It's definitely darker than most pics from this era. I'm guessing "natural" is closer to LG era color. Sometimes I like the blonde, sometimes I don't. It seems like it depends on the style and if she has the extensions or not. I thought she looked great at the Grammy Museum performance.
Life is not perfect, but it's better than the alternative...
I did actually like the blonde color when she first had the pink streak and then the green. The green in particular looked amazing against the lighter colour. And the UMS era with black underneath was really cool too because the black was fairly visible.
Her hair is so exceptionally gorgeous in general, as in she can keep it really long and it'll look healthy (except when she dyes it too much) and it's just SO thick. That's why I wouldn't want her to cut a bob or a fringe, not even shoulder length. I think it compliments her facial features best when it's long and flows freely.
She had a long bob in some childhood photos and it looked a bit funny, I think she would have to thin the ends a bit to avoid that 'triangle' look. The Friends Rachel style might look ok.
I think she uses them more for lenght. She doesn't have such thick hair as we think, it's because it's always clean so...but in the let go era u can actually see her hair it's not that thick. (of course hair changes throughout the years but still...)
But IMO i like them. it gives volume, lenght and style, idk. (But i must say that her hair during AL5 was the most boring tbh. Too long and too boring, just my opinion)