I never realized just how much of a golden brown base I had as a child until I saw this close up photo - it almost seems like a golden-chestnut base with gold highlights - I actually really love this colour and the cool this is - its 'mine'!!!
It amazing to me how often we search for 'years' for what is naturally 'ours' - I can't tell you how many times I've coloured my hair - I've been every shade from black to blonde to red to every shade in between - to think that I could have saved myself so much money and hassle if I'd only looked at a photo of my natural hair colour!!!
I think this photo was taken after a trip to Florida and I say that because of how light my hair appears in this photo, which is fantastic, because its a great indication of how much I can lighten my hair without going too light!
As I got older, my hair seemed to loose some of those natural golden highlights and my hair morphed into a darker, stronger chestnut shade - still very warm and golden, but deeper and richer - a perfect shade for fall/winter!
I am so happy and excited to have these childhood photos - its amazing for me to now see just how much warmth I have in my hair naturally and I can't wait to add in more 'goldie-locks'!!!