so much. I felt so much more confident and pretty. Sure, there are more valuable things than physical beauty, but being happy with your appearance is still important. And if dyeing your hair makes you happier, go for it! If changing your hairstyle every two days makes you happier, go for it!

I also totally agree with Kylie that it’s “liberating.” I honestly felt like a new person. I could conquer the world, if I felt so inclined.There was a new kick in my step, quite literally.

As the months passed, the pink slowly faded into Daenerys Targaryen blonde, if she had some serious roots:

My blonde hair
My blonde hair

I didn’t realize it at the time, but when I had my blonde hair, it didn’t do anything for me. Looking in a mirror, I didn’t feel that extra little jolt I felt when my hair was some crazy color. So, I bought some hair dye. I’d heard of Bleach London from Lou Teasdale, and I looked into it a little before deciding to order the Rose and Out of the Blue Super Cool Colour non-Permanent Hair Colour:

My hair dye
My hair dye

Unfortunately, these are only manufactured in the UK, so it took them a good 6 weeks from order to receiving them, but I have to say, it was worth the wait. These hair dyes are such good quality, super easy to use, and so so so moisturizing. The first time I dyed my hair, I went with pink on the main blonde part, with some blue around the roots:

My pink and blue
My pink and blue

I cannot tell you how happy I was after doing this. Every time my hair blew in my face, I got giddy because I love seeing the pastel pink, and knowing that that’s MY hair. Naturally, I felt more confident in my appearance as a whole: my outfits looked cuter and my makeup looked sharper. I cannot fathom how something so simple as hair dye can make you feel fifty times more confident. Of course I’m tired, of course I’m stressed (it’s college, of course you are) but hey, at least I think I look great, even if my life’s a mess.

This Sunday, I dyed my hair a purple/lavender. I actually mixed the pink and blue, and ended up with a half purple/half blue ombre thing going on, which I didn’t do on purpose, but it actually turned out pretty cool:

My latest hair
My latest hair

I can’t wait to see what kind of new hair adventures I’m going to go on. It’s taking all of my self restraint to keep from buying the rest of Bleach London’s colors, since there’s only so much you can do with pink and blue. Just like Kylie, I’m having so much fun just experimenting with my hair and doing new fun colors, and it’s fabulous.