Saturday, April 27, 2013

Changing up the hair

Most of my life I have been blonde and I seem to always go back to it. I am strawberry blonde naturally and while I am not a huge fan of my natural colour, I am feel I should definitely stick to lighter hair.

Being a hairdresser I have had many colours in my hair over the years, pink, blue, purple, red, brown, orange, blonde and I think the most was a mixture of 6 colours, going from red at the bottom to blonde on the very top section of my hair. I loved it!

In the last 7 weeks I have changed my hair a fair bit. I was blonde

Like, REALLY blonde. I used a heavy purple toner to make sure my hair didn't throw yellow and I love being that blonde. My eyebrows are that colour naturally and I never wanted to bleach them.

7 weeks ago I threw in what was meant to be a deep, deep red. But duh, red and white make PINK!
I kept this for a week. The first few days it was a real purple pink, then it settled into my hair.

I had my friends wedding and though hot pink hair is probably not what she would want, so I died it a deep red, similar to what I was originally going for.

The red faded FAST, which I expected, so I pulled out some colours from my hairdressing bag, did a "lucky dip" mix and kept out a few bits to keep red. (My 4yr old took this pic).

Naturally, because I am trashing my hair and it has been bleach blonde for years it doesn't hold colour very well, so the dark lucky dip colour faded fast too.
(And yes, I plan on buying this dress. Loved it!)

Then this week I really began to miss my blonde. Yep, I am crazy!

So I bleached it. My plan was to do a double bleach like I have before, but after the way my hair felt with the first strip, I decided to not do that. Bit worried because after stripping the colour once my hair looked like this, with some really deep pink sections still from the red sections I had kept in. 

At this point all I had left in my bag was a colour I thought would be too light to make much of a difference and I couldn't be bothered going to the shops. So I used it. 

It still has a pink hue, but isn't too bad.

In this light it looks a bit darker than my natural hair, but similar shading. 

I won't be keeping it like this, but because I have put my hair through soooo much in such a short period of time, I think I need to give it a rest.

Do you change your hair much?

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