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    It's always interesting to see what the entire hair transformation history of people is like. Please indicate particularly tragic looks and highlights



    [CHAE-KEY]

    ★★★★★ = excellent rating
    ★ = bad rating. SAD!
    red = high maintenance
    underlined = straightened




    CHILDHOOD - blonde
    long wavy hair ★★★★

    TEENAGE YEARS - brunette
    bob cut ★★
    pixie cut ★
    Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction! ★★★★★
    long curly hair ★★★★

    ADULTHOOD - brunette
    Undercut ★★★
    shoulder length wavy bob ★★★


    Never dyed, just colored it slightly dark red after the undercut. I became brunette naturally.

    Why certain things look better I found out discovering Kibbe's body types (see this thread). I explained the typology with its best styles here. Turns out Uma Thurman has the same type as I do - the more you know


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    I had red hair as a child, which became dark brown as I got older. My current style is to keep it fairly short, in the form of a side parting, parting at the left and moving to the right.

    It's a sufficient style for work purposes. I sometimes let it grow a little as I don't like being too sharp, but it does look nice when it's sharp, but, I like a little relaxed and informal.

    So it's a compromise generally.

    That's me and my hair story.

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    Oh geez. I don't even remember them all.

    My hair is naturally like a light goldenish brown. It's always been brown. I guess you could technically classify it as dark blonde. Idk. I call it light brown. My mom was a hairdresser in her younger days and she used to cut my hair herself. My hair was permed a lot when I was a child, she really liked to perm it for some reason, and I had these really horrible bangs that I hated that I decided to grow out when I was 13.

    I was watching the movie Hanging Up around 13 and decided I really liked Meg Ryan's hair in that movie and that I wanted my hair just like that, so I asked my mom to cut it like Meg Ryan's in that movie. It didn't turn out looking like that at all, my hair just isn't the right texture. And I ended up really hating it.

    When I was maybe 15, I used to watch this tv show with the Olsen Twins, So Little Time, and I really liked their hair, their whole look really, and I then wanted to go blonde. My mom took me to a hairdresser and I got some highlights, and then more highlights the next time, and then I looked blonde. And what's funny about this is everyone at school from then on just started acting like I was actually blonde and never had brown hair at all.

    Anyway. When I was 18, I got jealous of somebodys hair and wanted to be a brunette because I'm like that. Brunette seemed better, especially dark brunette, to me, and I wanted to become that. I started growing jealous of people with naturally dark brown hair because I envied it. I also started hating how pale I was, envied people who are darker and could tan, and I and started going to a tanning bed at least 4 times a week. So I color my hair brown again, but it wasn't dark enough for me. I wanted it darker. At this point, I still hadn't embraced working with the colors best for me, but wanted to go with who I wanted to be. So I took a picture to my hairdresser and wanted my hair much darker, even though she thought it would look horrible on me. And it turned out really really dark, and it was ok, but it didn't really suit me. I got tired of it after a while. I got highlights again. And then I just started growing out my natural color again.

    Between 18-20 I really wanted to get dreadlocks but everyone told me they would ruin my hair and they were dirty so I didn't end up getting them. But I saw some girl in a store with really awesome dreadlocks that I will never forget. They were they best dreadlocks I've ever seen. I was really into smoking marijuana like a chimney and dressing like a hippy at this point too, and wanted to join a hippy commune, so I was going through a stage, I guess.

    And I wanted to grow my hair long, really long. I became obsessed with the idea of growing it long. I got it to waist length and cut it because it drove me crazy at that point.

    Think I was around 24 when I became obsessed with the idea of dying my hair auburn. I don't remember what prompted my obsession with the idea. I think it's around this time I started thinking I should embrace my skin tone, which I've resented since I was young for being too pale, and work with what I have. I started feeling like I'd wasted a lot of my life away trying to be someone else, and I just wanted to be myself again. I also found the color theory around this time and started seriously considering what would flatter me more than who I was trying to be.

    So I colored my hair auburn and I really loved it. Everyone thought it was my natural hair color and was surprised when I told them it wasn't. 'But you are so pale!' They said. Finally I had an excuse for being pale, now. Evidently if you have red hair and are pale people don't ask why you don't tan, comment you look sick, tell you you need to get some sun, or tell you you are too white, which has been an insecurity for me since I was 12.

    I let the auburn fade, and kept my natural hair color, and have been pretty much been wearing it the same since I was 24, so the last 7 years. I've gotten over my skin tone insecurity for the most part, too. But I just let it grow till I can't stand it anymore and cut it, and then let it grow again. I haven't colored it in at least 6 years.

    Anyway, that's my complete hair journey.
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    @aster, what about my hair story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by at sirac son of sirac View Post
    @aster, what about my hair story?
    lol...I liked it.

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    My natural colour is dark blonde, but I've been dyeing my hair since I was like...14. It was a time when Evanescence used to be a really big thing for me and I envied Amy's hair so much, I've always wanted to have black hair. I think it wasn't just about Amy Lee, for some reason, I've always considered dark/black hair on people to look really beautiful. So I bought a black dye in the nearest drug store and I was going for that dark, gothic look. The thing was... it didn't really work. It was like 2008 and it was this huge emo area so everyone thought I was just one of those emo kids...Since I hated emo, scene and all that crap when I was a teen I immediately begun to look for ways of getting my natural colour back, but...it wasn't that easy. The lightest I could get was brown, but it was still better than being an emo.

    Afterwards I found blonde being the best fit for me. For some reason, my hair started to curl around the age of 13, even though it'd been straight before. So I had this curly blonde hair that were pretty far from my dream dark gothic look. I've experimented with darker colour, but I'm naturally very pale and it's never been a good fit for me.

    I couldn't really get around the idea of somewhat darker and more alternative look so I was looking for my black hair substitution and I eventually found it in red/ginger hair. But that's not the end of my journey. At the age of 20 I started to really like colourful hair with really unnatural shades. So I had to go back to blonde before trying out violet. Violet was fine but it gotten pink way too soon. I tried blue afterwards and I think it's been my greatest hair mistake ever... it looked fine for the first month or so, but I couldn't wash it out of my hair even after half a year and it'd gotten green instead. So I had these shades of green here and there in my hair and it looked really weird.

    Now I'm back to ginger and I sometimes change it to red. I still dream of black hair... Maybe one day I'll find a hair style that would suit me with black hair.
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    Right now in my life I am on a serious hardcore long hair journey. I will not stop until my hair gets as long as possible. I've done just about everything to my hair that you can do. In my teen years I was really into DIY dye jobs and haircuts. In my my early-mid 20's it was about experimenting with really short hairstyles and bleach. A year and a half ago I said "FUCK IT" and shaved off all of my damaged, bleached hair right off to one inch and have been growing it out ever since. I've been getting it trimmed regularly lately instead of doing it myself. For almost 2 years my hair has been stuck in that god-awful "awkward" phase and it will be still for a long while. My hair has so many short layers in it still that I can't put it up without using a bunch of bobby pins and head bands. But I swear to god if I don't get to have my long healthy hair back I will go insane. In a few years my hair dreams will come true.
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    The layers are all too familiar. It just looks weird and you can't do much with it. The aftermath of having bangs and an undercut - a not-so-exciting trilogy

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    My hair journey:

    Use it before you lose it.
    You know that you are dead when someone puts you into a box and you are unable to devise a way to get out of it




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    I usually alternate between brown, black, and "red" (light burgundy) but black hair suits me best, especially in the summertime, despite it not being my natural hair color. I don't really experiment with hairstyles aside from a phase where I consistently sported short-ish hair in my youth, except the styles were all relatively simple, I never went above the shoulders, but after that, I stuck with longer hair because it looked nicer (naturally) with less effort

    I've gotten extremely cheap and lazy over the years. I usually cut my own hair and, if I dye it, which is rare, then I just do it myself. I think I got my hair dyed at a salon... twice? it was stupidly expensive both times, and I ceased to see the point in going to a hairdresser who never cut my hair how I asked for it to be cut, which wasn't even a big deal, it was just annoying because I could do a better job at home, yet here I was throwing money down the drain

    but I have an interesting thought process where if my hair is knotted (which is rare) but I can't get the knot out straightaway, then I convince myself that short hair is the way to go, but then after I get the knot out, which I inevitably do, then my mind immediately starts to convince itself of the opposite
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    the older i get the less i wash my hair and the better it looks. when I was younger I heard advice to that end and it always ended up being terrible and gross. i dont know what happened, like some kind of switch flipped where now I can pull it off, but I wouldn't know how to tell younger me about it, its like magic

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