Beachy Brunette Hair

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima

What do all these beauties have in common? You guessed it! All natural brunettes with a gorgeous head of beachy highlights... Beautiful balayage and ombre highlights!

As you may know, I recently embarked on a hair mission. I wanted to get back to a more natural color because well... brassy hot roots and damaged bleached blonde hair just never looks natural, especially on this Mexican.  How did that hot mess even come about for goodness sakes!? Let me tell you.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Once upon a time I had lovely golden blonde highlights blended into my dark brown hair. But after awhile blonderexia set in, oh yes... Blonderexia! Some of you may know what I'm talking about here. I became addicted to blonde. I kept adding more and more highlights, they got lighter and lighter and before I knew it, I no longer had highlights. Instead, the entire top portion of my hair was almost solid bleached blonde. It wasn't pretty, shiny or flattering anymore. It was dry, damaged and washed-out my complexion. Somewhere along the way I missed the beachy bus and ended up on the trashy train. 

So after that realization, I began browsing the internet for a new look. I knew the direction I wanted to go and I wanted to slip into a low maintenance look right away, where my roots could start growing out in peace. These girls and the work of their amazing hair colorists are my inspiration. So I'm sharing what inspires me in case any of you beautiful people are in search of some beachy brunette inspiration as well.

Whatever your hair color, spring/summer are on their way and the forecast calls for natural beach babe waves! So keep on the lookout for upcoming posts full of healthy hair tips, product finds, DIY hair masks, treatments and more!

xoxo, Christine

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  1. also I'm trying to change my chemically colored hair routine in a natural routine. now I'm using new mixings of neutral and blonde henna, curcuma and rubia. it's funny, every time that I wash my hair, they seem different! I try for a blonde with some red reflections. I hope found soon the exact mixing, because my friends and my family bet on my next hair color!

  2. I've gone red but never blonde. I think the desire to go blonde is a little less rampant in Hawaii with the locals although we do love our highlights :-)

    I always found I love the color at first, then after a year a so I always get tired of it being dry and brassy (which ultimately happens no matter how hard you try to take care of it). Always end up going back to dark brown. Now I'm feeling like I need something, maybe highlights on the underneath layers. There is an organic colorist in Kihei at Rutz Salon who I've heard is good.

    I think you'd look lovely in brown hair. Btw, I've been listening to your vlogs for some time and at some point I realized you were on Maui. We have over 90 Maui bloggers who belong to a private FB group. It's not an organization, more of a loose place you can post a tech, seo and other questions. If you'd be interested in being added to the page, just contact me at my site ( and I'll put you in touch with the person who can add you.

  3. I've gone down the bleached blonde road before and I hated how dry and brittle my hair was. It didn't help that I lived at a beach town at that time, so the hot sun and the salty air added to the damage. After a few sessions of heroic keratin treatments and some chocolate brown dye, my hairdresser was able to get my bouncy hair back to life. Have you reached beachy brunette status yet, Christine? :)