About two months ago I took the plunge and dyed my hair pink – completely pink. The whole thing. Even before I took that big pink plunge, I did a little skinny dipping to test the waters with smaller sections of my hair – you know, the little parts that hang down behind your ears? Like many others I was scared to go full out pink. I worried what my boss would think, I wondered if my kids would disown me , plus I worried that I wouldn’t like it and would have to live out my sentence of being a beauty school drop out for months. Then one day I just did it.
While I would love to say to anybody “Go ahead, you should do it!” – I can’t. It’s just not for everybody, but if you think that it might be for you then you might want to read these 7 things to consider first.
7 Things to Consider Before Dying Your Hair Pink
- It takes a really long time to create. On a related note – this is NOT something you would want to do by yourself at home. It totally needs to be done by someone who is trained in hair dye and someone who you don’t mind spending at least five hours of your day with. Yes, it takes me at least 5 hours every time I get my hair done. That may seem like a lot, but there are a lot of steps and processes that go in to creating a head full of pink – it’s not just a slap on some color and go type of deal.
- It won’t look exactly how you imagined it. Hair is funny like that – and the internet lies. While I have come out with some pretty fantastic color before, it is always a true surprise to me at the end. Hair tends to pull a color differently on every strand – some are darker and some are lighter. Just don’t upset when your color is spot on. However, if you get a color that is way too dark – don’t worry- it typically changes into a new color with just a couple washes.
- Be prepared for what I call : Shower Shock. Did you know that you need to wash dyed hair in cold water? That’s what I’m told! So every hair washing day I go from nice warm shower to Ah! That’s Cold. Cold. Cold. Cold! – the things we will do for pink hair.
- You shouldn’t wash your hair every day. For some this wont be a problem – for others like me who compulsively need to wash their hair every day, even when they are told that it’s not good for their hair – this WILL be a problem. I do my best to only wash every other day with special shampoo for color treated hair and bought a retro shower cap (Amazon affiliate link) for the other days. The struggle is real ya’ll.
- People will ask you if that’s your normal hair color. Frankly, some people just wont know what to say when you catch them staring at you – it’s a good thing this type of behavior doesn’t bother me. It does start to get old after the tenth or eleventh person – but still, it doesn’t make me upset. I just flash them a big smile back and say “It sure is”.
- The roots are terrible. I thought the roots were bad when I went blonde – the roots for pink are so much more noticeable! This is partially because we had to dye my hair super blonde to get the pink to color properly – so maybe that’s why the roots look even darker.
- You might actually like it. There’s the kicker – you might actually like having different colored hair and have to spend the time and money every month to keep it that way! That’s my biggest down fall! I love it!
Is this something you have wanted to do? Do you have dyed hair and have a special trick for keeping it colorful? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.