Monday, August 17, 2015

Coloring my Hair


This post might make my Mom cry. See, for 22 years of my life I've never colored my hair. Not even one highlight. But I love a change. Fun fact about me...I donated my hair twice in college. I'm constantly growing my hair out, cutting it, wearing it straight, wearing it curly, etc.

Here's me after my most recent donation. Oof...I need some mascara and some blush STAT!



I never really had the desire to color my hair because I like that it's different than most and I don't really feel like paying a ton of money every 6 weeks. Now that I have a job and am in the "grown up world" I think I'm ready to take the plunge!

For kicks, this is what my hair looked like when I had it long.



That being said, I still want the color to correspond to my naturally strawberry blonde hair. I don't want all my red gone and just be blonde. Trust me I love blonde but there's a bunch out there! I've been told by several hairdressers that I have a natural ombre. I think that comes from the fact that I used to go out in the sun more so my hair turned blonder and now I don't hardly at all so the blonde has grown out. I really would love to stick with a soft ombre of blonde and red.

I would love to hear y'all's input! Should I stick with my natural hair or should I color it?

Here's my hair now. Do you see what I mean by the natural ombre?


My hair color inspiration...

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Do you like my ideas? I would love to hear y'alls feedback! And let me know if there are any tips, tricks, or secrets I need to know about coloring my hair.

Also, today is a big day for me. If you get a second, could you pray for me? XOXO

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21 comments:

  1. I have to get my roots done every 3 weeks or I would be completely gray...I hate that getting my hair done has turned from something fun to a necessity! Lol. Good luck today girl!!!

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    1. Yeah, I can imagine it loses appeal when it's out of necessity! Thanks for your good luck wishes!

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  2. Thinking of you today! I started dying my hair at 13 so I honestly can't even remember what my natural color looks like ha! I love your pictures for inspiration. I have gotten mine professionally dyed so many times, but currently it's just easier for me to use a box {not the healthiest because it dries your hair out more}. Make sure you really trust your colorist and that she/he understands what you want because I've been burned many times by that. Excited to see!

    Linds @ not a mom

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    1. Thank you! Eek...that's good advice! So worried it'll turn out horribly!

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  3. I'm the same way...I've never colored my hair, mostly because of the commitment and because my Dad would probably react the same way as your Mom. It's limits your options though when you want to change things up! Good luck today, you are much braver than I am! Also I love that Blake Lively is listed on your hair-inspiration, MAJOR HAIR ENVY!

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    1. Seriously, Blake Lively is just fabulous!

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  4. Last January I got natural ombre for the first time! I am so happy that I did it. It added so much life to my hair! That being said- your natural hair is already gorgeous!! - Seri

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    1. That's what I'm hoping for! Glad it turned out well for you!!

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  5. Good news: ombré is a great way to start playing with color, because it's very little commitment. If you keep your roots around the same color you don't have to go for new color every 6 weeks. With ombré you can easily wait 3/4 months before touching up your color! You got this girl!! Best of luck.

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    1. That's a very good point! I definitely think I'm going to go for it.

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  6. Those pics you picked are perfect! Love the first and last pic! And blake lively is just perfection!

    I've never colored my hair either and I'm 28! It will be a fun change for you!

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  7. I have tons of natural highlights in my hair, so I've always been afraid to color it and lose that! I think as long as you take care of it and keep it super healthy, it'll look great! Your inspiration photos are gorgeous...Praying for you today <3

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    1. I definitely want my hair to stay healthy! Thanks for your prayers :)

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  8. Omg I love the first inspiration pic!! And I wish I could figure out how to make my hair wavy like yours!

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    1. Luckily, my hair is naturally wavy. Now, in 7th grade...I would've killed for pin straight hair! Funny how things change haha

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  9. You asked for someone to pray for you and I totally wrote that at the end of my blog post today. Meant to be!! Your hair looks fabulous. I love it!

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  10. Your short hair looks so good is what I meant. But your long hair is cute too! I totally feel you with the whole grown up thing. I just don't think it will turn out bad any way.

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    1. Thank you! I think it was time for a mature haircut! haha

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  11. I loooove the first inspiration pic! But i love your natural hair so much too!!

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