I colored my hair. I caved. I've held strong and natural for a while, but haha . . . all things must come to an end, right? I'll go natural again next time. :)
Before, I had a few people every now and then say that Jill had my hair color, but now every new person I meet seems to mention that she got my hair. Haha. I didn't really intend to dye to match, but I wanted a change that wouldn't be completely drastic like light blonde or dark brown or red, so light red seemed to be what I was looking for, and here I am.
It's been interesting to notice the reactions. In sunlight, people don't notice as much. Some people just think that the sun brings out natural red in my hair. (And if I look at older pictures of myself, it kind of does.) Only one person has noticed immediately with confidence. Some people don't notice at all, and I have to say something (or I just don't say anything and let them continue on thinking it's my natural color). And some people notice, but aren't sure, and they ask if I've done something. Tee hee. It's kind of fun. I really don't think it's too huge of a change though. It almost seems like it has the same light/dark level, just with a new color.
One thing it does seem to do is make my eyes look bluer and my cheeks rosier. A few people have commented that my face seems to have more color now, and I agree.
On the funny side, the first day I dyed my hair, I looked at my reflection quite a bit (sometimes in surprise because I had forgotten anything was different, haha). After a lot of looking, I thought to myself, "Hm. Strawberry blonde is just a nice way to say orange, isn't it? Please don't tell me I just dyed my hair orange." I have decided since then, though, that there is a difference between orange and strawberry blonde. Orange would be much more glaring and bright. Strawberry blonde is softer, pinker.