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Anyone gone from blonde to brunette ??

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TillyScoutsmum Fri 11-Jul-08 15:23:50

Am going to hairdressers tomorrow to get my hair coloured. I've been blonde all my life - naturally until early 20's, then mousey so started having highlights.

I've been thinking of going brown for a while and last time I had some brown low lights put in but I didn't like it because it looked too stripey.

So - should I just go the whole hog and go brunette. Has anyone done it ? If I hate it, will it be easy enough to go back to blonde

TheBlonde Fri 11-Jul-08 15:27:33

I did it years ago
Felt like someone else
I don't think I lasted more than 8 weeks before I went blonde again

If you have highlighted or bleached hair then the brown may not stay long anyway

TillyScoutsmum Fri 11-Jul-08 15:31:38

Did you go for a block colour or did you have foils (low lights ) ? Was it easy to get back to your previous colour ?

I'm quite keen to try it but get married in November and would hate to be sort of stuck between two colours then.

Ah - its only hair isn't it ? Must learn to be more adventurous

TheBlonde Fri 11-Jul-08 16:21:27

block colour but iirc i was block blonde before
took a long time as they dyed it twice, red first I think to stop it going green

Might be better to have 1/3 blonde foils and 2/3 low lights?

itati Fri 11-Jul-08 16:23:33

Don't do it!

I coloured my hair yesterday and so wish I hadn't sad

TheBlonde Fri 11-Jul-08 16:26:12

oh no, what happened?

MissingMyHeels Fri 11-Jul-08 16:26:28

I went from blonde to brunette, one block colour and never looked back. Brown hair looks so much better on me, can't believe I wasted so many years as a blonde!

itati Fri 11-Jul-08 16:32:54

It hasn't turned out the same as the colour on the box and it is too dark. People say they like it but one woman agreed by no response I was ugly. grin

minniedot Fri 11-Jul-08 16:44:26

I think it all depends on your eye and skin colour tbh.

If you have dark eyes and are quite olivey then imo dark hair looks better and can be very striking..

But if you are green or blue eyed with mousey hair golden and blonde highlights look good.

I'm mousey with green eyes and did the blonde to dark red a few years ago... oh my god I looked like a russian spy!

I'm now dark blond with caramel highlights, suits me I think..

TillyScoutsmum Fri 11-Jul-08 16:50:23

Thanks all

I'm more more mousey with green eyes and sort of medium skin (quite rosey cheeks but not pale)

Hmmm - still none the wiser. Think I may stay blonde until after the wedding and then give it a try after [chicken emoticon]

MamaG Fri 11-Jul-08 16:51:27

I did
I looked like a corpse

TillyScoutsmum Fri 11-Jul-08 16:52:19

grin MamaG - not the look I'm hoping for !

notjustmom Fri 11-Jul-08 16:54:05

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Slubberdegullion Fri 11-Jul-08 16:56:47

Oh don't, and well if you do then do a 'wash out after 6-8 washes' jobby.

I did it last week as I was desperate for a change. I couldn't decide whether to go brunette or short.

I did a mid brown semi permanent and looked hideous, awful, haggared, pale and nauseous.

Thank God it has nearly all washed out.

So now I am short and I love it

<bounces short volumetastic hairstyle in Tilly's direction>

JRocks Fri 11-Jul-08 17:00:11

It's do-able. blonde to brown I mean, but going back is very difficult. You don'tget the same 'lift' on coloured hair as you do on natural and you end up with a line where the shades differ. I wouldn't if I were you, you may love it initially but will that will wear off.

I speak from experience grin

lottie85 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:14:51

i had a lovely blonde colour acheived by years of highlites at a very expensive salon then for some reason 3 weeks before i had my baby i went to a salon and went brunette it lasted four months then went back blonde but never quite the same,those pregnancy hormones have a lot to answer for.

TillyScoutsmum Fri 11-Jul-08 17:24:10

Right - I've been convinced its not a good idea. Blonde it is then

DazedEmma Fri 11-Jul-08 17:51:30

My opinion on hair is: there are very few styles and colours that suit each person, so however boring you feel with your hair, leave it alone if it's nice and suits you. I have had very blonde hair, with a fringe/side fringe and a few layers, longish length for a few years now and the reason i havent changed isn't cos i'm boring, but cos i know what suits me.

I'd stick to being a blondie Tilly's Mum... more fun wink

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