Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blue hair for diabetes???

Tonight I was participating in an open house with other home-based and small businesses.  It was held at a local church.  We had a great turnout and I had a lot of fun.  There was one person set up who is a cosmetologist.  She was sharing various hair coloring products.  I found the "non-natural" hair color, as I call it, interesting.  Especially the blue.  Afterall this is diabetes month and this Sunday is World Diabetes Day, represented by the color BLUE!

For those of you who don't know me, I'm pretty conservative.  Not ultra conservative.  I do wear blue jeans and have short hair.  However, except for the time in high school where I bleached my hair blonde, I've pretty much kept to my natural hair color with the occasional highlights.  There was the one time I had a little red added in, but it was pretty subtle.  Blue?  Really?

After talking to the cosmetologist, she told me that because I am not planning on lighting my hair beforehand, the blue would be more subtle.  It's semi-permanent so it will last for several washes, not several months.  I really wanted to take this leap, but I needed some encouragement.  I got our my cell phone and posted on Facebook, "Who thinks I should dye my hair blue for World Diabetes Day?"  Right away I started getting "likes" on my status.  Next I posted a reply, " If I get ten likes in the next five minutes, I'll buy the dye"  (I never said I'd use it! hehe) 

It actually took about ten minutes for the ten likes, but I was planning to buy it anyway.  I just needed some encouragement that I wasn't crazy.   Yes, I bought the dye.  It's sitting in my bathroom cabinet, waiting for me to build up the courage to use it.  My teenagers love the idea, though my husband isn't as enthusiastic.  Now I need to decide when I'm going to do it (if I am).  The sooner I use it, the sooner it will wash out.  I've never dyed my hair myself before and have never done it at home.  (Well there was that phase when I used Sun-In back in my early teens...)  Maybe I should have made this a fund-raising challenge.  If nothing else, it will be a good opportunity for outreach and awareness.

Yes, I will post a picture of my hair... if I actually go through with this!


  1. Sounds like a great idea. As dark as your hair is, it's not going to be that blue and it will wash out before several washes. This is the voice of experience speaking.

    Jane Nissen