Tale of the Dark Roots

You ever wake up and just want to give up on your appearance? Showing up for work, having your co-workers talk behind your back about what a trashtacular turn for the worst your looks have taken?

I gave up on my appearance.

Hello. My name is Captain and I could give two shits about the way I look.

OK, so I don’t generally go in public decked out like a dork.  But I do often wake up longing for hair that magically grows a light blonde out of my scalp (instead, I have to visit my magician every six weeks) therefore alleviating the need for me to wash my hair every.single.day.  If I miss a shampoo, I look like I have taken Crisco to my roots by noon.

How does one cover up the trashiness growing from her mane? Remedies I’ve found…

#1. The Snooki

Snooki wants her pouf back.

The Southern version of the Jersey Shore ‘do.

Requirements: two barrettes. This overall style saves me 25 minutes of hair time in the morning.

Two barettes

Objects may seem higher in the mirror than they are in actuality.

#2. The Bang

When I was bitching at work regarding my hair care, a girl turned around and said, “Just wash your bangs in the morning.” Well DUH!

Wash your bangs. Duh.

Full frontal cleanliness.

Requirements: shampoo and blow dryer.  This version of clean hair saves me 20 minutes of primping.

#3. The Bret Michaels

Every rose...

Every hair has its thorn…

Requirement: scarf (and no ponytail the day/night before). This is the ultimate time saver, as I can truly get up, tie a scarf and go (but I have to remember to pack a Sharpie marker in my purse for all of the autographs I’m asked to sign while sporting this style).

#4. The Bun Day

I just recently tried this technique while at the beach over the holidays. So it was an accidental greasy hair cover-up.  When I appeared at work with a knot on my head one dude said “rough night last night?” while another asked if I was a dancer. Seriously.


The hungover ballerina.

Requirements: scrunchie (yes. I said a scrunchie – I’m too cheap to buy the bun sponge helper thing. But it doesn’t count as a scrunchie in public if you can’t see it. Ok? OK?!) and bobby pins.

Two toned

Two toned remedy equals 15 more minutes of the snooze button!

Now you’ll know when I’m between salon visits – if you can even recognize me in all of my “I -swear-I-don’t-live-in-a-house-on-wheels-although-you’d-never-know-it-with-my-three-inches-of-visible-dark-roots” various, incognito giddy ups.



43 thoughts on “Tale of the Dark Roots

  1. Tracy says:

    I actually had my hairdresser color my hair red, and then put in chunks of blonde, but not near the roots. I found a pic of a hairstyle where the “highlights” were not all the way to the roots and it looks great! What makes it work is the chunks are sporatic and not all over so the roots thing doesn’t look bad! Your hair looks great!

  2. FreeUrCloset says:

    Lmao @ the nerd pic! Loving the Snooki, but you look awesome with the Bangs.
    xo Natasha

  3. Phil Lanoue says:

    Ya know…that hungover ballerina look has it goin’ on if you ask me.
    But I’m probably not the best person to ask. I have been too lazy to shave for four days now and I currently look like a deranged homeless person.

  4. Mancakes says:

    The Brett Michaels… LOVE!

  5. I think your fur always looks pawesome! =^.^=

  6. Susie says:

    Ha! I love the Bret!!

  7. petit4chocolatier says:

    I love all the looks!

  8. Great pictures! (and clever) Do you do accents/voices for all those varied looks?

  9. Sometimes I come across a posting that begs for a LOVE button, not just like.
    And so here it is.
    OMG TOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!
    xo reversecommuter

  10. You gotta love your colleagues, seemingly the same around the world…bun day!

  11. I too get super greasy hair.

  12. dannadesigns says:

    Loving this post..Your root cover up ideas are are fab. The hungover ballerina is my fave!

  13. This is such a cute post! Made me smile… And laugh! Your hair looks fabulous!

  14. kellisamson says:

    I like the one where you just wash your bangs — your bangs are awesome!
    Hair is a pain, man.

  15. You look fabulous with the ballerina and the bang. Oh, that black shirt with stars. I like!

  16. lycly says:

    LOVE the bun!!! I never thought of using a scrunchie to make it bigger – but that’s genius!

  17. haha great tips…although i don’t color my hair i tend to have my moments of dirty greasy cover up hair days. my mom who’s also a hairdresser told me to put a little baby powder on the roots and voila-the grease gets covered up and you can pull off another day w.o washing! ha!

  18. alyson says:

    I love the hungover ballerina look! However, you don’t look hungover! I think it looks great! 🙂

  19. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

  20. You are too cute! I love all your looks, especially the ponytail and bun. I wish I could do that with my hair…I may pull it back in a pony tail but by the end of the day I look like medusa

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