A Redhead Question

when i was younger, my hair was redred. not orange or blonde-ish, but red. i was very proud, of course. at around age fifteen i decided to shave my head and did so for a few years. when i grew my hair back out, i discovered the color had changed. now i'm almost strawberry blonde. what happened to me? had i known this was a possibility, i never would have shaved it! is this some kind of vitamin thing? age? has anyone else had this problem?

sparklingchaos sparklingchaos
26-30, F
1 Response Feb 9, 2010

I'm so sorry to hear that. That's definitely one reason why I never shaved my head! I had a boyfriend once who had just finished chemo treatment for cancer...when his hair grew back it was platinum blond instead of light brown. Of course his hair grew out again and the original color came back. It definitely happens. I know many people who had red hair when they were younger and it's grown out, brown or otherwise not as noticeably read. I'm sure you can find some information about this online somewhere.