My Hair Color Journey

My Hair Color Journey

“Life is too short to have boring hair.”

I don’t talk enough about my hair here, but it’s such a huge part of my life! I’ve been coloring my hair for the last 9 years and honestly can’t imagine not doing it.

I first decided to color my hair the summer before I started high school. I desperately wanted to be a blonde, so of course I convinced my mom to let me change my hair color. So let’s take a little journey and check out all my crazy hair colors!

I’ve been asked SO many times what my natural hair color is, so I thought I’d share a little blast from the past (this is me in middle school…YIKES):

Definitely had a dirty blonde/light brown hair color going on, which I totally don’t miss!

I’m going to skip all my pics from high school because 1. I deleted basically all of them off of social media and 2. this post will end up being WAAAAY too long. Let’s jump ahead to my college days!

I started off college with a dark brown color (which for some reason I can’t find any pics of), so I was still in my normal hair phase. Then I dyed my hair bright purple and blue for a musical I was in (if you didn’t know, I started college as a theatre major).

A little hard to see this hair color but it was pretty crazy and I only had it for about a month!

Then I went back to a somewhat normal hair color: dark burgundy/auburn, which was super pretty and I honestly might go back to it soon:

Going into sophomore year of college, I decided to be bold again and tried bright red for the first time. And I seriously LOVED this color (and what an adorable haircut right?)

I kept this hair color for a while that year until I decided to go completely black. It was such a giant change for my hair because I had never had darker hair than a dark brown color. So crazy but I totally felt like Snow White, especially with that short do!

I was totally missing my burgundy hair around this time, so I decided to add some back into the mix. I did really like this color but it’s a bit too dark for me now:

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(Side note: can we talk about that blue lip? I was really into bold, crazy makeup for most of college. But I totally rocked the blue lipstick, I think!)

Ok this is where I started getting back to crazy with my hair! So I wanted to do rose gold hair my junior year, which of course meant bleaching the sh*t out of my locks. Unfortunately, because I already had some red left over in my hair, the rose gold actually turned out to be more orange than anything. SO awful!

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It was definitely not my greatest hair color but at the time, I had lots of fun with it. My next hair color wasn’t a favorite for me either, but it was cool when I had it. Silver hair was trendy then, so I gave it a whirl!

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But as I tend to do, I got bored and wanted to do something crazy again. That’s when I dyed my hair bright ass purple again!

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So much fun, right? Only issue is…purple hair dye gets on EVERYTHING (so does red, by the way)! I really loved the purple hair but decided to bring in some black again to make kind of an ombre effect with my hair:

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I did love this color too because you could really only see the purple when the light hit it just right.

Now remember how I said the silver hair wasn’t my best look? Well in college, I clearly loved cause I went from purple on my ends to silver again:

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I will admit: my hair did look cool when I would first get the silver touched up, but it always faded to such a gross color! And I was really missing the red hair so I added some dark red to my ends instead

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This is not too far off of my current hair color…I just have a brighter red in my hair now (which, by the way, is my favorite hair color I’ve ever done)! Here’s my hair today:

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I love how bright the red is! I’ve had this for a while now (a year and a half, which is long for me) and I definitely plan to stick with this. I’m even considering adding more red to my hair to make it pop even more!

(PS: I’ve been getting my hair done at Ulta for years now and I love it!)

Which hair color was your favorite?

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11 Comments

That’s so sweet, thank you! And ya thought I’d share some embarrassing pics of my past lol

My favourite is the black and purple ombre look! But you look fab in all of them, so inspiring to see how bold you are with your hair !

Love the middle school throwback pic haha! It’s so cool how you’ve always been experimenting with your hair color and changing it up, but I agree that the red shades are definitely your color!

I NEED to make a post like this. I’ve been dying my hair for 11 years now. I actually just did it yesterday haha. I love that blue lipstick on you btw! And I think my favorite hair you did was the purple/black one!

I love this post! I’ve got a similar story with coloured hair – I just get bored really easily. I actually love it silver!

Charlotte | charlotterick.com x

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