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theemeraldskull
September 19th, 2012, 11:13 PM
So, I've seen a few other threads around for hair colors, and through a search, I didn't see there there has been one for Brunettes for at least a couple years... I didn't want to dig back too far and pull up a dinosaur, so I figured hey...why not start a new one?? :-)

This is for some brunette love! I sometimes get a little bored, or an itch to change up my hair, or the very very very strong desire to dye half of it snow white... but at the end of the day, I love my dark brown locks!

My hair is a pretty dark brown, but it has a reddish sheen in the sunlight. I'll start off the brunette love with some photos...

Me, last year. Pretty natural light from the window.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/hair4_zpsa765d71b.jpg

This was taken inside a vehicle. There seems to be some sort of red reflective glow, but I'm not sure what from...
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/hair2_zps785f8ab7.jpg

Me a couple days ago, in unnatural light at nighttime. LOL
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/hair1_zps5723898f.jpg

I love this color, especially with that block of red in front!!
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/283726845243835929_21WrAdQb_f_zpsd2ce668b.jpg

I just love the beauty of hair (especially natural hair), and here's all about the love for brunette, natural or dyed!

Miss Maisie
September 19th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Yay!!!

Your hair is beautiful!!

My color can be so weird. Sometimes it looks almost black:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/jesscernic/HairMay27.jpg

And other times, well, this is pretty red:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/jesscernic/wheelbraid_zps4a6d1498.jpg

What would you call it?

theemeraldskull
September 19th, 2012, 11:27 PM
Thanks! Yours is very pretty! Haha! I'd call it a brunette, though I have noticed that oftentimes brunettes will have quite a bit of red as well, in certain light. So... almost auburn! haha

hermosamendoza
September 20th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Yay a place for me :)

HairySherry
September 20th, 2012, 11:00 AM
I'm a brunette with natural red highlights. I've even found, on occassion, very coarse, copper colored hairs! They're completely different than the courseness and texture of my regular hair, very similar to the texture of grey hair. I've thought about going blonde or some other color but I'd never do it. Brunettes are just way better. :)

Madora
September 20th, 2012, 11:26 AM
I'm a brunette but would have loved to have had red hair like my mom and her mother. Still, a glimmer of red is visible at times (in sunlight).

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/71512multibraidfby3_edited-2.jpg

HairySherry
September 20th, 2012, 11:35 AM
It seems like a lot of us have natural red highlights. I wonder if that's common for a lot of brunettes? I thought it was just particular to my family (even though there aren't any redheads). My younger brother has dark brown hair like I do but when he grows out a beard it's red!

theemeraldskull
September 20th, 2012, 11:48 AM
It seems like a lot of us have natural red highlights. I wonder if that's common for a lot of brunettes? I thought it was just particular to my family (even though there aren't any redheads). My younger brother has dark brown hair like I do but when he grows out a beard it's red!

I'm wondering the same thing! Both of my parents had very dark brown hair, yet ended up with some dirty blonde kids haha, a few light brown haired, and a few with dark brown hair. But yeah, all of us with dark brown hair seem to have a natural red sheen to it, even though I am not really sure where it comes from!

IrishLassie
September 20th, 2012, 11:55 AM
My hair is pretty close to black, but I've noticed on more than one occasion it having a reddish tint to it, especially while I'm swimming. My older sister has much lighter hair, although it is still brunette, and it often looks red in the water.


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s720x720/545019_3351163547868_179178143_n.jpg

shutterpillar
September 20th, 2012, 12:08 PM
I am growing out my color right now, but my natural color is a mousy brown. This picture was taken in 2009 and is my natural color. It is also the longest my hair had ever been, up until now.
It is also straightened in this picture.

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad351/ashmey86/aidswalk2_zpsca3554c2.jpg

Ginbill
September 20th, 2012, 12:26 PM
I have a mousy to darker brown color but with a reddish tint sometimes more visible in natural light.

http://i46.tinypic.com/rt2a74.jpg
Here you can see the reddish tint a lot more as I'm outside in natural light.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2iuw85g.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/x4rdoh.jpg
(How I wish my hair was still at this length in the pictures.)

More current:
http://i48.tinypic.com/25sahyf.jpg

Dang3rousB3auty
September 20th, 2012, 05:27 PM
I am growing out my brunette hair right now...it will be fun to see my actual natural color and see what kinds of high lights I have. I haven't seen my natural hair color for probably 8 yrs or more..eek! It's always been some sort of shade of red or brown, just never my natural color.

I do know from my bangs which are all my real color, that it definitely looks a bit red in the right light.

DarkCurls
September 21st, 2012, 12:18 PM
IrishLassie, I love that style you're wearing in your picture! :)

I'm a brunette, and I also have reddish tints to my hair... but that's mostly in the summer, probably because of the sun. Right now it's just plain dark brown. :p The last few inches of my hair are lighter than the rest (damage? my friend pointed it out to me last week, I hadn't even noticed), almost reddish.
This is probably what my color looks like most of the time. Dark brown, leaning towards black in poor lighting, or towards lighter brown in the sun.
http://i50.tinypic.com/33ttah3.jpg
I don't have any down pictures that show color differences (I guess it's more visible in real life), but this bun does (it was summer, my hair doesn't look like that all the time, at least not as far as I know). I'm not sure whether to say reddish or just light brown.
http://i48.tinypic.com/15rxi5u.jpg

Green Eyes
September 22nd, 2012, 02:20 AM
hope i can join lol i have naturally mosuy brown hair and am currently growing out dyed red and dark brown, feels like forever and i can see my natural hair colour coming through i dont remember it being so shiny tho lol

cheryl888
September 22nd, 2012, 02:55 AM
Yay!!!

Your hair is beautiful!!

My color can be so weird. Sometimes it looks almost black:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/jesscernic/HairMay27.jpg

And other times, well, this is pretty red:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p35/jesscernic/wheelbraid_zps4a6d1498.jpg

What would you call it?

Maybe you have a crazy camera like me, that some days just decides to make my hair flash back red even though my brunette hair is very ashy with no red whatsoever

Olafwa
September 22nd, 2012, 04:34 AM
Yay for brunettes! :D My hair is dark brown. It has a red sheen in the sunlight. My mother had long black asian hair, so that's where I get my texture and color. Dad has really think curly light brown hair. I got his thickness. - It's cool to see lots of girls have red tints! When I was thirteen I dyed my hair red without bleaching first, and you couldn't tell unless the light hit it right. It was pretty awesome lol. Though these days I would never do such a thing, hehe.

Pics! :D
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a2d728b3127cce98548bfe314600000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a0cc04b3127cce98548acff84d00000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dc01b3127cce98548a8841e200000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dd05b3127cce98548b506f2800000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1d720b3127cce98548b4a7f1400000035100EYs3DluxcMy

Brunettes FTW!

PerkyCurlz
September 22nd, 2012, 05:09 AM
My hair is Robert Craig #3 Chocolate Brown (http://robertcraig.com/store/product49.html) because I don't like how I've started graying. It's the close to my natural color, which looks black in normal light and reddish brown / auburn in direct sunlight.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/6933_1214059800829_4206738_n.jpg

http://robertcraig.com/store/product49.html

juliaxena
September 22nd, 2012, 05:21 AM
Is it just me, or does OP look like dark blonde?

Anyway, after seeing some of the pics here, I now think I don't belong nor here nor in the blondette thread...

Anabell
September 22nd, 2012, 05:55 AM
I'm a brunette but would have loved to have had red hair like my mom and her mother. Still, a glimmer of red is visible at times (in sunlight).

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/71512multibraidfby3_edited-2.jpg
what a lovely updo!!
may I ask for directions?

I am brunette to, my natural hair color is the same like yours.
I also had red envy for really long time, and eventually I dyed it to red. I try this for three times, once a year, but it was never red enough for me (because my natural color is very dark, and I don't want to bleach it. so it was just a wine red in the dark...). right now the most of my hair (like all the length above the chin) is some kind of red, but I will glad to join here when I will be brunette again...

Anabell
September 22nd, 2012, 05:59 AM
Yay for brunettes! :D My hair is dark brown. It has a red sheen in the sunlight. My mother had long black asian hair, so that's where I get my texture and color. Dad has really think curly light brown hair. I got his thickness. - It's cool to see lots of girls have red tints! When I was thirteen I dyed my hair red without bleaching first, and you couldn't tell unless the light hit it right. It was pretty awesome lol. Though these days I would never do such a thing, hehe.

Pics! :D
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a2d728b3127cce98548bfe314600000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a0cc04b3127cce98548acff84d00000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dc01b3127cce98548a8841e200000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dd05b3127cce98548b506f2800000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1d720b3127cce98548b4a7f1400000035100EYs3DluxcMy

Brunettes FTW!

your hair is amazing!!! :heart:

Anabell
September 22nd, 2012, 06:10 AM
. right now the most of my hair (like all the length above the chin) is some kind of red, but I will glad to join here when I will be brunette again...

*of course I meant below chin.....

ingvild
September 22nd, 2012, 06:18 AM
Yay!

I have light brown hair with one half hennaed (growing it out). Here are some pics from before the henna!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2198/2190865736_0d6958e1d8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingvingvild/2190865736/)
Inside

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2230/2143140757_46b66a32f1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingvingvild/2143140757/)
Natural light

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2237/2326651346_2a77585583.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingvingvild/2326651346/)
Direct sunlight


Looking forward to get all of my gold back! :D

GrowingOut
September 22nd, 2012, 06:39 AM
I've got brown hair, but there's one streak that's a very gold color. It's a bit noticeable in my profile picture. And I've never dyed it, so I have no idea how it happened.

Also, I just love my color! I got a compliment when I was on a ski-lift in January, because the woman noticed my braid in the sun!

nobeltonya
September 22nd, 2012, 09:09 AM
Chestnut! :) The natural red [and a few blonde] highlights are clearly visible in sunlight. Inside, my hair looks kind of just plain darker brown. :disco:

Long_hair_bear
September 22nd, 2012, 09:53 AM
Here's my hair in sunlight:

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/4afd26e2825f9797cd293b690786aa5e.jpg

And here's my hair in house light, my thumbs is where my hip bones are.

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/5358596ae5191e15394074c5646e8658.jpg

Whether I'm at waist or not seems open for debate. lol :lol:

Hollyfire3
September 22nd, 2012, 10:04 AM
I've always wondered where the line is between dark blonde and lightest brown, may someone please post some pictures? My natural color is a medium/dark brown but I know some friends who have an "inbetween" color and was just wondering what the exact difference is.

theemeraldskull
September 22nd, 2012, 10:23 AM
Yay for brunettes! :D My hair is dark brown. It has a red sheen in the sunlight. My mother had long black asian hair, so that's where I get my texture and color. Dad has really think curly light brown hair. I got his thickness. - It's cool to see lots of girls have red tints! When I was thirteen I dyed my hair red without bleaching first, and you couldn't tell unless the light hit it right. It was pretty awesome lol. Though these days I would never do such a thing, hehe.

Pics! :D
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a2d728b3127cce98548bfe314600000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a0cc04b3127cce98548acff84d00000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dc01b3127cce98548a8841e200000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dd05b3127cce98548b506f2800000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1d720b3127cce98548b4a7f1400000035100EYs3DluxcMy

Brunettes FTW!

Wow, your hair is fabulous! I love the length. :-D


Is it just me, or does OP look like dark blonde?

My hair does seem to have somewhat of a blonde sheen in the front when it's down, but it is most definitely a dark brown overall. :-)

DarkCurls
September 22nd, 2012, 10:27 AM
Long hair bear, your color in that first picture is lovely! It seems dark brown at the roots, but somewhat lighter/reddish below the ears.

Long_hair_bear
September 22nd, 2012, 10:30 AM
Long hair bear, your color in that first picture is lovely! It seems dark brown at the roots, but somewhat lighter/reddish below the ears.

My natural is dark brown.... The ends are from when I dyed my hair purple then redyed it brown :lol:

Hollyfire3
September 22nd, 2012, 10:35 AM
So, I've seen a few other threads around for hair colors, and through a search, I didn't see there there has been one for Brunettes for at least a couple years... I didn't want to dig back too far and pull up a dinosaur, so I figured hey...why not start a new one?? :-)

This is for some brunette love! I sometimes get a little bored, or an itch to change up my hair, or the very very very strong desire to dye half of it snow white... but at the end of the day, I love my dark brown locks!

My hair is a pretty dark brown, but it has a reddish sheen in the sunlight. I'll start off the brunette love with some photos...

Me, last year. Pretty natural light from the window.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/hair4_zpsa765d71b.jpg

This was taken inside a vehicle. There seems to be some sort of red reflective glow, but I'm not sure what from...
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/hair2_zps785f8ab7.jpg

Me a couple days ago, in unnatural light at nighttime. LOL
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/hair1_zps5723898f.jpg

I love this color, especially with that block of red in front!!
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/theemeraldskull/283726845243835929_21WrAdQb_f_zpsd2ce668b.jpg

I just love the beauty of hair (especially natural hair), and here's all about the love for brunette, natural or dyed!

By the way, OP, you hair is very brown, I see none of the blonde that another poster mentions. It is actually one of my biggest pet peeves to have someone say your hair isn't brown, its dark blonde! I have heard it said to people and its just that, brown hair of any shade varies so much that it is unlikely to not have SOME lighter, darkish blonde bits, but overall, your hair can still be very very much brown, not blonde or even blondnette.

DarkCurls
September 22nd, 2012, 10:47 AM
My natural is dark brown.... The ends are from when I dyed my hair purple then redyed it brown :lol:

Ha, that's an idea. Purple hair rocks!
That could be why the hair on top is shinier though. :p

I also don't see any blond in the OP's hair, but hey, there's a fine line between dark blond and light brown, I guess.

MeowScat
October 13th, 2012, 03:55 AM
Bumpitty bump bump...

Happy being a brownie! The last 8 inches or so are old dye and highlights, though. I can't wait until it's gone. I've wanted virgin hair for years.

I don't know how to put a pic in a post yet, but I have a siggy pic taken at the end of August.

I love looking at the brunettes here for inspiration. I hope more join this awesome thread!

morrigan*
October 13th, 2012, 11:22 AM
This is my hair colour, it's looking really light here, it's darker usually.

http://imageshack.us/a/img706/3983/201207172620.jpg

I would like to know if anybody use any special rinses for brunette hair ?

PinkyCat
October 13th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Brunettes are ALWAYS the sexiest!

DarkCurls
October 13th, 2012, 11:51 AM
What do you mean by special rinses? Am curious now.

[quote=PinkyCat;2326356]Brunettes are ALWAYS the sexiest!
:p Heh, that's a positive outlook.

PinkyCat
October 13th, 2012, 11:54 AM
:p Heh, that's a positive outlook.

You know it baby! :thumbsup:

itdontmatter48
October 13th, 2012, 12:07 PM
I love my brown/black hair. just wish I could get a picture up here. Oh well, I am still figuring out this forum.

Ligeia_13
October 13th, 2012, 12:19 PM
Yay, I belong here :D

This photo is a little old, but it's the most accurate capture of my natural colour.

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n547/Ligeia-13/sdfg.jpg

When it's in the sun though, it has almost orange glow around it :/

DarkCurls
October 13th, 2012, 12:23 PM
You know it baby! :thumbsup:
I should get a shirt printed with that. "Brunettes are sexy!" :p

Ligeia_13 (http://www.longhaircommunity.com/forums/member.php?u=37166), lovely, shiny hair.

sisi33
October 13th, 2012, 12:36 PM
I will be rejoining the ranks! I had henna'd a few (read: too many) times, and now that I've found a SPARKLY! (WOOHOO!! No one not on LHC would understand my happiness :D) I've decided to grow it all out again. Which will be difficult. But winters coming up, and I don't look at my hair that much when I'm freezing my patootie off, so who cares?! And hats'll help! Cannot wait!

Lissandria
October 13th, 2012, 12:43 PM
To me the OP is probably about a medium brunette shade with golden lights- neither blonde nor close to it really.

I'm a brunette- mostly henndigo but growing out and trying to like my natural brown colour :)

ETA: there is some lovely heads of hair here! And brunettes do it better ;)

morrigan*
October 13th, 2012, 01:13 PM
What do you mean by special rinses? Am curious now.

Tea rinses that are said to darken hair colour or make it more vivid.
Rosemary and sage should darken hair.
Black tea give red highlight and also darken hair.
ACV gives red highlights.

DarkCurls
October 13th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Tea rinses that are said to darken hair colour or make it more vivid.
Rosemary and sage should darken hair.
Black tea give red highlight and also darken hair.
ACV gives red highlights.

That was what I was thinking, but wasn't sure; thanks for clarifying.
I like my natural color; are these effects temporary?
I'm using vinegar rinses, but have no idea what kind of vinegar it is. It's very dark brown, with an orange tint; I figure I'd need something pretty strong to alter my color anyway. The thing about brown hair is that it's hard to get dyes to show up without bleach. :p

Cheele
October 13th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Here's my natural color from a few months ago, just a week before I dyed it. I've been dying my hair a soft black every 6-12 months (as long as it takes to completely fade out or as sick as I get with my roots) for about 6 years.

I don't like my natural color.. I'm actually making a quite ugly scowl face under the circle because of how light my hair is.. which is why I circled it out haha.

I do wish my natural hair was darker... but I still love being a brunette!
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af104/callielallie/7-21-12natualroots.jpg

biogirl87
October 14th, 2012, 09:13 PM
This is such as good idea for a thread. I've had brown hair all my life (haven't dyed it and don't know if I will when grays start coming in). Although recently it has darkened to a chestnut brown color from the lighter (according to mom) brown it was when I was young. It's nice to have a place where all of us brunettes can come and hang out and you all have such gorgeous hair. The only pics of my hair that I have right now (the ones where my hair is photoed from the back are all taken indoors, but here's one of the pics of how my hair.
Under aritificial light:
http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t435/biogirl87/slsfreeshampoo_zpse06fd902.jpg
Indoors during daytime with sun shining into my room and with vivid color setting on (may not be the true color of my hair in sunlight)
http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t435/biogirl87/bs-acv-2_zpsafe67dda.jpg

hermosamendoza
October 14th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Yay for brunettes! :D My hair is dark brown. It has a red sheen in the sunlight. My mother had long black asian hair, so that's where I get my texture and color. Dad has really think curly light brown hair. I got his thickness. - It's cool to see lots of girls have red tints! When I was thirteen I dyed my hair red without bleaching first, and you couldn't tell unless the light hit it right. It was pretty awesome lol. Though these days I would never do such a thing, hehe.

Pics! :D
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a2d728b3127cce98548bfe314600000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a0cc04b3127cce98548acff84d00000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dc01b3127cce98548a8841e200000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1dd05b3127cce98548b506f2800000035100EYs3DluxcMy http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a1d720b3127cce98548b4a7f1400000035100EYs3DluxcMy

Brunettes FTW!

Love love love your hair!!!

kpzra
October 14th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Another brunette here.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b165/medicchick/Hair/braid3.jpg

gthlvrmx
October 14th, 2012, 10:53 PM
im a brunette but i dont know what to classify it more specifically! i dont have very good photos of my hair color, no good camera so :|
but i was born with like dark blonde hair or so and then it all started falling off and when they shaved me, it grew back brown. i dont know if the shampooing had some effect on the hair color, it was lighter especially like on 2/3 of the length but i always had some of those golden dark blondish hairs everywhere! but my hair seems to be getting darker O.O?? i have a tiny tint of red, which i assume is from the ACV, but the golden hairs remain! i wish they were growing together in larger sections so that it would look really cool!

i do have a chunk in the front where the hair just grows in really light and its like a band or lighter hair, looks cool when i straighten my hair (well wrapping now, not like that iron heat thingy)

spirals
October 14th, 2012, 11:41 PM
I've always had medium golden brown. It lightens a level in the summer. My avatar is pretty accurate at the moment.

morrigan*
October 16th, 2012, 07:13 AM
That was what I was thinking, but wasn't sure; thanks for clarifying.
I like my natural color; are these effects temporary?
I'm using vinegar rinses, but have no idea what kind of vinegar it is. It's very dark brown, with an orange tint; I figure I'd need something pretty strong to alter my color anyway. The thing about brown hair is that it's hard to get dyes to show up without bleach. :p
It's temporary and most of them just gives more shine, they doesn't really change colour, it's more like cassia but even more temporary, and probably without any strengthening.

spirals
October 16th, 2012, 09:34 AM
I want to go dark chocolate brown. I'm wondering if henndigo is the way to go.

gnome82
October 23rd, 2012, 05:10 AM
Yay :cloud9:. I have dark brown hair. In sunlight I can see deep auburn and red tones (when dry) :rockerdud

ptricia
October 23rd, 2012, 09:50 AM
I'm not a real brunette. But lately I was fed up with red henna color. I want to go back to my natural color. I'm actually a blondette. So I searched for a hair dye which is friendly for the hair and skin and found La Riche Directions has a dark brown hair dye. La Riche Directions is a bit like Manic Panic...
This my result using this hair dye over henna red.

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/ptricia83/Raponsje%20forum/P1020461.jpg

arelrios
October 23rd, 2012, 10:29 AM
I think I belong here. I have redish ends, but I assume they are the leftover of highlights I did like 4 years ago. After I got tired of them, I started darkening my hair and went from dark blond to soft black little by little (last soft black applied 2 years ago)
Now I have pretty much my virgin color all over.
You can see the redish ends in the picture below:
http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/photo3.jpg

Kristin
October 23rd, 2012, 06:58 PM
I'm a brunette, but I have quite a bit of red in my hair now that I haven't colored in ages. I really like all the different shades that show up in natural hair. There are pics of the brown and red in my albums, but they aren't recent.

As far as rinses are concerned, I love beer rinses for the shine. My grandma used to say that brunettes should rinse with vinegar, but I could never find the right ratio of vinegar to water and they always dried out my hair.

jellymill
October 23rd, 2012, 07:29 PM
Yay for being brunette! I had a golden-medium brown hue as a kid, and now it's dark brown with a reddish-gold tinge. For years I wished I had my mom's color (a unique golden-red color) or at least a dark blonde. I damaged it a lot trying to dye it, ugh. Now I won't let dye get anywhere near my hair!

Since I began noticing more grays than usual last year (they first began popping up when I was 23! :() I decided to use henna after looking around on LHC and seeing all the beautiful post-henna pictures. I especially LOVE how henna looks on darker hair so I wanted to try it!

It lightened my hair a little, but mostly gave it a golden-red tinge, even indoors. It was similar to the color I had as a kid. The little gray strands here and there turned a fiery red, creating awesome subtle highlights. Even my hairdresser noticed and complimented me, he was shocked to learn it was henna :D

MelH
October 23rd, 2012, 08:58 PM
Dark brown here as well. Although I'm getting the random grays popping through... Grr! There is some beautiful hair here. I am forever amazed at the beauty!

MestizoGypsy
October 23rd, 2012, 09:46 PM
Yay a brunettes thread! Happy to join =)

Micayla47
October 23rd, 2012, 11:30 PM
Here's my hair in sunlight:

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/4afd26e2825f9797cd293b690786aa5e.jpg

And here's my hair in house light, my thumbs is where my hip bones are.

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/5358596ae5191e15394074c5646e8658.jpg

Whether I'm at waist or not seems open for debate. lol :lol:
wow longhairbear, we have the same hair! actually yours is a couple inches longer than mine, so i can see my future hair :) are you also growing out henna?

Andrea H
March 28th, 2013, 04:20 AM
Woo love seeing other brunettes on here! I'm a medium goldenish reddish brown(not exactly sure if there's a proper name for that, chestnut maybe?). And like other brunettes, my hair can be pretty red in sunlight. I have used demi reddish brown dyes in my hair, but only three times and the last time I did was last summer.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/anniegurl89/d86e38ee-9890-49cb-bfb0-0accd2173c8e_zps659f53c0.jpg

In natural lighting.(also the summer so a bit brighter)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/anniegurl89/3faf9540-9a01-4873-ab8e-d8ac3806e2f5_zps321ccb94.jpg

In artificial lighting.

And, a horribly small picture but this was my virgin hair, during the summer in direct sunlight:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/anniegurl89/24c05381-fde2-4937-9f53-62427cce5e0b_zpsc711151c.jpg

I'm sure the green shirt helps it make look redder, but still.

Hope this thread pics up again!

GeoJ
March 28th, 2013, 07:45 AM
Yay! A brunettes thread!

I qualify, having naturally cool toned dark brown hair that gets dark blonde highlights with sun exposure. I have hennaed it a few times before, which gives it warm tones and red highlights. I was thinking of growing out my natural cool brown for now...but sometimes I feel tempted to henna again (it makes my eyes look greener).

leilasahhar
March 28th, 2013, 08:29 AM
I wish I could post pics on this thing! whats the deal?

Naiadryade
March 28th, 2013, 09:01 AM
Hooray! I love my brown hair. It's dark brown at the roots, lighter medium-brown-with-red-undertones-and-goldenish-highlights-in-the-right-light at the ends due to sun exposure.

I work teaching wilderness living skills, and as you might guess from my screen name I fancy myself a bit of a forest spirit. My brown hair helps me camouflage amongst the trees and dead leaves, which is really nice. I wear a lot of greens and blues with brown accents, which looks really nice with my hair... When I'm wearing a short green dress over blue pants and shirt, with a brown belt, my belt matches my hair and it really ties the whole look together.

Occasionally I think about dying my hair green with something like Manic Panic. I had semipermanent kelly-green hair when I was 14, and it looked really good... but I think I wear too much green these days to pull it off. It would just be green overload. The brown is necessary to tie those outfits together! :p

Angelica
March 28th, 2013, 09:08 AM
I am brunette, with red tints, however I have grey now at the temples :)

wimitlee
March 28th, 2013, 10:38 AM
Count me in, too!

PinkyCat
March 28th, 2013, 10:42 AM
Woot!! \m/

Coolcombination
March 28th, 2013, 12:04 PM
I'm darkest brown, I did try to dye the underlayer reddish brown but it isn't noticeable cos of how dark my hair is. I'm also growing out some "medium blonde" dye that turned out a light brown colour. I've got about 4" of roots ATM.

kitschy
March 28th, 2013, 12:16 PM
I'm drooling here. Love the rich, deep, varied brunettes ....from the lightest to the darkest. So mysterious and exotic, you all make me jealous!:thud:

Andrea H
March 28th, 2013, 03:20 PM
I wish I could post pics on this thing! whats the deal?

You need to upload them to something like photobucket and add link here and no spaces

Glad to see more brunettes here! :D Also OP maybe it's just me, but your hair doesn't seem to be that dark, seems close to my shade. Either way, super pretty. :D

Jenny31557
March 28th, 2013, 04:25 PM
Another brunette here. You can see my hair in my avatar <<<
I love the red tones in my hair but I really wish they were more obvious. I've been using acv on and off for a couple of months, usually rinsing it out after but recently I've been leaving it in but it's still not bringing out the red tones like it used to when I first used it. Any tips to really bring out the red (without dye) ?
Beautiful hair everyone!

Naiadryade
March 28th, 2013, 04:46 PM
Jenny, you could try hibiscus tea as a rinse, leave-in or mister bottle contents. It's a conditioning herb, so that's a bonus. Just be careful to rinse it off your shower and body (or face if you're mister bottling it), because it's very red! It won't dye your hair permanently though.

Jenny31557
March 28th, 2013, 05:45 PM
Thank you Naiadryade
I'll have to look into that, I already have a lot of red tones in my hair so I'm not sure that I want to dye it although if I ever were to dye (maybe when I start to get gray roots) I will probably give henna a try. That gives a gorgeous red that I absolutely adore! Thank you for the suggestion! I'll make a note to try it sometime in the future. Thanks again.

alexis917
March 28th, 2013, 06:38 PM
I barely qualify as brunette, haha.
My hair is very dark and only shows up looking distinctly brown in sunlight, or pictures with flash (like my avatar).

Andrea H
March 28th, 2013, 06:55 PM
I barely qualify as brunette, haha.
My hair is very dark and only shows up looking distinctly brown in sunlight, or pictures with flash (like my avatar).

Your hair is gorgeous though! Sometimes I ponder going darker just to see how it'd look on me. :P

cathair
March 28th, 2013, 07:07 PM
Checking in as a brunette while I still can. Very dark brown with streaks of rapidly growing white here. I like my white streaks, but I will be very sad to see my hair colour go. I never see hair dye that is as dark as my hair is, but still brown. I feel like when it's gone it will be lost to me for good. It used to be reddish, but it seems to have lost/be losing that, unless it just needs some sun. I read somewhere recently (I wish I could remember where), that being underweight can cause dark hair to turn reddish. I was very underweight for a while, so I wondered if that had anything to do with it, if it is true.

May I join the :thudpile: for Olafwa's hair please? :)

patienceneeded
March 28th, 2013, 09:26 PM
I've been here for 2.5 years and somehow never saw this thread until now! My hair is definitely in the brunette category! It's a reddish-brown with white/silver threads starting at the hairline now. I've colored it many times in the past just for fun, but I've always returned to my natural red-brown color.

WilfredAllen
March 28th, 2013, 10:17 PM
here is mine. I used to hate my hair. I wished it was darker or lighter and not so boring.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Thew_cool/0b0b0b.jpg

Andrea H
March 28th, 2013, 10:38 PM
here is mine. I used to hate my hair. I wished it was darker or lighter and not so boring.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Thew_cool/0b0b0b.jpg

Our hair seems to be pretty much the same color, I think it looks great(that sounds biased and maybe it is. :P)!

Anabell
March 29th, 2013, 11:54 AM
I am brunet too. At least shoulder length brunet. The rest of it had a reddish-honey brown tint (old red dye that fade out). In the past I wasn't happy with my hair color but now i like it. I have a dark chocolate brown tint. I also have a natural blond highlight. I have it since I was a kid. I hope i have some color picture soon.

leilasahhar
March 29th, 2013, 03:09 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3507&d=1364591211

Andrea H
March 29th, 2013, 04:16 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/anniegurl89/835401e0-a87b-4451-849b-9d6771a93115_zps2967b3ea.jpg

Got a pic of my hair in daylight today. A bit cloudy so not as red as it could look. Eeesh dem roots. :P

NataschaB.
March 29th, 2013, 06:22 PM
I love my dark brown hair :D I can't upload a picture of if right now, so just look at my avatar, haha.

MeowScat
April 30th, 2013, 08:09 PM
I want to resurrect this thread, I haven't seen one lately.

My Mom and Husband looked at my hair after dinner at her house. They said it looked a lot darker and asked me if I colored it. Nope!

I'm 37 years old and haven't colored my hair in three and a half years. (When I did, I'd get blonde highlights)


I was wondering if anyone has noticed that their brown hair has gotten darker? I always thought I was medium brown, but I cut 3 inches off my bangs (fringe) two days ago and it was so much darker than I remember it being many years ago. I really looked at the small chunk of hair in my hand in the direct sunlight coming in from my bathroom skylight. I was amazed at how much darker it was.

Have any of my fellow brunettes noticed that your hair has darkened over the years?

Yozhik
April 30th, 2013, 08:29 PM
Interesting observation, MeowScat!

For me, it's actually the opposite: I used to have really dark, almost black hair, and now it's more dark brown (but definitely brown, especially on the ends). :shrug:
Obviously, my hair is also much longer now, so that could explain some of the variation in color (time for longer hair to get sun-damaged), so you might want to take my experience with a grain of salt. :)

mleung
April 30th, 2013, 09:16 PM
i remember the first time i discovered my hair was actually a really dark brown & not black. it was a little unnerving, & when i told me mother, she gave me this look that said "& your point is?" which helped me get over the initial shock pretty quick. :)

Audhumla
May 1st, 2013, 12:03 AM
I'm recycling a length shot and joining this thread.
I was platinum blonde when I was younger, then strawberry blonde as a toddler and by the time I was 7 it was this colour.
http://media-cache-ak1.pinimg.com/736x/a4/54/9b/a4549bae15d976dcbb986c968da73875.jpg
It looks a lot more chocolatey here indoors at night. In the sun I like to think it has golden highlights but I may just be flattering myself.
One time my incredibly (un)romantic DBF described my hair in the sun as being like "corn string" not corn silk . . corn string.
He's lucky he's cute :p

AnnaB
May 1st, 2013, 04:28 AM
I noticed my hair got darker as I got older, in high school my hair went super dark within a year and people were convinced I dyed it!

me as a baby
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd503/Anna_Butyrina/aadfdbc2-2b6f-4819-9c38-e1dc3131dbd2_zps23c1b2f0.jpg (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/Anna_Butyrina/media/aadfdbc2-2b6f-4819-9c38-e1dc3131dbd2_zps23c1b2f0.jpg.html)

was still light at 5years
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd503/Anna_Butyrina/IMG_0155_zps2a325d32.jpg (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/Anna_Butyrina/media/IMG_0155_zps2a325d32.jpg.html)

by the time I was 15, I had really dark hair
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd503/Anna_Butyrina/Hair/c62ba94c-a631-4e74-ac01-23500991705b_zpsc921b926.jpg (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/Anna_Butyrina/media/Hair/c62ba94c-a631-4e74-ac01-23500991705b_zpsc921b926.jpg.html)

Now I use hendigo while I'm growing my hair from blonde. It keeps my bleached parts dark, barely changes my actual colour but I love the shade it gives it in the sun! henna is my best friend :P

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd503/Anna_Butyrina/SAM_1813_zps6369a7cd.jpg (http://s1223.photobucket.com/user/Anna_Butyrina/media/SAM_1813_zps6369a7cd.jpg.html)

AnnaB
May 1st, 2013, 04:29 AM
I'm recycling a length shot and joining this thread.
I was platinum blonde when I was younger, then strawberry blonde as a toddler and by the time I was 7 it was this colour.
http://media-cache-ak1.pinimg.com/736x/a4/54/9b/a4549bae15d976dcbb986c968da73875.jpg
It looks a lot more chocolatey here indoors at night. In the sun I like to think it has golden highlights but I may just be flattering myself.
One time my incredibly (un)romantic DBF described my hair in the sun as being like "corn string" not corn silk . . corn string.
He's lucky he's cute :p

such gorgeous hair colour! love it.

sakuraemily
May 1st, 2013, 05:09 AM
Hey, everyone!
Actually I think I'm brunette. Now, I'm Indian so before any of you say 'Indians have black hair' not all of us do.
Most have hair so dark brown that it looks black and I'm one of those people. Some have hair that is obviously brown.
I've put my hair under the microscope once and it was brown.

Audhumla
May 1st, 2013, 05:30 AM
such gorgeous hair colour! love it.

Thanks :)
When I do occasionally go to a hairdresser to have my fringe cut back they always say they like my colour and I shouldn't dye it but I always figured it was because they sensed my extreme aversion to the idea :p

Audhumla
May 1st, 2013, 05:31 AM
such gorgeous hair colour! love it.

Thanks :)
When I do occasionally go to a hairdresser to have my fringe cut back they always say they like my colour and I shouldn't dye it but I always figured it was because they sensed my extreme aversion to the idea :p

DarkSunny
May 1st, 2013, 06:56 AM
Yay! A brunette thread!

Other than brunette, I'm never really quite sure what to call the shade of brown I have.


I was thinking a cooler/ashy brown, but in natural light at least, I've noticed that it seems to get lighter and takes on a reddish/orange tint as it grows out. :shrug:

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm52/darkenedsun9/4572f96b-3a8b-468f-a5c7-62f61c549cfc_zps9b30d171.jpg?t=1367325463

Here's another picture from about a year ago.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm52/darkenedsun9/IMG_20110711_181327.jpg

Photographs taken with indoor lighting make it look much redder than it actually is.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm52/darkenedsun9/74387a9f-18eb-4938-9a65-e17e45d4dc93_zpsd1f81c5c.jpg

cathair
May 1st, 2013, 07:29 AM
Hey, everyone!
Actually I think I'm brunette. Now, I'm Indian so before any of you say 'Indians have black hair' not all of us do.
Most have hair so dark brown that it looks black and I'm one of those people. Some have hair that is obviously brown.
I've put my hair under the microscope once and it was brown.

I'm not Indian and people have said this to me before! Someone even said it once when I held my hair up against someone's hair that was actually black and they couldn't see the difference. I think some people just see dark hair as black sometimes.

arelrios
May 1st, 2013, 07:54 AM
Yay! A brunette thread!

Other than brunette, I'm never really quite sure what to call the shade of brown I have.


I was thinking a cooler/ashy brown, but in natural light at least, I've noticed that it seems to get lighter and takes on a reddish/orange tint as it grows out. :shrug:

Photographs taken with indoor lighting make it look much redder than it actually is.



This is totally my case. At the roots, I have very dark brown hair, but at the ends is redish/orangy color. I would say is just the left overs of color I put before. I remember when I had virgin hair, my ends were as dark as the roots.
I am micro-trimming with hopes one day I will reach an even color from roots to ends... (one can always dream :sigh:)

DarkSunny
May 1st, 2013, 08:08 AM
I have no doubt you can get to that point. :)

My hair does kind of look like I've colored it, but I've actually never colored my whole head (I had one or two streaks of color about 4 years ago, but those are long since grown out). :shrug:

MeowScat
May 2nd, 2013, 02:10 PM
Interesting stuff! I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, I always considered myself to be a mousy brown. I'm rather liking my hair growing in darker.

Thanks for the responses and I hope this thread stays alive. I love it!

Rosethorn
May 2nd, 2013, 03:18 PM
Another brunette checking in. Have you guys heard of brunette hair being referred to as 'chestnut'? Maybe more specifically brunettes with reddish highlights? Just curious if anybody else has come across that.....
:cheese:

leslissocool
May 2nd, 2013, 03:33 PM
I have a question: I often hear that dark hair that's almost black is not a brunette. Is that true?

My hair naturally is 1 level away from black. So I have really dark hair, yet I always considered me a brunette...

Juanita
May 2nd, 2013, 03:33 PM
I was a very dark brunette when younger that has mostly gone silver now. Original colour is in my profile picture.it was also a lot thicker then.

Yozhik
May 2nd, 2013, 03:54 PM
Rosethorn, I've heard chestnut before, too (though mostly in romance novels :p), and I think it refers to dark brown with reddish highlights.

Lesli, I've always called my hair brunette, although it is quite dark, and I think it's perfectly fine to do so. :shrug:

Naiadryade
May 2nd, 2013, 08:42 PM
I'm another whose hair darkened with age. As a baby, my hair was light blonde. It gradually darkened over the course of my childhood, rather steadily. At one point it was a lovely golden brown that I enjoyed. I think it probably reached its final (so far) darkness around the end of puberty, or at least slowed down a lot. Other than my roots, I think my hair may actually look a touch lighter these days than it did when I was a teen because I spend more time in the sun, which lightens it a bit. (See my avatar--those subtle highlights are from the sun, and don't exist in the hair at the top of my head.)

Rosethorn
May 2nd, 2013, 09:06 PM
Rosethorn, I've heard chestnut before, too (though mostly in romance novels :p), and I think it refers to dark brown with reddish highlights.

Heheheh. That's funny. For some reason, I'm reminded of that scene in that movie '10 Things I Hate About You' where the principal is writing a romance novel. Random thought.

CaranDulin
May 2nd, 2013, 09:16 PM
Hi! A blonette here! A bottle blonde said a few weeks ago to me that brown and brunette are different hair colors; the difference is, according to her, that brunettes have a slightly reddish tint. Is this true? Just wondering! (Beautiful hair, everyone!)

SerinaDaith
May 2nd, 2013, 09:23 PM
Oh me I think I belong here! Lighting changes my color, I have always thought myself to be mousy brown. Then I started taking lenght shots for this site. Now I see these redish hints. Not to mention the white bits.

crixx_mr
May 2nd, 2013, 09:49 PM
My hair is pretty close to black, but I've noticed on more than one occasion it having a reddish tint to it, especially while I'm swimming. My older sister has much lighter hair, although it is still brunette, and it often looks red in the water.


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s720x720/545019_3351163547868_179178143_n.jpg

This is such a beautiful hairstyle! I'm jealous ;)

~honeyflower~
May 3rd, 2013, 09:36 AM
I think my hair color is hazelnut...:confused:

Yozhik
May 3rd, 2013, 04:16 PM
Heheheh. That's funny. For some reason, I'm reminded of that scene in that movie '10 Things I Hate About You' where the principal is writing a romance novel. Random thought.

Ahh! What a great movie! I just rewatched it with a bunch of my friends, and we were all reciting most of the lines.

"Reginald's tumescent bratwurst." :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Almendra
December 17th, 2013, 07:04 AM
Bringing back this thread just because I'm thinking on become brunette again. My natural color is a very dark brown and I dye my hair in auburn (I love the color, but I'm becoming paranoic with damage).
I'm streching my dyes since july and my dark roots are huge now:

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a503/natalia_natalia1/17-12-13_zps9b766814.jpg

My dye color isn't so orange like in the image, but it's, indeed, very vibrant in the light.

arelrios
December 17th, 2013, 08:05 AM
Almendra, I went through the same process (and still have some dye left) a few years ago... I tried to be a blonde :rolleyes: and my hair color is really, really dark... Now, I love my color and I'm loving even more, the few grey hairs that are showing... Here is my latest picture....

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/a2f6ed51-c831-4fbb-8772-8b53107f037e_zpsf82277cd.jpg (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/arelrios/media/a2f6ed51-c831-4fbb-8772-8b53107f037e_zpsf82277cd.jpg.html)

Good luck, and don't get discouraged... it is totally worth it... :)

abauer789
December 17th, 2013, 08:18 AM
Bringing back this thread just because I'm thinking on become brunette again. My natural color is a very dark brown and I dye my hair in auburn (I love the color, but I'm becoming paranoic with damage).
I'm streching my dyes since july and my dark roots are huge now:

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a503/natalia_natalia1/17-12-13_zps9b766814.jpg

My dye color isn't so orange like in the image, but it's, indeed, very vibrant in the light.


I second arelios, I am growing out my chestnutty brunette hair that I have been highlighting blonde for 25 year! Who knew I had this pretty color underneath all that chemical processing! It has been a year and my natural hair is so much prettier and compliments my skin tone way better! You can do it! And it is totally worth it!

Almendra
December 17th, 2013, 09:09 AM
Thanks arelrios & abauer789. I'm going to think about it. I can't remember when was the last time I have my hair 100% natural. I dye my hair since I'm 13 and mostly in red tones. Sometimes I went black too when I got bored.
I want to see how is my hair when it's virgin... I remember it was so healthy and shiny, but it was more than 10 years ago :p

ETA: It's very hard to me to accept my color, it's a very common one and I don't like in me. I think I'll always be frustrated about it.
arelrios your hair is beautiful. I love your dark curls :)

arelrios
December 17th, 2013, 09:31 AM
Thanks arelrios & abauer789. I'm going to think about it. I can't remember when was the last time I have my hair 100% natural. I dye my hair since I'm 13 and mostly in red tones. Sometimes I went black too when I got bored.
I want to see how is my hair when it's virgin... I remember it was so healthy and shiny, but it was more than 10 years ago :p

ETA: It's very hard to me to accept my color, it's a very common one and I don't like in me. I think I'll always be frustrated about it.
arelrios your hair is beautiful. I love your dark curls :)

Thanks for the compliment... I am still trying to discover my hair type. Those are sock bun curls... a very successful day in my hair journey...

I understand what you mean regarding the color... I thought the same ... and even now, when I am happy and loving the color, I get from time to time the "why don't you color your hair?, A lighter shade will compliment you skin tone even better" .... or "please color your hair or at least pluck those silver hairs out. You are too young to be showing those off"...

Le me? ...Nope, thanks... I'm fine, I love it this way and don't plan to change it... :lala:

You can try and see how you feel about the virgin color... if you still think it's not for you, you can always color it again... Do you color with box dye, henna, vegetable dye?

Depending on the choice, it can help or damage the hair ... I am not super knowledgeable in the subject... but I have read a few threads on the "natural/safe way to color" the hair... You can always try that ;)

Almendra
December 17th, 2013, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the compliment... I am still trying to discover my hair type. Those are sock bun curls... a very successful day in my hair journey...

I understand what you mean regarding the color... I thought the same ... and even now, when I am happy and loving the color, I get from time to time the "why don't you color your hair?, A lighter shade will compliment you skin tone even better" .... or "please color your hair or at least pluck those silver hairs out. You are too young to be showing those off"...

Le me? ...Nope, thanks... I'm fine, I love it this way and don't plan to change it... :lala:

You can try and see how you feel about the virgin color... if you still think it's not for you, you can always color it again... Do you color with box dye, henna, vegetable dye?

Depending on the choice, it can help or damage the hair ... I am not super knowledgeable in the subject... but I have read a few threads on the "natural/safe way to color" the hair... You can always try that ;)

People are very judgmental sometimes with grays. I don't have them, but I understand what you say. In my case people tend to say me that dark hair suits me better, and it has to be true. I think that there's no color that suits better for the skin than the natural one, but I'm always get bored of the dark color. If it only would be black I'd like it, but it's dark brown and straight. I always think my natural hair is the most bored ever, but I should give it another chance.
Btw, I use box dye, Loreal professional. It works very well for me. Of course I have some damage in my hair, but mostly it's for a previous bleach that I have. But I suspect that dye change my type of hair, maybe if I quit I become more straight or definitely wavy.

MeowScat
December 18th, 2013, 06:46 PM
Bringing back this thread just because I'm thinking on become brunette again. My natural color is a very dark brown and I dye my hair in auburn (I love the color, but I'm becoming paranoic with damage).
I'm streching my dyes since july and my dark roots are huge now:

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a503/natalia_natalia1/17-12-13_zps9b766814.jpg

My dye color isn't so orange like in the image, but it's, indeed, very vibrant in the light.

Thank you for resurrecting this thread! I went through the same growing out phase but I wish the ombré look was popular when I did it. Your natural color is so rich looking!

My last few inches are still reddish compared to my roots, but the red had faded so much that it's not nearly as noticeable as it was. Have patience! :)

Almendra
December 18th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Thank you for resurrecting this thread! I went through the same growing out phase but I wish the ombré look was popular when I did it. Your natural color is so rich looking!

My last few inches are still reddish compared to my roots, but the red had faded so much that it's not nearly as noticeable as it was. Have patience! :)

Thanks, I've thinking these days and I'm going to quit dye definetly. It's very hard to have two differrent colors in my hair (I'm a little obsessive with these things) but, whatever, I'll never have the color that I love with at least a little damage.
Btw, I love the effect in your hair, I hope it'll look so good in mine in a few years :)

TrapperCreekD
December 18th, 2013, 07:22 PM
This is me! I think... after reading the auburn thread, I'm not so sure. :shrug: My hair's chocolately brown with natural reddish and coppery blonde highlights - depending on the lighting and camera settings, it can photograph really dark, almost black, but there's always a reddish tint/flare.


Rosethorn, I've heard chestnut before, too (though mostly in romance novels :p), and I think it refers to dark brown with reddish highlights.

This sounds like me!

biogirl87
December 18th, 2013, 07:32 PM
Another brunette here. My hair is still its natural color (I have not colored my hair) and I would probably describe it as medium brown to chestnut brown. Interestingly enough, under sunlight I see my ends becoming light brown/almost ochre color. And not-too-long ago, when I look at part of my hair under indoor lighting, I saw ashy highlights near the roots. I do not know if those are new grays coming (I'm in graduate school now) but I am hoping that the part of my hair where I saw ashiness near the roots is not new grays coming because when my mom started getting gray hair, for a long time (maybe 7-10 years) she would only get a grey hair here and there. My hair tends to photograph darker in color than it actually is, no matter what camera is used.

floralgem
December 18th, 2013, 07:43 PM
Sorry about the side view, I took it with my phone and uploaded it directly from there. It's freshly washed too.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=xfx177&s=5#.UrJdOvRDt8E

Naiadryade
December 18th, 2013, 08:10 PM
Bringing back this thread just because I'm thinking on become brunette again. My natural color is a very dark brown and I dye my hair in auburn (I love the color, but I'm becoming paranoic with damage).
I'm streching my dyes since july and my dark roots are huge now:

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a503/natalia_natalia1/17-12-13_zps9b766814.jpg

My dye color isn't so orange like in the image, but it's, indeed, very vibrant in the light.

Personally, I think your natural dark brown is very, very nice with your skin tone. They seem to compliment each other very well. :flower:

Also, the dye and your natural color look good next to each other, so if you want you could just grow out from here without adding any more dye and rock the ombre for a while!

Almendra
December 18th, 2013, 08:26 PM
Personally, I think your natural dark brown is very, very nice with your skin tone. They seem to compliment each other very well. :flower:

Also, the dye and your natural color look good next to each other, so if you want you could just grow out from here without adding any more dye and rock the ombre for a while!

Thank you :o
I'm going to do this, indeed, but I'm anoying about the fact that the dark color is so short right now and I have to wait so long to see a "real" ombre effect. Right now I only look lazy :p

Naiadryade
December 18th, 2013, 08:32 PM
Nah, you look beautiful.

Almendra
December 18th, 2013, 08:40 PM
Nah, you look beautiful.

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/images/5174738.jpg


ETA: Thanks girls, you are very supportive, I don't feel so bad about my colour now :)

DweamGoiL
December 18th, 2013, 09:05 PM
Below is my natural color:

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/jan3-2002LongHair_zps53c68f65.jpg (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/jan3-2002LongHair_zps53c68f65.jpg.html)

I've been henndigoing to cover my new grey roots at the temples, which I don't particularly love.

biogirl87
December 18th, 2013, 09:11 PM
DweamGoiL, your hair color is beautiful. The color at the top part of your hair is close to the color my hair color tends to look like in photographs. I have had only a few pictures turn out with my hair color being true to life and during all of those times I was using the fluorescent setting for white balance (it was when I was taking pictures for seasonal color analysis). All other times, my hair photographs either darker or lighter in color.

Naiadryade
December 18th, 2013, 09:20 PM
DweamGoiL, I love your hair! The color is rich, the waves are lovely, and it looks so thick!!

Haybop
December 19th, 2013, 12:21 AM
Yay Brunette thread :D I've always wanted the red tones/tints etc that some brunettes naturally have in their hair - now I just get the occasional greys poking out and waving a passers by!

Here is my pic to join this thread (not an outside shot as that's a rarity for me :S)

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/Lanky_Blip/haircolour191213_zps81dcbc17.jpg?t=1387436747

VegVampireQueen
April 6th, 2017, 12:00 AM
It seems like a lot of us have natural red highlights. I wonder if that's common for a lot of brunettes? I thought it was just particular to my family (even though there aren't any redheads). My younger brother has dark brown hair like I do but when he grows out a beard it's red!

It's the same for me :) But also, as I grow my hair out it naturally fades at the ends to a lightish reddish-brown, and really a true auburn if it gets long enough. It's very gradual so you can hardly tell unless you hold it up to the roots though, and then it looks totally different!

I think the reasoning behind it is that red is the underlying color in brown hair, like when you bleach your hair, the first "stop" beneath brown is reddish, and then as you bleach the red out it turns more light orange, and if you really keep going and frying it turns very yellow until you use a toner to get it more blonde. So, maybe that explains the reddish highlights in the sunlight a bit? I don't know though, it's just an "educated" guess :)

VegVampireQueen
April 6th, 2017, 12:03 AM
Also: yes, many people think my hair is black! It is dark brown , especially at the roots, but it is definitely *not* black! Especially, as mentioned above, in the sun :) And as the ends get long! :)

Funny story: All of my bridesmaids (all 5 of them!) are naturally blonde– like, bright, light blonde. I was the only one with dark (and yes, very dark!) hair, which none of us had really noticed or thought about until we got the pictures back and it was so striking seeing all of the long blonde hair surrounding my long dark hair in all the pictures where they stood around me. It looked pretty cool actually! And we all thought... what are the odds? Ha! :)

I liked being the brunette one, though! :)

Rebel Rebel
April 6th, 2017, 10:20 AM
It's the same for me :) But also, as I grow my hair out it naturally fades at the ends to a lightish reddish-brown, and really a true auburn if it gets long enough. It's very gradual so you can hardly tell unless you hold it up to the roots though, and then it looks totally different!

I think the reasoning behind it is that red is the underlying color in brown hair, like when you bleach your hair, the first "stop" beneath brown is reddish, and then as you bleach the red out it turns more light orange, and if you really keep going and frying it turns very yellow until you use a toner to get it more blonde. So, maybe that explains the reddish highlights in the sunlight a bit? I don't know though, it's just an "educated" guess :)

Yes you're exactly right. The ends of my hair which have been exposed to the sun longer, have a warmer tone to them, while my virgin color is more of a cool ash brown. I really love a cool brown on me and don't love the "red" I see in certain lights. The difference in my ends compared to my roots is quite a difference. For the longest time, I thought I was still growing out old color or something and that my hair wasn't growing, haha.

Aredhel
April 6th, 2017, 10:24 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm a brunette. People usually take one look at my hair and automatically assume it's black, but it's just a very dark brown!

Hay_jules
April 6th, 2017, 10:59 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm a brunette. People usually take one look at my hair and automatically assume it's black, but it's just a very dark brown!

Whenever I see your siggy pic I think it's the exact shade of "very dark brown" as I have. I used to have customers (when i worked in retail) tell me my hair was too dark and didn't suit me...ok folks. Others said I looked like Snow White lol. It was dyed but in the same colour as my natural so you could never see roots (just to cover the grey).

Hay_jules
April 6th, 2017, 11:04 AM
VegVampireQueen, that's the same theory I have. When I started dying over it to cover the greys but still match my natural colour I lost those auburn highlights. I've often been that one brunette in the sea of blonde friends lol.

Rebel Rebel
April 6th, 2017, 11:40 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm a brunette. People usually take one look at my hair and automatically assume it's black, but it's just a very dark brown!

Yes Aredhel, in your beautiful sig pic it looks like the darkest richest brown. I wish mine had that natural darkness and depth. Mine is so "medium" to me after having dyed jet black hair for so long but I'm really appreciating my natural color all the same. Glad this thread has been revived, even if only for a short while 😊

NikitaJane
April 6th, 2017, 12:03 PM
Yay! fellow brunettes :)

Aredhel
April 6th, 2017, 12:44 PM
Whenever I see your siggy pic I think it's the exact shade of "very dark brown" as I have. I used to have customers (when i worked in retail) tell me my hair was too dark and didn't suit me...ok folks. Others said I looked like Snow White lol. It was dyed but in the same colour as my natural so you could never see roots (just to cover the grey).
Pft there's no such thing as hair too dark! ;) I think our very dark hair is beautiful. Took me a lifetime to learn to love it but I do now. Being compared to a beautiful princess isn't the worst thing at all. :D My only issue with our colour is that scalp and grey hairs are SO obvious. :rolleyes:


Yes Aredhel, in your beautiful sig pic it looks like the darkest richest brown. I wish mine had that natural darkness and depth. Mine is so "medium" to me after having dyed jet black hair for so long but I'm really appreciating my natural color all the same. Glad this thread has been revived, even if only for a short while 😊
Thanks for the compliment! :flower: I have always loved medium brown chestnut hair. DH has hair that colour and I think it's such a perfect colour. :crush:



I use way too many emojis.........

Hay_jules
April 6th, 2017, 02:02 PM
Pft there's no such thing as hair too dark! ;) I think our very dark hair is beautiful. Took me a lifetime to learn to love it but I do now. Being compared to a beautiful princess isn't the worst thing at all. :D My only issue with our colour is that scalp and grey hairs are SO obvious. :rolleyes:

//snip//

I use way too many emojis.........

I love it too. I've been sporting the purple for about 6 months now and when I see pics of my dark hair I miss it. But i figure I'll enjoy this while i have it because it'll be a long while before I consider bleaching again. The scalp and grey hairs really are stark against the dark brown, definitely a drawback. The store i worked at, we used to have to wear these red silk scarves for 6 weeks leading up to Christmas, I wore mine as a headband. I got the snow white comments pretty frequently, I always appreciated them. :o

And lol...I always have to control myself to not go emoji overboard.

Siri
April 7th, 2017, 12:35 AM
My hair is black now because I didn't like my medium to dark brown hair, I thought it was too ordinary and boring. I'm trying to get my brown hair back now though, I would like to enjoy it for a while before I lose it to going gray.

Rebel Rebel
April 7th, 2017, 01:11 AM
My hair is black now because I didn't like my medium to dark brown hair, I thought it was too ordinary and boring. I'm trying to get my brown hair back now though, I would like to enjoy it for a while before I lose it to going gray.

I've been exactly where you are! Same thoughts and everything. I have almost all my natural color now and the main reason was to enjoy it before I get too many greys. For most of my adult life I've colored my hair, never loving my own color. I started going natural after I lightened my hair from black and incurred A LOT of damage. I really started to appreciate healthy virgin hair color after that. I realized I could do other things with my look to not feel "ordinary" or "boring" but I know exactly what you mean. Hopefully you can enjoy the black while you have it.

lapushka
April 7th, 2017, 04:08 AM
I think I'm on that ashy border, and fit here. In summer I get golden reflects in my hair, but when my hair is bleached it has red in it, which makes it brown in tone. My mom has always called it chestnut, but it's a little too ashy for that, IMO.

pili
April 7th, 2017, 08:23 AM
As a child I had chestnut hair (poor lighting in my siggy pic). As I grew older it got a lot darker, and now gets mistaken for black sometimes. I'd say I m a sable brown now.

Rebel Rebel
April 7th, 2017, 10:30 AM
I think I'm on that ashy border, and fit here. In summer I get golden reflects in my hair, but when my hair is bleached it has red in it, which makes it brown in tone. My mom has always called it chestnut, but it's a little too ashy for that, IMO.

Yes I love the gold that can come through on ash brown hair. I get a little of that but not enough for me to be in that brown/blonette category. As I've said before...so beautiful when it happens naturally. Anytime I see gold reflects in my hair ( depends on the lighting) I love it. I think as brunettes we have the full spectrum of natural colors in our hair. Some more dominant than others.

lapushka
April 7th, 2017, 04:09 PM
Yes I love the gold that can come through on ash brown hair. I get a little of that but not enough for me to be in that brown/blonette category. As I've said before...so beautiful when it happens naturally. Anytime I see gold reflects in my hair ( depends on the lighting) I love it. I think as brunettes we have the full spectrum of natural colors in our hair. Some more dominant than others.

Yes, I've lived with it so long now and it is still amazing to me. :)

arelrios
April 7th, 2017, 07:55 PM
I love my dark hair... I used to hate it lol because it wasn't common ... everyone was blond (naturally and dyed)... and well... I tried to be too... what a disaster! My hair turned orange like the sun lol... thank God is all gone...
Now I only have my not so dark brown and my grays... which some think are highlights... the darker base make them whiter :)

Dark40
April 7th, 2017, 08:57 PM
theemeraldskull, your hair is so pretty!!!! I'm a true brunette. My natural hair color looks almost black too, Miss Maisie. Within about 3 weeks from now I'm planning on dyeing my hair reddish blonde. Like the actress Jane Seymour's hair color. I am really excited about it to see how it's going to come out!!!

Minahs
June 7th, 2017, 08:08 AM
I love my dark hair... I used to hate it lol because it wasn't common ... everyone was blond (naturally and dyed)... and well... I tried to be too... what a disaster! My hair turned orange like the sun lol... thank God is all gone...
Now I only have my not so dark brown and my grays... which some think are highlights... the darker base make them whiter :)

This is funny, I used to hate it because it is SO COMMON in my country!! I often dyed it, loved ginger and lighter colors... now I'm back natural, and trying to love my hair the way it is :)

Corvana
August 31st, 2017, 03:58 PM
Oh ho I have found my hair color thread! Just boring old brown, now I think! Used to be auburn, and I'll probably end up using henna later on because I really loved the auburn.

It is still a very warm brown, and I can see the red in my strands when I look. But it's more golden in the sun now, I think.

egcmi
November 5th, 2018, 03:48 PM
Reviving an old thread, but I definitely belong here! although I haven't quite understood the difference, what's the difference between this thread and the dark hair thread? or better what's the difference, if there is any, between dark and brunette hair? :flower:

nycelle
November 5th, 2018, 03:55 PM
Unless we're talking about very dark brown, almost black, or black hair, I don't think there's a difference among most shades of brown. I mean they're all different, but they're also all brunette to me.

I'm also a brunette. Mostly medium ashy brown, except in the summer when the sun lightens it to a light brown/gold color.

SwanFeathers
November 6th, 2018, 09:01 AM
Lol I think we are so used to box color jobs people don't know what to make of natural color.
Funny story- i was standing in line at the grocery store the other day, and the dude behind me started staring at my hair. Me: "um can I help you?"
Dude: "uh sorry. But- did you make it that color?"
Me: "no, why?"
Dude: "you have red at the bottom."
Me: "sun bleaching, its older at the bottom. You know, like car paint changes color?"
Dude: "yeah...ok, cool! Sorry to bother you."

nycelle
November 6th, 2018, 09:09 AM
Lol I think we are so used to box color jobs people don't know what to make of natural color.
Funny story- i was standing in line at the grocery store the other day, and the dude behind me started staring at my hair. Me: "um can I help you?"
Dude: "uh sorry. But- did you make it that color?"
Me: "no, why?"
Dude: "you have red at the bottom."
Me: "sun bleaching, its older at the bottom. You know, like car paint changes color?"
Dude: "yeah...ok, cool! Sorry to bother you."

lol..
i have that too, except i'm blonde at the bottom. my hair doesn't get red for some reason.

SwanFeathers
November 6th, 2018, 09:13 AM
lol..
i have that too, except i'm blonde at the bottom. my hair doesn't get red for some reason.
When I was a kid it was mousy with blond highlights, but after my crazy teenage blue hair and big chop, it grew back dark with red highlights like all my sisters have.
https://i.postimg.cc/rD6Bj3hN/20181105-115453.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rD6Bj3hN)