Dying hair is a common practice. Some go lighter, some go darker, and some sport a rainbow. Sometimes the goal is to create a more visually flattering effect, while other times it is to make a drastic change. Sometimes it is to cover grey, while others like the playful or edgy touch dyed hair brings to their style. Most of my clients, friends and family members have dyed their hair at some point.
Of course, there is no right or wrong here. It is a personal decision whether you keep your natural colour or invest the time and expense in dying your hair.
I started highlighting my blonde hair decades ago because the lack of sun in Seattle made my hair darker than it used to be. I happily highlighted back to the light blonde of my youth. At the end of 2021, I was desperate for change in many facets of my life, and my hair was one of them. Upon the suggestion of hubs Greg, I stopped dying my hair.
Two years later I haven’t looked back. It took some getting used to, but I’m loving the colour change. As a dark honey blonde that streaks lighter in the sun, I find I can wear a wider assortment of colours. I’ve welcomed that with a smile! Greg adores my natural hair colour and says it brings out my eyes. That can’t be bad!
For now, I’ll continue sporting my natural colour and adding some length. I haven’t seen grey hair come through yet. When it does, I wonder whether I will want to colour my hair again. Maybe. Maybe not.
Over to you. Do you sport dyed hair, or your natural hair colour? Feel free to share your hair colour journey in the comments section.