I am SO excited to announce Ditch the Dye 2012.

It all began when my pregnant co-worker was talking about not dying her hair for the duration of the pregnancy. I said I just couldn’t do it. My boss agreed, but is concerned all my hair will just fall out one day.

So I decided to challenge myself. No dying my hair for six months – I wanted to shoot for a year, but I just don’t think I can do it. I LOVE playing with all the different colors.

I have NO clue what my natural color is. Every time I come close, I give in to changing it again after three months max. The last time I was completely my natural color was in this photo:

Yep folks. 1997. I was 17.








So here’s where we are at with the hair color as of today.








I think it’s close, but if my roots come in three shades darker than my natural, I’m going to need to dye it one more time to match the natural so I don’t have a two-toned head. Therefore, the challenge will run May 1 – November 1. This also gives you time to get closer to your natural color if you are going to join the Ditch the Dye 2012 challenge.

So then I thought, why not make the challenge a little more meaningful. Therefore, I will be donating one dollar to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for every day I succeed. My mother passed away at the age of 52 in 2006, and many of us are affected by blood disorders.

Here’s the super fun part – I’m opening the challenge up to anyone and everyone in the whole world. Pledge a period of time you will stop dying your hair, pledge some money — one day, one dollar, six months, six hundred dollars – whatever you are able to give! Let’s see that natural color – red, black, blond, gray – you’re all beautiful!

I’ve already established the LLS pledge page: http://www.active.com/donate/cancerbites/ditchthedye2012. Stay tuned for dedicated page for Ditch the Dye 2012 on LPOBeauty.com. I will set up a way to pledge your antidye goals, a countdown for the challenge and more!


One comment on “Please give a warm welcome to . . . (drumroll). . . Ditch the Dye 2012!!!!

  1. Martha

    There is no way to lighten dark brown hair to bdlnoe without damaging it. It is possible to get a natural looking bdlnoe through bleaching if you go to a hairdresser to get it done, you just need to mix highlights and lowlights into the main colour and it looks way more natural.

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