Post # 17
Ok….from a natural born blonde (to this day!)….I would never dye my hair (not until the greys show up) because it would NEVER get back to my lovely color (not trying to brag it just is a very multi-colored blond that would be impossible to replicate). So in the winter when I’m not in the sun and my hair is not lightening naturally, I use Sun-In just to lighten up the underneath part and the roots. You can use it with a blow dryer and it works great. Be careful if your hair is tending toward a darker brown though because it can produce an orangey color if you don’t start out light enough.
Post # 18
How are you holding up, Miss Burgundy?
I’ve been waiting to make an appointment post-wedding because my stylist has been on vacation and then the salon was closed for a week! I can’t wait to get it done, it’s been driving me crazy at this length!!
Post # 19
Miss Burgundy, I feel your pain. I was very light-haired as a child and teenager but as I’ve gotten older, it’s gotten darker. I even had somebody call me a "dishwater blonde" — I got irrationally upset about it and started highlighting leading up to the wedding. I loved how it looked, but I just can’t afford to maintain it post-wedding, so I’ve stopped. Now I’m watching it grow out and it doesn’t look ter-ri-ble, but it doesn’t look awesome, either. And I’m sad. : (
One question: how much do you like your stylist? It kind of bothers me that you asked for something but she didn’t give you the color that you wanted and insisted on keeping you lighter haired.
Post # 20
I bought natural instincts at home hair color when I was going through this. It was semi-permanent so it didn’t damage my hair and I couldn’t mess it up. I just went a few shades darker (closer to my own natural dark blonde/light brown). I was very happy with the results. Then it made growing my hair out easier.When you pick semi-permanent hair color, just get no ammonia and peroxide and it will work out well.
Aveda also makes great color care shampoos that will even out your hair as you grow it out. Those helped a lot too.
Natures gate (find at a health food store) makes a great chammomile shampoo for natural highlights or if you find you want to go lighter again.
I’ve so been there. Hair color is very expensive.
I am lucky. I trade with my colorist now. I teach her private pilates and she does my color and a once a week blow dry! yay! But if not, I couldn’t afford it.