That one time in college I dyed my hair purple…
One time in college I dyed my hair purple. I dyed it in my college dorm bathroom with a tub of Manic Panic. Afterwards, I had to scrub a lot of dye out of the sink. I imagine to this day you can still find my purple traces.
I dyed my hair all kinds of colors in college: purple, green, orange, magenta. Though, I never got around to pink.
I don’t remember why I started. Was it to look cooler than I was? Was it a suppressed My So Called Life dye your hair and change your life moment? Was it just because it sounded fun? I don’t know.
And I guess it did make me look cooler than I was. Or, at least, more confident. You can’t have purple hair and not be confident.
And, while I’m not sure whether dying my hair purple changed my life it certainly was a catalyst for a life of trying new things and doing the things I want to do.
And it definitely was fun. Except for, you know, having to scrub all that extra dye stains out of my my dorm bathroom sinks.
WalterFebruary 21, 2008at9:51 pm
heatherFebruary 22, 2008at7:18 am
someday i will counter with my green hair from freshman year of high school.
JeffFebruary 22, 2008at7:30 am
That is REALLY purple
LindsayFebruary 22, 2008at10:45 am
Bring it back.
SidFebruary 22, 2008at12:37 pm
that’s a dorm room isn’t it
valFebruary 22, 2008at1:31 pm
Walter – damn straight!
Heather – I so had green hair for a bit junior year of college, but I wasn’t awesome enough to have it in high school.
Jeff – I told you it was purple!
Lindsay – ideally I would bleach my hair and dye it a light pink
Sid – Yes, it’s a dorm room. These were taken 6 or so years ago.