Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hair 101

So this past summer I whacked my hair off. I haven't missed my long locks at all until now. I have been having major pony tail withdrawals, but my short hairdo is super quick and pretty easy. However, I feel like it does require a lot of heat for good stylin...which I am not a huge fan of. I also notice that I have to wash my hair much more often. I confess...when my hair was long I only washed it once or twice a week. It was heaven.

So while time is the bigger factor in getting my lockes back, I think I am ready for a change in color.
I am a brassy brown naturally, but this gal has been coloring her hair since I can remember. I am a firm believer in changing up your look. I mean, if you hate it, you can always go back. I am really considering going back really dark...almost black. Similar to the photos in my blog header. I don't know why, but when I look at pics and my hair is that really dark ebony color I love it. I almost feel exotic lol.

I have a hair appt in another week or so and broke out some older pics of past hairdos. See what you all think. What's your choice on hair color????

This is me pre swoop bangs. I have to HAVE bangs. I have what Tyra Banks calls a 5 finger forehead. The thing is huge. I guess i can think my daddy for that one.  The color here was brown with some auburn shades added. It was soooo long...like nappy long and was in desperate need for some layers

Here was the first dose I had of loving my hair really dark. It was shorter and looked much healthier

And then I cut it a little above my shoulders and did the "flip out on the end" thing...not my fave, but like the dark color

Really dark....but stick straight. I am a way too pale in this pic too.I think this was right after i got  the boobies "the girls" done and I had been locked up in the house for far too long on bedrest with no sun or spray tan.

This one may look familiar....I actually like my hair this length and this color. I remember being able to do a lot with it at this stage in the game.

Color was dark here and I added more swoopy bangs

Please excuse the nappy mess in this photo...just wanted to use because this was the darkest my hair had ever been.  Too dark? Whatcha think?

oh and then there were the weaves! aka big Roxxxy and lil Roxxy. Roxxy was the closest thing to a stripper name I could think of. because when i wear big roxxxy i feel like I have stripper hair. which may be a good or bad thing haha. My gal pal took this pic in vegas...I mean where else is the white girl supposed to hang her hair piece.

Dark hair with weave...clearly

Weave, Weave, and MORE WEAVE...but can i confess i SECRETLY loved every second of it. I didnt care if it totally had that "too long" look. I loved it because no matter how long my hair gets, it is sooo Über fine. It would never have this much thickness or body if I let it grow till the end of time. Awww, roxxy I miss you.

Then one day....i got bangs. everyone loved my swoopy bangs vs. straigh across bangs...even my hairdresser. But the truth was straight across bangs were EASY PEASY...and i always got soo ticked at swoopy bangs when they become piecey by the end of the night. Drives me crazzzy. But overall, the bangs + big Roxxxy = way too much hair going on.

Bangs below, but au naturale me and no roxxxy in sight

Bangs with little roxxxy

Then the chop...that happened last summer. I got rid of the black/super dark hair color and went for some auborn highlights and chocalate undertones. It was a healthy and nice change.

And then i went even shorter and channeled my inner Rhianna and went asymetrical and added more red. It was summer time and I was feeling a lil sassy. I have been rocking my assymetral look until about 3 weeks ago.

I recently decieded to forgo the asymetrical look and cut all the same length. I am indesperate need for color, but wanted to wait until closer to Christams. Girlfriend has christmas parties and such to attend ya know.

It is the shortest my hair has been in YEARS and YEARS...since like middle school. I am still adjusting to it and it has been a good change, but lately I am missing my long hair.

So what do you think about the color? keep the red tints or go dark again? or something totally different? I am totally open to anything.

Thanks gals!!!


tiny dancer said...

Wow! That is so cool that you have so many pictures with your hair changes. It really helps to have a collection to see what looks best. I like your hair better very dark :) And I think long with whispy bangs are best - altho thick straight bangs also looked lovely. Great post!

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J and A said...

Wow you have had so many awesome looks!! I love the dark and super dark! I love the short cuts on you!!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous of all your hair changes! I love it short and I love it long. My favorite is the dark color! You are stunning!!

Anonymous said...

I love your hair both long and short. And especially black. Because it's more exotic looking, which you totally nailed the word I was going to use, lol. And Roxy ... does she have a twin? I totally want a Roxy twin! LOL.

I chopped my hair off a year ago, and regretted it days later. It's finalyl growing out (with the help of prenatal vitamins and no, I am not pregnant lol) ... but it's still got that 'A line' cut to it - eeeeek.

Jess said...

I love your hair and actually want to do something similar myself. You look gorgeous girl and keep that color-I love it!

Cassie said...

I'm always a fan of long(er) hair, but I like your hair either way! I love your hair dark though!!

Kate said...

Holy moly -- you DO change your hair a lot! I'm more of a "if it ain't broke don't fix it kinda gal" so I rarely do anyhting different to my hair. I admire your guts!

Okay, after reviewing all of you photos I really like the longer size swooping bangs and dark, just below your shoulder hair. Not black, but dark, dark brown.

The thing with that dark of hair is that you're going to have to match your eye brows to it -- use a super dark brow shadow otherwise your eyebrows will get lost in the mix.

You look gorgeous any way, but that's my vote :)

Married...with a Pup said...

OK- I just learned so much in this post about you, haha! You look super fantastic any which way your hair is, seriously! AND, please help with the weave thing....my hair is the longest it has ever been and mine is sooo fine as well. I need some suggestions.

Anyway, on to you lol, I love the dark hair on you as well. My favorite color is the pic of you in the green tank top. However, I must say that you pull off the long and/or short hair sooo well!

Ashley said...

L.O.V.E your hair anyway and you are too darn cute, lady! You can def pull off the short and long hair styles easily.

I cut my hair into a bob two years ago and kept short hair until couple months ago, I've been letting it grow out. I'm loving the length and think I'll stick with long hair for a while ;)

Like you said changing up the look is always nice and you can always go back!

Have a great day love :)

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