There are some split ends I need to deal with regarding this blog. My mane reason for this post is so that you don’t weave without knowing the real me. But really, I’ve just been dying to talk about my hair. If I don’t do this now, it may end up a very hairy situation. I just can’t brush this off anymore.
Okay, I’m done, I promise. What’s a good hair post without a couple of really bad puns?!
In all seriousness, I thought it would be fun to show all the different hair styles/colors I’ve had over the past couple years.
Bright (but not platinum) blonde has been my color-of-choice since college. If you stripped away all the dye in my hair, I’m actually a dirty-blonde w/ strawberry undertones. The pattern I seem to have developed over the years is to grow my hair out ridiculously long, and then cut it off into a bob. Both really long hair and bobbed short hair are my favorite styles, though I hate actually growing it out (my current state). I can’t wait to have super long hair again 🙂
In 2011, I made the plunge into the brunette world and I absolutely loved it:
My before shot:
This, people, is what we call “hot roots.” The mixture of heat coming out of my head during the dying process and my blonde roots coming through turned the roots fire-engine red, while leaving the rest of my hair the color I was going for (though it’s difficult to tell in almost any picture I have). The day after I dyed it at home, I made an emergency appointment at my salon to fix the roots. They were able to blend them much better, but I just couldn’t afford to keep going back to get my roots touched up. Also, the color just didn’t look as good with my skin tone as I hoped.
Thus started the the longggg journey back to blonde: This (above) particular day I spent 6 hours in the salon. I donated 13 inches of hair to Locks of Love (you can donate dyed, but not bleached, hair), and then she trimmed off another 3-4. My hair was stripped twice, highlighted and dyed to the “lightest” she could get it–a medium sandy brunette. I HATED the color it turned out, especially with the harsh highlights. I shudder even sharing the following pic:
The day after I got back from the salon, I thought taking things into my own hands would work better. Thus, I attempted to dye my hair with a box of blonde, and it ended up pulling the red dye back to the surface. I was SO frustrated, but I liked it better than the ugly two-toned color combo above.
I decided to give my hair a short break, and just continue to use blonde dye every 6-8 weeks until it was a color I liked again. It got lighter, but turned more of a strawberry blonde every time I applied the dye.
My hair in order of favorite colors:
1. Bright golden blonde
2. Platinum ice blonde
3. Dark brunette
The colors I will never do again:
-Dark red/light red
What experience have you had with dying your hair? Let me know in the comments below!