Like all hair colors, there’s good and bad that come along with being a natural blonde. Some of these may be things that you’ve thought of and some you haven’t. It’s good to be realistic about the advantages and disadvantages your hair color gives you. Then if possible, try to focus on the good to keep a positive attitude!
1. Advantage: You Can Skip Shaving Longer
I’m a natural blonde and can attest that this advantage is one of the best. Your hair doesn’t show at the slightest sign of growth like it does on a brunette. It’s true that it doesn’t feel smooth and soft when you skip shaving. But you have the advantage of it not showing unless someone gets extremely close to you. And anything that can buy you an extra day or two in between shaving is a good thing.
2. Disadvantage: Pale Lashes
This’s something I detest about being a natural blonde. Your blonde lashes can look like they’re invisible. All those dreams of lovely dark lashes are just that- dreams. This’s why mascara is so important to natural blondes. Ask them what beauty product they can’t live without and you’ll always get mascara as an answer.
3. Advantage: You Can Go Longer between Waxing or Threading Your Brows
There’s good and bad about being a natural blonde when it comes to eyebrows. The good is that you can go much longer between eyebrow appointments than someone with dark hair. A few little strays isn’t going to show on you. For your brunette sisters, they have to be very vigilant to keep their eyebrow appointments up. You can relax a little when it comes to this beauty routine.
4. Disadvantage: It’s Hard to Maintain Your Eyebrows between Appointments
And of course, there’s a flip side when it comes to your naturally blonde eyebrows. Maintaining them between eyebrow appointments is challenging. You want to tweeze away strays but it’s not always easy to spot them. The trick to this is to always work on your eyebrows in sunlight. It has a way of highlighting even the blondest of hairs.
5. Advantage: Highlights Look Natural
When a natural blonde goes for highlights, it has a beautiful effect. You’re just barely kicking things up a notch, resulting in a lovely hairstyle that makes people wonder if it’s natural or not. Also, you’ve got the blessing in years to come of gray roots not showing as badly. Until your hair is almost completely gray, it’s just going to blend with your natural blonde. The effect can actually be very pretty which is why many natural blondes elect not to color their hair as they age.
6. Disadvantage: You Probably Sunburn Easily
This one’s no fun. If you’re a natural blonde then chances are high that you can’t take the heat. And by heat, I mean sun. You probably burn very easily. It’s important that you’re vigilant with your sunscreen. Always apply it every two hours when you have continuous exposure.
7. Advantage: You May Have Adorable Freckles
Since you sunburn easily, you probably don’t tan well. And while that’s a bummer, your skin has it’s own way of showing sun kisses. That’s by the adorable smattering of freckles you probably have. You may not like them at all but you probably get tons of compliments on them. Trust the compliments; freckles are quite adorable!
These’re 7 of the advantages and disadvantages of being a natural blonde. What others can you add to the list? I can’t wait to read your comments!