A bit of a premature entry since I don't plan to color my hair till maybe March, but I have already been planning or thinking about my next hair color.
This entry is going to be rather rambly, coupled with a poll so if you don't wish to read, just look at the pictures to get a gist of it, scroll down and cast your vote.
Sometimes I think I really shouldn't be playing around with coloring my hair this much seeing as it can be damaging in the long run, but I keep re-assuring myself that sometime down the road, I'll revert to black hair and stay that way. Don't know how that would work out, but we'll see.
A quick foreword, I intend to DIY the color since it's just that much cheaper for hair my length. And while I like going to a salon I find that sometimes they tend to persuade me out of what I want, which defeats the whole point of being experimental, no? So unless I want streaks or an expert opinion, I usually prefer DIY-ing it. And it's more fun. My box dye of choice is the Revlon ColorSilk box dyes, so that's where I browsed my color choices from. I find that works good for my hair and I love the smell of the conditioner.
So I have mentioned this before, and that is I am considering to color my hair a lighter shade. Something along the lines of a dirty blonde shade. I have always wanted my hair to be this shade of a blonde:
But I am assuming it could possibly be too light for my face shape/structure, and there is also the fear of it turning golden on me.
Still, it is such a pretty shade.. do you think I could pull it off? Though when the roots grow out it's going to be such a pain...
So anyway, my mental definition of the dirty blonde shade I would get is somewhere along the lines of these colors:
I know these seem more like a light brown then blonde, but I guess this is as light as my hair would go. I'm thinking I might try using a shade like #81 Light Blonde to achieve this, seeing as most bleaching agents in box dyes aren't incredibly color lifting. Though maybe #73 Champagne Blonde might do the trick too.
I'm super jealous of how Hong Ki managed to get his hair that platinum
Though I can imagine how much of a pain (literally!) it would be to color and re-touch the hair. Bleaching so often isn't fun for the scalp at all.
Aside from trying out blonde, a part of me kind of wants to get red hair again. I probably don't have to show you guys examples because I had reddish hair for a good couple of months last year. But still, this is the sort of red or auburn I want to get:
I think that Ashlee Simpson has the most perfect shade of red, I absolutely love her hair!
Though I have been rather tempted to get it as light as Jessica from SNSD in this picture:
I think this shade is more like #72 Strawberry Blonde which I did experiment with awhile back and you can see it here.
But red/auburn isn't something I am new to, I just really like the color so I am thinking to get back to it. For those who haven't see it before, this was how I looked when I first got my hair colored red/auburn back in December 2008
Candid expression ftw~
I first had this red done at the salon, cause it's red I figured I should use some professional advice on it. But after that visit I had been maintaining the color with #45 Bright Auburn from the Revlon line. I find the Revlon color is very similar to what the salon gave me.
So yes... internal debate on that matter. And as if that is not enough I feel like being experimental and trying out Burgundy shades. (#48 Burgundy)
Logically, it's just me being curious because I don't think that I would actually like burgundy shades very much. The color itself isn't bad, it's just I don't think I would like it on me. Here's an example of what I think Burgundy might look on:
Girl on the left. Looking at it, it looks like the color my mom used to have...
So... I don't know about that one. It's kind of a little dark on, though I love the purple-ish hue it has under certain lighting. I can imagine it being a little hard to find a suitable brow product though. The photo here doesn't have as much purple as the Revlon box dye one seems to have. However this color is just a passing thought, I'm still more inclined to the first two colors.
I know a number of you all do prefer my current hair color although it has faded and lightened to a random I don't know what shade anymore. My philosophy is that I will eventually revert to darker shades (maybe even black!) when I get older, so why not try out some lighter shades while I still can. Though I am not talking about Scene hair colors because I kind of hate the maintenance of those.
So let me know which you prefer and what you think about i!. Though that might not entirely influence my final decision as I can get quite spontanous when I am standing in the isle at Watsons. haha. But right now I am quite torn between the first two shades.
If you have any random color suggestions, feel free to elaborate on it too.
Kudos to you if you had read the ENTIRE entry.
Thanks so much for reading and listening to my nonsense!
Disclaimer: Not sponsored by or affiliated with Revlon at all. Though I wish I was, imagine how awesome that would be! Lol. Images (except the one of me) are from google.
The big question... what color do you reckon I go for?