What Happened When I Coloured My Hair Pink
About 12 months ago I wrote a blog post bagging out people who haven’t changed their hair for 10 years straight.
It forced me to take a long hard look at myself as I realised shortly after, that was me. I’d had the same blonde locks forever now, it was time to change. Dying my hair pink seemed the obvious choice.
After flirting on and off with pink hair for the past 12 months I noticed something really strange happening. People were treating me differently when my hair was pink. When I shared this observation with my husband he informed me “maybe it’s because they feel sorry for you.”
That’s not it.
Another thing happened about 12 months ago, I discovered the phrase resting bitch face. But we’ll get back to that.
So how was I being treated differently? Well people were much nicer to me when my hair was pink. Mums at school approached me more, people at the gym stopped to chat to me, strangers stopped to compliment. And it led me to wonder?
Do I have resting bitch face? Does the pink hair soften me in some way? Do I look like a friendlier person? Why didn’t I look friendly before? I always considered myself a pretty approachable person, but clearly I was not.
What is resting bitch face? Glad you asked. My understanding is that it is a term used to describe someone that looks like a bitch when they are just going about their business, relaxed and expressionless.
So basically all of this reinforces three things-
- Having pink hair makes you awesome.
- If you haven’t changed your hair for 10 years you def should.
- Don’t judge a person if the don’t look too friendly, it could just be resting bitch face.
So once again i marvel at the power of the hair do. And i would love to hear the experiences you guys have had when you’ve taken the leap and made a big change to your looks?