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"everyone's blonde nowadays"

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NinaNannar Thu 28-Mar-13 10:52:48

so speaketh my mother.. and it got me wondering. I wonder fi they are?

I do sometimes look at women obviously very brown of hair who keep dying it blonde ( or more often greeny grey blonde) and wonder why they dont choose c shade darker that might tone in with your complexion

I have never been blonde - is it a scratch youve got to itch? DO you go lighter and lighter all the time?

Gabaccia Thu 28-Mar-13 10:59:23

hmm grin that's crazy. I've never been blonde, it would look terrible on me.

Anyway, blondes are endangered, we'll all have black or brown hair soon.

Annianni Thu 28-Mar-13 11:03:53

I'm a brunette.

I was very fair as a child and dyed it blond-ish in my 20's.

Wouldn't do it again though.

GetOeuf Thu 28-Mar-13 11:07:22

I would love to have dark hair. Doesn't suit me though, am naturally dark blonde/red and have lighter highlights put in.

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 28-Mar-13 11:17:58

I think its easier to disguise grey with blonder colours hence so many older women go lighter. Its quite hard for dyed dark hair to look natural - the same with red hair - also you need to get it re-dyed very very often.

I'm fair and always have been but am careful not to go too light - I have low-lights as well to avoid the over-dyed look.

AmberNectarine Thu 28-Mar-13 12:02:40

I went blonde once, I looked like a dick.

Gabaccia Thu 28-Mar-13 12:04:17

grin Amber

TomDudgeon Thu 28-Mar-13 12:15:39

I bleached my hair once to go purple
I was the brassiest of brassy things you'll ever have seen. I also looked like I had a severe alcohol problem
I will never go blonde.
I will keep striving to find a dark brown dye that matches my actual (pre greys) beautiful and commented on shade

ThePortlyPinUp Thu 28-Mar-13 12:18:27

I'm a brunette and dye my hair black and red, the only time it is ever blonde is when I'm putting a vibrant colour over the top. I'd look like a corpse with blonde hair.

emsyj Thu 28-Mar-13 12:18:43

I'm naturally dishwater blonde and have highlights. About six months ago it came to my attention that I had white straw on my head. I have now toned it down (a bit). I would love to go dark or red, but it would be a huge amount of maintenance - when the DDs are a bit older I will go mega hot red.

JumpHerWho Thu 28-Mar-13 12:21:13

I think highlights look great, but they're addictive - I used to have a lovely multi-toned streaky (nicer than it sounds) effect, but if you keep getting it done then it ends up as an all over colour. Then he hairdresser says 'ooh let's put some of your original colour through it to break it up' and then you have orange stripes going through the palest yellow...


I'd like to go dark brown tbh but DH likes me blonde and won't allow it. Bad feminist I know.

harryhausen Thu 28-Mar-13 12:23:07

I agree. I've been brunette all my life and loved it. However at 40, my grey roots are beginning to take over my life and unless I want to dye them every 2 weeks my hairdresser has recommended I begin to go lighter.

I'm interested in how I may look, but loved my dark brown hairhmm

KandyBarr Thu 28-Mar-13 12:30:10

A cynical former flatmate of mine has a theory on this: she suspects some brunette women never get over the fact that they were once little blonde girls.

MrsKoala Thu 28-Mar-13 14:56:19

i have always had very dark brown hair (even as a child). I have very pale skin and green eyes. I've been blonde and red. They all looked good imo, but i was in my 20's. Now i'm mid 30's i am darker again with some ombre lights thru the lenth - this breaks up the 'block' colour look and doesn't get regrowth, it also oddly looks quite natural.

When i was blonde people presumed it was natural because of my colouring and some even asked why i dyed my eyebrows brown hmm

Now i have lots of grey i have to colour my natural colour over it and it is so hard to find a 'natural' pure brown which doesn't have loads of red/chestnut tones in.

DH loves a dirk bird too wink

I've never been blonde. It would look terrible I think. I have blue eyes but very dark eyebrows and lashes and tache. I would look like Alistair Darling.

Surprised how many of my friends spend £££ on it tbh. Horses for courses.

LookingForwardToMarch Thu 28-Mar-13 15:15:45

I'm one of those soon to be extinct natural blondes

grin I always wanted to see what I would look like red or dark brown but just haven't got the balls to try it out!

amothersplaceisinthewrong Thu 28-Mar-13 15:19:00

I am Dark Ash Blonde naturally, but have had highlights since I was 15 three times a year religiously!

Maat Thu 28-Mar-13 15:19:47

I'm a natural redhead and I've been hanging on to my colour with the help of my hairdresser for the last few years.

However, the grey is taking over and I don't want to be one of those pensioners that look like Ronald MacDonald so I have started to have more blonde highlights in.

I guess I will end up totally blonde one day.

TheYamiOfYolk Thu 28-Mar-13 15:19:49

My hair is a fairish mousey colour. If I dye my hair any darker than light Brown, I look ridiculous. I dye my hair a dark caramel blonde.

EldritchCleavage Thu 28-Mar-13 15:24:18

I was a little blonde girl. My golden Afro was quite a thing to behold. If I did it now (and I have absolutely no desire to) I would look diseased. Mind you, I haven't got any yen to dye the grey, either. I am developing quite a nice grey stripe right down the middle of my head, which I am rather excited about. Very Bond villain.

TravelinColour Thu 28-Mar-13 15:24:53

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sweetkitty Thu 28-Mar-13 15:30:02

I'm a dark blonde/light brown but have dyed it blonde forever, I have light blue eyes and very pale skin, dark hair make me really washed out. I looked bloody horrendous in a dark wig.

I've never seen a proper grey hair do am in denial they existwink

Maat Thu 28-Mar-13 15:33:36

Ooh Eldritch I like the sound of being a bond villain.

I wouldn't mind if my grey would come through in some dramatic way.

It's just all over and wiry, pube-like hair.

I would like to be snowy white - like my mum.

BassDownLow Thu 28-Mar-13 15:38:30

Nah. I was dark blonde in my teens (dyed) but have been a brunette ever since (now mid thirties). I have got a bit of a mahogany/reddish hue to it at the moment, and intend to go slightly lighter with caramel highlights soon. But blonde? Never!

SofaCanary Thu 28-Mar-13 15:39:10

I'm a highlighted mouse and I'd LOVE to have gorgeous sleek, dark brown locks but unfortunately my face is just too damn plain to pull it off. Gals who look good brunette tend to have naturally better features than the rest of us, imho.

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