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H--Hair Color
Posted On 08/02/2017 18:45:33 by Altara3

My hair has been several colors over the course of my lifetime.  I thought of this today, because I just ran across a photo of me taken...well, maybe 5 or 6 yrs ago. It's one of my favorite photos of myself--and yes, I'm 'blonde' in it.    I don't care if it's not 'current'; I like it--so I'm going to use it for a while!  

I was born blonde. But by the time I was 8 or 9, my hair had turned into a very light brown--'dishwater blonde' they called it. By the time I reached my teens, my mom was 'blonde' and I guess I decided 'why not'.  

So, my mom bleached it for me and put in a nice shade of blonde color. Now, I can remember one time something went wrong: I had orange hair for a day before we could re-do it.  But we 'fixed' it and I became accustomed to being Blonde.   I was 'platinum blonde' for a number of years.   Think Lonie Anderson in WKRP in Cincinnati. Later, I went to a more natural blonde look. 

Naturally, since I was blonde when I met my (now) husband, he preferred me that way.  But by the time I was in my 30's, I decided to just 'see' what my natural color was like; I did that several times over the years. And I was very surprised to out find that my 'natural' color had gone to a pretty dark brown! Well, technically it's a 'medium brown', but to me, it's pretty darn dark!   Back then, I always decided to go back blonde again.  

A few years ago, I decided it was too much trouble keeping it blonde; so I went back to my natural color which, now has some silver in it.  I don't mind the silver at all.  And I actually kind of like it being 'natural'.  But even though I'll never again color my hair, I'll never forget how much I enjoyed being blonde.    


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08/13/2017 20:45:31

hiDianne, i think blonde siuts you and looks nice, arthur

08/12/2017 20:07:57

Like you, I was born a blonde and it stayed that way until I reached my teens then it naturally changed to a light brown. I guess I put through my first colour when I was late 40's to early fifties much the same colour as my natural shade. Have been putting colour through it ever since. I know it would now be grey but I don't think it would suit me. I have some friends who are in their 80's and they have never turned grey. they just have a few touches of the grey strands in their hair.

08/03/2017 22:11:03

Loved your story. I must admit that I've never really been unhappy about the color of my hair except for the white streak that I had at the front hairline. I would visit a hairdresser occasionally, asking her to color that white "swatch". The dye never stayed long because the "swatch" was coarser than the rest of my hair. Finally, one hairdresser asked me why I was trying to hide the "swatch" when she had some customers who ask her to bleach such a "swatch", because it was the style! Hearing that, ended my trip for dye, and I accepted it with pride.

Now the swatch is no different than the rest of my hair... and I'm not changing the color; I earned every gray hair on my head!

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