Hair Dye & Self Tanner

Ainsley wants to dye her hair blond.

Because it’s pretty.

“I wish I had blond hair like Zack,” she said.

“Well, anyone can have blond hair,” I said. “Or red, pink, brown, black. Any color really. No one is married to their natural hair color anymore.”

Personally, I think hair color is a wonderful technological advancement and the tools just keep getting better and better.

Several years ago I put some highlights in her hair while I was highlighting my own hair.

We’ve also had pink streaks glued in at one point.

It’s fun. It’s pretty.

“I want to get a good tan,” she said.

“I will buy you self tanner if you promise, promise, promise to wear sunscreen everyday, all summer long,” I told her.

“Deal,” she said.

I figure this is a great way for her to establish a good habit, the wearing of sunscreen. They didn’t have self tanners in my day. I worshipped the sun and now I have melasma to show for it. I’d rather she kept her skin nice and healthy and beautiful.

I’m off to the pharmacy to buy some Sun-In and self tanner. We’ll have a make-over party and be perfectly “sun-kissed” by day’s end.

I’ve said “no way” to the leg shaving though. Mostly, because it’s a never-ending battle once you start. It’s a pain and really isn’t fun at all.

What’s your stance on self-tanners and highlights and leg hair?

Tracee Sioux is a Law of Attraction Coach at  She is the author of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories. Contact her at

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