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Title: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 26, 2019, 10:49:39 am
Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?

Did you do this by going to a hair salon professional or did you do this yourself or did you have a friend do this for you?

Did you do this by buying a wig?

How did it turn out?  Did you decide to go back to your own color, keep the new color, or are you continuing to try out various colors?

Did you ever try a hair color that you would love to have but it ended up not looking good on you?

Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: BrightWindow on November 26, 2019, 10:58:30 am
I once had wishes to dye my hair blonde and ginger red (mine is black naturally.) My initial plan was to have a literal half-half split, then to go blonde with red highlights, and then I just sort of dropped it altogether.

I'm honestly not sure if anything besides black would suit me, and with all that bleach I'd be worried about damaging what I have.
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 26, 2019, 02:06:25 pm
I once had wishes to dye my hair blonde and ginger red (mine is black naturally.) My initial plan was to have a literal half-half split, then to go blonde with red highlights, and then I just sort of dropped it altogether.

I'm honestly not sure if anything besides black would suit me, and with all that bleach I'd be worried about damaging what I have.
As my natural colour appears to have become grey I certainly dye my hair! Initially I went for dark with blonde highlights then gradually increased the blonde but I’ve since swapped out the blonde for copper and it’s definitely the real  me!!
Ps my hairdresser was the second person I told about my transition plans and we started to work on my hair from that day on! My hair transitioning from short to feminine



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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: big kim on November 26, 2019, 04:30:22 pm
Only a few times as a guy, i started going grey at 18. Been blonde, red, black, brown, red,brown, blonde, black, brown, red, blonde and now ash blonde my natural colour, had red & blonde streaks a few times. One of my favourite red colours was a black cherry which matched my boyfriends 68 Mercury Cougar
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Julielynn on November 26, 2019, 04:38:57 pm
Mine's red anyway, but darker when it's short.  Probably the best thing about all this is getting to let my hair grow out again.  I miss that red.  I'd show you a pic, but what do people use for uploading pictures anymore?   I used to use imageshack, but that was ages ago.  Off the subject, but it got me wondering.
Title: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 17, 2020, 06:14:05 am
It is nice that we have these options for our hair.  I like my natural color, although it was fun to go with some colorful highlights.


Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 20, 2020, 07:07:55 pm
Sometimes I do wonder what I’d look like with different colored hair.
Certainly not as pretty as _________ (many others here!)

I will not mention any names as I will not be able to make a definitive or exhaustive list, even if that list was limited to members.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Susan R on November 20, 2020, 09:29:03 pm
Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?

Did you do this by going to a hair salon professional or did you do this yourself or did you have a friend do this for you?

Did you do this by buying a wig?

How did it turn out?  Did you decide to go back to your own color, keep the new color, or are you continuing to try out various colors?

Did you ever try a hair color that you would love to have but it ended up not looking good on you?

Chrissy
I went to a salon for the third time...ever. The first time was a complete disaster..too long a story to share here.
I always ask for the same color and style. I get my hair done with a few highlights and some grey removed in the very front along the edges and also a trim. Since I never get much cut on the length, I’ve had much longer hair after each visit so the styles differ a bit.

The last two times I had it done by the same stylist and I think my hair turned out ok relative to the first experience..lol I was happy with it.

My wife and I tried dying my hair shortly before my second visit to a salon. The color was called Warm Blonde and the woman in the cover of the box had hair the exact same color as what you see in my posted images. Sadly, after rinsing everything out, my hair had turned to a dark red auburn color...haha! It looked horrible. I called my wife’s salon, got in fast and she fixed everything perfectly in a few hours.  I was so thankful. She’s now my stylist..LOL

Here are some pics of what I had done two days ago...highlights and a trim.
(https://i.postimg.cc/BQ4Py6Kx/43-F5-E28-C-1191-407-E-B04-C-620-A59-A2-FEF1.jpg)
   I looked like this after getting home from the salon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hPsQqBLN/0-D07325-B-90-CB-4717-B650-2-A0-C75-C229-EA.jpg)
   Later, I restyled it a little for easier maintenance.

   Susan R🌷
Title: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 21, 2020, 02:54:05 am
I went to a salon for the third time...ever. The first time was a complete disaster..too long a story to share here.
I always ask for the same color and style. I get my hair done with a few highlights and some grey removed in the very front along the edges and also a trim. Since I never get much cut on the length, I’ve had much longer hair after each visit so the styles differ a bit.

The last two times I had it done by the same stylist and I think my hair turned out ok relative to the first experience..lol I was happy with it.

My wife and I tried dying my hair shortly before my second visit to a salon. The color was called Warm Blonde and the woman in the cover of the box had hair the exact same color as what you see in my posted images. Sadly, after rinsing everything out, my hair had turned to a dark red auburn color...haha! It looked horrible. I called my wife’s salon, got in fast and she fixed everything perfectly in a few hours.  I was so thankful. She’s now my stylist..LOL

Here are some pics of what I had done two days ago...highlights and a trim.
(https://i.postimg.cc/BQ4Py6Kx/43-F5-E28-C-1191-407-E-B04-C-620-A59-A2-FEF1.jpg)
   I looked like this after getting home from the salon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hPsQqBLN/0-D07325-B-90-CB-4717-B650-2-A0-C75-C229-EA.jpg)
   Later, I restyled it a little for easier maintenance.

   Susan R
Lovely pics! Xx


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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 21, 2020, 06:11:25 am
I went to a salon for the third time...ever. The first time was a complete disaster..too long a story to share here.
I always ask for the same color and style. I get my hair done with a few highlights and some grey removed in the very front along the edges and also a trim. Since I never get much cut on the length, I’ve had much longer hair after each visit so the styles differ a bit.

The last two times I had it done by the same stylist and I think my hair turned out ok relative to the first experience..lol I was happy with it.

My wife and I tried dying my hair shortly before my second visit to a salon. The color was called Warm Blonde and the woman in the cover of the box had hair the exact same color as what you see in my posted images. Sadly, after rinsing everything out, my hair had turned to a dark red auburn color...haha! It looked horrible. I called my wife’s salon, got in fast and she fixed everything perfectly in a few hours.  I was so thankful. She’s now my stylist..LOL

Here are some pics of what I had done two days ago...highlights and a trim.
(https://i.postimg.cc/BQ4Py6Kx/43-F5-E28-C-1191-407-E-B04-C-620-A59-A2-FEF1.jpg)
   I looked like this after getting home from the salon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hPsQqBLN/0-D07325-B-90-CB-4717-B650-2-A0-C75-C229-EA.jpg)
   Later, I restyled it a little for easier maintenance.

   Susan R🌷


Beautiful results.    :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 21, 2020, 07:10:06 am
Currently i’m a redhead and it really works for me! I tried blonde but it just wasn’t me!
I do have blonde streaks in the red though. As I’ve said a few times on SP, my hairdresser is also a friend and confidant and I have completely ceded my hair colour and style to her
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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Oldandcreaky on November 21, 2020, 07:19:19 am
I had my first white hairs when I was in high school, so I started coloring my hair in my thirties, but quit a fifty. At that point, I was mostly silver and it's a shiny, swingy, silky silver, so I'm grateful for it. I look at the dry, brittle hair of women who've been coloring for years and think they'd like the possible shine-and-silk-upgrade if they quit.
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 21, 2020, 07:23:51 am
I had my first white hairs when I was in high school, so I started coloring my hair in my thirties, but quit a fifty. At that point, I was mostly silver and it's a shiny, swingy, silky silver, so I'm grateful for it. I look at the dry, brittle hair of women who've been coloring for years and think they'd like the possible shine-and-silk-upgrade if they quit.
I am SO NOT ready for grey hair - even if I called it silver!


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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 21, 2020, 07:27:03 am
Currently i’m a redhead and it really works for me! I tried blonde but it just wasn’t me!
I do have blonde streaks in the red though. As I’ve said a few times on SP, my hairdresser is also a friend and confidant and I have completely ceded my hair colour and style to her
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201121/1aee80f53ef514c421c538f14ab69634.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201121/8fc3018cce81d5926c4329ec3f2b63b0.jpg)


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Pammie,


Have you tried the strawberry blonde hair color?

Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 21, 2020, 07:27:58 am
Pammie,


Have you tried the strawberry blonde hair color?

Chrissy
I haven’t yet but it feels like something I absolutely should try


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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 21, 2020, 07:34:03 am
Let us know if you ever try that color.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 21, 2020, 07:35:06 am
Let us know if you ever try that color.   :)

Chrissy
You know me, photos will be shown!


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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Kalandrina on November 21, 2020, 07:51:33 am
Well not got any Grey yet at 53, but i have in my youth had blonde streaks, and used sun in many many times :)
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 21, 2020, 08:45:33 am
Well not got any Grey yet at 53, but i have in my youth had blonde streaks, and used sun in many many times :)


You do have nice looking hair.   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: big kim on November 21, 2020, 11:17:04 am
I spent the last 5 years growing out bleached blonde. My natural colour for the first time in over 30 years

https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118499883_1268283570189497_1426982968352949900_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=DFsaCRq28PEAX9cvhuU&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.fna&oh=3261b1943ec843d2391c32187726a662&oe=5FDF9000
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 21, 2020, 11:22:06 am
I spent the last 5 years growing out bleached blonde. My natural colour for the first time in over 30 years

https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118499883_1268283570189497_1426982968352949900_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=DFsaCRq28PEAX9cvhuU&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.fna&oh=3261b1943ec843d2391c32187726a662&oe=5FDF9000

You have lovely hair.

Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: big kim on November 21, 2020, 11:52:35 am
Thanks Chrissy I'm trying to grow another 6 inches before I get to old but at 63 my hair grows at a glacial speed! I can see myself in another 10  years as the mad old lady with a long white braid all the other villagers kids think is a witch!
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 21, 2020, 12:45:47 pm
Thanks Chrissy I'm trying to grow another 6 inches before I get to old but at 63 my hair grows at a glacial speed! I can see myself in another 10  years as the mad old lady with a long white braid all the other villagers kids think is a witch!

Well you would be the “good witch” if that ends up being the case!

Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: JennyTG on November 21, 2020, 02:19:26 pm
I had thought about it my hairstylist insists on keeping it original for now so I will do what I'm told, lol.

- Jenny
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 21, 2020, 02:44:03 pm
I had thought about it my hairstylist insists on keeping it original for now so I will do what I'm told, lol.

- Jenny
Quite right Jenny! That’s what I do! Xx


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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: JennyTG on November 22, 2020, 04:20:05 am
Currently i’m a redhead and it really works for me! I tried blonde but it just wasn’t me!
I do have blonde streaks in the red though. As I’ve said a few times on SP, my hairdresser is also a friend and confidant and I have completely ceded my hair colour and style to her
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201121/1aee80f53ef514c421c538f14ab69634.jpg)
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That's awesome you have that kind of communication.  Going through the same thing with my stylist as I grow mine out more.  I think if I ever do colour it I may go red as well.  I'm still trying to finalise the style at this point in time.

- Jenny 
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: big kim on November 22, 2020, 06:38:32 am
Had a few spells as a redhead. Went from black cherry (same colour as my boyfriend's 68 Mercury Cougar) to red  then strawberry blonde before blonde again.
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 22, 2020, 11:37:21 am
Had a few spells as a redhead. Went from black cherry (same colour as my boyfriend's 68 Mercury Cougar) to red  then strawberry blonde before blonde again.
I always wanted blonde but it turns out it doesn’t suit me but strawberry blonde might


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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: big kim on November 22, 2020, 02:50:24 pm
I never thought it would suit me. I made a mess bleaching my hair from jet black to blonde . 12 year later I had it done properly and kept it for 5 years. I got bored and went black then red in various shades till going blonde again 3 years later. Stayed blonde for 5 more years then grew it out to  what's now my natural colour. When coloured or bleached my hair wouldn't grow any longer than collar bone length.
 
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 22, 2020, 03:00:30 pm
I never thought it would suit me. I made a mess bleaching my hair from jet black to blonde . 12 year later I had it done properly and kept it for 5 years. I got bored and went black then red in various shades till going blonde again 3 years later. Stayed blonde for 5 more years then grew it out to  what's now my natural colour. When coloured or bleached my hair wouldn't grow any longer than collar bone length.


It is interesting that hair growth stopped when you color treated your hair.
I wonder if that is more the exception or the norm.

Chrissy

Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Pammie on November 22, 2020, 03:02:46 pm

It is interesting that hair growth stopped when you color treated your hair.
I wonder if that is more the exception or the norm.

Chrissy
I was thinking the same thing - I’ve never heard of that before but im going to check with Michelle - my hairdresser - as that would be a game changer!


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Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: big kim on November 23, 2020, 02:10:30 am
Me in green with walking stick at punk rock festival & with Jenna Glitter Trash vocalist.This was the last time I had my hair coloured & it never grew longer than this while coloured. I'm mid back length now

https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/26240597_571011413250053_2402734192641390504_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=2&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=epLaj4KjrjYAX9pUly8&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.fna&oh=0a79a3928b91e737dec66778b255064c&oe=5FE1CB22
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Leesh on December 12, 2020, 01:51:32 am
Yes, I used to dye my hair. I have dark hair by nature, so typically I was choosing red, purple or black. Then something happened to my hair that I had to start wearing a wig, so I had probably all possible colours. Now I have my natural hair again, it's dyed dark red.
Most of the time I was doing it myself.
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 18, 2021, 06:11:44 am
Changing hair color, including hair highlighting, can be fun.  I have not every made any dramatic changes.
Once though I made it look too feminine looking though for the point I was in my transition so I reverted back.

Wigs can provide that opportunity too to see different styles, colors, and lengths.

But, nothing beats your own hair if it looks appropriate and is stylish.


Chrissy
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 18, 2021, 03:58:35 pm
I am naturally blond....  but now at 40 years old I am seeing some gray hairs... so I sometimes use a hair color treatment to regain my original hair color....  I seem to be doing it more often this last year or two.....
.... hmmmm, that is unsettling for sure but it is part of life and aging.   I have friends barely in their 30's that have
a lot of gray hair, so I count myself fortunate.

Danielle
Title: Re: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 18, 2021, 04:27:14 pm
I am naturally blond....  but now at 40 years old I am seeing some gray hairs... so I sometimes use a hair color treatment to regain my original hair color....  I seem to be doing it more often this last year or two.....
.... hmmmm, that is unsettling for sure but it is part of life and aging.   I have friends barely in their 30's that have
a lot of gray hair, so I count myself fortunate.

Danielle

@Northern Star Girl


Danielle,

You are a beautiful woman. 
Your appearance is attractive also.  Whatever hair color.

Chrissy
Title: Have you ever changed or highlighted your hair color or wanted to do so?
Post by: KateR on January 19, 2021, 08:16:23 am
As an older woman, I don’t like the grey.

So we’ve colored back to it’s original brunette (well as close we can get based on an old picture) and have also added blondish highlights.

I love how it looks.


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