Matteo Valle

10 Things Only Brunettes Understand

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Whether you’re a natural or you chose to join the dark side, there are a few things you understand that your lighter, brighter counterparts cannot: the boredom you sometimes feel with your ‘do. Is that dry shampoo or dandruff? Ahead, 10 facts that comprise the daily struggle of the brown-haired girl. Don’t get us wrong, it’s great being a brunette—most of the time.

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Dry Shampoo Looks Like Dandruff

If you want to soak up the oil on your scalp, you have to deal with the white residue.

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Blowouts Are A Short-Lived Glory

Is it just us or does your dark hair go from shiny to greasy in 24 hours or less?

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Your Body Hair Is Also Brunette

Did you shave today?

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You Have A Mustache

Sure, peach fuzz is a nicer way to say it.

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Your Color Is A Commitment

You can't change it without bleaching it first (thus completely killing off one strand at at time).

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Natural Highlights Are A Pipe Dream

Without help from your colorist, your single-toned hair will never quite pull off the depth of that blonde braid you found on Pinterest.

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You're In A Serious Relationship With Your Colorist

The slightest growth shows your dark roots. And no, it doesn't look as cool as it does on that girl you follow on Instagram.

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Shedding Is Impossible To Hide

A white sweater is a conspicuous backdrop for loose strands.

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Split Ends Are The Enemy

They're lighter than the rest of your hair, they shine in the sun and they're an open letter to the world that you haven't gotten a trim in months.

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Boredom Is A Given

No matter how you style your hair, it feels like it always looks the same. Again, single-toned strands.