(Closed) Do you color you hair??…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you dye your hair?
    Yes, myself : (23 votes)
    19 %
    Yes, at the salon : (52 votes)
    43 %
    No, never : (34 votes)
    28 %
    Other (explain below please!) : (11 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    14185 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    yup, since i was 13! my parents made me when i was little and then i started liking it when i was 16. i go to a student cosmetology school. Highlights for $35. I coudln’t fathom spending more! I’m so used to the lower price!

    Post # 4
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have never dyed my hair BUT I have let my sister who has some cosmotology (sp?) experience to do it once in a while. It has been over 2 years since I have had anything dyed. My natural color is a nice brunette with natural reddish highlights. I actually like not having to maintain the color. Now as soon as the grays start coming, that is a whole other story.

    Post # 5
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I did go through a phase of dyeing it myself (really economical), but with the wedding coming up, I’m leaving my hair in the hands of professionals.

    They say you can usually (safely) change your hair color 1-2 shades with the at-home kits.

    Oh and I get highlights and lowlights (with the foils) to give my curls some dimension. Otherwise they can look a little “flat” and dish water blond.

    Post # 6
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’ll do it myself if I want to go darker but if I want highlights or to lighten things up I have it done professionally.  I also always tell them to make sure it will grow out naturally because there’s no way I can afford to maintain them regularly! 

    @ejs – Your parents made you?  Most girls beg their parents to let them and they won’t!  What was their reasoning?

    Post # 7
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am too scared to color my own hair. I always go to a salon.


    Post # 9
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have before. . in a salon.
    But I had a huge reaction. I am deathy allergic. WEIRD! I know!!!

    Post # 10
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have been dyeing my hair for several years now – I don’t stray far from my natural color (auburn/red) – but since sadly I have grays (eeek!!!!) that color is on my head every 6 weeks!

    Up until a few months ago I got it done professionally, which was about $120 every month and a half. Then my company filed for bankruptcy, and even though my job is (relatively) safe, I decided I needed to cut corners. Since then, I do the box hair color myself, and frankly, I think it looks fine.

    For highlights though, I would go back to my salon, and I probably will get it done professionally right before the wedding.

    Post # 11
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I started with highlights (yes the cap kind) in 10th grade and after a few yrs wound up with all blonde which I then kept up until about 3 yrs ago (so a hair coloring history of of about 11 yrs).

    I have 2 cousins that own a salon, so I’ve fortunately always been able to get it down professionally for a deep discount (even after I moved to NYC…I just waited longer  – read: trailer trash roots – in between).  It seems to me, anyone that lightens their hair themselves never looks as good, ends up looking more straw-like and unhealthy.  Maybe a smaller amount of highlights (instead of all over color) just before the wedding would work?

    Post # 12
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I get highlights at the salon when I can afford a haircut. Nothing crazy because there are usually 6-9 months between trips. The cost of a cut and color in my area is about $75 plus tip.

    Post # 13
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    During high school and college I used to do it myself every few months.  After college, I stopped and no longer have the urge to color my hair. It’s gotten lighter on its own.

    In high school, I got it done professionally but since my hair is so long, it cost me $120 to do highlights.  Way to much for me, so I would get the hair cap you would get from a hair supply store and get a box of hair dye and do it myself.

    EDIT: Also, I wanted to stop because I didn’t like that I was damaging my hair.  I hated when I would have split ends.  All of my dyed hair has grown out already and its nice to go back to my natural hair color.

    Post # 15
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    my mom is good at jewish guilt, even when it comes to stupid things like dying hair. she tells me that young girls my age have beautiful natural hair and shouldn’t dye it. she herself is 60 years old and hasn’t had to dye her hair yet, she’s a red head and she’s just starting to go grey, but because of the color you can’t tell, lucky! i think i’d be too lazy to keep up with it anyway, and too cheap.

    Post # 16
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’ve been highlighting my hair (at a salon) since i was 16. I’m a natural blond so my highlights were mostly “white pieces”. Just this past November I got the courage (finally!) to color it dark brown (also at a salon). I’ll keep it like this till end of summer prob, then start lightening up back to blond.

    i def don’t trust myself to color it. However, to keep it dark brown i’d have to go every 4 weeks at $125 a pop…so i go every 9 weeks and it lightens up dramatically by then. To save $$$$ i may HAVE to look into coloring it at home.


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