My Pink Hair Doesn’t Mean I’m Having A Midlife Crisis

My Pink Hair Isnt A Midlife Crisis

I’ve often wondered if people think my pink hair is some sort of midlife crisis. Thing is, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

I’ve coloured my hair since as long as I can remember. Either by a hairdresser or DIY at home. The DIY colours have got me into a lot of trouble. No matter how hard I try I’ve always made a mess. I was a brunette au naturel so you can imagine. Mr B used to comment the bathroom looked like a murder scene.

Then, about 4 years ago I got sick of the constant regrowth. It seemed to be faster than ever. I was doing the retouch and everything in between the 6 week trips to the hairdresser. It wasn’t just the cost either; it was the time.

I let it all grow out and …

this was me in my natural silver state almost 3 years ago at our eldest’s graduation day.

I liked it but it reminded me a bit of the colour of a brillo pad. Remember those?

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So again my natural state didn’t last very long. I was itching to keep experimenting. Twice since then I’ve gone down the pink route. The latest was just before Christmas. I do the pink myself. This time I used this …

Schwarzkopf Live In Rose Gold

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Of course, with any form of colouring comes the care and upkeep. None more so than blonde, silver, grey and pink.

I often receive messages asking what do I use. More so though, I actually get stopped in the street about my hair. Mr B always finds it hilarious  if he’s with me when it’s happened. It’s women of all ages that stop me, too.

I’ve had more compliments since being silver and pink than I’ve ever had. It’s a great boost, I can tell you. I always try to give compliments so it’s lovely to receive them, too.

I’d promised a few ladies I would write a post up about what I’m using to look after and style my hair at the moment.

 

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From L-R

I Heart Revolution Rainbow Tones Pink Universe – I found this fairly recently in Superdrug. It helps give a colour boost as the Live has washed out. I know the Live is a permanent colour but pink is one of those colours that does lose its vibrancy after a couple of weeks.

Colour Freedom White Blonde –  I usually use this about once or twice a month just to remove any brassiness that is prone to creep in.

Indola Silver Mousse I found this on Amazon about 2 years ago now. It styles my hair perfectly. I use it whether I’m pink or silver. It seems to work either way for me.

Bleach London Rosé Shampoo – much like the way I use the Pink Universe. This was what I had before I  got that so I alternate. It’s my favourite out of the two really.

I’ve actually used two Live Rose Gold’s since the beginning of December so now that it’s almost April I think it’s done pretty well. Time for a change?

 

I read somewhere recently that women who dye their hair pink in midlife are going through some sort of crisis which I thought was hilarious and more to the point there we go again with the ageist crap!

I must have been going through a crisis all my life then … NOT!!

I thought I had saved it so if anyone else has seen it let me know.

Have you been pink? Do you fancy it?

See You Soon!

Sharon xo

 

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12 Comments

  1. March 26, 2019 / 11:44 pm

    Isn’t it SO annoying that people think older women are having a midlife crisis *she rolls her eyes* when they have fun with their hair/makeup/clothes? It’s basically saying that unless you’re being conventional then there’s something wrong with you or even your state of mind… it’s so insulting. Good for you for rocking the pink hair, Sharon – may you dye it (or not dye it!) whatever colour you damn well please for as long as you like…!

    C x

    • March 26, 2019 / 11:48 pm

      P.S. I meant to add that I was going to dye my hair pink a couple of years ago – I had the appointment booked and consultation done and everything – but then a job that required me to be a redhead came up so I cancelled it. I’ve realise now that many jobs I get are simply BECAUSE I’m a redhead… it’s part of my brand. Like a TV actor who can’t cut their hair because of the character they play, I can’t (won’t) change the colour for now!!

      • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
        Author
        March 27, 2019 / 12:58 pm

        Thankyou for support of my pink or any colour hair, Catherine!!

        I’d love to see you in pink by the way 😉 I can’t imagine you without your beautiful trademark red.xo

  2. March 27, 2019 / 7:13 am

    Brillo pad? Midlifecrisis? Hahaha, never thought about that. Nor does it occure in my head! I have the same with the grow out. I am now a week and a half ,,overdue,,. I wanted to see if I can skip the six week visit. I am starting to feel like a ,,slons,,. That means in Dutch a woman who doesn’t t care about her appearences! 😎😎😎😎

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 27, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      It’s crazy how others try to pigeonhole everything isn’t it, Nancy?

      I used to feel like Winnie the Witch with the regrowth coming around less than 6 weeks in the end.

      It was very hard growing it all out.

      You will never be a ‘slons’ .. nope .. never xo

  3. Clare
    March 27, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    I’ve missed dying my hair lately, I’ve been all kinds of colours but I’m getting the inspiration for pink now!!!

  4. Lythan
    March 27, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    I had pink hair a few years ago. Now red because I fancied a change and it stuck. I might go back to pink before finally going grey. Its just starting to happen and I’m looking forward to it 🙂

  5. March 28, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    Midlife crisis!!!? Pfffft no one ever talks about youth-life crisis (I seem to remember they happened on a weekly basis to me and my friends, so dont even start me on that ageist nonsense 🙂 ). I love the pink on you – but I would be tempted to be a bit naughty and explain nicely that is IS your natural colour, well you naturally gravitated to wearing pink hair so it is, just because your hair genetically grew a different hue is neither here nor there. Ive never tried pink but I do sometimes go a bit violet, and the funny thing is no one ever mentioned my hair before I grew out the hair dye – now people use it to start a conversation, it hasnt been this healthy for years.

  6. March 29, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    I think we should have any colour we fancy – at whatever age!! I love your pink hair it really suits you.
    I started to do a little root touch up plus one or two highlights last year as my hairdresser went off on maternity and it was a test to myself, to see if I could last the six months until she returned. It was all fine. Like you the bathroom was a no-go area. I will be doing it again going forward – so instead of the usual 12 weeks – I don’t go back to see her until 16-18 weeks – saving a little cash in the meantime. mind you I’m desperate for a cut by then!!
    Alison
    xx

  7. April 2, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    I adore your pink hair! What a ridiculous thing to assume midlife crisis for an unconventional colour of hair. What is the excuse if you’re 20, 30, or 40 then? Pink is an attention getting colour, and it flatters your face and your style so well, Sharon.

    I also love the photo of you with it silver; it tones so beautifully with your necklace and has a really elegant feel. Less fun than pink, but very beautiful too.

    I’d not consider pink hair, but I have considered turquoise streaks many times. Pink is really tricky with my skin tone, but I’d rock it if I could. I don’t even wear pink clothing very often.

  8. April 7, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    Haha I’ve had mine all colours since I was 17. Now 52 and still pink

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