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I had very light (almost white) hair when I was little, and it gets darker every year. Right now it's a dark blonde, and I usually dye it a lighter blonde. I don't want to dye my hair light anymore, I want to try and get it something normal, but more sparkling, not dull dirty blonde.

My hair has been red, (L'Oreal Les Rouge Romantique in Intense Red Copper) which looked pretty good, but faded way too fast. It's been light/medium brown, and it looked awful. I looked mousy and it was very dull. The light/medium blonde is the only thing I've found that looks natural and bright on me. I really like how people with black hair and pale skin look (like the girl in the Garnier Fructis commercials), but I am terrified of dying my hair black, I might buy a wig and try it out.

Really though all I want is a bright light brown color that won't make me look washed out. Maybe I'm just not used to buying makeup for darker hair...
I know "golden" colors are meant for warm complexions, and "ashy" colors are mean for cool ones, and I definitely have a cool complexion, I just don't like ashy colors.

Does anyone have salon experience with haircoloring? I'm looking for a golden light brown that won't make me look like death.
Maybe go chestnut brown. My hair is naturally quite dark (black with burgundy brown highlights and I am pale too), but I too would fear going black. It usually looks so fake, but my friend used some of that Natural Instincts Burgundy Black (unsure of the exact name of the product), and it looked really good. I guess a red black (which is what I have) looks more natural than a blue black.
[QUOTE=PiercdChik]I had very light (almost white) hair when I was little, and it gets darker every year. Right now it's a dark blonde, and I usually dye it a lighter blonde. I don't want to dye my hair light anymore, I want to try and get it something normal, but more sparkling, not dull dirty blonde.

My hair has been red, (L'Oreal Les Rouge Romantique in Intense Red Copper) which looked pretty good, but faded way too fast. It's been light/medium brown, and it looked awful. I looked mousy and it was very dull. The light/medium blonde is the only thing I've found that looks natural and bright on me. I really like how people with black hair and pale skin look (like the girl in the Garnier Fructis commercials), but I am terrified of dying my hair black, I might buy a wig and try it out.

Really though all I want is a bright light brown color that won't make me look washed out. Maybe I'm just not used to buying makeup for darker hair...
I know "golden" colors are meant for warm complexions, and "ashy" colors are mean for cool ones, and I definitely have a cool complexion, I just don't like ashy colors.

Does anyone have salon experience with haircoloring? I'm looking for a golden light brown that won't make me look like death.[/QUOTE]


My hair was also white when I was little and has gotten a bit darker with age. Although not as dark as my sister's who also started out with white hair. I use Preference by Loreal 9BB (same one Heather Locklear SAYS she uses - Do you believe she does?). I am very light and this is a warm blonde that isn't too light or too dark! The shine is great too!
It doesn't matter whether you have a cool or warm skin tone. I have a cool skin tone and i have had a warm honey brown in my hair and it looked AWESOME! The most flattering way to bring out your beautiful pale skin is to mix your cool skin tone with a warm haircolor. I have fish-belly white skin right now and my hair color right now is a warm blonde with some slightly lighter warm blonde tones mixed throughout for dimsension. It looks great! And my skin tone is cool. I tried using ashy colors... but they all looked dull with my skin and my blue eyes. Whoever told you that you have to follow those guidlines (the ashy ones for cool) was telling you a myth that has been proven repeatedly to be false. You should give a warm haircolor a try! It might just surprise you. BUT, you really should always get your hair color profesionally dyed because the treatement they use is ALOT better for your hair then doing it urself with at home color. Why damage your hair with the much harsher treatments when you can get a much more flattering look by a pro? Yea, getting it done by a pro can be expensive the 1st time... but when you go bak for your roots... it's WAY cheaper and it'll look better then if you do ur roots urself! Just thought i would share some good info!
I just dyed my hair darker. I naturally have brown hair and kinda pale skin. I kept dying my hair lighter, but this time I wanted something different. There are so many blonde highlighted people out there! It's better to stand out. My hair is dark brown with red mixed in. Like natural variation rather than highlights. It looks lighter in the sun light, and the red comes out with light hits it. Definitely get it done perfessionally. If you have light hair that's been treated with chemicals you shouldn't do it at home. You are more likely to come out with something weird or darker than you wanted. Try to get a dark color that has some other color in it. Not necessarily highlights or lowlights where they use foils or a cap, but just a color that's not too flat. And the treatments they have afterwards can be really awesome. I got a soy protien one that made my hair so shiny (which is another good thing about dark hair, it seems to look healthier) and so soft, and it's lasting even though I've washed my hair. The only thing is that it smelled like soy sauce, but I don't really mind that. My boyfriend is a sushi junkie so of course he doesn't care! Good luck and I hope you find a color you love!





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