Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I am so freaking excited; today I get to dye my hair again. It has been over a year I didn't touch up any of my colour. I have very fragile hair and I spent most of my life just dying it many colours and that has greatly damaged my hair. Add the heat from blowdrying it every week and flat ironing it mainly everyday, my hair just started breaking off in massive chunks. So I went for the big chop/colour in September 2009 and I didn't look back ever since.

I had to give away my flat iron in order to cut my habit of straightening my hair everyday. Now I try to stay away from heat as much as I can. The only hot tool I currently own is an 1/2 inch curling iron for those odd nights I feel like doing a more full-bodied curls for a glam look. But other than that, I've learned to embrace my natural curls. With my hair growth {it's shoulder length now :); my hair grows at a snail's pace}, my colour has proceeded down to my ends. My hair colour is currently one of the trendiest hairstyles of 2010; yes ladies, I am talking about the Ombre Effect.

Sarah Jessica Parker.

Alexa Chung.

Drew Barrymore.

Rachel Bilson.

Whilst this hairstyle is smoking on all these ladies; on my skintone, it just washes me out. I look bland. Seriously, it's about as hot on me as Ke$ha wearing a garbage bag disguised as a dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

I rest my case.

So while the trend may not agree with my skintone, I find that I need to go darker in order to warm up my skintone. I have yellow undertones in my skin and I feel like pitch black hair would warm my skin up. Here are some celebrity hair inspirations.

Kelly Rowland.

Kerry Washington- one word: gorgeous.

Thandie Newton.

Zoe Saldana.

Sanaa Lathan.

Jennifer Hudson.

Jada Pinkett Smith.

Their skin all glows with all such dark hair colours. I've only got one more thing to say: "Glow Me Up!"


  1. Wow, I have mad respect for you in giving up your flat iron!!! It's so hard to do!

    I love that you're going dark. In the past, I did the whole highlighting and blah blah blah but it only washed my face out since the undertones of my skin are blue. One day I got the urge to go dark so I picked "darkest natural brown". At first it's reeeeeally dark and it only lightens a tad bit to the most beautiful shade of brunette. Maybe you can try that...it's pretty close to black.

  2. I love the ombre highlights! It had been 5 months since I had my hair done and I finally went Friday! I was kind of rockin' it naturally too, and I told my hairdresser to keep the roots, but blend it with a few high and low lights. She said she's never been asked to keep roots before haha

  3. Oh wow! I love the dark hair... go for it! I only started dying my hair within the last couple of years, so I am getting used to being so careful! I used to be able to do whatever I wanted with my hair (wash every day, heat every day) and it held up like a dream. Beauty is work!

  4. UMMM hello! Dark hair is the way to go!!!! :) We can be twinsies!

  5. @Krystal Girl you don't even know how hard it was at first cuz I was stuck in a heat frenzy but now, seriously, I could seriously live without it because I foun something else I love as much a flat iron; VELCRO ROLLERS! And they don't damage my hair.

  6. @Bree I saw your post; it would look amazing on your skintone! On mine, I look just brown. An ugly kind of brown.

  7. @Carina- Girl your pictures will be up soon :)

  8. @Meg I love dark hair as well! Lucky you!!! My hair won't cooperate with me 24/7.

  9. @Brittany- Ummm we are officially twinsies! Well almost ;)


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