Sunday, 27 June 2010
DYEING TO BE BLONDE . . .
I went blonde when I was 15 in the summer between my fourth and fifth years at school.
It was a gradual thing but it was also a bit of an accident. I had bought Sun-In to give myself some highlights. You can obviously put Sun-In on and lie in the sunshine, but let's face it, it's SCOTLAND, the sun wasn't really strong enough to do any damage, so I used the alternative method of a hairdryer. I didn't really notice an effect so kept using it. And by the time I went back to school after the holidays I was significantly lighter.
And I realised I preferred it that way. I sure as hell got a lot more attention than I had before.
So I've pretty much stayed blonde ever since, with the exception of a point around about the age of 19 where I was a bit darker for a bit.
Can you believe I didn't actually realise how dark my hair was at the time? I still thought I was blonde. (One on the right this time)
People sometimes ask if I'd go back to my natural colour and the answer is no. Don't get me wrong, I know my hair would look shinier and healthier and would be in far better condition were it dark again. But I don't think I SUIT dark hair. I feel like I was meant to be blonde really - when I look at pictures of myself with dark hair I look pretty washed out - it seems to just drain me.
And okay, it's a hassle when the roots start to grow back in but I am a DIY colourist so I can get it dealt with fairly quickly. Phew.
So it's blonde for me. (And now, sadly, some grey). For the forseeable future anyway. :)
Do you dye your hair a lot or is your hair its natural colour? Any hairdyeing disasters? (I accidentally dyed mine green once.) What hair colour do you feel most comfortable being?