Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Purple by Teckelcar
Purple, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
So for the second time in my life I've embraced my inner punk and dyed my hair purple.

There is no flying under the radar with my vibrantly hued locks. Strangers and friends ask me why and I say because brown is boring. I'm 70% grey and it's not a flattering grey like it is for some people I look tired and old, far older than my years. So I have being coloring my hair for the past 15 years. Brown, auburn, the odd red, I have done them all. I'm fortunate that my hair takes color well and is fairly resilient. My hair keeps growing and I keep coloring.

I guess in a way it's my super cheap mid-life crisis. It's non-permanent,which is annoying since all the purple dyes in the US are only semi-permanent. I get a lot of malarkey about purple isn't available in a permanent form because it is an "unnatural" color and the hair won't take it in. Really!? Any hair dye is unnatural, this is a very weak argument. It turns out there is one available, but it's in the UK and not worth the expense of shipping it to here.

Anyhoodle, it's fun and inspires all sorts of conversations wherever I go. And really it's a much better form of rebellion than tattoos and piercings, both of which are painful and can be devilishly hard to get rid of.

Update: Ha!

1 comment:

Sarah BB said...

Some salons order it for you. But if you get the decent semi-permanents it can still last a long time. God, the green I had lasted a REALLY long time.

I'm sad that I can't go green again. Hopefully someday I will.