medium chestnut brown

Five years later, you are walking down the street while humming a song that was a big hit back in the eighties. You almost walk past a sidewalk coffee shop but you stop in your tracks almost immediately when you hear a very familiar song playing from the speakers in that coffee shop. The familiar sweet aroma of coffee is taking over your senses and you can’t help but turn your head to your left, to where the coffee shop is located at.

That’s it. That’s the one. That’s the coffee shop, you think to yourself. Somehow, it looks newer than it was before. The nostalgia starts to sink in as you let your eyes roam over the place through the glass as some customers are engage in conversation, as the workers are fully engrossed in their work. It really feels like home. Then a flash of memory starts to hit you hard, so hard that you find it difficult to breathe.

You used to ask him out for a cup of coffee and you’d sit at that small round table for two in the corner while waiting for him to come. And he used to ask you out too, for the same cup of coffee, and he’d sit and wait for you at the same round table for two, in the same coffee shop. You would see him smile and order the same black coffee each time, and you remember asking him about the bitter taste of it. “It was quite unbearable at first sip, at first cup. But you’ll get used to it after a few more sips, after a few more cups. Just like life.” He said on a rainy afternoon.

You would tell him about your day, anything that’s bothering you and everything that once made you smile. He would always listen carefully and closely to what you had to say, and it sure felt like everything was fading away when his eyes landed on yours. It was a daily routine of yours and his, and it was your everything back then.

You then remember the way he used to give you a gentle look that came along with a warm smile and how he knew the number of sugar cubes you’d want to stir into your coffee because he knew you that well, as well as you did; him.

A different song starts to play in that coffee shop and that snaps you out of your thoughts. You look far ahead and notice a lady in a white top with jeans and a pair of sneakers to match her top. She has a black bag draped over her shoulder and a medium length chestnut brown hair framing her face beautifully. Her steps are rather quick; quick but steady. It’s as though she is rushing to meet someone important.

She then makes a turn to her right and steps into the coffee shop. Your eyes follow her as she stops at a familiar table, at a familiar spot in the shop. You widen your eyes as you see a familiar figure standing at the other side of the table.

Who is he?

Is it him?

Is it?

A gentle smile spreads across his face.

That smile.

Oh that smile.

You can’t really forget his smile.

It’s him.

It really is him.

He reaches out to her and pulls her into a gentle embrace. You start to feel uneasy, for some reasons. You watch as she kisses him on his lips, as she smiles against his mouth, and somehow, you feel pain flaming across your chest. They look really good together, and really happy too. It’s been five years already, it shouldn’t hurt like this, you think.

Five years ago, he grabbed your hand and pleaded with you to stay but you forcefully pulled your hand out of his grasp and walked away like it was almost nothing. You didn’t even bother to look back at him. And now, you think that if you chose to stay back then, if you didn’t think about leaving at all back then, that happy lady who’s sitting across him right now, would be you instead.

It should have been you, if you did not leave him back then.

—  L.W. // Forgotten Words #54 // But you left, so life gave him a new love instead

syfygeek13  asked:

hello! do you have any references or advice for describing hair? the color, texture, thickness, etc.?

Hi!

Colors:

Red- 

Red- your usual, natural shade (even if it’s dyed, just looks natural) ‘redhead’

Fire-engine red- bright red; usually achieved through dyeing

‘Ginger’- lighter red hair with orange or gold tones

Orange- lighter red hair that appears orange

Strawberry blond(e)- a shade with red or brown undertones.

Blond(e)- (hey, while we’re on the topic, blonde and blond are one of the few English feminine/masculine words. Blonde is supposed to be used for someone who identifies as female, blond for male. I honestly don’t know what would happen in the case of a non-binary but in another language it’d probably just go to the male ‘blond’ because male tends to be the default. Anyone have more information on this)

Light blond(e), medium blond(e), dark blond(e)

Platinum- a very light blond(e) color that may even appear white in certain lighting. This term could refer to bleached or natural hair. The natural would be common in children and Northern Europeans.

Dirty-blond(e) and brown hair mixed, often brown at the roots.

Honey- caramel brown undertones, maybe even a hint of red. Darker than strawberry.

Ash- ashen or gray undertones, usually a pretty light shade

Yellow-blond(e)- often achieved through dyeing

Sandy- a mix of blond(e), brown, and gray tones

Bleached- light shade; term is used to refer to unnatural hair

Brown-blond(e)- a mixture of brown and blond(e) tones.

Brunet(te)- (brunet is masculine, brunette is feminine)

light brown, medium brown, dark brown

Chestnut brown- a medium to dark tone

Golden brown- a light shade with gold tones

Chocolate brown- a medium shade that could be light or dark

Walnut brown- a lighter medium brown

Russet brown- dark brown with red, auburn, or gold highlights

Auburn- red-brown

Raven- dark brown, almost/if not black

Black- the most common hair color in the world

Jet-black- black hair

Gray- when the hair begins to lose pigments, it will start to turn gray. The roots are affected first, where the hair grows from, and unless dyed, over time the whole head will become gray. (Not to be confused with hair that just has gray tones)

“Salt and pepper”- a term coined for people with darker or black hair. When their hair starts to lose pigments and begins to go gray or white, some of their hair will be white/gray, while the rest is dark, giving it the ‘salt and pepper’ look.

White- when the hair begins to lose pigments, it will start to turn white. The roots are affected first, where the hair grows from, and unless dyed, over time the whole head will become white.

Not to be confused with hair that appears white because of lighting such as very light blond(e) or white-blond(e) hair.

Also, people with low amounts of melanin (albinism) or other special cases could also end up with white hair.

Dyed/highlighted/”unnatural” hair-

Unnatural hair can be pretty much any color(s) there’s dye for. Blue, pink, green, as well as any natural color, of course, the possibilities are endless!

Hair types:

Straight- strongest hair type that reflects light well which can give it a glossy appearance. Depending on the texture and thickness, it may be difficult to get this hair to hold a curl without the use of a lot of chemicals (hair spray, a treatment, etc.).

Wavy- light ‘s’ shaped curls. Can usually straighten or curl fairly easily. May frizz fairly easily.

Curly- hair that is usually curly down the entire length of the hair shaft. This hair type often faces frizz and dryness. 

Kinky/Coiled- tightest curls, often with an ‘s’ or ‘z’ shape. The most fragile of the hair types. Curl definition, shrinkage, and dryness are issues faced by people of this hair type.

Dreads- matted, thin braids often formed through the ‘neglect method’.

Bald- no hair, could be a result of age or medical problems

Buzzed- a shaved head

Texture:

Fine- the thinnest, finest texture. Often found in children. The hair is delicate and breaks easily. Cannot hold a lot of product without looking greasy or unhealthy. Does not hold style well. Soft, smooth to the touch.

Thin- a bit thicker than fine, but still a very thin, delicate texture. Often found in children. The hair is delicate and breaks easily. Cannot hold a lot of product without looking greasy or unhealthy. Does not hold style well. Soft, smooth to the touch.

Medium- hair of average texture. Not broken as easily. Holds styles pretty well. Covers the scalp well. Usually does not have too many issues with frizz or dryness if properly cared for and will get oily after a few days without wash.

Thick- thick, full hair that styles well and holds its own shape well. Ex: may be able to stay in a braid without the use of a hair band. Can tolerate high amounts of heat, dyes, and chemicals without dying out as easy.

Coarse- the thickest kind of hair that styles well and holds its own shape well. Ex: may be able to stay in a braid without the use of a hair band. Can tolerate high amounts of heat, dyes, and chemicals without dying out as easy. May get a bit out control if not properly cared for because of the extremely thick texture.

Hair styles:

Twist and pin up-dos.

Latest hair styles.

Hair styles for men and women.

I really hope this can help you, or anyone else who gets stuck on describing hair! :D