September 24, 2011

What's with Old Ladies and Blue Hair?

I've been seeing a lot more old ladies with punky hair colors, and it's starting to freak me out. Today this old lady had medium blue hair. Blue as in BLUE. Under the sun there were shades of periwinkle as well! Why???

My guess is that grey hair is hard to color

I'm not sure if it's from a salon or if it's because they color at home, but in any case, once they've finished the coloring process, and they look in the mirror, wouldn't you think these dear old ladies would try to correct it? But they don't!

I've also heard that shampoo can stain grey hair.

Terrible! Maybe a clarifying shampoo would help?

Plus, to add insult to injury, there was (I think there might still be) such a thing as a "blue rinse", used by old ladies to tame the yellowish tint that grey hair seems to get. Except that when used improperly, it will give you blue hair... 

I don't have all the answers, just yet, all I know is that I don't want to be a blue-haired old lady walking around oblivious to the fact that my hair looks like Marge Simpson's!

I should have more or less 20 years to find out, I just hope I'll remember the cure when I'll need it. I'll just have to re-read my blog  ;)


Soos said...

Hmmm, periwinkle is pretty, just not as HAIR! A good 35 to 40% of my hair is white - at the crown. Fortunately, it is not yellowish. I just think of it as a reverse Daphne Guiness look! When it started to turn white, I thought about coloring, but decided it is a slippery slope - all those root touchups, and damage.

Thomas Plumlee said...

I'm on here LOOKING for the product that makes grey hair blue. I'm a 50 year old man with shoulder length white/grey.
Forget my old brown hair, I want a blue tint on my grey now. I used to think it was rediculous, but now I like it, for myself!