5 Things You Should Consider Before Coloring Your Natural Hair Blonde

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Blondes have more fun….do they really? Not sure about that statement and not just because I’ve never had blonde hair. Actually, I am with the camp that feels blonde hair is overrated. I am also part of the camp that feels black women need to stay clear of this color because it rarely compliments our skin tone very well.

Don’t get me wrong there are quite a few women who pull it off well like Queen Bey and Claire, Editor-In-Chief of The Fashion Bomb Daily but then there are those who do not like Nene Leakes or Nicki Minaj. My personal opinion mind you, but I know I am far from alone.

I bring this up because of the recent news on Gabrielle Union’s blonde hair fiasco. Apparently she dyed her natural tresses blonde for her recent role in Chris Rock’s movie, TOP FIVE that opened last weekend. Her hair was falling out as a result of going to a harsh blonde from her naturally dark hair color.

Rocking the blonde locks got her a ton of looks and flack, but honestly many actresses and actors in Hollywood go that extra mile for a role so it really isn’t anything new. What IS new or does not happen often is when they admit defeat when doing something like that.

Of course when something like this happens, people come out of the woodwork bashing them for their choices and some even go so far as to tout “self-hate” or “selling out” or the presumption of “making it” by going blonde.

I am not here for that because why black women choose to rock blonde tresses is really none of my business. My concern is on the damage it can inflict on your hair. If you do a search on “Going blonde without damaging hair”, you will be bombarded with posts on how to do it with MINIMAL damage. Minimal damage! OK, so that tells you something, right?


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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Comments

  1. SSNM

    Actress Nikki Reid, who played Rosalie in The Twilight Saga, had the same problem. She dyed her hair blonde for the first movie, but had to wear wigs for the rest of the movies due to the excessive damage which caused her hair to fall out. I have rocked blonde hair a few times though it was usually in the form of extensions. It suited me well and have no regrets or apologies to make for it. I tried once to bleach it, but it just came out red and I didn’t dare do another round; I would have had no hair left. Hubby, who has bone-straight black hair, tried to go white blonde and just barely made it with a few strand casualties and his hair feeling very stripped.

  2. Clue

    Go blonde for what? It’s not that serious.

    If one is so hard up for blonde, find out who the colorists are that are doing Bey’s and Mary J. Blige’s hair.

  3. nubiennze

    Interesting that this advice article was penned by someone self-admitted to have never been – or even liked – blonde.

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