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.
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.
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.
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.