So I long ago decided to screw the 18th c. aesthetic of disliking red hair and wearing my super bright, very dyed hair color. But lately I’ve been wanting to experiment with a more period look — specifically, powdering up the wazoo.
I did try a grey wig once, and it was TERRIBLE on me. I’m a warm color person, and I just looked washed out.
So I thought I’d order a wig in a strawberry blond (my natural hair color when I was a kid) and try powdering over that, hoping that the warm color underneath might help. I was particulary inspired by the nice results Jen Thompson of Festive Attyre got, and she has chestnut hair. Also, I loved the super frizzy-ness of her wig, so I bought the same one!
However, the place I ordered from didn’t have strawberry blond in stock, so I got “auburn” instead, hoping it would just be a shade or two darker. Well, it’s definitely more of a warm medium brown!
So what I’m wondering is, keep this wig and powder over it? Or will the resulting color be too blah? Should I instead order a warm blond wig? I can’t picture myself as a blond… but at least it would be warmer than grey. I’m worried the powder + medium brown will end up a grey-ish light brown. I don’t know! Counsel me!