I used to be very blonde… until I was about 10 years old. As I grew older, my hair started getting darker. In denial, I colored my hair blond vigoriously. Until I hit my mid-thirties. The natural look was the new me. So I decided. Until I discovered my first grey hair. All of a sudden natural didn’t sit that well with me anymore. So now I am a pretend natural. I spend hours (literally hours – last time I sat there for 4 hours) to look like my hair is an effortless, sun-stroken, wind-brushed strawberry blonde. If only.