I had to stop focusing so much on my stupid hair color. I had to put those negative thoughts aside and realize that I am more than my appearance. My friends and family don’t love me because of how I look. So I gave my bleached blonde hair some warmth with the aforementioned conditioner and ginger-hued semi dye mixture. I then added highlights than turned out pretty well!
Occasionally, I felt my hair looked too brassy. I used Clairol Natural Instincts (the only semi-permanent dye I could find at the drugstore!) in Sahara Blonde, which gave it a beige tone which looked quite nice, without changing the color dramatically.
I wish I had a really awesome wrap-up for this but I think it’s an ongoing thing. I kept trying to accept that I just wouldn’t be the reddest-red I wanted to be. But what I’ve come to accept instead is that it’s okay to not like my hair color! What?! Isn’t that where we started?
Yes, I think I have found peace finally by these two things: I am more than my appearance, and I do not need to stay the natural color that’s growing out of my head for some arbitrary reason. As long as I’m not obsessed with it, I think it is totally okay to be happier with a different hair color.
Now I’m on the hunt for the perfect formula to reach that color I so love from my teenage years: copper-strawberry-blonde. And honestly, I’m at a real advantage here. I’m dyeing hair that already has warm undertones. It takes to red much easier. Obviously I’m a natural redhead, despite nature and time altering the actual color, which also means that I’m not going to look like I shouldn’t be red. My pale skin, freckles, and white lashes are still here!
Let’s not forget my roots! Yeah, my hair grows fast and it looks a little funny to me to have blonde-white roots all the time. I think that looks more natural than dark roots though, so another advantage!
I look forward to sharing my continuing journey now. I hope that other redheads who’ve found their color is fading can be helped by following my future attempts. We are Strawberries! We will prevail!
Is your color fading? Have you tried dyeing it? Please share! Until next time, my friends.