(Closed) Spinoff: natural hair color vs. dyed

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was blonde when I was younger, and now my hair is a dark auburn. When I went to college my hair was naturally darkening, but to a weird ashy blonde stage that wasn’t really a color. I hated it, tried to highlight it, still looked bad, so I took the plunge with dark hair. People are always surprised when I tell them I dye it because I look like I could have dark hair, esp in the summer.

Previous (pre-not-a-color hair):

 

And now:

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I have been dyeing my hair for like 10 years so I have no idea what the natural colour is anymore. I am pretty sure it is that ugly mousey brown colour, I dye it dark dark brown.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsWrangler: The dark hair looks really good on you! And it definitely looks like it could be natural.

I’m in the same boat. My hair is naturally blonde. It was light when I was young and then it started getting darker to a weird dark dirty blonde color. I first started coloring it light, then did high lights for awhile. Now I color my hair medium brown with some other browns mixed in. I have to keep refreshing it because it likes to fade to dark blonde. Most people are surprised I am a natural blonde, the brown looks really natural.

I wish I had pictures. I am at work so none on here, and I don’t have any pictures of before I started coloring it online. I started in 7th grade.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m a natural red head, but I’ve dyed my hair all different colors since I was a teenager.  My mother started it though.  She used to put sun-in in my hair and one year she put highlights in my hair professionally.  I didn’t care for it though.  I’ve dyed my hair black because my father has black hair and I was curious.  I actually look good with it.  It’s just hard to up-keep.  So, I was lucky enough for the black dye to fade out completely to where I didn’t have to bleach it out.  I’m back to my natural which changes with the seasons.  I will dye it my natural color or close to during the winter to keep it bright.  It really dulls down during this time since I’m inside more.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I honestly do not remember what my natrual hair color is :/  It’s darkish brown and in the sun it does have a slight auburn tint to it.  In the summer I get caramel colored highlights.

Here are some color variations over the past year or so:

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@newenglandgirl: Thanks! Definitely took some tweaking to get there… once it was a red-purple dark, and that looked awful on me. Live and learn, yea? I’d like to put some more textured browns in like you described but I go to a school for the cheap prices and I’m not sure I trust them with anything super complicated 😉

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@stardustintheeyes: Thanks! I always kind of wished for almost-black hair… It wouldn’t look good on me, but it makes people look so exotic when it appears to be natural.

@DaneLady:  Love the first pic, although you definitely pull them all off well!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve had every “natural” color you could think of…

the way my hair is now is probably closest to my natural color, I haven’t dyed my hair in about 6months here so the roots and natural highlights up front are all natural:

It’s an odd really light brown/really dark blonde… but it changes shades depending on the season and gets pretty light in the summer.

I usually dye my hair darker though to a reddish brown:

Although the light red/strawberry blonde color I had was one of my favorites:

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Wow… hmm. Let me go digging. I’m sure I have a picture from when I was naturally blonde somewhere….

Okay, harder than I thought! I was about 12 in this picture but it’s my natural colour:

 

The I went red when I was about 13 and stay that colour until college. I was a demi-permanent and didn’t damage my hair at all. Sadly they discontinued the line of dye and I can’t find the same colour in a box anywhere:

 

Then I decided I would highlight my hair back to blonde. It took many, many sessions and fried the crap out of my hair. I ended up getting impatient and dying it back to red, but here it is with the highlights, somewhat close to natural but with a lot of red still (we were wasted, excuse the faces):

 

Since then I’ve been everything from dark auburn to little mermaid red. It took a long time for the fried, highlighted hair to grow out. Right now it’s this colour and really healthy:

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have mousy blondish brown hair. For a long time I went with full blonde highlights. Now I am brunette and it is much easier to manage and it looks more natural.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DaneLady: Thanks!  It’s one of those colors I completely forget about because I did it on a whim and then went lucille ball red instead… I should have kept it that color for longer! lol

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