3 things – hair dye

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Readers of we heart this should be familiar with this classic photo of Stef and I rocking the ‘new wave’ look back in high school. We recently shared it for Throwback Thursday on our Facebook page and it got me thinking about hair dye.

While I’ve dyed my hair many different colors, for the last few years I’ve been sticking with my natural dark brown shade. But I think I’ve grown bored with the natural look and am ready to start dying again.

So this week, let’s play a round of 3 things – the hair dye edition:

Is your hair currently dyed or natural?
Right now my hair is a fairly boring and an all natural dark brown.

When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself?
Both! In high school I wasn’t afraid to add color to my hair using anything I could find (peroxide, Sun In, jello, magic markers). When I was adding highlights to my hair, I dropped way too much money getting it done in a salon. But these days I mostly rely on boxed color when dying my hair.

What shades/colors have you dyed your hair?
I’ve gone blond, auburn, gothic black and everything in between. I’ve also added color not seen naturally in hair including the fire engine red tips above, and had some artfully applied chunky blond streaks in the 90’s.

Your turn – cut and past the following into the comments and join us in playing 3 things!

Is your hair currently dyed or natural?
When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself?
What shades/colors have you dyed your hair?

Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.

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  1. Profile photo of lyssachelle
    lyssachelle

    I love that picture! I was not quiet as interesting in high school, so my old photos are boring with lots of flannel…much to my current dismay.

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural?
    I’m natural, for the first time in probably 20 years! I’ve been dyeing my hair since I was about 12, my first was a rinse-in burgandy washed out in 28 shampoos, packaged in what looked like a little purse box…anyone remember those?
    Anyway, I quit dyeing a few months before I got pregnant and haven’t gone back yet. I’m thinking about shaving my head for St. Baldricks next year and donating it, so if I do that it’s gotta be dye-free!

    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself?
    I usually do it myself. Occasionally I’ll use a salon, but usually it’s me and my gloves and a box of Feria!

    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair?
    Lordy. Not as many as I’ve wanted, since my hair is so dark, but I’ve done natural black, blue black, dark brown, aubrun, burgandy; as for highlights I’ve done blonde, blue, purple, pink and red.
    I think blonde was my favorite. I felt very Janet Jackson in “That’s the Way Love Goes.”

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    hao9703

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? – dyed – totally chemically dependent!

    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself?
    Salon — They usually foil in a couple colors

    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair? all shades of brown, blonde highlights and even a few auburn.

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    turboterp

    That picture will never, ever get old!

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? I have a semi-permanent glaze on my hair right now to try to blend away the grays I’m starting to get around my hairline (insert frowny face here).

    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself? I’ve done both. Salon this time.

    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair? My natural hair is very dark brown, almost black. I’ve had crazy red streaks, red all over, jet black. I always dreamed of being a blond, but I’d have dark roots in about a second.

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    mandabear

    I love each and every time you post this photo of you and @Stef! It never ever gets old.

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? Natural!
    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself? I haven’t colored my hair in about 10 years but I have done it myself (bad idea involving bleach) and at the salon.
    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair? I have had blonde streaks, brown hair due to Sun In, pink streaks and green streaks. welcome to my teen years!

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    amity

    This is my first time seeing this picture and I LOVE it—now I want to see the mix tape that I suspect accompanies the pic! (Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, maybe a little Ministry or Front 242–am I in the ballpark?!)

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? Right now it’s natural (kind of letting it rest after a million plus color changes). But soon heading to the salon to lighten up.
    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself? Both, but the older I get, the more I’m instituting a “salon-only” rule for myself.
    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair? What color haven’t I dyed my hair is the more accurate question. I was super partial to Manic Panic (my fav was an intense magenta) back in the day and have also gone pink, red, blond, chocolate brown, and raven black. Really, I’m shocked my poor hair is still on my head, at this point!

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      Stef Andrews

      You are very close on the mixed tape @amity! That’s the cooler version, the one we’d listen to to impress a boy. Ours was more Duran Duran, Howard Jones and Nik Kershaw!

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    irene

    Wow, that picture never, ever gets old!
    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? Oh, boy it’s very dyed!
    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself? I used to color it myself for years, with a trip once in a blue moon to the salon. However, about a year ago I was somehow and thankfully, adopted by an amazing hair dresser.. soooo I’m in his chair every month to cover my gray!
    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair? I loved my hair color as a child, so that’s kinda what I’m doing these days.. Dirty blonde and light highlights all over.. but I’ve been brown, and chocolate brown and chestnut… That’s about it..

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    katezena

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural?
    It’s a mix of both. I have a demi-permanent color in mainly to cover my blonde “highlights.” The blonde was where I originally got Pravana purple, but the purple didn’t take and washed out in ten days, so I was left with level 7 blonde highlights….against deep dark brown hair. YEA. I got a full demi-permanent but it really washes out of my non-colored hair fast and stays on the blonde bits (which have to grow out as they were bleached) very well. The color is actually very dark, but on my blonde, it colors them a shade lighter than my actual hair. It’s an ongoing battle.

    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself?
    I now visit a salon because my hair is just too fragile to handle DIY kits. When I was younger? DIY.

    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair?
    Blonde, rose red, brown with so many blonde highlights it went brassy orange, light brown, dark brown, black (catastrophic, I tell you), Pravana purple highlights and highlights that were very deep eggplant (that barely showed up.) Purple highlights are sort of an addiction now. I’m taking a break from though considering the Pravana did a number to my hair!

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    lipglossandspandex

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? It has remnants of past colors, but it’s close to its natural color.

    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself? I’ve done both. At this point, my hair is pretty fried, so while I’m tempted to do something drastic like teal, I’d need a pro’s help.

    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair? Red, brown/red/blonde, black, pink, a gazillion shades of brown!

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    krista

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? My hair is dyed. Currently it’s a dark brown, but I’m going black for summer. I usually go lighter, but black hair looks awesome with bright makeup.
    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself? I do it myself. I spent a fortune going and staying red for about 6 months in college and then tried doing it myself and it actually looked better than the salon’s attempts. No salon color for this girl.
    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair?Hmmm…reddish brown, auburn, burgundy, every shade of natural red, the primary color red, natural black, dark black, blue black (looked navy), platinum blonde (lasted 4 days), medium golden blonde, strawberry blonde, light brown, light golden brown, medium golden brown…I also used a temporary dye popular when I was in high school that was supposed to turn my locks chestnut, but I ended up with pink streaks in my hair…weird.

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    Amanda

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural? Natural. But I’m sitting on my hands trying to not give in to coloring my grays…

    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself? I haven’t colored my hair much… There was an unfortunate bleaching incident in college (the unfortunate part being that I only ended up with brassy, ombre-ish yellow hair), and for a little while I was getting fire engine red streaks at the salon.

    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair? See above. Oh the horror, the humanity! I’m not a very attractive blonde…

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    heather

    That pic is just so good!

    Is your hair currently dyed or natural?
    All natural. I got far too lazy for those shenanigans.

    When you color your hair, do you visit a salon or do it yourself?
    I haven’t done anything to it in over 10 years, but when I was in high school my best friend and I would “highlight” each others’ hair with those cap & hook dealies. I say highlight with quotation marks because apparently we weren’t very good at it and our blond highlights looked much more like a dye job. I eventually tired of the upkeep and just roll with what I was given these days, but I do love looking at the photos of us, cap on, hook in hand, eating snacks and hanging out.

    What shades/colors have you dyed your hair?
    I also took an ill-advised tip from a magazine one year and tried to streak my hair blue & yellow (my school colors) one homecoming with wet sidewalk chalk. It was crazy dry and made it look like I had blue dandruff. Obviously. Horrible idea. You know what they say about hindsight…

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