Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The First Time I Dyed My Hair (Red, Of Course)

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I don't know about you, but when I was younger, all I wanted to do was dye my hair. I just thought it was such a grownup thing to do. I must have begged my mom about 400 times to let me use Sun-In, get highlights, dye my hair every color under the sun ... but her rule was that I had to keep my hair color pure until I went to college. So what did I do? Began dyeing it my freshman year, of course!

At the time, I was all about box color. (Hello, L'Oreal Feria -- I'm looking at you.) I decided I wanted to start dyeing my hair red -- I've already told you about my obsession with red tresses -- and, of course, I wanted it to stand out. I finally decided upon a deep cherry red hue, which my best friend Katie helped me apply during her visit to IU that spring. (Shoutout to somehow sleeping together in a twin bed and not killing each other that weekend!)

As you can see from the photos above, I went from dark brown to deep red in a matter of minutes! But here are the images again in succession...

Jamie Allison Sanders, #TBT, Throwback Thursday, #ThrowbackThursday, hair color, hair dye, red hair
The before picture. Yes, I had a pixie cut. And brown hair, once upon a time.

Jamie Allison Sanders, #TBT, Throwback Thursday, #ThrowbackThursday, hair color, hair dye, red hair
During the process. I was obviously not excited at all. (Sorry for the washed out quality, but that's what you get from a disposable camera.)

Jamie Allison Sanders, #TBT, Throwback Thursday, #ThrowbackThursday, hair color, hair dye, red hair
The finished product! I was finally a redhead!

I was just SO EXCITED about finally having dyed my hair -- and finally being a redhead to boot! This definitely sent me down the hair color spiral that I'm still in today. And, let's face it -- that spiral isn't disappearing anytime soon.

And yes, I was wearing an oversized flannel shirt and mismatched flannel pants. Come on, it was 1999.

8 comments:

  1. I love it! I went through a few red phases myself!

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  2. Very cute! Thanks for the inspiration. I should do something similar. When I first went red, I did it at a salon in NYC that I randomly picked. Mistake. My hair sorta faded to a pink shade. I had it redone in London at Vidal Sassoon, and it took 3 dyings before the color took. It was a saga, but it sure was red. Still love red hair!

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  3. You look good with the red! I've been thinking about trying but I'm scurrrrrred lol

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  4. Love it! The first time I dyed my hair was platinum blonde highlights, which I kept for 2 hours for a party, and then dyed it back to my natural hair color. It was quite exhilarating to say, the least! Red looks good on you! <3

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  5. aw this was adorable!! I loooove dying my hair red!

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  6. Adorable! I remember wanting to dye my hair so badly at that age to, but having black hair made it almost impossible.

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  7. You look fabulous red... and I love that cut on you... super cute ;)

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  8. Darn it... I pressed enter too quickly. lol I love going red... it goes so well with my skintone... but I always go red in fall and then want to go light brown in summer and I'm screwed because I can't remove the red. lmao I looked like a strawberry banana one year so I haven't gone red in about 2-3 years because I am afraid. lmao

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