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Nachtengel
Monday, February 6th, 2012, 06:25 PM
We’re not talking about bleached blonde hair or blonde hair dyed black.

What do you think about trends of colouring the hair blue, purple, pink, green, etc.?

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8f/f0/8d/8ff08d62378997e446cd2aacfa89dfb9.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0a/e6/56/0ae656b1fa59ea203b0b2c12c3e5faf1.jpg

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https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0e/93/9f/0e939f3064d0b12c24d11cf1da9fbaa7.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/01/0b/fb/010bfb0b1a81c67a80a381e147aa7b6a.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ea/3f/b5/ea3fb5dd88f6dbb77f25d4aedbffed12.jpg

Blood_Axis
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 05:32 PM
Depending on the case, it can look really cute, or really trashy.

I think it looks super cool on young women (18-25) with alternative or goth dress style, especially if they have pale skin to contrast the intense colours.

It can look pretty trashy on older women with no particular dress style, or -and especially- women with dark skin and dark features (eyes, eyebrows, etc).

In any case it's something I'd do (and have done as a college student) for a short period of time, just for fun. I wouldn't go around in purple hair for a long period of time or when I have a job that presupposes contact with the public.

Unity Mitford
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 05:34 PM
I agree entirely with Blaxis. :)

Elfriede
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 05:42 PM
I did this a few years ago with the kind of dye that washes out over time. I put a few streaks of light blue in the underside of my hair and it was back to normal in a month or two.

I think it has the potential to look really neat but I know some people who have destroyed their hair doing this. Apparently if you don't have light hair you have to bleach it to get it to some of the lighter colors like orange or pink. It is definitely not worth all that. I've also never really liked the bright fake red. I don't know why, but I think that that color in particular usually looks bad.

Albrektsdotter
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM
I have no problem with red or purple/pink highlights like the ones in the second picture. They look really cute, especially if they are small. It becomes a bit ugly when the majority of your hair is dyed an unnatural color.

Thusnelda
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 10:23 PM
If I would like to run around and be seen as a village idiot I“d definitely dye my hair like that. :P I think that“s too bold and not natural. As someone who has dyed her hair from medium-brown to reddish-brown (what great step...:D) for a while, I know that I will never use more extreme colors. :P

Plantagenet
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 10:57 PM
I hate it. On women I find it unattractive, on guys it just makes me question "what are you doing?"

Dying hair in general is a strange trend because often I find a person looks best in their natural hair color, but unnatural colors are just stupid IMO.

Frostbite
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 11:19 PM
I dyed my hair fire truck red about a year ago :D Personally I like it.

It looks good as long as it's done well and maintained.. You see people who let their hair grow out and they have pink hair with long dark roots, that's ugly.

The bleach job on my hair didn't come out right because I had my hair colored brown and my roots were grown out. So the roots bleached and held the red color perfectly, but the rest of my hair came out orange. It looked cool though, luckily.

CruxClaire
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, 11:46 PM
I think some people with the right complexion and hair coloring can pull off bright streaks very well, but, generally speaking, I don't think unnatural-looking hair is appropriate off of a high school or college campus. It's really just a matter of taste, though, I guess.

I have my mom's hair, and she started going grey at age 20, so when that happens to me, I'm planning on dying my hair a color redder than my current hair, but only a coppery red - not a "ginger" red and definitely not a Franka-Potente-in-Lola-Rennt-type firetruck red.:P

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/run-lola-run-3.jpg

Blood_Axis
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 10:26 AM
Yes!! :thumbup

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http://static.becomegorgeous.com/img/arts/2010/Feb/20/1805/purplehairstyle3.jpg

Dear Gods, No!! :thumbdown

http://www.haircolorsideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/lindsay-woods-green-hair.jpg
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http://www.diggles.com/photography/2005/050701_Punky_Color_blue/050701-2047_Punky_Color_blue_hair.jpg
http://www.haircolorsideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/blue-purple-ugg-off-hair.jpg
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/7500000/purple-hair-3-lily-allen-7544301-399-594.jpg

Mvix
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 11:37 AM
Don't like it, it looks strange and silly to me.

Esther_Helena
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 12:54 PM
I think it depends on the person. Their skin tone, eye color, age and personality. (Job too if they have one.)
I have to admit a bit of jealousy here. In high school, when I was young enough to get away with it, it wasn't allowed. If I had shown up with the blue and purple hair I wanted, I'd have been sent right back home.
In college I discovered colorpulse - a mousse type of dye (no longer made) that colored your hair for about a week or two. My hair is already fairly dark so I was a bit limited in my colors, but it was fun to go around with dark purple or copper-red hair for a while. I wasn't, nor am I, about to bleach my hair to crispness for the sake of making it a different color.
I work in an office now, and I don't think it would go over too well. Although I've noticed that red seems to be the most acceptably unnatural color to dye your hair. Sort of like "Well, it seems they might have meant to dye their hair a natural shade of red, but messed up. We can forgive them for that."
I will admit to having two pale pink clip in hair extensions that I wear on shopping trips or out with friends from time to time. In my defense I got them for a Halloween costume. I paid too much for them to just wear them that one day. :P

Sigurd
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 02:02 PM
I'm personally not particularly keen on hair dying, as I would prefer that people would feel good about what colour nature considered them to be most beautiful in. A wish to dye one's hair should ideally be triggered positively, not negatively; it shouldn't be from thinking one looks ugly with their natural colour, it should be like preferring to wear earth clothes, earrings or furry boots. :)

That's not to say that dyed hair can't look good - in many cases it can, especially if it's to highlight certain features and/or part of a particular dresscode, look acceptable or even cute. I knew a couple of Goth girls who seemed to fall into a different bucket of dye every week, including pink and turqoise but on whom it reflected their character - and I've seen a red/black mixture work on several women, my first great love had her hair like that, and much like I would keep on nagging her to grow out her mouse-brown, I actually secretly thought it looked awesome on her. :P

In essence however, I would wish to see folks stick to relatively natural-looking colours, so as brown > reddish brown, blond > brown, brown > blond, dark blonde > light blond, blond > brown, blond >red you name it, as long as it doesn't look remarkably off it's alright. ;)

I'm a bit of a hypocrite on that end though anyway, I have a strong belief in staying natural, and in a relationship will continue to go on about how much more I like undyed hair, taking guidance in my ideologically laden perfect world --- but secretly actually like the looks of it sometimes on an aesthetic level, can be luring. Yes, concentration camp for me, too. :D

Thusnelda
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 08:54 PM
not a "ginger" red and definitely not a Franka-Potente-in-Lola-Rennt-type firetruck red.:P

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/run-lola-run-3.jpg
I think Franka Potente looks way better with more natural hair dye or with her natural hair color, of course:

http://photos.erdbeerlounge.de/images/cms/potd/1/0/6/1063/AICS/crop/1834/1378/+65/+0/r/478/358/Franka_Potente_110408_1063.jpg

http://photos.erdbeerlounge.de/images/cms/article/2/7/6/27604/AICS/fs/190/270/27604.jpg

Frostbite
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 11:58 PM
I want to dye my hair red or something again but I can't because a) Bleaching is bad for your hair even if you're careful and it's so expensive to have a salon do it b) I'm looking for a job and very few places will hire you if you have unnatural hair :/

OutlawsnUnderdogs
Thursday, February 9th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Doesn't really matter to me what people do to their hair, except that I would not date a woman who dyed her hair, certainly not marry one and I would never allow any my children to change their hair color while living at home.

To me someone dyeing their hair says that they are insecure, same impression I get with silicon implants etc. I have no problem with people being insecure but I would not date or marry an insecure woman and I have no intention of raising insecure children.

I read an article the other day of the vastly higher suicide rate among women who get breast implants, nothing you do to your body can cure insecurity and unhappiness.

You could walk up to me with bright pink hair and dressed in whatever way you wish and I would treat you with the utmost of respect as I do everyone else. But this is the way that I veiw unnatural hair coloring.

Linden
Thursday, February 9th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Is it not absurd when these people claim that colouring their hair is simply a form of self expression? I can think of numerous alternative ways of expressing yourself without looking like a circus clown. Developing a strong and honourable personality is the most wholesome form of self expression, surely?

KingOvGermania
Thursday, February 9th, 2012, 12:53 AM
Is it not absurd when these people claim that colouring their hair is simply a form of self expression? I can think of numerous alternative ways of expressing yourself without looking like a circus clown. Developing a strong and honourable personality is the most wholesome form of self expression, surely?

It's more about attention seeking that self-expression, despite what they say.
I'm not opposed to it, in and of itself, and recognize that people are going to do it, but in my personal view, it's silly. I'd dye my hair black (I actually plan to at some point), but that's about it, really. Once again, it doesn't bother me a whole lot, but it's not really self-expression, as I said. If you really want to express yourself, you wouldn't want people looking at you, unless of course expressing you are genuinely an attention whore.
Plus, it's minuscule in comparison to the other issues facing our Folk.

Wulfaz
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Long time ago a girl with this rum colours was interesting and funny, be cause it was brave thing that to walk in the street with this kind of hairs. Nowadays unfortunately the high percent of the gilrs dy own hair. Interestingly the natural own hair is never enough good. Many female aquaintance of mine with dark hair use to dy to platinum blond or red, many of them with light hair, moreover golden blond hair use to dy to darker moreover raven-black. Side by side the people with wawy hair iron own hair, the female individuals with straight hair make own hair to wavy. The short women want to be higher, the high women always lament that they are too high. The white european ese to go the solarium, the darker asian use chemicals to make own skin ligher like as the Hydroquione. Side by side the classical males envy the others muscles, cars, etc. however this things are variable. Nevertheless the nowadays western males use to go solariaum and dy hair what habits would be absolutaly womanish some years ago. It is very ancient thing that people cannot accept own outfit and always want the other's. F.e. the roman women in the imperial area used to make to lighter own hair with chemicals side by side the later roman people were notoriously decadent like as the contemporary western people.

Furthermore some woman is going white in earlier, in their case the dying is rather comprehesinble side by side they "make up" own genes with this habit: probably most of man wouldn't choose females in tweinties with grey, white hair. The dyed anime-like grey hair could seem interesting and "cool", however a real grey hair would seem unhealthy like as a natural neon green hair.

At least, I think the individuals with these flashy dyed colours would be more effective with a visibility vest...

Unity Mitford
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 08:45 PM
I used to like extreme colours, now I just lighten my hair slightly so as to flatter my skin tone ;)

Unity Mitford
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 08:45 PM
I used to like extreme colours, now I just lighten my hair slightly so as to flatter my skin tone ;)

Žoreišar
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Is it not absurd when these people claim that colouring their hair is simply a form of self expression?Indeed. One would have thought displaying their natural hair colour, being a visual expression of their genotype, and thus their very physical self, would be a more logical way to express their identity. What they instead are doing, is rather consealing and corrupting the physical expression of the 'self', by denying their true nature.

pearlsforboleyn
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, 11:10 PM
I actually think pastel pink and purple hair can look quite lovely on some people. For example..

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii591/pearlsforboleyn/257da109.jpg

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii591/pearlsforboleyn/aa0e1ff4.jpg

Wulfaz
Friday, August 24th, 2012, 05:38 PM
I actually think pastel pink and purple hair can look quite lovely on some people. For example..

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii591/pearlsforboleyn/257da109.jpg

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii591/pearlsforboleyn/aa0e1ff4.jpg







Indeed, the purple hair look well, but it varies from her brown eyes. However an ugly individual has stayed ugly with lot of make-up and dyed hair too, as a beutiful one has stayed beautiful without any body-forming.


The grey hair could be so nice with a young face. I don't know why. Maybe it seems witch-like:

http://www.haircolorsideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/grey-hair-girl.jpg

Leliana
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 10:56 PM
I'd never dye my hair. They are light blonde and any color would be useless because my roots would come out after a few days so it were visible to everyone that the color is fake. Plus, I had to dye my eyebrows, too. :suspect

Coillearnach
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 06:15 AM
Most of the time it looks like a Manic Panic hack job but I have seen it done well on occasion. I wouldn't advise it for most because it takes way more time and attention than people are normally willing to give to make it look decent.

There's a fairly classy trend that I like among particularly dark-haired girls to dye only the bottom layer and it's pretty inconspicuous until they're wearing an up-do.

http://data.whicdn.com/images/147688075/superthumb.jpg

Englisc
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 07:51 AM
I sometimes see women walking around with purple or blue hair - usually middle aged women! I guess it fits if you're a teenage Goth, but there's little excuse if you're in your 40s. Such wouldn't make a good first impression on me TBH.

I have very long, dark brown-ish hair. I wouldn't dream of dying it blond or red, though I have considered lighter brown. My grandma used to die her hair to prevent it going grey and it took up rather a lot of her time and money to keep it that way, so I'm happy keeping my hair the way it is.

SpearBrave
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 10:24 AM
Dyed hair is not so much a problem with women, it is horrible when a man is his 40s or 50s does it.

The dyed beard is really tacky. I want to tell these individuals " look you are getting older deal with it "

My beard is going grey and I am starting to see grey hairs on my head....big deal I earned them.

Gefjon
Friday, September 28th, 2018, 04:23 PM
Yeah why not... if women are gonna dye their hair, why stop at natural colors. There's already folks who dye their hair a strong red or black. There's plenty of such pastel trends nowdays (rainbow hair, galaxy, cotton candy/unicorn, mermaid, peacock). Some do it temporarily, for concerts and nights out and stuff, some conceal it "under" the hair or do just a streak, others as a general fashion statement. Some folks dye their hair with kool air. ;) I say whatever floats their boat, for many it's just a phase. Not really something I'd do tho, I'm too old for this. ;)

Mostly seen it in the goth/grunge/metal/emo scene ;)

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