I have always loved brightly coloured hair. Over the years, I have sported many different shades – from one end of the spectrum to the other. Since becoming a mum, I have mostly had browns with maybe bright ends or colourful streaks underneath. It’s been a long time since I have done a whole head of fun, wonderful colour.
So, in August, I went for it. Ready for our Pink concert and with a push from my apparent mid life crisis, I thought I would go all out.
9 weeks later, I have just done a totally new dye job but loved the pink for those two months. As I washed, I enjoyed how the tones changes as the dye washed out. While I don’t love to be noticed while out, I did enjoy people smiling and happily telling me how much they loved my hair and the shocked look when I said I did it myself.
And, there’s no pick me up like catching a glimpse of your bright hair in the mirror when you’re feeling exhausted, run down or overwhelmed. My face might look like the walking dead but it’s easier not to focus on that when your hair is so happy!
What’s surprised me most, has been how many people have lamented to me, wishing they had the guts to do it or the ‘skill’. How they wish they could be ‘that brave’. It makes me feel weird. I’m not brave. Sometimes, in fact, I feel reckless. Lazy (because I obviously do not have a sensible job, otherwise how could I do it?). At least, that’s how some people make me feel. I don’t really care if they’re judging me as an unfit parent but I also kind of do. But, mostly I don’t because it’s fabulous (literal statement from a lovely young man at Katy Perry) and that’s how it makes me feel. That’s how I wish these people could feel, just throw caution to the wind and do it because it’s their hair – why shouldn’t you do what you want?
I made a video when I did the dye, sometimes I just set the camera up but things don’t end up being edit worthy but, after so many comments and questions I decided to share, just incase it encourages one lovely person to embrace their desires and just give it a go.
Let me know what you think. I’ve videoed the newest dye job (obviously) and will share if anyone is interested.
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