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My hair grew grey; I dyed it purple.
Yikes, my daughter spluttered, you’re too old for that.
No, I’m not. I’m vintage.
written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt
Brilliant! Getting my grey covered again tomorrow. Tempted. 😉
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Cyber Purple. Real deep. Go for it 🙂
I thank you. 🙂
Purple is us old gal’s color! 😉
Deep purple. Cyber Purple, it said on the box. But as a natural dark red, it’s not so shocking. Just got fed up with my hair bleaching to ginger-gold in the sun.
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Oh, I understand! I’m due a color myself, when my hair starts feeling like straw, I know it’s growing off. Purple sounds cool for fall! I’ve never done purple hair, but I’ve done some kind of wine reds before. 😊
I’d say you’ve got the colouring for it. Let’s all go Purple, and shout Yay! Vintage! and punch the air.
Sounds good, I probably couldn’t pull off pink!
Oddly, I’ve always stayed away from pink clothes, unless it’s more like raspberry or mulberry. But since I went purple, I’m now wearing pink. Okay, so it’s just one pink t-shirt, but…. 🙂
I started going grey when I was 18…
An old school friend was 18, but it wasn’t grey all over, just one patch. Since her hair was very dark, she looked like she’d stepped out of the Addams Family.
Good one 👍
I have toyed with the idea of tinting my gray violet….. Who knows maybe someday I will..
Mine’s the colour of that picture. And when the sun’s on it … wow! But then I’ve always been crazy with my hair. My advice: do it.
Ha ha ha! I love it!!
Thanks, Dale. And I am very happy with it.
You should be!
I don’t know what to say, except purple is a vintage colour. So congratulations! I wish I had the tenacity as I am Vintage as well.:)
Grey doesn’t suit me. Usually I go for a more defined red than my natural kinda burgundy. But the sun keeps bleaching it and … I don’t look good gingery-blond. So, be bold.
Boldly go! I love my grey. I’ve earned it 🙂
Respect for that. And I love my purple. It’s probably the last major colour change I’ll have. Yes, this isn’t my first.
I went with a burgundy rinse a few times. I liked it 🙂 and there were lighter streaks because of the grey 🙂 It was cool!
This is darker yet. And while still strong on the red (cos of my underlying hair) it is definitely purple. Maybe Emperor Purple … which goes with my name, Crispina being Roman.
Yes, just like in the photo! I’m happy you’re happy 🙂 I guess I’m jealous of the natural red having a mousy brown as I do. Now I’m thinking about another rinse! lol
Go for it. Though mine’s not a rinse. It’s permanently there, till it grows out.
A bit of colour on your hair can lift your moon right out of your boots.
You know, next time I’m near a pharmacy I’ll probably do that! Auburn dark auburn I think.
Yay! Go for it. Though are you sure you want dark? It might be rather severe if you’re used to grey. I’d say Mid-Auburn.
I dunno. If I’m going to do it heck! lol Will mid auburn look washy? Darker might bring out the green in my eyes. Hmm
Green eyes? Then you have to go auburn. It’s the natural combination.
Auburn it will be!
Go, Jen, Go!
Now you’ve done it! I may have to take a stroll over to the pharmacy LOL
Be back in time for lunch 🙂
BTW: my eyes are amber. Weird. Like the rest of me.
Amber? Hmm rare I’d say. Just like the woman who owns them 😊
You have to really look at them. Otherwise, with a passing glance, they look like light brown. But closer to, they’re light cos of the gold. I’ve seen photos of folks with more noticeable amber than mine. Anyway, my mothers were green, my father’s dark brown. So I guess I fall in the middle
I guess so 🙂 My Cat’s eyes were gold 🙂
See, we’re special … 🙂
I love this Crispina! For I too am not old but vintage! 😀 ❤
Yay! Vintage of the World UNITE!!!!
🙂 🙂 🙂
I like my gray hair but if I wanted to die it purple I would no matter what anyone said 🙂
Absolutely. Your hair, yours to do with as you desire.
A wonderful piece! 🙂
I thank you 🙂
Vintage, I love it! As soon as I retire, I’m going purple too. Or maybe green. Or maybe before I retire. 😀
I always wanted to bleach the ends, and dye them petrol blue/petrol green. But I never did do it. My art student days, hair spiked out. My hair has always been my thing.
You’re never too old — why not petrol blue or green now? Granted, it goes over more normally among art students, but I see a lot of older women sporting some super fun hairstyles these days. Because why not? They can do whatever they want!
Nah, I’ll stick with the purple for a while. Maybe when I’ve lost sufficient colour that my native red doesn’t show through, then I’ll go just for the tips
Oh, I misunderstood — so you actually have it purple now? How very cool!
I cogitate for a couple of months, Then took the plunge. And I’m very happy with it.
When I was in my mid-twenties, I had purple hair and loved it. I’ve also had dark rich red, dark blue and blue-black that shimmered in the light. I love pink hair, and bright blue, but unfortunately, these colours wouldn’t suit me at all…
Cyber purple sounds fantastic! 🙂
I look at it this way: since my early twenties I haven’t worn make-up. Allergies. So instead of painting my face, I’ve always… sculptured, coloured and variously trimmed by hair. Except over recent years I’ve kinda quietened. But now… yay! Cyber Purple. Crispina’s back in town … 🙂
And dark blue … oh, that sounds good.
Haha! Great response – I’ll remember that one for future use!
You know, I saw an elderly lady today and super-loved her hair. At first glance it looked like white fluff, couldn’t have been more than 2 inches all over. But the roots were deep purple, fading into palest mauve as it moved into that fluffiness. Loved it. Want it. But until mine goes naturally white, no hope. Put bleach near my hair, it bursts into copper wire.
I doubt I have the coloring that could sustain purple hair. But, then, I am not you. I suspect we’re both happy about that arrangement, since if I were you, who would you be?
Just got back from the family reunion to find my sister’s gone the other way, decided to be a natural gray for a while. Hope she likes it better than her natural color when she was younger.
I’m trying to imagine you with purple hair. No, I’d say not.
And welcome back from the west. Just in time for the fall temperatures to *fall* cold. 🙂
That’s exactly what happened to us. It was summer when we left, but the weather has been distinctly cool since we returned.
Well, pull out your winter warmers, cos September forecast for the Eastern and Middle (grain-growing) states is for coooooling temperatures, overnight shaaaaaaaaaarp frosts and even snow by 21st September.
How does this balmy UK-dwelling person know this? Cos I’m interested in how solar activity impacts of Earth’s climate, and therefore watch the relevant channels on YouTube, which being American-made feature mostly American weather, which also happens to be more extreme than anything we experience to the east of the pond. (I have a quirky theory there but it requires me to believe in the Book, which I don’t)
Hah! Well, there isn’t that much grain grown in Massachusetts; we lost that competition to the Midwest before 1850. There have been many attempts to revive it, most recently by “buy local” and high-end organic programs. Who knows, with climate change we might yet be back in the running. Not a possibility to look forward to, though, as it would require devastation in the Midwest.
It never rains … 🙂
Exactly! These days, I have heard many tell my mom what suits her age and all, but I am stubborn that way, she should wear anything she likes to!
Matters not the age, a woman does as a woman does. If not, she’s a child. Well, my opinion. And the purple suits me. Cyber Purple, nothing sedate with me. 🙂
I agree and I am sure that purple looks amazing on you! We should just be free with what we want, I am trying to follow this though of course not going too far😂
Oh believe me, no way would I allow anyone to tell me what I should do. And the purple does look good.
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