I have to get something off my conscience, Lovelies. Being a natural blonde, I have resented the color on and off nearly my entire life. I know, it seems ridiculous: it is just a hair color. And blonde, nonetheless. So many people dye their hair just so they can have the same shade of tresses. Well, I’m the opposite. I dyed my hair brunette.
When I was younger, I was always teased by boys calling me a dumb blonde and saying blonde jokes. Of course, that is just silly talk by young children, but it still made me angry. I longed for the dark locks of my mother or my then-idol Britney Spears (even though she now blonde, ironically).
When I got older, I thought having darker hair would give me a more sophisticated look. I wanted to compare to the classy Audrey, not the flirtatious Marilyn. I wanted people to take me seriously and I wanted the blonde jokes to stop (yes, it is ridiculous that they are still funny to some college men).
So last year I decided to take a leap and dye my hair dark chestnut brown. And it was quite a leap, indeed. It isn’t that my hair looked bad, necessarily, it’s just that nothing changed. Nobody took me more seriously, I was teased by stupid boys for different things, and I didn’t feel any more like Audrey than I did before. I just looked…normal.
This is a picture of me with my brunette color (on the left).
And that is pretty much what all my friends and family felt as well. The brunette looked nice, but it just wasn’t me. My golden locks helped me stand out, and it was just a part of me after 20 years of having it. So after a few months of intense washing and much sun exposure, my hair is finally back to its natural light honey hue. And I couldn’t be happier and more confident!
This is me with my natural blonde hair.
Here are some photos of beautiful, naturally light-haired women who know what being blonde is all about!
Have you ever felt unsatisfied with your hair color, Lovelies?