Monday, March 26, 2012

Brunette

After much consideration, I've dyed my hair dark again over the weekend! I had almost an inch of dark regrowth above the blonde which looked horrible, so something had to be done. I definitely considered slapping some more bleach on to both fix my roots and try to lift the colour even more, but finally decided against it. While my hair responded amazingly well to DIY lightening and didn't feel even remotely like straw, I just didn't want to risk frying it.

I contemplated dying it a "fun" colour and letting it grow out, but the only colour I'd want is a very light purple - which I figured would probably just look like a botched toning attempt in my amateur hands.

I did some more Googley research into going back dark, and read some horror stories about green and orange catastrophes... the general consensus was for yellowy-bleach blondes to first go bright red, and then medium brown over top of that, so that's what I did.

I let the red (Schwarzkopf Brilliance 37 Hypnotic Red) dry to see what it looked like, as that had been a colour suggestion from my friend Vikkie. But it really doesn't suit me. I think I could make it work with a made up face, but being realistic my hair colour needs to look acceptable with my natural lazy-day flushy cheeks. It really, really did not.

So after giving that look the big thumbs down, I brushed through two boxes of medium brown (Schwarzkopf Live Salon Style 4-1 Medium Brown), waited, rinsed, and followed up with loooads of conditioner. As always with those damn brown hair dyes - it's much, much darker than the pictures on the box, and yet still the red is shining through. But that's okay - far superior to green at least.

So goodbye, blonde. It really was fun while it lasted, but while I definitely don't regret it, I probably won't be doing it again. Unless I can manage to let my natural colour grow to shoulder length - maybe I'll re-evaluate (this is unlikely to happen).

11 comments:

andrea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it! The colour is so pretty on you.

samboy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like you with blonde, brown AND red hair!

The dark looks super pretty though, especially with that lip colour :)

anni-herz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i think: it looks so much better than the blonde hair :)
beautiful!

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miss teacups. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The dark looks great!! It almost looks black in the first and last photo, awesome!

Teddi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i like it! alice, please know you look pretty no matter what colour it is. :)

Renee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think you can pull off both! God I would kill for natural brown hair, dying blonde hair brown means my regrowth makes me look like I'm balding!

Katrina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love it!! it suits you so much, it brings out your lovely blue eyes too...xx

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Caitlin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks amazing! You are so precious. :)

Phoebe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Much prefer this colour for you, you so suit it.

Holly Knitlightly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look so pretty with brown & blonde hair! Love that last photo of you! Haha.