(Closed) Spinoff: natural hair color vs. dyed

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

I think this is as close to natural as it’ll ever get, especially in natural light.  Whoa, DH looks so good in this picture… but I digress!

Here it is blonde from this summer. It was usually this light when I highlighted it from 12-14. Then I started going crazy with blacks, reds, even a deep purple.

And here it is from the wedding on. I need a new hairstyle, already…

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Natural color:

 

Dyed:

 

Big difference! Shockingly, I did not have to bleach it to get it here. The color has not damaged my hair at all. I get it done at an Aveda salon and they use very, very gentle dyes. My stylist always compliments my hair and says that it is super strong. I don’t style it using any heat (blowdryer, straightener) more than once every few months, so she says thats why!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MrsWrangler: I definitely understand the live and learn. I started coloring my hair when I was 13-14 and finally settled on the coloring that felt most “me” when I was 22. In between I had all different blondes even bleach blonde, black which was an accident, dark dark reddish brown, red and now the multi brown. My Mom has always done my hair with boxes from CVS. She went to school forever ago but now she only does mine. It took a long time to convince her to do high and lowlights in my hair. She does so good though.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Fun!

I have zero photos around of me as a pre-teen with my natural color. So… here’s one from when I was a baby:

In between the above blond, I have done red/violet/blue/green/black/brown. I have zero photos of any of those colors unfortunately, because as a teen I thought cameras would melt me and avoided my picture like the plague.

Since I was 16, and currently, this is my hair color (Black):

It’s very rare that I use a box to color my hair. Since I can remember I’ve had it professionally colored and I admit to being a bit of a snob and get it done at pretty fancy shmancy places. My hair has always been very healthy while colored.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@stardustintheeyes: Haha! My aunt said that I look like a vampire in the second pic. Weird!

Thank you! My skin is actually pretty awful–I take bc and antibiotics for my face–but I have some terriffic makeup. Wink I love the red, but I think I’ll go back to the natural color for the wedding.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

this is me the day of my wedding in the salon getting my hair done, all natural

 

and this is me about a month after the wedding with all over color, highlites and toner…still in the process of going blonder.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@o0olibelulao0o:

I love the dark reddish brown! You look so hot!

 

 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@irishbride2be: You’re hair looked great then, but I just LOVE it now!  You have perfect hair, I am jealous!

I have had plenty of hair colors of the years, but I am naturally medium blonde.

Natural with highlights, age 19 during my “punk” phase.

 

Black at 21, during my “emo” phase.

 

Red at 25

 

Blonde, the color I think I’m going to stick with for a while.  Age 27, my wedding day.

 

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

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@stardustintheeyes: I was thinking the same thing when I saw her about her being in Twilight lol!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My hair is dark brown and I’ve always loved it.  I’ve got highlights of mocha/caramel and even shades of red but in the past few years I’ve really been about my natural color.

Until genetics kicked in.

I’m turning 25 in 2 weeks and my head is 1/2 gray.  SAD.  I do color my hair now because my friends were making fun of me.  No, I don’t have a low self-esteem, but its easier to not put it out there because its not like I asked for it!

My stylist is fantastic and we play around with subtle variations, but nothing will ever be my natural color and now I miss it.

Because my hair is so long, it’d never grow out, but after the wedding when I do a PWC I’m going to see exactly what kind of gray I am.  Right now when the color grows out, it looks like I have gray highlights.  My mother, grandmother, and uncle hace these beautiful, single streaks right in the front with black haif…but I get stuck with gray highlights.  GO. ME.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I haven’t had my natural hair color since I was about 10 years old… maybe younger. I have dyed it everything from bleach blonde, brown, black hair, purple, pink, red, orange, everything! But I recently dyed my hair a color I think may be pretty close to my natural! Right now it’s a light brown/dark blonde color. I like it 🙂

Post # 29
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Busy bee

*Bump*  Going to the salon tomorrow, hoping to revive this thread!

Post # 29
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Wannabee

 you told me a sabara  tough on the outside soft on the inside  where is the softness?

 

Post # 30
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Helper bee

Natural hair color: Dirty blonde

 

And I’ve had everything from super light blonde

 

To dark brown (current color)

 

From my experience, going darker is SO much easier on your hair! The reason I stopped dying my hair light blonde was because it was so damaging and I kept having to cut it. If you are doing any dramatic change, I definitely recommend going to a professional and doing it in stages. I had to have my hair dyed 3 times to get it from the light blonde to the dark brown. But I’m really glad I did it because it’s a lot healthier now and I only have to dye the roots every 6 weeks or so with a natural, henna dye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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