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Old 08-25-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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My natural hair color is a honey blonde, now starting to turn grey at the temples.
I use to dye my hair lighter shades of blonde when I was young. So I was a real
blonde and a dyed blonde too.

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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If I don't call them blonde what would I call them as I would have no idea (nor do I care) what her original hair color was?

And maybe she isn't a DYED blonde, maybe she just has highlights... or.... or......
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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To me, a blonde is someone who has naturally blonde hair. Yet I hear women being described as a 'blonde' when in fact they clearly have dyed blonde hair.
She has blonde hair? She's a blonde.


You must be awfully bored.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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To me, a blonde is someone who has naturally blonde hair. Yet I hear women being described as a 'blonde' when in fact they clearly have dyed blonde hair.
I always check color of eyebrow to see if is real blonde. If is she is right away 1-2 points up in my books.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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I'd call her a bleached blonde.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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I'd call her a bleached blonde.
The term "bleached blonde" refers to someone that appears to have lightened their hair color to such a degree that it looks to have been "bleached" almost white. However, many people wind up with such hair naturally, if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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I wonder if bald men confuses the OP as much as women who choose blonde hair.

I don't know if they confuse the OP, but they confuse me. Why do people refer to a man as "bald" if he has lost some hair on top, or has a bald spot on top, but has plenty of hair on the sides? I've never been able to figure that one out. I always thought bald meant completely bald, like a shaved head.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I don't know if they confuse the OP, but they confuse me. Why do people refer to a man as "bald" if he has lost some hair on top, or has a bald spot on top, but has plenty of hair on the sides? I've never been able to figure that one out. I always thought bald meant completely bald, like a shaved head.
If a man shaves his head is he considered bald?
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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They call them "bottled blondes".

Keep in mind a lot of bottled blondes had natural blonde hair most of their life and it just got darker blonde/light brown as they got older. So they lighten it.
When I was a kid in the 60s, a bleached blonde was someone who did not have naturally blonde hair, but "bleached" their dark hair to make it blonde.

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Various subcategories of blond hair have been defined to describe someone with blond hair more accurately. Common examples include the following:
  • blond/flaxen:[13][14] when distinguished from other varieties, "blond" by itself refers to a light but not whitish blond with no traces of red, gold, or brown; this color is often described as "flaxen".
  • yellow: yellow-blond ("yellow" can also be used to refer to hair which has been dyed yellow).
  • platinum blond[15] or towheaded:[16][17] whitish-blond; almost all platinum blonds are children. "Platinum blond" is often used to describe bleached hair, while "towheaded" generally refers to natural hair color.
  • sandy blond:[18][19] grayish-hazel or cream-colored blond.
  • golden blond: a darker to rich, golden-yellow blond.
  • strawberry blond,[20] Venetian blond or honey blond: reddish blond.
  • dirty blond[21] or dishwater blond:[22] dark blond with flecks of golden blond and brown.
  • ash-blond:[23] ashen or grayish blond.
  • bleached blond, bottle blond, or peroxide blond[24] artificial blond slightly less white than platinum blond.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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When I was a kid in the 60s, a bleached blonde was someone who did not have naturally blonde hair, but "bleached" their dark hair to make it blonde.

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Various subcategories of blond hair have been defined to describe someone with blond hair more accurately. Common examples include the following:[*] bleached blond,bottle blond, or peroxide blond[24] artificial blond slightly less white than platinum blond.[/list]
The color is specific, however. It is a very VERY light pale blonde...almost white.
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