Since Dying my Hair Blue

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1. Almost as reliably as people ask if my tattoos hurt, they ask if my hair is real.

Yep. Grew it myself.

2. I’m more confident.

There isn’t a lot of room for self doubt (and it’s hard to sneak passed anyone) when you have the brightest hair in the room.

3. I clash with a bunch of my clothes.

I put on my favourite bright red hoodie and cried a little. Good thing I always liked black.

4. I’m stubborn about it.

I always said it’s just hair and if I came across a job or something where it wasn’t appropriate, I could just change it to something more neutral. But I’m a little more attached than that so if someone doesn’t like my hair, they don’t like me.

5. It takes work.

Expensive products that are time consuming to use. Not to mention the time I spend cleaning the shower after I use it. I go to the hairdresser to get it coloured but I use a pigmented conditioner to maintain the vibrancy in between salon visits. With bright hair like this there’s no time to be lazy or it gets looking kind of sad. I don’t need the whole world seeing it on my head when I’m lazy!

6. It’s like a no-effort accessory

At least after all that work and money it makes me look ready to go with very little effort – take it down and brush it, and I’m good to go.

7. It’s really fun to style.

Plus when I do more than take it down and brush it, I have a lot of fun putting it in new styles to show off the colours.

8. I’m easy to find in a crowd.

Yeah, like I said… kind of hard to sneak passed anyone.

9. Do not try this at home.

Blue shower. Blue floors. Blue walls. Blue hands. Blue face… just leave applying you’re bright fantasy colours to the professional. A little maintenance like a pigmented conditioner is do-able but creating this look all on your own is not – especially not if you need bleach.

10. Trust your hair dresser

I never asked for blue hair. One day my hairdresser suggested that it would look nice with the purple and pink I already had and I totally trust her so here we are!

 

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