In 2011, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to not cut my hair (other than split end trims) for the whole year. This was a major thing for me, because I get easily bored with my hair, and I change my style often (and usually drastically) on a whim. It took a ton of willpower, but I managed to keep my resolution into the new year. Although, I did give myself bangs because I had to cut *something*. Still, my hair is the longest it has been since I was a teenager. I love it, but that itch to change it up has been creeping up on me. So it was time to grab a box of bleach and go all ombre up in here. I figured that if I screwed it up, I could just cut off the bottom, right? Right.
But I won’t have to do that because it turns out that I like it a lot. It is pretty drastic color change, but it doesn’t seem like it for some reason. One thing I really like is that since I wear a lot of black, my hair doesn’t get lost on all that darkness. Also, I bleached it out even more on the underside of my hair, so it doesn’t look so drastic when my hair is down, but when I braid it, throw it in a bun, or otherwise style it up, it ends up beautifully variegated and textured.
You can see in this close-up that the ends are a wee-bit crunchy and dry. I probably should have had a trim before bleaching it. But I’m hoping a little TLC (and maybe a coat of this stuff) will get it back to normal in a week or two. Also, the color is a little bit brassy. It’s okay for now, but once it is soft and smooth again, I may go even lighter. I love this color, getting to platinum at the ends:
And I have been dying to add some fun color. Maybe this summer:
Ha! Dying. No pun intended.
At any rate, I think this turned out way better than the last time I bleached my hair. Which was just about 20 years ago:
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