This is not running related, so if you're not interested in laughing at me or seeing scary pictures, feel free to skip.
This is a post best illustrated with pictures, but here's the story. Please, please, please, I beg of you - give me advice on what I should do next.
I had mega blonde hair growing up - the white blonde kind. As I got into high school, it darkened up a bit, but was still pretty blonde. In college, it got even darker & I started adding highlights. Fast forward to about five years ago, and I was adding lots and lots and lots of highlights to achieve the look I wanted. About a year ago I decided that I was sick of the grow out and the constant up keep, and I wanted a more natural look.
Step one - I went to my stylist and asked her to slowly blend in more of my natural color. That worked for about a week, but the previously bleached blonde color came back with a vengeance.
Step two - I went back to my stylist & asked her to color my hair with an overall permanent color that matched my natural color. That way, I would have no grow out, but wouldn't have a racoon hair situation going on. That worked for about 10 days. Until the blonde came out. Now things were worse because my hair was fairly dark on top, and seriously blonde on bottom.
Step three - I though perhaps my stylist was incompetent and went to a hard core professional hair color person (read: crazy town expensive & very highly rated) and had my hair permanently colored to match the natural color yet again. Same thing happened after about a week - that blonde was determined!
I've since given up & am just trying to grow it out. I currently am rocking three colors. On top - my actual, natural color. Mid-way down - remnants from either step two or step three. Can't remember. On the bottom - the blonde highlights.
I've cut it twice since the color debacle began (about a year ago), so should I hold on & wait to grow out the rest? Something else? I'm planning to cut it to about chin length in the next week or so, which *should* almost get rid of the blonde & leave with me with the other two colors. But, it might look tragically worse with a fringe of the mega blonde on the ends.
For context, my hair was previously VERY blonde:
Then I tried to make it a bit more natural:
Now I'm left with the current mess. Please help!