Being Blonde – And Staying Blonde?

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Over the past 12 months I have been various cuts and colours of blonde. I think I had it right before the Straightening Kit disaster of June when I had to have a big chop but once it was short it was dull and I reached for the bottle once more. Right now I’m working towards an easier to maintain shade of blonde that’s a bit closer to my natural colour again but while it’s in that in between stage both for roots and length I get very bored which can lead to one of two things. I could have a drastic cut or a major dye job. I’m trying to avoid these things hence the recent bout of pink tips and i thought I would ask those of you have found your ideal style how you keep from running to the salon or your local Boots and screwing it up on a whim. I know it is in my nature to crave change but there must be like minded folk out there that can clue me in to the secret of living happily with ‘normal hair’.. or perhaps it’s just not meant to be?..I’m thinking green next..

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Miss BB

 

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  1. Thomas
    20 February, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    I think that since its coming into summer you could put in a few brighter highlights and maybe even bleach the ends, like Miley had before her cray cray white chop. It would look really nice, plus easily doable at home?

  2. 21 February, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    You weren’t kidding about having every cut and shade of blonde, and they all look beautiful on you. Which is your natural hair color? The only way I was finally able to put an end to the constant chopping and coloring was to commit to growing it to donate to Wigs for Kids (not sure if you have this overseas). Three years later, I now have very healthy “normal” hair down to my mid-back and almost ready to give to sick chidren. But I’ve grown so fond of my curls and their natural midnight brown color that I can’t see myself doing anything very drastic to my hair even after I make the donation.

  3. 21 February, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    I really like the colour it is where it’s curly and the black top and the one above. My favourite cut and colour of yours was when you just had milo before you dyed it the chocolate brown I think it was or maybe after your wedding when you changed it maybe go back to that. Or dye it a dark blonde like your natural colour and have some blonde balayage maybe, sorry that’s a bit rambly x

  4. kayb
    21 February, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Your now hair colour looks like a garnier nutrisse shade 8? Or 7.5. It’s the dark blonde shade (almond) Not the vanilla or light natural blonde they’re too light for the shade you currently have. Just thought I’d tell you if your roots have gotten the better of you.

  5. Annette
    21 February, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    I never thought i’d do this but i dyed my hair ombre (from blonde) this week. I just couldn’t decide whether to stick with blonde or go back to natural darker hair. I used l’oréal excellence in 6 dark blonde on the roots & mid lengths and it worked brilliantly! No more of those brassy roots when i dye it lighter all over and no regrowth issues. It looks so natural, i love it! I honestly think you should maybe give it a go if you can’t decide what colour you want to be. I know it’s a bit passé but if blended well it just looks natural and pretty 🙂 I think it would look great on you!

  6. 21 February, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    maybe some more brighter highlights and a few lowlights to create different shades in your hair? im exactly the same when i want to change my hair iv just gone from black to blonde at home with no help i was watching your old videos like “24hours in bleach” it made me feel better about bleaching it more times than i probably should of but hairs hair it grows back. you could always try some different colours of the directions in the ends as well like purples or reds xx

  7. 21 February, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    PI actually can’t believe they would put a product that damaged your hair so much on the market ! Your hair looks lovely on the last picture x

    http://hevastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

  8. Sarah
    21 February, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    I used to be the same when I had short hair! But now my hair is so long and thick its just too much effort! I keep it dyed black now. But I’m just lazy that way!!

  9. 21 February, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    I hate my roots and recently put brown chunks through my hair… I find I can leave my roots a lot longer before re dying and get away with it! If you put a slightly darker shade just under Neath the top layer of your hair it gives you a bit more time!

  10. 22 February, 2013 / 9:02 am

    A little gem a friend of mine let me in on for keeping your hair root free (cheaply) is going to the salon, but on training days. If you call up, ask which day they train their trainees and book for then, you’ll get your hair done for (in my experience) under half price. I’ve also found that my hair tends to be done better as well because the trainees are supervised by the head stylist who check everything they do- this does mean that a half head of highlights can take around 2.5 hours, but it can be so worth it =D
    I’ve also found that if you dye your hair your self, you tend to muck it up so much that it costs twice as much fixing it so it’s just not worth it in the long run =)
    hope this helps!

    xxx

    katies-rose-garden.blogspot.co.uk

  11. 22 February, 2013 / 10:10 am

    As someone who changes there hair because of boredom. Seriously I just get bored and dye it on a whim. I dont have many tips apart from buying those dyes from suoerdrugs that are around £1 and are tiny gry bottles. They are like little semi dyes in conditioner. But I use them to make my roots less noticable. Ive used the light ash blonde, the red, the chestnut brown and the chocolate brown. They have all worked for me. My roots are kindof that mousey brown colour so it can soak ip the temp colours well. Give it a go your not going to loose alot of money! X

  12. Alex
    22 February, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    Being someone who gets bored and dyes their hair from dark brown to blonde so regularly that family have even stopped going, “Oh you changed your hair…” i can say that i dont think its in some peoples nature to leave their hair be!

    I go dark to give my hair a break (who am i kidding?) and then a month or two later i’m sat there looking at pictures of my blonde hair thinking “ahhhhh i MISS being blonde”. Frankly i’m surprised i have any hair left what with the treatment i give it (i watched your 24 hours bleaching vid and nodded all the way through)

    I think the only real way to upkeep a blonde look (and good condition) on darker hair is to let a hairdresser sort it out….that said, if you are anything like me you will ignore that because of the time and cost, and on a whim go and buy a highlighting kit that makes your hair acidentally fully blonde (except for the roots, even though you tied that cap to your scull so tight it almost choked you) and then an ash blonde dye to disguise the root line (and vague orange tone *ahem*) and get loads of compliments about how your hair looks nice (until the dark regrows and you wonder what to cover that with)

    It’s exhausting, this beauty malarkey! 😉

  13. Aileen
    29 March, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    I just came across your blog by chance last week and i love it! I am a bit obsessed with beauty products but don’t always have the money to buy them 🙁 I was hoping you could give me some advice, I’m wanting to dye my hair a dark blonde but my hair is a mid/dark brown. I’m hoping it’s possible to do it at home as I’m not wanting to pay salon prices. let me know if you have any tips, thanks! :)xx

  14. sarah
    10 August, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    Hi, im exactly the same as you with my hair, always changing it! But I have gone one bleach too far and now its snapping off near the top! Do u have any good product recommendations please! I need serious help im getting married in april!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      13 August, 2013 / 8:31 pm

      oh gosh! I’d get it cut! If you cut it now it will grow by April but if it’s snapping and you leave it the damage travels up the hair shaft and you could have a full head of snapped hair by then! Go to a salon and ask them to take off the very least that they HAVE to.. it’s not worth risking it x

      • sarah
        13 August, 2013 / 8:36 pm

        I got it cut today! A kind of frankie from the saturdays look! Was so scared but im getting used to it! And he gave me some good conditioner too. Ah the things I do to my hair!

        • missbudgetbeauty
          Author
          13 August, 2013 / 8:38 pm

          how strange it was today.. I know it’s scary but a year ago I had a short (SHORT) bob and now my hair is past my shoulders and relatively healthy – sometimes you just gotta cut it x

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