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Dare to Dye

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What is the first thing many women do when they leave a relationship? For me, and I don’t think I am alone in this, I usually change my look somehow. This usually means changing my hair colour and/or cut.

Today is the day I dare to dye! I am in the process of breaking up with my black dog and putting him in  kennels! So what better way to make myself feel better than to completely change my look

Depression has been too dominant in my life, dragging me under it’s wheels and pummelling me relentlessly. So I am thumbing my nose at him, mentally putting him in his box, chaining him up, submerging him in concrete and building a watch tower on top of him with 24/7 look out on duty to recapture him if he escapes!

I don’t know how you feel about older women colouring their hair with vibrant bright unnatural colour. I have as far back as I can remember coloured my hair and had most colours available and many different styles. These days I tend to keep my hair short so am limited on styling options. That’s why I am such a fan of hair colour, it transforms your instantly, whether good or bad ~ it’s a change.


It may come as no surprise to many that my favourite colour is purple, next to that it’s blue. My piercing jewellery is blue/purple titanium and so I decided to go purple/turquoise (because I couldn’t find the blue) hair dye.

Here are the colours and bleach I just picked up..


Fist though we have to bleach it and as my hair is dark it will go yellow/orange first. Once we have the right colour (as in lightest shade of yellow/orange possible) we go for the dye.

Bleach going on..


Ta da ~ yellow/orange hair..

Colour going on now..


I LOVE it but it needs a second session of colour to go over the bleached areas again which I’ll do later this week.

Life is so much better with colour in it don’t you think?

So, my motto for now is “fake it ’til you make it”

I will be happy again and with the aid of my therapist, medication, meditation, family & dogs I am sure it won’t take too long.




  1. Love the purple!! I also thought the orange was pretty cool haha. I’m on a ‘good day’ at the moment and I normally end up with red hair when I feel like this, unfortunately, I haven’t had many good days recently so the mousy brown hide-me-away colour has been my go to for a while. Would love to be bold and go for something stronger. Hope your break up with the black dog continues to go well – big hugs x

    14th August 2017
    • Aww thank you ~ I secretly liked the orange too 😊 I would love to see your red hair & hope you have some good days very soon. It’s great how uplifting a change can be & have my CBT today so hoping my black dog is quietened a little more today. Big loves to you Shelley xxx

      14th August 2017
  2. Love it! I dared myself to do something totally different, so I dyed part of my hair blue. I went to the hairdresser, though, because I’ve never done it before and wanted to be sure it would go well! Next time, I might go for the entire head!

    13th August 2017

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