Please please come here and remind me all the sensible reasons why I don't want to colour my hair blonde

(55 Posts)
HoneyDragon Mon 09-Sep-13 20:55:20

I've got the urge. It always ends up looking shit doesn't it? The urge is still,here though.

I need intervention to save me from myself.

scripsi Mon 09-Sep-13 23:22:46

Go on, go blonde!!!

HoneyDragon Mon 09-Sep-13 23:27:36

Nope. I'd forgotten the brassiness, and. Ducking about with ash tones to counter it and then ending up with hair that should belong to a gently fried Barbie.

Need to do something though.

Scarletohello Mon 09-Sep-13 23:27:40

I have a slightly different perspective on this. When I was younger I was brunette and really wanted to be blonde. Mainly cos my boyfriends kept leaving me for blonde girls... However many years later, because I am now v grey I have to be blonde as it makes the regrowth much less noticeable. And it was v weird at first. Felt like a betrayal of my brunette roots. But now I bloody love it!!

It is expensive, makes my hair dry and doesn't match down below but it's worth every penny and I think has healed some hurt from my teenage years. ( now men just leave me cos I'm crap ha ha)

Don't know how old you are but just rejoice in your natural beauty while you have it..!

HoneyDragon Mon 09-Sep-13 23:30:22

I'm 34, and your post is lovely, smile, so I could wait till I'm grey to go blonde again <<cheers up>>

My fringe has certainly got a new perspective hmm

Please show us a picture of the fringe!

flipchart Tue 10-Sep-13 07:41:40

Ok! There's nothing wrong with being / going blond.
For one I bloody love it.

Mines not brassy, I have high and low lights.
It doesn't always look shit ( thanks for that OP)
Not all puppies are blonde!
If you have a good balance of high and low lights re growth and roots aren't so bad
For me, when I tried to go darker it made me feel dull and looked a lot older.
Once I went back to being lighter I felt happier and looked like me again.

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 07:47:26

Oi, I said ends up looking shit, referring to the maintenance.

It's too early in the morning to take offense when there wasn't any AIBU is that way -->
grin

ithaka Tue 10-Sep-13 07:51:54

When I tried blonde my DH said I looked like I was going to go on a package holiday to Spain (yes, he is a dreadful snob, but I saw instantly what he meant).

You will probably need to go lighter as you age, due to the grey issue, so I would dodge the Shagaluf look while you still can.

noisytoys Tue 10-Sep-13 07:58:26

I have been natural for a few years (after shaving my hair for charity because it got into such a state I couldn't even brush it).

Natural is better because I can run my fingers through it and it is swishy and has loads of different shades and is naturally blonde(ish) smile

flipchart Tue 10-Sep-13 08:00:28

I didn't take offence OP but I'm sticking up for all us blondies!

I wouldn't be anything else by choice.

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 08:24:29

I prefer highlights and low lights, but it's a pita to do yourself on long hair.

Eliza22 Tue 10-Sep-13 09:03:31

I'm mouse....with blonde high/low lights. Whenever I try returning to the "real me" I start to feel dingy. But, I don't colour it myself because I can't. I concentrate on shine and condition and don't have hair like straw! I am sleek and shiny and have spent my adult life "blonde".

If you're doing it yourself, keep it simple. And.... Oh yeah, that's it.....*put the scissors down!*

cardamomginger Tue 10-Sep-13 09:18:39

I'm still worried about what exactly happened with the scissors last night!

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 10:42:21

Well I saw pictures like

This

And

This

And thought

Now THAT would be cool.

Then I got the scissors.

Ds likes it. And no one's actively pointed at me in the street and laughed yet

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 16:54:47

I've had a look at trends for next year, and it appears that a nice textured look could be the way to go so am considering a spot of balayage, to counter the dip dye and make it look less odd when up.

What do we think of that?

cardamomginger Tue 10-Sep-13 22:15:58

Ah. That fringe looks like a high risk thing to try to pull off. <gulps>

Balayage. Nice! Um... please have a very careful think before deciding to do it yourself???

Textured is good IMO - balayage sounds like some Russion soup confused

I wrote a long and v considered post re your hair/fringe conundrum and then MN would not let me post shock[shakes fist in the general direction of MNTowers].

So, in summary, re fringe: brazen it out. Wear it like you ment it. With mad make-up.
Yes, my hairdresser sorted my fringe, but it was ultra-short. Which is NOT a good look when you have a round face, frizzy hair and no hairstraighters on holiday with lots of time in a pool/lake.
I have never had blond hair, only stripey highlighted hair. DH seemed to like it, I am not so sure. Henna all the way now grin until I get bored of the mess or decide to give in to the Grey. That's it - you want henna grin

DeathByTray Tue 10-Sep-13 22:22:56

I have no idea what Balayage hair is.

I couldn't have a short fringe - too many frown lines that need covering.

How is balayage different from ombre confused?
All looks v complicated...

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 23:01:11

I've done it before. So no panic needed grin

Ombré is basically dip dying but done we so the colours blend. Which is how my hair is now.

Balayage is where you paint the colour on its more subtle than highlights making a more sun kissed affair.

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 23:02:12

Well, you can panic a little. I could still fuck it up

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 23:07:34

I've put the stupid fringe on my profile. I am sans make up bar left over mascara stains sorry.

That should cheer you all up grin

cardamomginger Tue 10-Sep-13 23:09:31

You know what? I really like it!!! grin.

Shaddup!! That totally looks like you ment it!

Don't go messing with it, silly

HoneyDragon Tue 10-Sep-13 23:17:39

Are you sure? I did point cut it properly but I keep getting a terrible scare when I walk past a mirror.

People might think I just cut my fringe pissed!

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