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24/02/2012

Garnier Nutrisse Crème and my Return to the Blonde?

*SPONSORED POST*

me3_thumb[2] I mentioned in my hair history post a few weeks ago that I am a natural blonde, for some of you this might be pretty hard to believe (my eyebrows are a tell tale sign though – they’re almost non-existent!) but up until I was about 14 I was a blonde! Ever since I started dying my hair dark I have regretted that first chocolate brown dye I popped upon my head as it’s so tricky to return to blonde after being a brunette / redhead/ pinkhead/ greenhead…
The only hair friendly option is growing it out, and that is not an option I want to consider – far too timely! So a dye it is, Garnier Nutrisse have just launched their  ‘British Blondes’ collection with dyes that have been tested on British women and have been developed to work with their skin tone, lifestyle and fashion sense.

blondey-yellow-hairWhen I finally get brave enough to return to my roots (apologies for the pun!) I will need to consider my options very carefully, as we know there are many shades of blonde and getting the right match for your skin tone can make the difference between being a blonde bombshell and a brassy lassie (Also excuse that bit of rhyming lol).
Just like with make up there are warm, cool and neutral shades of hair colour and these compliment certain skin tones better than others, if you have a warm undertone to your skin a cool or neutral shade of blonde will enhance and compliment it better than a warm tone. A cool toned dye will also help to neutralise any brassiness that might be a problem, this has been a problem for me in the past, remember this picture (right).
The shade of your hair also affects how jewellery and certain colours of clothing look on you so choosing the right shade is a really important step that I admit I’ve overlooked before. Since listening to the information given by Garnier I will definitely be considering the shade I’m dying my hair in the future and not just picking up the box with the prettiest lady on it…
The video below goes into much more detail about choosing the right shade of blonde for you and is definitely worth a watch if you’re considering going blonde:

I hope that you learned something from the video, I certainly did!
Have you ever considered going blonde?

17 comments:

  1. I went blonde once... for a very, very, short time. I did not look good blonde at all! Good advice you have here. I'm a cosmetology graduate and too often have I seen people just see a pretty colour on the box or on a friend and they pop the same colour on their head with devastating results because they never considered their own colouring.

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    1. I was bottle blonde for about a month when I was 17, my hair was yellow! Not good! x

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  2. Like you I used to be a natural blonde and now I've been every colour under the sun! I did go blonde from bright red before and ruined my hair! I went a crazy peroxide blonde though, it took ages to get my hair back into ok condition again. It's true what you say about different shades - when my hair was that light it totally washed me out!
    S xx

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    1. This is why I need to go back to blonde over a period of time, don't want to ruin my hair again! xx

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  3. i'm a natural blonde too but I want to be a light redhead/auburn now, seeing as I'm currently a redhead!

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  4. I used to be blonde, I have medium brown hair naturally but the upkeep was too much effort for me. I found it took me a while to get to a shade that suited me, and there was the fabulous ginger inbetween phase! Good luck, keep us updated with how it goes! x

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    1. I will do! Don't think I'll take the plunge until summer holidays from work though as the children will mock me if I turn up with orange hair lol xx

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  5. Yaya, I love your hair :) xx

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  6. It's funny because I'm naturally a very dark blonde / light brunette, but have been bleaching my hair for the last 3-4 years. I literally just smear bleach on, leave it for 40 mins then wash it off and go on my way.
    I guess I'm lucky that it's so easy for me and that it goes with my skin tone. I've heard some horror stories of people trying to go blonde!

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  7. I use to be a bleached blonde back in my university days, started as highlights and just got more and more. Totally loved the look at the time but I find it odd thinking how blonde I was [my hair is naturally a very dark brown].

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    1. I guess people's tastes change over time, I'm not sure if I'd even suit blonde any more! x

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  8. If i went blonde, i would be borderline albino. but hey at least they'd match my eyebrow then right ;) xxx

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  9. DO IT!!! I think it'd be fun. I was naturally blonde when I was a little girl and then my hair turned to a light brown. It's still very blonde in the front and light brown everywhere else. I mean when my roots show, of course. I went SUPER blonde when I was in 9th grade (it was awful). And I've been SUPER brunette for many years now. I think my natural color sucks lol.

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  10. I'm a natural blonde and had a nightmare getting back to it after I dyed my hair red. I'm still growing out all the bleach that was needed to stop it being orange! (And no, I didn't turn it orange it was the result of the faded red next to the blonde highlights the first hairdresser suggested. I was gutted!) Cannot wait to lighten up my natural hair though is it is quite a flat, mid ash blonde without some highlights/some time in the sun. Definitely worth it to go back, hope you have less stress with it than me!

    Laura x
    http://firstclassramblings.blogspot.com

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