The last few days have lacked a bit of adventure, really, so today I decided it was time for a more interesting “first”.
I started sporting a bit of an unintended ombre look during pregnancy, as I had to stop bleaching my hair. Seeing my naturally dark blonde hair for the first time in absolute ages has made me like the darker look though and I thought why not go all the way and try brunette?
Any accidental moss-look can be avoided by adding a slight hint of red, as I’ve learned from earlier attempts at darkening previously bleached hair (never gone all the way to brunette though, so it seemed really important today when even a darker blonde has made my hair gone green before). Apparently the red pigments stop the darkened hair from going green. That’s why I picked a slightly more auburn tone than the chocolatey shade I would’ve liked.
One way or another, I have to say I’m happy with the result. Brown definitely suits me and goes quite well with my dark eyes.
This challenge is great, I don’t think I’d have done this otherwise. It’s crazy, I’ve been blonde all my life (albeit an ever-darkening shade as I’ve been getting older), so it feels strange to look at my face surrounded by dark hair all of a sudden. Must remember not to get suspicious if I find long brown hair in our bed tomorrow…