04 Sep 5 Misconceptions About Colorful Hair and How I Keep My Pink Locks Vibrant
It’s not unusual for me to wear something unique or wear a shade of lipstick that some find strange and get odd looks, but today I’m going to discuss the 5 misconceptions about colorful hair and how I keep my pink locks vibrant.
These are 5 things I have either seen or heard people say about myself when I’ve had pink hair or when they were discussing someone else and I just find it ridiculous, quite honestly, so I wanted to address them.
- You are only doing it for attention
- Although I don’t think this is a bad thing because things I wear do tend to bring attention to me and I am perfectly ok with that. I mean after all, that is what triggered me starting a blog. So, in my instance, I don’t mind the extra attention, but that’s not the case for everyone. I have always loved the color pink and having pink hair Pis a fun way to express that.
- You must not work a real job if you have hair THAT color
- This one irritates me the most I think. I’m not sure why the color of one’s hair has anything to do with what their background or education is. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, my MBA and I still do tax work along with my blog and cosmetic line, so I don’t think my hair color has limited my abilities in any way. Now, I will say, I could not have had the bright pink hair in my corporate job since it was against the rules, but I am hoping one day people will change that since it doesn’t affect one’s ability to do their job.
- You must party a lot
- Actually, quite the contrary for me. I have never been a partier (even in college). In fact, it’s a Saturday night as I’m writing this and I’m sitting on my couch in my pjs with my pup on one side and my kitty on the other and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
- You probably only listen to Techno or Screamo music
- While I do like these genres of music, you are more likely to find me listening to rap from the 2000’s or some Damien Rice. I pretty much listen to any genre of music, with the exception of country. I have never been a big fan of country music at all. (Sorry fellow Texan readers..I feel like I’m breaking a law here for saying that- haha, only kidding!)
- And my favorite…Aren’t you getting too old to have colorful hair?
- Hmm..I probably can’t answer this one with what actually comes to mind since I try to always be polite, but REALLY!? You are never too old to try a new hair color or trend, or anything for that matter! I’ll probably be 70 years old with some pink still in my hair. Seriously, Betsey Johnson is like my idol/spirit animal and if I can be like her when I’m 75, then I’ll be happy.
Now on to how I keep my pink locks vibrant. I used Overtone the last time I colored my hair pink and purchased it myself. I love their conditioners and they have a variety for any color locks you can imagine. Obviously I jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with them for this post, but I love their daily and weekly treatments. They don’t have any chemicals that bleach your hair, only color deposits that will dye your strands anywhere from a pastel to extreme shade depending on your beginning hair color. In this picture I have used the pastel pink conditioners, but since I recently colored my hair a more vibrant pink, I’m going to order the vibrant line next.
Have you tried Overtone before? I’d love to know how you like it in the comments!
Stay Fancy! <3 Hollie