Norwegian logic

Blonde hair

Welcome back to Norwegian Logic!

Have you ever asked yourself why the people of one of the blondest countries in the world bleach their hair? I have. And I do it myself…

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….So why is this?

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I could begin to explain why I do it myself, of course, but there isn’t really any good answer to that other than the fact that I love blonde hair. And mine isn’t as blonde as it used to be naturally. But if we were to dig deeper? ..I can think of two reasons:

  1. The perception of how we think Norwegians are supposed to look.
  2. Youth. Youth. Youth.

We are proud to be a blonde nation, but isn’t sort of fake when we know that most people aren’t as blonde as they set out to be? Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of fair haired people, but I’m not gonna lie about the fact that most people enhance it a bit, myself included. We all know that Norwegians are supposed to be blonde, but reality is a little different – and bleached. Sorry.. (not sorry).

Second reason is a cultural one we share with a large part of the world: the strive for youth. We might not want to admit it and we might not even know it ourselves, but I think one of the reasons we bleach might be to look younger. You see, as children (not all of us of course) we were very, very, very blonde. Very blonde. I was anyway. And isn’t it obvious that it might be in connection with the wish to look younger?

Either way we are one of the blondest nations in the world, naturally.,even if it’s not platinum blonde. And we bleach. And that’s Norwegian logic.

På gjensyn!

 

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3 thoughts on “Blonde hair”

  1. I’m usually a dirty blonde, so I had expected to have a little bit of Scandinavian heritage. Still don’t know which country specifically.

    I recently dyed my hair a strawberry blonde and decided before coming that it needed to be more natural, so I dyed it a golden blonde.

    Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. I love strawberry blonde! I used to have a pastel pink platinum blonde.. but it was to much work to be honest. Now I wish I’d never started, because now I have to deal with roots 😆 I bleach mine in a cooler tone. 🙂

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