Wednesday, 22 December 2010

My Hair Timeline!

I’ve always wanted to do one of these and the time has come!  I have been through quite a few different hair colours and looks and I’ve enjoyed digging through my old computer files to find pictures of them all!

So my natural hair colour is a mousy blonde – I haven’t had natural hair for seven years now so I can’t imagine it suiting me at all but I’d like to go back to a more natural honey beach-babe blonde soon.

Baby! – A natural blonde with a cute little bob! 

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Aged 15 – My hair was reallllyyy long!  And it was all natural but I used to use a wash out red tint every now and then.  I really like this hair colour actually!

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Aged 15 - Haha, how cringey!  This was just after I’d used a wash in red tint – it lasted about a month and I thought I looked well cool!

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Aged 16 - I AM NEVER GOING TO LIVE THIS DOWN.  Please girls, never ever do as I did and try and do highlights yourself at home.  I am so embarrassed about these pictures!! I did this the day before I went on a school trip to Prague so I didn’t have time to change it.  I basically used a hairdryer to warm up the bleach on my roots and this is what I was left with. arggghh!!

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Aged 16 – This was a while after I first bleached my hair (my friends and I did photo shoots in each others bedrooms for fun!).  I dyed the underneath of my hair black and I let my friends chop short layers in to give my hair some volume.  Once I was this colour I felt that I was finally ‘myself’, I didn’t feel the need to change it anymore and I felt confident and really happy in my appearance.

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Aged 17 – Obsessed with Mary Kate Olsen, I decided one day at school that I wanted to copy her and go brunette (as she was at the time).  I ran home from school and dyed it and regretted it instantly!  I wasn’t too clued up on makeup although I loved doing smokey eyes, but I just had no idea how to wear makeup with this colour!  The blonde made the smokey eyes look good but I didn’t know how to wear it being a brunette.  I wish I’d had learnt to fill my brows in etc because I think it would have made me feel so much better!

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Aged 17 – I went back to blonde a month later!! I couldn’t resist lovely long blonde locks and bleached it.  I used a toner as well to take the orange out, but it wasn’t a very nice blonde, more of a dirty blonde.  I kept the brown underneath my hair.

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Aged 19 – Still blonde, I decided I was bored so I let my friends cut my hair shoulder length!  It was like a fresh start and was in much better condition afterwards!

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NOW! (Aged 22) – My hair is in good condition despite bleaching the roots once a month and I’m very happy with it.  I don’t have any layers as I let them all grow out, and I decided to let my natural hair colour grow out underneath so that I could see what it looks like now!!  (You can see that natural colour in this post).

I do think that I need some layers cut in because often my hair looks very flat, but I’m too scared to go to a hairdresser!

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All in all I’m really happy with my hair, but I can’t help but wonder what I’d look like with natural, beach blonde babe hair, which one day I will do (when I’m brave enough!).  I think I get judged quite a lot when I first meet new people because of my hair colour, which I don’t like, and I think I might get treated a bit more seriously with natural coloured hair!

There you have it!  My entire hair timeline, I hope you enjoyed it and had a good laugh at all my hair mishaps!!

What was your worst hair style?  Have you made your own hair time? Show me!

XX

11 comments:

  1. I actually love your bleached hair, it suits you so much. The stripy ginger highlights, you poor person x

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  2. Blonde looks gorgeous on you :)

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  3. Wow, super interesting post! I really like the black underneath and the blonde on top, but it looks very good how it is now, too. Your hair is sooo long and you are right, it doesn't really look damaged despite the bleach. I'm often tempted to go blonde like you, but I,ve had really bad experiences with bleach (like you, at age 16), and I hate hairdressers, too!

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  4. Bleached blonde suits you so much, you look like Pizie Lott!xx

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  5. Jenny - Thank you :D I know, stripey ginger, so so so bad. What was I thinking!!

    That Girl - Thank you so much! xx

    Gaby - Thanks!! I really liked the black underneath, gives it a different dimension!
    Awh, maybe your hair has strenghtened since you last tried bleaching it? Maybe do a test on a few strands of hair to see if its alright now? XXX

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  6. love love love reading posts like these! i dyed my hair red when i was 14 and i also thought it was the bee's knees! i loled at your beautiful highlights! lol! I think you'd look weird any colour now than blonde though! xx

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  7. That was a great post!!!
    Btw I really liked the deeper red on you as well as the blonde! :)

    xx

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  8. I love your blog, because their content is very informative about hair.

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  9. I love the one from 16 yrs. old!

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  10. I know this post is super old, but I just found it and can't help but comment on it. I am glad I am not the only one- hair chameleon. Oh, I have had regrets and disasters! hi hi You should update this post with your new lovely more of natural blond color.

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