Friday, January 11, 2008

To Dye or not to Dye

My hair color is back to its natural shade, thanks to non ammonia containing wash out dyes that eventually fade out only leaving a hint of the dark red i use (this information is only useful if at all interesting to female readers, and i'm aware of that), and now i am contemplating what to do next...

It is now a darkish brown that has a reddish and sometimes yellowish (can't say blondish) aura in the sun. Now i know very few of you have any clue of what i'm going on about as very few of you have seen me, but i am now wondering what to do with my hair color so indulge me.

The options are:
1. Dark red again (as per picture on left)
2. Leave as is and stay on the dark brown conventional side for the winter
3. Go lighter and get light brown/dark blond highlights, the key word here would be "subtle"

I am most inclined to option 2, it's been a while since i had my own shade, however, the red gets tons of compliments, and the lighter is something i've never done before so could be a nice change, however again, high lights must be done using ammonia, and ammonia fucks the hair.

Input?

7 comments:

insomniac said...

don't use amonia....

i'd go for option no. 2... u can always change ur mind to 1 when u feel like it...

i so envy u, my last attempt to dye using non amonia containing wash out dye, i ended up washing it off like 5 mins later because my scalp hurt like hell... talk about sensitivity!

Adrasteia said...

2!

all the curly haired girls go red or lighter-- i like curly brown hair it's soft and lovable

:)

Sand-E Sez said...

How bout a blueish black... dark natural yet exotic in its own way?
just a thought...

MechanicalCrowds said...

i wanna say who cares but damn it you've disabled anonymous comments :D

Go with burgundy.

Jade said...
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Jade said...

For many many years of my life... I dyed my hair every winter Jet Black Hair - sometimes I would do it with the Neon Blue haze to it (as advised by Sand-E) & sometimes I would do it with the Deep Blood Red Neon Haze... as in when you stand in a neon light or the sun it reflects the color...
It is very exotic - but the downside is - you cant dye on black... So you'll have to let your hair grow out of it & fade with time...

All your other choices suck.
:p

N said...

Jade: my natural shade doesnt suck!!! :-)

Sand-e and Jade: as tempting as the black sounds, i really dont feel like spending the next four years undoing that decision.

MC: yeah, if you can't say it with guts don't say it at all :)

Insomnia and Adrasteia: looks like i will stick to 2 for the moment.

Thanks girls!