Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
I am talking about highlights…I have this thing where I love to dye my hair whenever I am in need of a change. So the problem is what to do about my hair for my future wedding (still waiting to set the date). I have time to decide, but am not sure what I want yet. I like my hair with some highlights and color to it, but also like my natural color. My sister thinks natural is the way to go and says I should not play with my hair color anymore. I am leaning towards what she thinks and agree that natural would be better. But, I can’t really get natural now..I would need to dye my whole head to an expresso/reddish dark brown color to get it back to natural. How many brides kept their highlights, added highlights, or covered em up?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I think I want to go a bit darker after the wedding, but I opted not to do anything beforehand — especially since I was trying to get my hair to grow grow GROW and wanted it to be as healthy as possible!
Post # 4
I will keep my highlights but my natural colour is the base and they just enhance my own hair colour
I think you need to do whatever looks most like YOU – you want to look like the best you on your wedding day but you still want to look like you! When people ask what colour hair do you have – what do you say?
Post # 5
I have dyed my hair nonstop since I was 13. When I got engaged, I couldn’t even remember what my natural hair color was. Dyeing was getting way too expensive and troublesome, so I decided to go natural about 1.5 years ago. I did what you’re suggesting — went to my stylist and had her dye my hair my natural color just to cover up the 12 other colors I had likely put in it that year. And I’ve just been growing it out ever since.
Post # 6
I agree with Mrs MArtin, whatever look feels most like “you”. The front of my hair naturally lightens in the summer and my husband loves it. But a month before the wedding I hadn’t been spending much time in the sun, so I didnt have the natural highlights that just mean summer fun to us. So I gave them a little chemical help. I felt like summer fun me and I wouldnt have changed a thing. If you like your highlights and they arent wrecking your hair, keep ’em. If you want to be the most natural you you can be, dye it back.
Post # 7
I am two months away from the wedding and trying to decide whether to color it or not…as my old blonde highlights are still showing after 1.5 years. My hairstylist suggested I dye it a color as close to my natural color in the next month…but I still can’t decide. I just want it to look healthy. I say go with whatever feels more natural and more “you” as well.
Post # 8
I got highlights a few months ago thinking this is what I wanted for my hiar for the wedding. I have dark brown hair and the highlights are red and blonde. I LOVE the red in it…the blonde…eh, I did at first but just in the last few days I’ve been thinking of next time maybe making them darker. I just don’t want ORANGE highlights.
I would stick with something that is not too drastic and feels more like you also. Luckily I have a long way to my wedding so I can change it and so do you.
Post # 9
i’ve highlighted my hair for years – my fiance jokes that i might not remember what my original hair color is/was. 2 months after we got engaged, I decided to go back to my natural color – the idea was to stop coloring it so i could keep it as healthy as possible and grow it out for the wedding. he’d never seen me with dark hair before nad loved it.. so i guess for now, i’m keeping it that way… until the wedding at least. then i’ll probably chop or color it or both!
Post # 10
I highlight my hair, only because my hair is so fine the highlights add depth. I haven’t had my hair done since Christmas and I have like 3 inches of growth which is annoying, but I’m just going to deal with it and probably get my hair highlighted before the wedding, by about a week or 2. I am planning this, but I’ve been struggling to decide whether I need to go natural or keep the highlights. I didn’t know there were so many others with the same dilemma.
Post # 11
I do change my color up a little from time to time–highlights in the summer, lowlights in the winter. I wanted my color to look pretty natural for the wedding, nothing too drastic. I think whatever makes you feel the most like YOU is what you should go with. Also, pick a color that you won’t be sick of looking at after many years. I have a friend who colored her own hair right before her wedding (10 years ago) and she liked it at the time and now she hates how it looks. Just remember you’ll be looking at those photos for a long time!
Post # 12
Jessie516- The pictures are what I think of too! I love to dye my hair red or dark brown and my FI loves it too, but when it comes to my wedding I want to look as natural as possible. I’m still a ways out so when I get the urge to change up my hair I just use Natural Instincts dye because it washes out after a few months. I think I may get a shine/gloss treatment right before the wedding but other than that, its all natural!
Post # 13
what is the difference between mineral makeup and the airbrush – were do you get airbrush done? also i am looking for a really nice shoulder length hairstyle with a headband or simple barrette – i do not want to wear a veil. any advice and pictures would be helpful = thank you
Post # 14
I dyed my hair for years too, and it was hard to leave it natural, I kept trying to find my hair color, but every time I did, sunlight will make the dyed part lighter and reddish, so I still had to walk around with big ugly roots for a few moths. But it was so worth it! My hair is so different, healthier, easier to take care and long because the ends don´t get damaged so quickly.
My advise would be:
1) Consider how far away is the wedding, if you have less than a year (it depedns on how long your hair is and how long you want it to be for the wedding) I would say maintain your highlights and make the transition after the wedding.
2) Protect you hair from the sun whenever you have any portion of your hair dyed.
3) If you can´t go back to your natural color before the wedding, I would still advice you to try to do it after the wedding, you will see the difference!