We’d like your help getting CurlTalk back on its feet!

By participating on CurlTalk — posting, commenting, liking — in the next few weeks, you will automatically be entered to win amazing prizes.

Our latest winner is Savagegirl!

CurlyCanadian, Bomega and EllaJ have also won wonderful prizes! Will you be next? Post, like, comment, GET ACTIVE and help us get CurlTalk ENERGIZED again!

Learn more!

From Natural Blonde to Dark Brunette.

k1hodgmank1hodgman Posts: 2Registered Users
Hello, my name is Kimberly. It's nice to 'meet' you. ;p I need help, if you would be so kind. I'm a natural blondie, but I want to go dark.

Think I have the right skin tone to pull this off?





I have dark blue-grey eyes, and hair that's some freaking weird cross between ash + dishwater blonde. It's dull, mousy, and I've always admired a darkly gorgeous, raven-haired tress.

I want to go from that,


to ^this.

Think I can pull it off?

[Any help or advice will be appreciated.]


  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Hello nice to meet you too :)
    I would suggest a slow transition just because it's harder to change dark hair to light than the other way around. (Unless you bleach your hair which you don't want). Maybe start with a medium brown and see how you like it.

    Something like this
    Attachment not found.

    If you still wanna go dark wait a few months so you don't damage your hair too much and go a shade darker.

    It's hard to tell how you would look because it all depends on the person's preference i.e. it may look good to others but not to you. Hope this helps unfortunately I don't have professional experience but I've dyed my hair a lot of times and different colors lol
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing

  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Sorry doesn't look like the picture uploaded the first time...my phone app tends to act up

    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing

  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Try some wigs on, see if they suit.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • curlylifestylecurlylifestyle Posts: 77Registered Users
    I am sooo envious of people with blue eyes and dark hair
  • sarahspinssarahspins Posts: 20Registered Users
    I would say yes, but you are going to want to dye your eyebrows and lashes to match since yours are relatively light to start with.
    3a/2c natural redhead and I've been sulfate/cone free since 2006 :)
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just keep in mind the upkeep! It might look good on you, but do you want to be maintaining it for forever? if you ever decide to go back to blonde, you'll have to grow out all the dye or bleach it back. Either way, the options are grim.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • curlytoppcurlytopp Posts: 8Registered Users
    Sure! I'm as pale as you, if not paler, and I have naturally dark brown hair. I always get complimented on my coloring, as it's kind of rare to be pale + dark-haired. However, I suggest that you stay away from very cool browns. I think warm browns may suit you better.

    Best of luck! :)

    P.S-- And remember to dye your eyebrows, and maybe fill them in. It makes it easier to pull of your dark hair!
  • JulissacurlytopJulissacurlytop Posts: 11Registered Users
    Omg I love your dog lol!
    Sorry off topic
  • CurlyFries314CurlyFries314 Posts: 40Registered Users
    I think you would look good like that, my only question is this:

    What are you going to do about your light eyebrows? They need to be dark too or you won't look right (I've seen that horror before, trust me)

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file