Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Hair: colourants

So I've been using this colour lately:

Once I've decided on my new hair colour I'm going to use a hair stripper firstly, even if I decided to keep brown, because I'll be going back to using L'orĂ©al Castings which is more conditioning for my hair and never made it thinner or more static like this Nice n Easy has.  (Note to all: Only use Nice n Easy if you have thick hair, not if you have flat, thin, straight hair like myself)

And so when I finally choose a hair colour it'll be one of these... What do people think? I even considered going mousy/ash dark-blonde like my natural hair looked after coming back from Australia...

One that's closer to my natural colour

A light brown with a hint of auburn

Another with a hint of auburn, but lighter

And this is the ginger I previously had

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Hair: Colour and style

Okay so my Ma keeps nagging me to grow my hair long again, and to dye it lighter too. I'm not sure if she wants me to be ginger again or just my natural colour, whatever that is now. :/

Ma's favourite picture of me is this one:

She said she wants my hair like this again. It is nice, but it was so hard to curl!!! I had that in a twisted bun overnight (which is really not healthy and gave me split ends, but then again I get them now still) and it never lasted all day; they dropped within an hour or two usually. :(

But... I'm undecided about my hair.

At the moment my hair is dark brown and I used Nice n Easy, which is great coverage, but not that great for your hair. So it's dry, static, flat (incredible flat), and thin. So I have one box left of that dye, but I might be able to exchange it for another (emphasis on the might as I have no receipt). So my question to the world tonight is, what should I do?

I found some old pictures of my natural hair colour, when it was very long and ginger, and as it is now, short and dark (and some short and ginger ones too)... Please, please, please comment and tell me what colour you reckon I should go and what length! Thank you!!!

My natural hair colour, unstyled and mid-length not long after I dyed it ginger:

I'm unsure as to whether or not this is my natural colour or if it was after I first dyed it which didn't take very well to my hair as it was the first time dying lighter (and only the second time of dying it ever):

Long ginger hair:

I think on this night I borrowed someone's straighteners 

One of rare occasions it curled

This is what it looked like on and everyday basis: 
unstyled and 'flicky' it was why I hated it so much and 
chopped it off because I couldn't ever do much about it.

Long but darker hair (didn't get many pictures of my hair like this as the dye faded back to ginger very quickly and then I cut it all off):

Being a prat as usual

And suddenly I decided to chop it to shoulder length, then when I was getting it cut said, yeah, just above the shoulder. And when I looked down onto the floor and saw all my hair I realised just how long it had been!!! Haha!

Short hair (faded back to ginger):

Short dark hair (as it is now):

So yeah, let me know what colour and length I should go for. I'm so pale and tired from uni work lately that the dark hair is washing me out slightly, but I felt the same when I had the ginger hair. So I'm no sure which is best... But I was thinking if I can't decide I'll go for shoulder length dark brown hair until I do decide, I'm only 2-3 inches away from being just below shoulder length.

I just want something that suits, is manageable, healthy and can be styled with a vintage twist everyday, and still curled for occasions!

Thank you, xxxxx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Completely irrelevant to my blog...

But, this is beautiful! I much prefer an acoustic version, and her voice is amazing! <3 br="">

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Fashion post: I may be shy at first, but I'm an animal at heart

I have to admit, I normally hate tying my hair up; I have a serious dislike for my forehead, I think it's huge. But for this dress I felt that it was too much to have my hair down with such a bold dress, so I tied it into a bun and pinned the front of my hair up to give a bit of volume to it. It wasn't the neatest bun in the world and I had planned on having a curly bun, but I went into town that day and it instantly dropped out in the wind. I have a few pictures of what it looked like up close here, and like I said it truly is not the best but I did have quite a few men approach me last night, which NEVER happens, so I must have done something right:

My make up for last night; can't deny I wasn't proud of those flicks

When I got back I was playing with my other red velvet  
scrunchie and then took out my pins and it stayed because 
I used Silvikrin hairspray which is amazing! Haha!

As you can see I used a fair few pins, which did not blend with my hair and stood out a fair bit, but I was still impressed that I did it and that it looked okay and that I didn't break down and cry whilst doing it, as I normally would because I can't do anything right!!! :)