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Ginger Locks of Love

Okay so I know I posted wednesday about my dad and this may seem a little repetitive but I swear it’s a really cute story! You know your dad’s an awesome guy when he grows his hair out long enough to donate to children who suffer from long term medical hair loss.

Five years ago this October my dads best friend lost his life to cancer. Losing somebody you love and care about is one of the most difficult things a person can endure especially in the middle of their life. My dad got a tattoo as a remembrance for his friend Jim, visits him at his grave and constantly keeps his spirit living through photos and memories.

About three years ago my dad decided that in honor of Jim as well as other people suffering with this horrible disease all around the world, he was going to do something not many 50 year olds can do – grow out his hair and donate it. Locks of Love is an organization that that makes wigs for children under the age of 21 – their hair has to be ten inches long and in a ponytail before it is cut and sent in. It’s funny because it’s not every day you see one of your friends fathers with hair longer than their ears. His hair is longer than some of my friend’s. He may get funny looks and silly harassment from outsiders who think he’s a total weirdo and going through a midlife crisis because his hair is so long, but that didn’t stop him along his journey.

On thursday of next week my dad will be cutting and donating his hair after a long three years. I’m proud of him for fulfilling this goal of wanting to change somebody’s life so drastically. I know the recipient is going to LOVE the bright orange, curly hair they receive and hopefully it means as much to them as the experience did to my dad.

I mean honestly, who wouldn’t want this as their new hair? I know I would…and i’m i’m not just being bias!

Ginger flow. Killin’ it pops

Celeb-RED-ies

I know that I have briefly discussed celebrities who take the risk and make the transformation of having a generic hair color to a fierce red, but recently there is one celebrity that I would have never imagined red hair to look good on; that actress being Brittany Snow. Dying your hair and taking the risk of becoming the ultimate ginger is not an easy task for most, especially those in the limelight because people WILL be seeing you and WILL be judging you. For me, however, Brittany looks so gorgeous with the new ginger locks I give her props for trying out the new style – I mean who wouldn’t want to be a redhead, right?!

Brittany has experimented with almost every hair color from dark brown to bright blonde so I think it was about her time to venture on over to the dark side as a redhead. I suggest all people who have icky hair colors to try it because redheads definitely have more fun, and I’m not going to sugar coat anything but we’re better than everyone else. Not because majority of us are funny, and awesome and a pleasure to be around more so than anybody with hues of yellow or brown in their hair, just because well, we’re better.

I hope Ms. Snow decides to leave her hair this beautiful color for a while because although I did love her when she had blonde hair, she just kills it as a redhead so I wouldn’t want to see her turn back to an unordinary human being. To see other celebrities who have dyed their hair red and can pull it off – aside from Rihanna and Rumor….sorry girls it’s just not working for you – check out this link!

Ginger LIES

In today’s post I have decided to focus on freeing all ginger people of any negative stereotypes or false statements that are being surfaced around the internet. I know how unintelligent the people are who feel as if it’s necessary to start these “funny” but untrue statements, so I’m here today to just set the record straight. Just a forewarning, some of them are obviously not the nicest or the most appropriate.

1. Taking a ginger into your home will cause milk to spoil: Alright whoever made this one up is clearly on some sort of hallucinogens because that is the most preposterous thing I have ever heard. There is always a gallon of milk in my fridge at home and it has never gone bad.

2. Gingers have to eat carrots to maintain their hair colour: I don’t eat carrots…ever…my hair is still red.

3. The hair of a ginger, when sprinkled with dew and placed under moonlight becomes pure gold: Well, I wish I had known this a long time ago because then I would be a very, very rich girl.

4.  Every time a ginger is born a unicorn dies: That’s weird, I wasn’t aware unicorns existed. Oh wait, they don’t.

5. Every time gingers have sex God creates a new STD: Where are the statistics for this? Who is such good friends with God and knows this? Please, let me in on your source of information so I can slap them with some knowledge.

6. At the end of every rainbow there is a ginger: Well, this is sort of true. Leprechauns are gingers, right?

7. Doctors have been arrested for prescribing rat poison to sick gingers: I’m pretty sure I heard a story about this in the news actually….

8. Last year congress passed a law prohibiting ginger hunter season: I wouldn’t blame people for wanting to hunt us. We would make great stuffed gingers. Beautiful, all gingery, and there forever.

9. One of the leading campaigns for abortion rights is, “it let’s us kill gingers, legally!: This one, in my opinion, is just hideous. Making a joke out of something that isn’t even funny in the first place. Grow up.

10. Gingers invented tanning booths and hair die: That’s actually false. Neither of them are gingers.

In summation, people are idiots. Ginger power, baby.

What NOT to wear

Hello my little ginger snaps! As some of you may know if you’ve been reading my blog, I’m going down to Florida in a few day’s for spring break. I have been acting like a kid on Christmas eve for the past week just awaiting that beautiful coach bus to come pick me up with 40 other students who will all most likely be completely smashed within the first hour of our 24 hour trip…anyway.

As I’ve been shopping around spending money I don’t have to buy things for my trip, I’ve definitely been having difficulties finding things to wear because this time of year there are so many bright and vibrant colors in nearly every store. Being a ginger, I know these colors don’t look good on me especially since I’m ridiculously pale at the moment…well actually, I’m always pale. Although I did bring dozens of reds, oranges, and pink shirts into the dressing rooms in hopes maybe the rule had changed, I slowly kept getting uglier and uglier after each outfit I tried on. So, because of the troubles I’ve been having, I figured I could save you guys a few and leave you with some expert makeup and fashion advice!

I really like what these websites have to offer when it comes to tips for gingers because it’s true to who we are and typically rules I abide by. I think they both give great advice for letting out our true beauty rather than hiding our gingerness. Well, embrace it now redheads of the world because we’re a rare breed and if we change, who are people supposed to make fun of?  ;)

Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are days when most of us ginger-folk go walking out the door thinking we look like this :

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When in reality we really look like this: Image

I highly suggest you follow these tips to avoid this at all costs. Happy hump-day, beauties!

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