This time last year I posted an opinion piece on whether or not I should dye my hair: To dye or not to dye, in which I asked for help in my decision making. And this time I am having exactly the opposite dilemma.
Last year I wasn’t sure if I should dye my hair red or keep doing it the dark blonde/light brown I had been for so long. With help, I came to the conclusion that I would give it a go and I’ve now been dying my hair red for a whole year.
I still like it red when it’s freshly dyed, and I don’t even mind the lighter shade it goes after a few washes but…it’s a lot of up-keep. And honestly, my hair is no longer in a very good condition, I never had to dye it anywhere near as often when doing the brown/blonde shades.
Why dye it at all? I hear you cry. Not dying my hair, is unfortunately not an option. I’ve been getting grey hairs since I was fifteen. My older sister used to sit for a while every couple of weeks and pull them out for me so they didn’t notice. But it started to take longer and longer as I got more and more of the blighters, until it was just easier for everyone involved for me to dye it instead. Which, I suppose, makes it’s a vanity/confidence thing. A girl has to feel good about her hair (and clothes, of course) to boost self-confidence. So dye I did, and have ever since.
So, now the question; what colour do I go this time? I’ve got a box of brown dye ready to go, but I’m just not convinced it’s the right thing to do. As I say, I like it red but it’s too much up-keep and killing my hair; plus I have no idea what colour any other colour will go when I dye it on top of the red. That is also part of the reason why I’ve done the red for so long, I’ve had different events come up that I didn’t want to have odd coloured hair for so kept the red – it was easier.
Ideally, I’d like to actually dye all my hair grey…but 1. I don’t know if that’s possible, 2. it took 5 hours to apply highlights to my hair, I have no idea if dying it all grey would even work with my hair and 3. I don’t know if I could pull it off. I’d probably end up looking like a little old lady rather than a twenty-something with super-cool hair.
But it’s time for change of some sort. And I’m calling upon you – you lovely, helpful people – to help me make my next colour decision, tell me, what colour do you think I should go for next? Or do you have any advice/experience of changing from red? I’m all ears! Thanks!