Age limit dying unnatural colorPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Do you think that once you reach a certain age you should no longer dye you hair an unnatural hair color?? If so what age?? And do you think some color are ok vs other colors??
by Wicked_PixiePosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I have been dyeing my hair unnatural colours on and off since i was 14, I am now 45. I no longer feel comfortable with very bright hair colours (which may or may not be due to age, who knows?) and tend to stick with pastels or more muted shades these days. (Also easier to blend with grey roots) So no, I don't think age is a barrier, as long as it feels right you should keep dyeing
I did then what I knew then, & when I knew better, I did better.
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Posted 6 years, 9 months ago
I dyed all of my purple for the first time a few days ago. I don't know if it's because I'm 46 or if it's just because people aren't use to see someone with purple hair but I'm starting to feel out of place.
by DizzineaPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I think this question is different for everyone, I'm 38, and I took a year long break from crazy colors, my hair was my natural brown with a little semi brown dye to hide greys, it looked great, soft elegant, I'd do it again, but I missed the color, I missed the artistry and expression. In my twenties working as a hairdresser it was just about the color, I tried everything, now I worry about skin tone, is it flattering? Am I washed out? Do I look older? I think that if colored hair makes you happy and feel pretty keep on with it, if it doesn't, then change, I am working on a sort of split, 60 percent natural 40 percent bright and right now that feels right
by AndyaPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I have a friend several decades older than me whom has colored her hair pink. Seen pictures of ladies in 80s and 90s with light pink, light blue, or light purple. In my humble opinion there is no age limit. If you want to try something different than try something different is my opinion.
This web site offers a lot of support and information for fun vibrant hair colors.
Purple, what color is next?
Posted 6 years, 9 months ago
I really loved having purple and/or blue highlights so possibly blue.
by TCMDivaPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I just turned 49 and if there is an age limit I haven't found it. I've had people say behind my back, "Isn't she a little old for that?" but I agree with the other folks- if it feels right for you then why the heck not? :)
by NLeighPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I'm 41, will be 42 in a few short months, and I'm pretty sure everyone I know now expects me to continue to dye my hair crazy colors until I'm dead. It's an adjustment at first, for sure, especially if you're the only one around who does it and also especially if you try it for the first time later in life. I think I was 34 or 35 when I started dyeing it, and then I was dyeing it bright red (I think it's a more "acceptable" crazy color since it's related to a natural color). When I went pink for the first time, and later on turquoise, it was a little difficult to get used to the additional attention! But now I'm used to it, and I don't think anyone in my small Oklahoma town even bats an eyelash at my hair anymore no matter what I do with it!
I do have a point buried in here... that point being that if this is what you want to do with your hair, you have every right to do it no matter how old you are. And you will probably feel out of place at first, but if you enjoy your hair, just push past that feeling. Eventually, as long as you love your hair and are comfortable with it, either everyone else will be too or you just won't care!
There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn't that kind of the point?
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by mmoralesPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I say age is nothing but a number and if I ever see someone older than me ( I am 20) with bright as hair then I will judge them as the most awesome person ever!!! Rock that sh*t. By getting older and still using fashion colors i think that helps break the stereotypes for people with awesome hair!
by DoOrDyePosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Older ladies with crazy colors get the side eye around here sometimes, but I love it! It's just hair, I don't see the big deal - to me, it's no different than expressing yourself with clothing or anything else.
I had a 70-something woman that I would see in passing all the time come up to me and tell me that I inspired her to take the plunge and get that purple streak she always wanted. It was sweet :)
by VioletStarrPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I don't think there is an age limit ^U^ next month I will be celebrating my one year of having pink hair. I started dying my hair different colors since I was 18 and it was an adjustment because of the unwanted staring but when I finally settled on a color and it was pink, I don't think I could separate myself from it. In the past when I did go back to a 'natural' color, no matter how pretty it appeared, it wasn't me. So I rather continue coloring my hair pink way into my old age, and be a happy little old lady with pink hair ^U^ I'm 25.
Unnatural hair colors are not to be looked down upon, but embraced.
by Lang1725Posted 6 years, 9 months ago
orrkathya wrote: Do you think that once you reach a certain age you should no longer dye you hair an unnatural hair color?? If so what age?? And do you think some color are ok vs other colors??
A few years ago when the colorful streaks became popular, I thought that I was too old to try it. Now I'm several years older and I've decided to dye my hair pink. So I guess I changed my opinion! LOL (I'm 37, BTW.)
Do what makes you happy. Life's too short. I think it's SOOO funny that "silver" is now a trend and young girls are trying to get that color. I started going gray at 18 and have been dying my hair ever since. (I actually started younger than that, but now I do so because I have to if I don't want my gray to show.) I wish the silver trend was big back then, I wouldn't have had to do much.
by Jude StaffPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I'm 33, so I guess by some people's standards I should have grown out of it by now but I think that idea is outmoded. Before the internet was much of a thing, maybe then there was more social pressure to conform, but what I'm noticing now that people have greater access to other cultures and ideas is that they're freer to express themselves without worrying what other people think. When I think back to the 90s, there were really specific subcultures and trends. Now it's more intermingled with people picking and choosing what they want for their personal preferences. I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like people don't judge you on how you look quite as much. Nobody gives a crap what brand your jeans are these days
Another thing I'm noticing on this site is that the demographic is broadening, amongst women anyway. We actually have much fewer male participants than before, which is a shame. However there's a much greater mix of ages amongst site visitors. I hope this diversification continues.
P.S. I'm going to move this over to the Chat forum since it's a discussion topic :)
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by katoxPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
My mum who's in her mid 50s has her hair currently a mid brown shade. She has been told by her workplace she NEEDS to put some colour in her hair as how it is at the moment "just isn't her!" This is the same supervisor who got her into the office like a naughty schoolgirl to tell her unnatural hair colours are not work policy (and why mum got a brown shade put on it in the first place) and now she's being told to put "green, blue, purple, just anything!". Hahaha!
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by AndyaPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
@katox That change of opinion about your mom agree is funny. Humbly suggest a streak of bright red in the bangs by the crown would compliment the brown hair color mentioned.
6 years ago I had died my hair green, attended retirement party of co-worker, asked a few days later that the hair color has to change to something "normal". The company policy on attire did not change. Four months later from being told no fun colors, I was told fun colors was okay.
Well, I am getting older each day...lol... and still think there is no limit to trying different vibrant fun hair colors.
by WhiteRabbitPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I first dyed my hair when I was 18yrs. For whatever reason my parents wouldn't let me dye my hair until I was 18, so of course it was one of the first things I went out and did right away after my 18th bday, along with getting my naval pierced and a tattoo I dyed my hair pink, lol! I'm 39yrs now and since then I've been dyeing my hair a variety of natural and unnatural colors :) I really think that no matter your age, you're going to get more people noticing you, positively or negatively, a lot more with unnatural hair color than with natural hair color. The only group I consistently get bad looks or comments from are men in their 50s and up. I don't know why.
I've thought at times about going back to a more natural color just for the convenience of being less noticeable, but have always gone back to the thought that I'm not going to let anyone else's opinions dictate how I express myself.
It is my body, my clothes, my hair, my choice.
It's kind of like my mantra I think when I feel uncomfortable about how someone is reacting to me :D tl:dr, do what you feel best doing. If colorful hair makes you smile then don't let anyone take that smile from you XD
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by laizeohbeetsPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I've been dyeing my hair since I was 15, and dyeing it unnatural colors for almost 3 years now. The thing is, my natural hair is black, and black just looks so unusual on me, so I'd be dyeing my hair some sort of color anyway if I wasn't bleaching and dyeing my hair fun colors.
I'm 31 now, and while that's younger than some of you, I also have a very young face and people assume I'm in my early 20s. I'm not sure right now if I'll be "that mom with the weird-colored hair" when I eventually have kids, but I wouldn't mind it terribly. I'll probably keep to pastels, since they go over the best.
And funny thing: My mom was weird about unnatural-colored hair until she saw one of the mid-40s bloggers she likes reading had dyed parts of her hair pink. And then there's the Walgreens commercial with the 60-something women with purple streaks... She accepted it was a thing normal, functioning adults might do. Keep doing it, older-than-me women!
by kitty-cayPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
I don't think there's an age limit, it's just potentially tougher to find a flattering color when you're a lot older. As long as it makes you happy, who cares?
by LoxPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
For as long as you have hair ...? I'm 43, with dark blue hair and no plans to change. Anyway - conventionality was never my ambition ;)
by emelawfordPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
You should look how you want to look :) It reflects true your true character, if you want to do it but don't because of other peoples opinions that would be false and not true to yourself x