I've gotten a lot of questions about my hair color and it's certainly been through a lot since my wedding so of course I wanted to share.
First of all, I just wanted to give a little background on my locks. In the last few years I have had a "magic straight perm," a "setting perm," reddish highlights (that barely showed), drugstore haircolor highlights, and a few different cuts ranging from armpit-length to lower back. My hair is medium coarseness and it is pretty thick. I'm actually pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair so I don't frequently get it cut. I just get a style and let it grow out then change the style each time I go in. I also don't ever radically change the color.
This is how my hair was before the wedding and before it was colored:
If you look closely, you can kind see the St. Louis arch behind me there. This was two weeks before our wedding and as you can see, my hair is a light black color. It is actually browner toward the edges, but I would still call it "black" as opposed to "dark brown."
My aunt (and hairstylist for the wedding) thought my updo would stand out more if my hair were lightened a bit and so we decided upon this color. It is a Korean brand called 꽃을든 남자 (translation: man who holds the flower) Clinic Color in the shade N7. It is the henna type from the brand and it was applied in an all-over highlight technique using foil. I was afraid it would be too light, but it came out just how I wanted it to be. Very natural but with a noticeable difference.
My aunt also discouraged me from cutting my hair before the wedding so she could have all the volume she could get from the styling. It got to be pretty long and shapeless. This is curled and natural, before I cut it.
Finally, I got a proper cut which was lovely because all of the damaged parts were taken off as well as much of the weight. I wanted something edgier than before which I couldn't do before the wedding. The back is still pretty long, but with tons of layers and choppy bangs! I will get more and better pics of it soon, but I have to say, I LOVE it.
(Don't mind the little swatch of my bangs that are going the wrong way. Haha. New bangs always screw around the first week, don't you think?)
Let me know what you think about the new 'do and color. Also, if anyone has hair horror stories I'd love to hear about it. ;)
'til next time~