I started bleaching my hair as soon as my mother would let me when I was a teenager. I thought that it was a good idea for me to change my hair color, that is; until I saw the damages that it did to my hair. It made it brittle. Still, I insisted in doing so because I hated my natural hair. It had been years since I've seen my chocolate hair, and I mean really saw it. Occasionally I would grow it out, but then quickly decide (again) how much I hated it. The truth is, I don't feel like a red-head, even though my hair turns red when bleached. My siblings were born with lush, white blonde hair and red hair, but I got that common brown hair color everyone else had. It has darkened over the years to become a very unique shade of beautiful dark brown. But still a common hair color, nonetheless. After bleaching and destroying my hair for years, I have began to experience some serious damage to my scalp and feel that it is time for me to embrace my natural hair color for what it is. As much as I would have loved being a red-head, I am growing tired of always having having the frizz and brittle look with no shine. The upkeep of having bleached brittled hair is very tiring. My hair used to be so soft and shiny. Now I regret ruining it over wanting a different hair color.
Is there anyone else who has struggled with hating their natural color, but is going to keep it anyways? How did you learn to love it? Share your thoughts.