My Hair Color Story (2009-2015)
This entry is dedicated to my hair. Thanks for enduring all the dyeing and chemicals I’ve put you through.
Before I mention all the different hair colors I’ve had, I want to mention the fact that my hair is actually relaxed. I used to get my hair relaxed many times when I was younger (I can’t count how many, but I know it was a lot) just because I wanted to have straight hair, like all the other girls in school. I wanted my hair to be like the girl on the picture of the Luster’s Pink relaxer, but my hair never turned out like that. That’s why, no matter how many times my mom relaxed my hair, it always remained curly. Although the curls have gotten bigger and much more manageable from all the relaxing. There has been no damage to my hair from this process.
I can’t really remember when I stopped relaxing my hair, but it was probably around the age of eleven or something. I haven’t relaxed my hair since. I started dyeing my hair in January 2009 when I was fourteen. My very first hair color was a red hair dye from Matas (a big Danish drugstore). The hair dye wasn’t for my hair texture at all, so my hair didn’t really take to the dye.
Here come some pictures. Just a warning, I was weird and ’emo’ like back in 2009. Oh gosh, that phase!
Because I wasn’t happy with the color or the fact that it just seemed like my hair simply wouldn’t take hair dye, I started wearing wigs because I then had the opportunity to choose whatever color I liked. (I didn’t just wear wigs for that reason. I already had wigs because of my interest in cosplay).
Anyway, some times after that my mom introduced my to SoftSheen Carson’s Dark & Lovely permanent hair dye. My first Dark & Lovely hair color was #379 Golden Bronze. I remember I only used one package, hoping it would cover my whole hair, it did not. Pictures are from January and April 2010.
It took some time to get used to the blonde hair, which was just like highlighting actually. In the end, I got used to the color and I actually ended up liking it. I rediscovered my love for red hair and dyed it #394 Vivacious Red (also Dark & Lovely). This result I actually loved! Later I put some blonde in it again and chestnut or some other brown color. This was were I began to experiment.
After that phase, I dyed my hair again in July 2011 before traveling to Tanzania. This time it was #376 Red Hot Rhythm. I was in so much love with this hair color, but I thought it was too red and put some blonde and brown back in the mix as stripes.
Later in 2011 just before my 18th birthday, I dyed it black with #382 Midnight Blue and the results was awesome. My hair has never been completely black, so I had to get used to the dramatic look.
I then kept it black for a year or two, just letting the color slowly fade and my natural hair color grow out. I then dyed it red yet again and let that stay for some time. Then in August 2013 I dyed it Golden Bronze again, but went for an ombre look this time.
When I got tired of that, I tried to color with black with red stripes in October 2014. It turned out a black color with a hint of brown (guess that’s what happens when you do it yourself and try to do two colors at once without separating the hair properly).
Then I decided I wanted completely blonde hair, but I didn’t want to bleach it. I went for the Golden Bronze again and sat with the dye for a long time and my roots really turned blonde. I did not like it. (this is what happens when you start dyeing your roots first, because the heat from you head will speed up the color process, turning the roots darker or lighter depending on your dye) but no, I did not know that until recently. And yes, if I had known that a few years ago, my hair colors would probably have looked better, but at least I discovered it now – thanks Youtube! 😀
Now I’m in the process of dyeing it black and red ombre. I’ve already dyed it black in the top and I’m just waiting for the days to pass so I can bleach my hair for the first time. I’m bleaching it because I really want the red color to pop.
If you want to see how my hair will turn out, be sure to check my Youtube channel in a week or two 😀