Going blonde has been on my mind for the last couple of years now. I’ll admit I was a little nervous taking the plunge and going bleach crazy once again on my poor hair. But, I can honestly say that I am loving life as a blonde and I really don’t think I will be going back anytime soon.
About 6 years ago, I was going through a “break” in my then relationship, and being the little dramatic girl that I am, I decided to do something crazy and change my hairstyle…drastically. My friend and I had decided that we both wanted to be blondes, So, without any prior bleaching/cosmetology knowledge, we went ahead and DIY’d ourselves to being blonde.
I wish I could say that things went well, and if you were to ask 20 year old me I would probably tell you that I loved it (even though I was secretly sobbing on the inside). My mom had helped me bleach it, and I remember getting out of the shower and wanting to burst into tears because my hair was ORANGE! See, I should have done my research because then I would have known that I needed a toner to cool down the brassiness.
Well, I knew I couldn’t go to work with orange hair, so the very next day…we bleached it AGAIN. I know…it’s even hard to think about what I did to my hair. My hair didn’t stand a chance. After the bleaching I went to target and bought some champagne blonde hair dye that KIND OF helped it. Sure you might think it looks good in this photo, but this is just a lot of photo editing and good filters. If you look closely, you can see my hair getting ready to fall off and latch onto a broomstick set for Hogwarts.
Long story short, blonde 20 year old me didn’t last long (maybe about a month). Once my boyfriend and I got back together, I dyed my hair as close to my natural color and chopped it all off. Side note: I didn’t do it BECAUSE we got back together, I did it because my hair was dead and it started to turn orange, yellow, and had some hints of green in it. My poor hair had gone through hell and back, and I decided not to do anything else to it for a very long time. But the blonde inside me was always trying to get back out there and see if she could have more fun than my brunette self.
I took the safer route this time and sought out professional help. My hair isn’t as damaged as I thought I would be (happy dance for my hair), and I am really enjoying it now. As I have grown older I have learned the steps to taking better care of my hair and thats what I am doing now. I’ll let you guys knows which products I am using to keep this blonde hair shiny and soft.
Now, lets go see if that old saying about blondes having more fun is true 😉