Post # 1
i am recently married and I grew my hair out just so I could have long natural hair.
Now that the wedding is over I am thinking of cutting it. My husband loves it long. But I think it’s starting to look boring.
What do you think, getting a cut with layers but still keeping the length? And what about coloring?
habe any of you gone from brown to blonde? Would you recommend it or should I avoid it?
Post # 3
@gomeme2013: If you want to go from brown to blonde I strongly advise going to see a professional. If they do it properly, they won’t lighten it all right away so it ends up less damaged.
There is no way to not damage hair when you go lighter.. especially from brown to blonde. You’ll almost certainly have to cut it so it’s more manageable (I find my hair was very tangly and very damaged when I was blonde). Also keep in mind that you’ll have to get root touch-ups every few weeks etc. It’s expensive and high maintenance.
If you don’t mind your color, I think you should just chop a few inches off and get some long layers. That way your hair will have a bit more bounce and you won’t have to sacrifice length.
You could get highlights.. that could be a less damaging compromise 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@gomeme2013: I can’t wait to cut mine after the wedding! I do feel like it’s pretty blah on a day to day basis!
Sorry no advice on coloring, I don’t do it.
Post # 5
@gomeme2013: im in the process of growing mine out for the wedding and im loving the long hair, but i did get layers to liven it up a little. My hair is a dark auburn/ brownish color and I dyed my hair blond last feburary(2012) profecionally( cus i didnt want to screw it up or damage my hair) and i regreted it. It was so much maintenence. it needed to be toned every month and I was pushing it and she didnt dye it the right shade of blonde I wanted in the first place. I will NEVER do it again, ever. no matter how much my FI likes blondes. It ruined my hair. It felt like straw, it damaged it so badly and i used the right conditioners and everything for it aswell. not to mention theres no way to undo it. A year later and Ive tried getting it dyed back to my natural color and the part that was dyed blond is so much lighter than the rest of my hair. =c I wouldnt reconend it, id say go a couple shades lighter or go darker but not blonde.. id definatly do some layering though!
Post # 6
@gomeme2013: I have pretty long hair that is colored blonde. It’s not an all over color, it’s highlighted. (My hair is naturally a dark blonde). I once dyed my hair dark brown and to bring it back to blonde I had to get blonde highlights for awhile until it was finally blonde again. I wouldn’t recommend changing to to all-over blonde in one shot. (btw my hair is naturally extremely healthy so if your hair tends to dry out when colored, I don’t know if it’s a good idea)
As for the cut, I think you should keep it long but add some layers. I just think long hair is so feminine and pretty. My hair is the one thing I always get complimented on.
This is a picture of my hair for reference:
And here’s a picture of long hair with layers that I think is gorgeous!
Hope this helps!
Post # 7
Thanks for your replies!
I definitely won’t go blonde now. Too many say they regretted it so I most likely will too!
will probably get layering done too, went into the hairdresser and chickened out haha!
Post # 8
My hair is not waist length, but its a little longer then mid-boob area, and I have it VERY layered. I like alot of layers (my shortest length is actually shorter then my eye level.
Have you thought about wearing your hair curly/wavy? I feel like my hair looks boring if its just straight – which is why I wear it wavy so much.
I have really dark hair so you can’t really see the layers, but here ya go. I’m the one on the left. My friend has long hair too but hers is all one length. 🙂
Post # 9
@AnnieAAA: hey! Yes I have wanted to wear it wavey but my hair doesn’t hold the style now it’s so long. But your hair looks so nice!
Do any of you not cut your hair for your man? I’m worried if I cut it then I won’t look so nice for him.
Post # 10
@gomeme2013: to be honest, part of the reason I wouldn’t cut my hair short is because of my FI. Don’t get me wrong, I love my hair and would probably have a panic attack if I cut it shorter than “boob” length but he really feels that long hair is feminine and beautiful.
As far as curling your hair, use this tutorial!! My hair seriously wouldn’t hold a curl for more than 5 minutes before I did this and now it stays in all night (the 1st picture is showing my hair after hours of having curled my hair like this tutorial). For reference, I use a 1″ Hot Tools like the one picture on the tutorial.
Post # 11
I lust after this hair BAD:
Post # 12
I would say if you can, just make one change at a time…
I’ve done brown to blonde, and it can take a few times to get the shade right. It will be easier if your hair isn’t currently dyed at all..but if it is, it is much more difficult to make it even. Some hair colorists for whatever reason may try to convince you to just get highlights and keep adding them till its blonde- DO NOT do that…it’s streaky disaster, and it fries out your hair, and it never really looks even or natural.
I found my best “blonde” going to an asian-run salon because they were used to taking their very brunette clients lighter to various shades with all-over color.
That being said… if just getting a cut will do it for you, I’d do that. Much less of a risk than getting into the haircoloring cycle, and much healthier for your hair!