I’m a natural blonde and have always wanted to be a redhead. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told this to people, including hairdressers and in response I always get: ‘WHY?! You’re a natural blonde and people are always trying to dye their hair your color!’ Well, that’s all fine and dandy but when you’ve grown up with dirty blonde hair, it doesn’t seem that amazing, lol.
I’ve been tempted before to get it colored in a salon. I know red is one of those colors you shouldn’t try at home, especially when you have blonde hair. Been there and done that!
I remember the event vividly, I was in 8th grade and thought it would be simple to dye my hair at home. Went to the drugstore, picked up a pretty red color off of a Clairol box (even though the directions said not to if you have blonde hair) and happily went home to try it out. AND I thought it had been a great idea to get a semi-permanent dye since if I didn’t like it, it would always wash out….right?
I followed the directions. EXACTLY. And upon washing out the color, I saw my hair was a lot darker than the chick’s on the box. I freaked. I started washing it out like crazy since I had read dish washing soap would help take out semi-permanent color. And what was a left with? A light pink mess. Yep, my hair was a pale pink….not red.
Some crying ensued. No, more like a lot of crying. Nothing can ruin an 8th grader’s existence in school faster than doing something like unintentionally dying your hair pink.
So, off to the store my mom and I went. It was late on a Sunday night and that’s why I didn’t go to a salon to get it fixed. I found a permanent blonde color which I prayed would help…and thankfully, it took it back to my natural color.
Anyway, that little event has scared me into not dying my hair again but I think it might be time to give it a try. I’m older, have more money to spend on going to a salon and can pay for it to be fixed if I end up not liking it. Plus it’s time to get my little behind to a salon since I haven’t been since November when I was still pregnant!
I’m thinking maybe just doing some red highlights first to see if it’s something I like before taking the plunge of diving into being a complete redhead. Who knows?
These are some of the reds I’m thinking of:
I’m pretty sure my favorite is the lightest red from top pic of Debora Ann Woll and who doesn’t love Adele? I’m thinking the last pic is too dark for me even though I think it’s gorgeous!
Have you had any hair color disasters? Think I can pull off being a redhead? I’m know I’m pale enough…lol!Like this post? Please take a sec. to click below. 🙂