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Do Blondes Really Have More Fun?

This question is somewhat relevant to me as for most of my life, I’ve had blonde hair. It’s something I was born with, and like most women have experimented with changing it over the years. At this point, I’m not even sure what my “actual” color is, but I think it’d still be a dark golden color.

Me as a kid- sorry if my paleness has caused any temporary blindness :)

Growing up, I was the only one of my siblings with the lighter color hair, which apparently caused some confusion, as both of my parents are brunettes. Countless times I’ve heard my mom tell stories of how she would be out with my cousin and I when we were babies, and people would always assume that her child was the other baby in the stroller, since my cousin has dark hair.

My brother, cousin and I as kids. Yes, those are nightgowns, and his is a Rainbow Brite one.

Over the years, I’ve had probably every color from the light blonde of my childhood to a bright red (I’m afraid brown or black would make me look like a vampire as my skin has also always been pale). Every time I change it up, I think I notice people treating me differently depending on what color I have chosen.

When my hair is more red, it seems like people are more argumentative with me, although I’m not sure if that is really true, or if I’m just more observant of those types of reactions because of the stereotypes of redheads being more volatile. I’ve made similar observations of people (mainly men) treating me differently when I’m more blonde, again that could be more me wanting to see results than actual behaviors changing.

As far as “fun” goes, I’ve never noticed a difference in my own personal enjoyment when my hair has been different colors.

I realize my topic is a question that has been asked countless times, and the answer honestly doesn’t matter, as the definition of “fun” varies depending on the person, and the hair color a person has really shouldn’t affect their level of happiness. With all of that being said, I still wonder how people would respond.

I’m on the side of it just depends on the person’s attitude, but is there anyone out there who actually thinks your hair color matters when it comes to having fun? Or have you noticed a change in your level of “fun” if you have been blonde or another color?

Quick side-note: Coincidentally I’m thinking of changing my color again and am open to opinions of keeping my current color, going more blonde, or back to a red.

Responses (13)

  1. It’s interesting to me that it’s so common for women to change the color of their hair. Why is that? Why not stick with your natural hair color?

    • Katy says:

      I think the biggest reason I do it is I just get bored with how my hair looks. It’s something easy and pain free that can be changed where a noticeable difference is immediately evident. And a change in color is less permanent than getting surgery, piercingly, or tattoos.

  2. Brad says:

    Given my family history, I am super excited just to have hair. I’m terrified of going bald. Bald people are angry. Especially when they have mustaches.

  3. chellykay says:

    (At this moment, I’m sitting at the salon while my highlights process.)
    Not only have I experimented with various hair colors, platinum blonde, brown, black, purple, honey, pink, and red, but I’ve also changed hair styles/ lengths on a regular basis.
    When I was a kid, my mom wouldn’t let me get my hair cut, so it was pretty long for years. When I was 19 I cut it all off into a super short pixie cut. I’ve been trying to grow it back out ever since.
    Any time I change my hair, I feel like I’ve become a different version of myself. I went through a “punk/goth” phase so my hair was dark for a long time. Now, I stick with blonde because I feel like it suits me the best. (Especially since I’m in the superwhitegirl club with Katy and dark hair washes me out) However, I would dye my hair pink in a heartbeat if it wasn’t against dress code at work!

    • Katy says:

      Have you noticed people treating you differently when you make drastic changes?
      I’ve noticed today that simply wearing my hair in French braided pigtails (I realize this is a hairstyle usually worn by 7 year olds) has made people seem nicer than usual. This could be in part that the people I’ve spoken to are just nicer than our normal customers, but I’m giving credit to the hair.

      • chellykay says:

        I don’t think that I’m ever treated differently based on my hair fluctuations. If anything, I’m the one who acts differently. For example, a good hair day equals a happier, bubbler chelly 🙂

  4. Jo Bohnenstiehl says:

    I think I treat you the same no matter what color your hair is but I prefer it blonde with a subtle strawberry hint like your natural color.

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