Yup, you read that right. I’ve never dyed my hair. Most people are surprised to hear that blonde is my natural hair color, especially because it changes so much on its own. I’ve always had a medium blonde hair that gets darker in the winter and lighter in the summer. The more i’m out in the sun the lighter it gets. It’s fantastic! But, i’ve always wanted to experiment with other shades. So why haven’t I?
I’m terrified i’ll never get back to my natural color if I start dying it.
I’m scared that i’ll hate my hair once it’s dyed.
I’m worried that i’ll damage my hair too much and have to cut it.
On top of that, every time I mention wanting to dye my hair to people with naturally dark hair they tell me not to do it. They say that they spend so much money trying to go blonde that I should be happy with the color I have. And I am.
Here’s my natural color. Darker blonde up top, lighter on the bottom:
But……………… how fun would it be to be a redhead? I’ve always loved the idea of having reddish hair. Emma Stone pulls it off so nicely and so do so many other blonde actors, why can’t I? Because i’m a chicken. Maybe I could do strawberry blonde. That’s not as drastic but I still love the idea of it.
The only thing i’ve done to my hair is that I regularly use the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder spray; but only in the winter time so my hair doesn’t get too dark. If you’ve never tried it and you’re looking to lighten your hair it really works well. Just spray it into your damp hair and comb through. Using heat afterwards helps the lightening as well. Much better than that Sun In stuff that just turns your hair orange… not that i’d know anything about that…
Those were bad times. Please ignore the excessive breakouts; college was rough on my skin.
The whole point of this is that I need your help. What do you guys use, how do you do it? Are any of you redheads, have you dyed your hair red before?
I need ALL THE TIPS so that I might actually try this out.
I’ve looked into semi-permanent dyes but I have my reservations. Like, how will my hair look in the in-between phase? I’ve also looked into glazes for red hair. Has anybody used one? Do you think it would tint my hair just enough for me to be satisfied? I’ve even looked at Henna dyes to see if that’s something I could do. Have you ever used henna to dye your hair?
Please share what you guys do to dye your hair, even it you don’t go red or strawberry blonde. Let me know what products you use! HALP me lol