I realised if I didn't do it now, I probably never would. The timing was right. Benefit are fundraising for Refuge and I hoped I could raise some extra funds for their campaign. I was also planning to attend a pink and black themed birthday party on Saturday 14th and had no pink accessories so a radical change of hair colour was my only option wasn't it?
I am concious that at 40 I am not getting any younger. I recently had a crisis over some very silly shoes from TopShop which I realised if I did buy them they would have to be my last hurrah of silly shoes as it turned out I resisted them and I am coming to terms with the fact that I just may just not buy any more silly shoes, although it must be still ok to wear the ones I already own, right?
So I think the pink hair decision is rolled into the whole I'm getting to old to wear silly shoes and have pink hair mid-life crisis.
On reflection as potential mistakes go I re-assured my bessie & my hairdresser that if it was a disaster I could always go brunette or it could be bleached out. I also realised that if it didn't work out well I wouldn't feel as self concious/miserable as I did when I had alopecia areta 2010/2011.
My hairdresser reluctantly booked me in for an appt. on Thursday 12th. I took the picture below while I was waiting for her to arrive. The look I was aiming for was a pale pastel dirty pink colour.
Before being pinked
This is the dye she used
After Being Pinked
The next day ready for work
How it looked that evening
How it looked at the Pink & Black themed
How it looked this morning one week on
excuse the make-up free morning face
I am pleased with the result. I have received lots of lovely compliments. I am now just seeing how it continues to look over the next couple of weeks. Although I am glad that I went ahead with pink hair on this occasion I have no plans to repeat the experience... but you never know
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