Saturday, 8 November 2014

Wait and Braid | Side French Braid & New Hair

I finally feel like I'm on the road to being a blonde again! These past few months I've had a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with my hair. I decided to go darker in the summer so I booked an appointment with the hairdresser. The hairdresser then dyed my hair this awful red colour that I just hated! I then put a L'Oreal black casting on it(!) I immediately hated it even more. I had a few days that I decided that I could live with my darker hair but then other days I just completly broke down over it. I have very very very low self esteem and my hair means everything to me. I just felt so bad about myself with my hair being so dark. I just didn't feel like me anymore so I decided to go back blonde again.  Over the weeks, I've been stripping my hair with a JoBaz colour remover. JoBaz is amazing! I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to remove unwanted hair colours/colour build up without damaging your hair as it has no bleach or ammonia. I used it two times and the black casting was suprisingly coming out easy. I then washed my hair with Vosene shampoo which has dried out my hair a lot but I can get the condition back with coconut oil hair masks. After all of the stripping my hair was back to a chestnut/reddish colour that I didn't really like but at least it didn't wash me out as much as my black hair did.

My hair dresser is slowly highlighting my hair back blonde so I don't damage my hair too much. My hair is now a brownish colour with blonde streaks. The streaks do look brassy right now as I have only just gotten it dyed. I am so happy with my new hair and I can't even wait for next month as I'm getting my hair dyed again but with even more blonde streaks - I'll (nearly) be a blondie again! My braid is a gorgeous side French braid which is gorgeous and so easy to do. With my hair being lighter again we'll be posting more braiding posts as we've missed doing them!

What do you all think of my new hair?  Do you like the side French braid?
Love Rachel. x
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  1. This braid looks awesome!
    xoxo,
    Suehey
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    1. Thank you, I think it's my new go-to hair style!

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  2. Beautiful Braid! I've been thinking about dying my hair, its good to know that theres Jobaz if things go wrong :)

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  3. this looks nice! X

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  4. Such a pretty braid!!
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  5. I love your highlights as they are :) fab hair style too!

    Heather x
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    1. Aw, thank you so much! Thank you & I adore this style :) x

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  6. This looks so adorablyl cute on your hair and its colour :) i absolutley adore your blog you two I really enjoy reading your posts too!:)x x

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    1. Thank you so much!! That means so much to us <3

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  7. COOL!
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  9. Lovely braid! The color may not be what you want but it still looks really pretty. Makes me miss being blonde too. :)

    Joanna, The Wunderkind

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    1. That is such a nice thing of you to say :) thank you! xxx

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  10. Love the braid and you have gorgeous hair girl, awesome color.
    Happy weekend girls
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    Lenya
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    1. Thank you so much! I really think it's such a pretty braid and I love wearing it with my new colour x x

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  11. i love this hair style so much :-D

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    1. Thank you, it's a special style isn't it! x

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  12. Your hair style is very nice! Could be for casual days or for special occasions :)


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    1. I totally agree! I've been wearing this hair style non stop recently! x x

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  13. Your hair is a lovely colour! Love the braid xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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  14. This looks great! Is it easy to do yourself?

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    1. Yeah but with practice it gets much easier to do! Xxx

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  15. I actually really like your hair this colour, it looks more natural. :)

    xx

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! I really love how much it's lightened up x x x

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  16. love the highlights in your hair...amazing braid and hairdo!!!!!!

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  17. Adorable hairstyle dear!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    xxx
    Bianca

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    1. Thank you! Hope you had a great weekend too. :) x x

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  18. Nice braid! I should try something like that. I'm not adventurous with hairstyles.

    xo T.

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    1. I never done much with hair either but now I love braids! X x

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  19. Lovely braid, i wish i could do this on my own.

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    1. Thank you. There are so many helpful tutorials online to help you braid better, that's how I learnt! X x

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  20. Love this hairdo!

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  21. I'm obsessed with braids at the moment and this one is incredible - love it! :)

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  22. I love it! I'm so glad that you're happier with it now. It must be dreadful not to like your hair.

    Corinne x
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    1. I'm so much happier now with this colour :) Trust me, It's awful having a colour that you hate! Never again, haha x x

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  23. the highlights look amazing! Nice French braid. :)

    nikimint

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  24. I think your hair looks really nice! And I love the braid... Very pretty! ;)

    Jessica
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    1. Thank you, means so much! I agree, so pretty! :D x

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  25. This is so cute! Currently trying to grow out my hair so this is pretty inspirational! xx

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    1. Oh, thank you! I love longer hair. I'm growing mine too :) x

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  26. Love the result! If only I had the skill to do that :D

    xx
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    1. Thank you so much! Practise is the way forward :) x x

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  27. Your hair colour is beautiful and I just love the braid, so pretty! I wish I could do braids and pigtails but always seem to mess it up :( xx

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    1. Thank you!
      I always never got the hang of doing hair but I didn't give up :) It gets easier! xxx

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  28. Oh Wow! I absolutely Love the braid it looks amazing :-)

    Serene xoxo

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  29. Your braid looks so good!
    Kisses Emina

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  30. That looks so good! I also really like the colour: the highlights look fab! Such a sad story about your hair... I used to have really long curls and the hairdressers cut off way too much! It was awful. I went to another place to get it fixed, and they made it shorter, but it looks really nice now. :)

    xox Yasmine | Cloudy Dreams

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    1. Thank you!
      It was terrible, nothing worse than a hair disaster! I thought it was going to be unfixable :(
      Oh, I hate it when hairdressers cut too much hair off! Your hair sounds really nice though! x

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  31. I love the colour of your hair and the braid looks amazing! x
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  32. This braid looks amazing, loving your hair colour right now! x

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  33. This is sooo beautiful!
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  34. Such a cute hair style - Makes me want to start being more creative with my own hair! :)

    Gabby xo

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    1. That's so great! I love different hair styles x x x

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  35. So beautiful, but I just wish my hair was thicker so when I do plait it it doesn't look like a hanging rats tail!

    Annabel ♥
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    1. I kinda have the same issue! I wish my hair was super thick! x x

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  36. This is so cute! also, I nominated you guys for the One Lovely Blog Award :) go check it out on my blog. xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination! I will look now :) x x

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  37. Wow this is such a beaut braid! And we love your new hair and are happy that you're loving it too, because that's what matters, being confident about it ourselves

    xx

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  38. Such a pretty braid! :)
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  39. Aw, I hope you get your hair back to blonde eventually! Coconut oil is literally my hair saviour!

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    1. Me too, blonde hair is looking more possible now :) Coconut Oil is amazing, don't know where I'd be without it x x

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  40. this is such a pretty look! simple and elegant! :)

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  41. Love this hairdo

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  42. Great post♥

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  43. I like very much this side french braid! :)

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  44. It's such a lovely colour, really suits you! I also love the side braid, wish I could do it x
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  45. I think your hair looks amazing! And yes, fresh braid is such a classic look, it'll never go out of trend. xx

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  46. Oh man that sounds like such a pain with your hair colour - i've never fully died my hair (only dip dye) but it sounds like such a long process to get back to blonde. It looks a really lovely colour now and hopefully you'll be a blondie again soon :)

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  47. This looks amazing! Will have to give it a go on my hair, bet I can't get it no where near as good

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  48. Lovely braid! Will have to give it a try :)

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  49. This braid is AMAZING!!! I wish I could do this! xo - Katie - hauteallure.com

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