Once upon a time, I had hair that was a bit longer than my hair is currently. I was always playing out in a band, and I was constantly changing up my hair dew, nearly to the point of that of which a young girl in high school who has a cosmetologist for a mother would do. (No really, I knew some girls like that in high school, and they always were changing up their hair styles and colors; nearly on a weekly basis.) Today, however, I would like to dip into the remuneration that you can experience if you decide to go with a crazy color for your hair style – like this girl in the drawing to the upper left has – and just what you can expect if you do opt to dye your hair using one of those funky-colored hair dyes.
For me, I decided that I wanted black hair with blue streaks in it, and all over the place, for a really big show my band was playing. So I phoned my stylist, who is still on my cell phone’s speed dial, by the way, and made an appointment. About four hours later, I left the hair salon with smoking hair that was blue and black, streaked and chic, and ready to rock out at that show like a real star. That was the fun part, then I was made aware of why most people do not use fancy colors, like blue—and in my case this really deep midnight blue hair dye—to upgrade their hair styles with. You want to know why? Because they get all over the freaking place, that is why!
I recall being at that show and watching blue beads of sweat drip everywhere. By the time the show was over, I was covered in blue on my neck and face. Everywhere I went to for a few months following, the same thing: Blue, blue and more blue! I am unable to recant how many towels, bed sheets and shirts I destroyed during my stint with a blue hair style. But sufficed to say, it turned out to be quite a costly endeavor for me in the end. I suppose that the moral of this story is rather simple at heart: Make sure you know what you are getting into before you go for an outlandish blue hair style like I did. And yes, I was quite frequently called a smurf when I was sporting those dark blue locks!