Okay, This is incredibly delayed. If you follow me on social media, you’re probably thinking “Megan, that was months ago…” Yes, I dyed my hair in late April. It took me a while to actually talking about it, but hey. I’m going to anyways!
My hair was a really light brown. I was trying to bleach it in more natural, in a more gentle way, such as using lemon water masks and brushing it occasionally with hydrogen peroxide. It actually changed over time a lot from how it looked in the beginning. My goal was to get it to a honey brown type of look, kind of like Jessica Alba. *God, she’s so beautiful…*
So it lightened quite a bit, but the process was taking forever. I’ve always had blonde in the back of my mind, and people were constantly telling me that I would look great as a blonde. I had a blonde wig that made me feel confident and girly. I loved that feeling, but I knew that bleaching your hair comes with its disadvantages such as, oh you know- completely frying it. Especially for someone with dark hair.
Several nights Natalie (my bestie) would joke around with me saying “Dye your hair blonde!” “Go blonde!” and I would always respond “I can’t, it’s going to kill my hair!”. Deep down I really wanted to, but I knew the consequences.
Over the next few days after consideration, I developed that “screw it” mentality. I ended up telling her that I wanted to go blonde! She was ready before I could even finish my sentence. (Just kidding, she was really eager to work on my hair though.) She already had everything needed to bleach it. Natalie is amazing when it comes to dying hair. She’s really careful and precise. I love that about her. I keep telling her to turn it into a career or side hustle, but she isn’t quite confident in herself like I am. One day she’ll see!
Since my hair was a bit light at the top from my natural brunette roots, and darker at the bottom from the fading black hair dye, it looked a little crazy. She explained that she was gonna have to bleach the bottom, then come for the top afterwards, then back to the bottom. Basically, the bottom needed a lot more attention.
It took about two bleaching sessions, and it was finally light enough to be considered blonde. By the time it was done, my hair felt dead, but mostly from the bottom! Definitely not as bad as I expected. I really liked how it was looking. It was a bit brassy with the bleach alone, and Natalie was really worried about the brassiness. We slept on it, and let my hair relax for a bit.
The next day, she applied the actual blonde hair dye, in hopes that the brassiness would kind of fade out. That’s exactly what happened! It looked amazing. The brand we used was Revlon Colorsilk. This has always been my go-to box hair dye in the past.
I never really noticed how quickly my hair grows until now. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last bleached it, and my dark roots are coming out again. One of the cons of being a blondie is that it’s gonna take a lot of maintaining.
Regardless, My blonde hair has given me such a softer and girly look. I feel like it’s a big change that really needed to happen. I’ve always wanted to go blonde, but never had the courage before! I used to care too much about how healthy my hair was, but that just led me to never being able to feel cute. I would avoid heat, but feel insecure all the time because my hair was never done. I’m glad I decided to not care so much. I feel so pretty every day!