Coco Chanel said “a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life”, but what happens when you change your hair colour?
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So far my hair has been blonde, light brown, dark brunette, red, pink, orange, auburn, strawberry blonde, honey blonde and right now it’s getting pretty close to platinum blonde. When I look back at old photos, I can almost date them just by my hair colour.
Over the years I’ve tried so many different hair colours and each time I learnt something new. It’s like expressing a different part of my personal style and my personality through my hair.
I’ve changed my hair colour so much that I’m not really exactly sure what my natural colour is anymore. When I was little my hair was pale blonde, pretty close to the colour I am now. As I got older my hair changed colour as well, becoming darker and eventually turning curly too.
I started to experiment with my hair colour when I was around 14. I started with some blonde highlights and I would also try semi-permanent colours in the school holidays. My school was pretty strict on hair colours, so I could only try a colour that could wash out before the term was back.
All these trials over the years have taught me one thing: that your hair grows back and you should have more fun with your hair!
I changed hair colours like I changed clothes, but now I’m realising that there are just certain shades that feel more me. Maybe it reminds me of my hair as a child but I do feel more myself as a blonde.
Finding your perfect hair colour, the shade that really suits you, is so key to your own hair romance. I believe the right hair colour will make you fall in love with your hair. But knowing which hair colour is going suit you is the hard part. So how do you find out what shade will suit you?
How to know which hair colours will suit you
1. Look back through old photos
Take inspiration from some old photos as to what hair colours could suit you now. Was your hair colour different when you were younger, like me? Did you try a hair colour in your teens that really suited you?
2. Try on wigs
Trying on different coloured wigs is a great way to see what’s going to suit you, as you get the full effect of a new colour instantly. It’s a great way to tell what shades work with your skin tone.
3. Try this hair colour match tool
A super quick and easy way to find out what hair colours will suit you is the new Schwarzkopf Colour Match tool. It’s a really fun quiz that only takes a couple of minutes to do and helps you to find your perfect colour match.
It goes through your hair history, what colours you like and also what will match your skin tone. Click here to give it a try now and don’t forget to come back and tell me what it says your perfect colour would be.
I tried this colour match tool and loved the full report it gives you on what tones will suit you. It’s funny that, after all these years, being back to the colour I was when I was a baby is the best match for me!
I would love to know your hair colour story. Do you love your natural hair colour? Or have you found a colour that’s more you? Do you colour your hair at home or go to a salon?
Tell me your colour hair story and feel free to ask me if you’ve got any hair colour questions in the comments below.
The recommendations were deep cool browns or ashy blondes. When I was a child my hair was blonde and then as I got older it went to brown. I now have what is considered dishwater blonde ( brownish blonde). A friend of mine thinks I would look good with strawberry blonde hair cause of my skin color. I am a virgin to coloring my hair.
I have cool undertones. I was told deep, cool browns or ashy blondes would suit me. When I was a child I had blonde hair and as I got older it turned blondish brown.A friend of mine thinks I would look good with strawberry blonde hair cause of my skin coloring.
I’m naturally a brunette with warm undertones. Since I was a child I always wanted to be a redhead, and so I did colored my hair red for five years in different shades. Six months now I have returned to my natural colour to avoid more damage and let my hair grow healthy again. Now I want to colour them again.. But I don’t really know if I want to return to fire red which I know suits me perfect or if I wanna go to something quieter and color them like cinnamon. (I’m 20)
Great tips! I’m trying to find my ideal color.
Jane Elizabeth says
Great advice. Choosing your hair colour is such a reflection of your personality, and is fun to mix up every now and again. Experimenting is a great way to learn more about what shades suit you. It’s also a good idea to talk to your hairdresser for tips on what will suit you based on your skin tone, as well as facial structure.
Well, I’m 18 and I have never dyed my hair! XD I have brown hair with a lot of natural blonde sun-reflects and I’m not keen to change it at the moment;)
Hair Romance says
Your hair sounds gorgeous Monika! No need to change it if you love it 🙂
I have been almost every colour there is! As a child, I was a natural blonde. I started foiling my hair at 12, with some blonde highlights, then at 13 I went purple over school holidays. When that faded I went brown.
Since then I’ve been light brown, dark brown, had black foils, had blonde foils, gone back to blonde, started dying my hair bright red at home and now I’m currently blonde again.
Changing my hair colour never bothers me, as I’ve done it so much. I probably look best with dark brown, but I like experimenting too much to stay that colour haha.
The test told me I should stick to ashy tones.
Hair Romance says
I love your colour stories, Jess! If ashy tones suit you then purple would look amazing on you. I love that you keep experimenting too 🙂 xx
Kimba Likes says
I was honey blonde as a child, darkening to dark mouse. I was a hair model at 18 and had fire engine red hair.
I’ve gone rich warm brown, blonde and natural over the years.
At 40, I went copper red. I added some blonde highlights after a year. Then a few months ago, we upped the red pigment. Now I’m slowly working towards a bright light copper.
Hair grows back so enjoy it!
I am loving you blonde blonde blonde!
Hair Romance says
I have loved your red hair journey, Kimba! You so suit red hair xx
So the recommendation was oretty mugh my natural colour. That’s a bit boring.
Hair Romance says
On the plus side, just think of all the time and money you’ll save by keeping your natural colour. If you want to add more shine, you could try a gloss colour. I love the shine you get from a semi-permanent gloss colour on natural hair 🙂