Monday, 16 September 2013

Dying my hair!

If you know me personally, you'll know that I used to dye my hair... Probably monthly. I'd always be trying new things, claiming 'this'll be the last time.. I swear!'
Currently, it's still very much blonde, (I'm going to miss it so much!) with my natural roots showing though, as shown further down. (..not going to miss that as much.)





The last time I dyed my hair was about 20 weeks ago, (according to Instagram) I had been quite a light blonde, and put a light reddish/goldish brown over the top in the hope that it would fade to my natural colour eventually. (..and not go green) --->




After a few months passed, my roots began to show, the dye was fading, and it looked like this. The blonde was back - without dye.
 
I actually left my hair like this for a pretty long time, and was glad to be reminded of my natural hair colour poking through at the top... It'd been a good few years since I'd seen this much of it! 
I have a few job interviews and other events coming up pretty soon, so I wanted to make myself a little more presentable, as super long roots aren't a good look for me. It's felt really good giving my hair such a big rest from the dye, and also chopping off a few inches along the way. As I write this, I am sat in my dressing gown with two boxes of hair dye at my feet, trembling nervously. (I don't know why, I've done some really crazy stuff to my hair before!)

So here goes.. I have no idea what's going to happen, and I really hope I've picked out a suitable shade.
**an hour or so later**
Well, I've done it! First of all I applied a red/gold toner over my whole hair, to prevent it from going green or too ashy, as I wanted a rich result. I left this on until my hair looked pretty warm in terms of tone, then applied the two box dyes on top. I used two as I have quite a lot of hair, and I always like to make sure it's completely covered.


BEFORE
AFTER
I absolutely love the result! It's such a lovely shade of brown, I hope it lasts a while, because I really like it! I also cut in a fringe again, as I was getting bored of growing it out, and it had reached that awkward half-growing-out-half-not stage.

What do you think? :) 
Thanks for reading!


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30 comments:

  1. Your hair is amazing, the colour is lovely and it looks so shiny!!

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    1. Aw thank you so much! :) It always looks shinier after being dyed.. I'll have to start looking after it now! ;) x

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  2. Wonderful hair...I like your pretty blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets nessa

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    1. Thank you so much!
      And your hair is so pretty!
      I followed you :) x

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  3. Nice blog!
    Your hair looks lovely this brown! Great choice :)

    Isabelle x

    http://itcantbeanotherbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! It's much more of a rich colour than other times I've gone brown, so I think it worked better this time! x

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  4. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Lovely greets

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  5. The colour of it really suits you! :) xx

    adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Wow this shade really suits you! and so does the fringe :) x

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  7. Love it and the new fringe really suits you!

    www.makeupmonster.ie

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    1. Thank you! I really couldn't decide whether to do it or not, but I'm glad I did now! :) x

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  8. this shade looks lovely on you, it suits you so well! xx

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  9. It really is a gorgeous shade, I'd love my hair to be a shade like that for Winter.. it really warms your complexion up, and I'm so pale I need all the help I can get. You have such a cute blog xxx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you! :) It matches my autumny clothes a lot more too! :)
      Your blog is also lovely, I'm following you! :) xx

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  10. This shade really suits you!! you look gorgeous! xx

    http://liveyourhipsterlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Dear Amy,
    You are so beautiful and both hair colors look amazing on you! Your hair is so shiny, really gorgeous! You are such a beauty!

    http://thefashioness.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! :) It's fading a little bit already, but I quite like it this way :) x

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  12. OMG I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR!! I can't believe you dye it yourself, that's so crazy! I wouldn't even dare try!

    and no, the length of pants isn't something weird to comment on. Thank you <3 haha

    http://snippitydoodah.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, haha! It IS scary the first few times.. but when you've done it as much as me, and had so many disasters already, it's a bit less daunting! :)
      And hahaha, oh good, thank you! ;) x

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  13. I love your new hair! this shade really suits you!! :)

    dreamouutloud.blogspot.com

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  14. you look so gorgeous as a brunette! really suits you

    Emma x
    www.emandthem.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm afraid to say it's a completely different color now.. I should have never walked down the hair dye aisle!! x

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  15. wow that looks awesome!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Believe it or not, I'm back to blonde now! x

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