I went from brunette to blonde in one go using Olaplex

When I first started this blog back in June 2016, the title was The Fake Blonde Blog – back when I was a full headed ‘fake blonde’. Now, not so much. I’m going to take you on a trip back to when I was a hair dye virgin. Let’s rewind back 6 months or so..

I was bored of being a brunette. I wanted to see if blondes really did have more fun.

First timer

My hair may have never been touched by dye, but I wanted a drastic change, not just a few highlights. If you’re going to do something, you may as well do it big.kim-kardashian_glamour_12mar15_pa_b_720x1080

I’d seen Kim Kardashian go blonde using Olaplex and researched the product a lot online before deciding to go with it. I also spent a lot of time googling celebrities that went from brunette to blonde to maybe get an insight into what I would look like, but the only way I would really know is by taking the jump and doing it myself.

A lot of people thought I was mad going straight to the opposite hair colour, but I thought if I was going to dye my hair, why make only a subtle change? I wasn’t scared of what people were going to think or say, it was my hair and I was willing to face the consequence of it turning out completely wrong or hating it because at least I could say ‘I tried it’.

Here we go

The process took about four hours altogether, and I’d been travelling a lot the day before so I fell asleep a few times in the salon chair (lol) but it’s so relaxing when someone plays with your hair – how could I not?

My hair was firstly stripped and turned a very orange colour which freaked me out completely but apparently this was normal. Then the colour was applied and yes my scalp felt like it was on fire for a few minutes but beauty is always worth the pain. I came into the hairdressers one person, and left looking like a completely new one.

Et voila

My hair still felt completely healthy and my hairdresser was actually quite shocked at how good it felt. Six months later and I’m a lot less yellow and a lot more blonde and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I’ve had so many compliments going blonde and almost everyone I meet tells me they couldn’t imagine me with brown hair again and that the blonde hair seems to suit my light skin better than the brown hair.

It was quite a spur of the moment thing to change my hair from brown to blonde so I might get a notion to dye my hair pink in a few months, who knows?!

When my roots start to get out of control, I start thinking if the upkeep is worth it. Should I go back to basics and return to brown? The more I see pictures of people with brown hair the more I miss it but I’m going to persevere with the blonde at the minute and I’ll probably do something crazy mid-summer and change colour again.


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  1. June 3, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    You look like a completely different person! It looks amazing.

  2. June 6, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I like the new hair colour💕🌞

  3. March 22, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know
    a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and
    both show the same outcome.

    • orlaghclaire
      March 22, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you for letting me know, I’ll fix it asap!

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