We have all had good hairstyles, bad hairstyles and disastrous ones! Our hair is a big part of our identity; it makes us feel confident, enhances our natural beauty and sets us apart from the rest. I haven’t had many different hairstyles, but I have had it a few different colours. My natural hair colour is dark blonde, but I have dyed it black, blonde and brightly coloured previously! This is going to be an embarrassing post…
The Natural Hair Colour Days (aged 15)
In the pictures below I was 15; this was just before I dyed my hair for the first time. I always liked to have an edgy ‘choppy’ cut with a fringe; my hair was quite short. I don’t dislike my natural hair colour, but it’s annoying that it’s not quite blonde but not quite brown, if you know what I mean?
The Blonde Highlight Days (aged 15)
I wanted to brighten my natural hair up a little bit, so I decided to have some blonde highlights put in. I had my hair professionally done at the hairdressers, even though I was happy with the outcome I only had it done once.
The Black Hair Days (aged 16-17)
After having my blonde highlights, I decided I wanted to go darker. Having the under-layer of your hair dyed dark was quite popular at the time, so I decided to go for this. I can’t find any pictures of this, unfortunately! I remember really liking it; I still had my hair quite short and choppy.
It all starts going downhill from here….
As I liked my dark underneath so much, I decided to dye ALL my hair dark. Instead of having it done professionally, I did it myself, and it came out darker than expected! I used to dye my hair a lot, and it would come out a different shade every time.
The Crazy Hair Colour Days (aged 16-17)
Sometimes crazy dark hair just wasn’t enough, so I decided to add some colour in there as well. Looks good? No, I don’t think so 16 years old me! I often wonder why my parents let me do this, and what they must have thought of me walking around like this! I did all these dye jobs myself; I’m pretty sure a hairdresser wouldn’t do it anyway!
Getting Back On Track Days (aged 18)
My hair started to get longer at this point, but I still always had a side fringe. I think if the brown were a more delightful colour, then this hairstyle would look quite nice. I can’t imagine how much bleach I must have used on my fringe to get it that blonde. The second picture was taken at my 6th-form prom!
The Short Hair Days (aged 19-21)
When I finally got bored of playing around with my hair and messing it up, I decided to go natural again. As my roots kept growing out, I kept having my hair cut short to get rid of the dyed hair. The first picture was taken when I went to Egypt with my ex-boyfriend.
The Bright Blonde Days (aged 21-23)
Once I FINALLY grew all my hair out, I went and got it dyed again after all that waiting! Like my 15-year-old self, I wanted highlights to brighten my hair up a little. When my roots started to show, I’d go to the hairdressers every four months to have my hair highlighted again. After having my hair highlighted so many times, it just became one colour! Up to this point, this was the longest my hair had been; I still sometimes had a fridge.
The Long Natural Hair Days (aged 23-now)
The last time I had my hair highlighted was two years ago just before my holiday to Corfu. I liked having bright blonde hair but the upkeep was becoming too expensive, and my hair was getting damaged. I decided to stop dyeing my hair all together for the sake of my bank balance, and the health of my hair. It is nice not having to spend hours in a hairdressing chair now, and my hair is a lot healthier for it. I am still growing it out; I’m lucky the ‘ombre’ style is oh so cool at the moment!
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Arghhh, I hope you have enjoyed looking at my embarrassing cringy pictures from the past! Feel free to do this post and link me in so I can see all of your different hairstyles, too! I will leave you with a few more random hair pictures from the archives…