Tuesday, 26 January 2010

To Dye or not to Dye..

That's my big dilemma. Now I'm a mummy certain things which defined me seem less important but there is the potential loss of one which I am struggling with. I have had blonde highlights for over half my life but now it just seems too darn hard to maintain them and I am questioning whether I should just buy a colour in boots and give it a try. It will have to be dark, I learnt the hard way a few years ago that trying to dye it blonde myself results in carrot coloured roots - not very attractive at all!

Hair colour - is it that important? Will I feel different if I leave my blonde locks behind and opt for a dark shade? I hope this post doesn't make me sound vain because I'm not - honest! All I know is that I have to make a decision soon, there's some serious regrowth going on here - last time I got my highlights done was September 1st.

So to any mummys out there have you faced a similar dilemma and what did you opt to do? Any comment or opinions appreciated - Thanks!

7 comments:

bumblingalong said...

I've never coloured my hair so I'm afraid I can't really give any advice... But as a natural brunette, I never believed that blonde's have no fun, if that helps at all!

(I'm just waiting for the grey hairs to poke through though, and then I'll be in trouble!)

WADs said...

I have gone from Blonde to Brunette to Blonde again. Throughout my pregnancy I was brunette and just couldn't be bothered with having my hair done etc but now I have gone back to blonde and I feel more like me this way. I love going to the hairdressers for a break and so that is my excuse :D

Mags said...

Thanks for the comments! I keep changing my mind.. I know I can always change it back if going dark doesn't suit but it's exactly what you have said WADs - I think I will always feel more like me as a blonde... but then again as you said bumblingalong - a change is as good as a rest!
Decisions decisions...

jumblyMummy said...

I've been blonde for over 10 years, professionally blonde for about 7! When I made the decision to try for a baby, I had my long locks cut off and my hair dyed back to a general-purpose brunette, something very close to my natural colour. I think I wanted to try and be a bit less high-maintenance and a bit more grown up given the grown-up-ness of what I was about to embark on. I hated being brunette again and about 10 days before Lara was born, I had the highlights put back in. Now life is good again. It makes me feel happy, confident and young.

Anonymous said...

Stay blonde! You look like a beautiful fairy, I like it light better. I went through that same dilemma but in the end blonde is way more beautiful. If it's an emotional change you need, then go for pale blonde for a fun adventure as Marilyn Monroe... :) don't go dark.

jumblyMummy said...

I've been blonde for over 10 years, professionally blonde for about 7! When I made the decision to try for a baby, I had my long locks cut off and my hair dyed back to a general-purpose brunette, something very close to my natural colour. I think I wanted to try and be a bit less high-maintenance and a bit more grown up given the grown-up-ness of what I was about to embark on. I hated being brunette again and about 10 days before Lara was born, I had the highlights put back in. Now life is good again. It makes me feel happy, confident and young.

bumblingalong said...

I've never coloured my hair so I'm afraid I can't really give any advice... But as a natural brunette, I never believed that blonde's have no fun, if that helps at all!

(I'm just waiting for the grey hairs to poke through though, and then I'll be in trouble!)

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