So, I am having a hair dilemma. My hair is dying, literally, because I keep killing it with bleach, but I like my blonde. I have said recently over and over that I am soon going to dye my hair back a dark brown. Everyone in my family has dark brown hair, and so I'm like the outcast (not really). I had blonde hair all the way up until like 6th grade then it changed to a weird color, and in in 8th grade, I started highlighting it blonde. I have always felt blonde, and when I look at myself in the mirror, regardless my hair color at the time, I see a blonde girl.
So, why go brown you ask? I love my sister's dark brown hair. I think it looks gorgeous on her, and part of me wants that for myself. I also need to give my hair a break. Every few years after I highlight my hair blonde, I typically go natural, or dye it brown to give it a break. I've been blonde now for over 3 years, and so it's time for a breather. I keep having to cut it shorter and shorter due to continuing to damage it with the bleach.
Don't ask about going natural. I really hate my natural hair color. It's not blonde, it's not really brown. It's just blah. It's like a really nasty mousy brown. Some people have a very nice mousy brown, but mine is not nice. It's ugly. So yeah- that is not an option.
Here are 2 photos of myself. One from 3 & 1/2 years ago when my hair was super long and brown (ignore glasses), and one from recently- blond and short (Not the greatest pictures, but they'll do). I'd love to hear your opinion. I have not made my mind up yet about what to do next the time I go in for my hair appointment. Stay blonde a little longer? Go dark brown immediately? Low lights for a while and then dark brown? Keep it short? Grow it back out? Okay... yeah, let me hear what you have to say.