I have gone through hell and back trying to change my style. I tried expressing my individuality and boldness at the cost of damaging my hair. I first died my hair with a box color when I was 20 (in 2005). I tried to go a little lighter than my light golden brown natural hair color and it came out orange. Yikes! I learned my lesson, after that I grew my hair out until I decided to for the first time in my life to cut my hair short. Ever since I could remember before that my hair was at my waist. So I asked for the hairstyle that was super popular at the time. Short in the back and long in the front, and I went full blond. I'll warn you, these pictures will bring the lols'.
Short blond 2/2006 (I was pregnant with my daughter in this one)
I kept my hair this short for about two years. Then I decided to grown my hair out and let the blond grow out. This next picture was 7/2006. A month after my little girl was born.
After it was at about the middle of my back I dyed it brown.
But that wasn't enough, then I went dark brown.
When that got old I went black.
Then I got bored of the style and cut my bangs.
Ok so at this point I loved my hair! But after having to color often because a little growth would be visible I started to see a lot of damage. I was so upset I had done so much damage in such a short amount of time I began the lightening process.
Let me mention I had to do a bleach wash to lighten it and that was a complete disaster.
I decided to go with an Auburn color which I liked a lot.
Then a little lighter.
Three months later I find out I am pregnant with my son. I decided to stop dying my hair all together at this point. This is when the crazy hair color days began. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this because when I was 3 months pregnant I started cosmetology school full time, I worked full time so I basically didn't have a social life. I hated how my hair looked and I was a pregnant fatty. :) Around 5/2009 I cut most of the dyed hair off. I had a lot of my natural hair grown out by this time. The pregnancy was a lot of help in the speed of my hair color recovery. The first good picture I have is right after my son was born. The end of the transition.
I had a lot of my natural hair color grown out but my ends where still a bit red-ish. After I had enough growth to cut off all the hair that had dye on it, I did.
I felt I was myself again. From then on I had to just be patient with hair growth. I missed my long natural dye free hair and I wanted it all back. A couple months later I styled it different and since then it has been me, naturally.
I have to say I LOVE MY NATURAL HAIR COLOR!
My hair now looks exactly how it is in my banner pictures.
If you enjoyed my post please check out my friends post on her hair troubles.