Saturday, July 14, 2007

Blue Emo Hair

blue hairby Inyo
For a portion of the summer, I had the opportunity to dye my hair blue. Having blue hair is an enjoyable experience I'd suggest to anyone, it certainly makes life interesting. It helped get through a summer in a very boring town. But I sure did get a lot of weird comments. They ranged as anything from 'is that natural?' to 'did you spill paint on your hair?' Probably the most common questions I got from old people was 'It's just for the summer right?' or 'does it wash out?' Also common was 'Why?'. (it's something you cant really explain to a redneck in a convenience store in Nevada). Most younger people asked me 'whoa, how'd you get that color?' or 'what type of dye did you use?' When my parents saw it they simply said 'Whoa.. it IS blue'. I guess they didnt believe me.

All kinds of other interesting things happened to me when my hair was blue. When I was in the desert visiting Bodie, someone recognized me who had seen me at Rock Creek over 100 miles away. Having blue hair isnt good if you desire anonymity... don't yell things at people out of cars if you have blue hair. Also, part of my tub is now stained blue. Some idiot smacked me over the head randomly with a beer bottle at a show in San Jose and the beer in my hair turned blue and dribbled down on me, turning most of my shirt blue. Throughout the few months I had blue hair, I had to touch it up a lot. If you want to dye your hair use Special Effects brand.. don't use Manic Panic.

Anyway... if you have a job which will allow it, and you get bored, you can always give it a try. It sure did get a lot of girls to come up and talk to me, which is a good thing. It got me funny looks from middle aged people but who really cares what they think anyway? If you live in the boonies you might get pulled over by a cop or something. Also I literally had some cars almost crash when driving by me... which I thought was pretty funny because where I come from, dyed hair is no big thing. But... I would say that everyone should dye their hair while in college.

Anonymous nuk said...

did it had any negative effects on the hair?

July 15, 2007 at 11:05:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Nadia said...

I had blue hair too.
its alot of fun until it turns green.
I had to re-dye my hair almost every time i got out of the shower.
and that manic panic stuff takes a while to get out of your hands.
I was the only one in town with blue hair....
I died my hair black but now whenever i go to the mall i see someone with blue hair, and I die a little inside.

July 19, 2007 at 2:01:00 PM PDT

Anonymous admin said...


hi Nadia,

if you would like to be featured in this blog, you can send me an email w/ your pic and the instructions on how to achieve your blue emo hair. this also applies to anyone who wants to have their emo hair featured in this blog.


July 25, 2007 at 6:30:00 AM PDT

Blogger David said...

Beleive me, the town I live in I'm growing my hair out long. I fucking hate and despise emo haircuts, but everyone has their right to have it. But anyways the town I live in is small just like yours and very judgemental. So I know what you mean.

July 26, 2007 at 3:40:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Ali said...

wow your hair is freaking awesome! i really want to get mine cut kinda emo-ish, but i cant seem to find anything...but enough about that. i really love your hair in this picture, and wish i had the courage to get something like it. alas, i don't. but it must've been great to be so unique in your town. the only one with blue hair!

July 31, 2007 at 2:57:00 PM PDT

Blogger emobitch#1 said...

that hair fuckin rocks

October 19, 2007 at 8:49:00 AM PDT

Blogger emobitch#1 said...

that hair fuckin rocks you go girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 19, 2007 at 8:49:00 AM PDT

Blogger ♪♪♀chaoskea♀♪♪ said...

what the fuck? can i have that one too?

November 26, 2007 at 10:45:00 PM PST

Anonymous connie said...

I'm just wondering why I shouldn't use Manic Panic. I was about to get it, but since you said to not use it, I'm curious on why.
Please reply, thanks.

March 20, 2008 at 9:15:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have blue hair!!!!!!!
It's a blue "cap" with longer black layers underneath.....
it IS a bit of a drag cuz when my blue hair falls on the floor, it looks like a blue worm is born there and my tub is blue too.....but hot water and some ajax takes care of it nicely....if my hands go blue, usually doing a round of dishes takes care of that. plus, when you freshly dye it, pour vinigar over it to lower the Ph,then rinse and it will stay longer, and as well, use colder water while washing it. to combat the green, use a purple based blue (however, i use a mixture of green and purple based blue, so i have some serious fx when it washes out.)And i never use MP anymore.....Punky Colourz is waaaay cheaper, and smells like grape!!!! (I'm a professional color technician, by the way)

April 15, 2008 at 11:50:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to have a that kinda hair too but i cant,my hair is wayy too short and it looks stupid when i try to make it look scene/emo .
I hate my hair >:

May 4, 2008 at 12:20:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, that's my pic, I don't have emo hair !!! X____x''

June 24, 2008 at 5:01:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, i really want to dye my hair. blue was the first color i thought of. because well, red is over done. and i dont really like pink enough. i thought about green but someone from my school dyed their hair green and i wanted to be original so i thought blue would be great. but i asked my parents and they wouldnt even take me seriously. they won't let me. you know, its hard trying to be original and do something different when you have your parents taking away all your freedom. :(

July 18, 2008 at 6:56:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg .. i had blue hair.
i still do have the "blue"
but unfortunately the chick did it wrong! :(.
so it turned out darker blue more than the light :(.
i was really sad, and since i had red in before she bleeched it, and my hair is naturally dark darrrrk brown :|.
so now .. its green .. and yellow .. and silver ..
i get so many comments on it.
"hey who puked in your hair?"
"geez wash your hair, theres mould in it. DISGUSTING"
its so mean.
but now im going to put copper in it i think =D.
what does anyone think ? :).

August 7, 2008 at 3:44:00 AM PDT

Blogger AmBeR :-) said...

omg love yr hair soo gonna do mine like that but im a lot younger than u im 12 and i LOVE to stand out how could i do that and get away with it at school?

January 5, 2009 at 10:38:00 AM PST

Anonymous Sam said...

im gna get blue hair
but i dnu exactly were to put the blue
wether i put it on my fringe or just on the tips
any ideas?(:

May 27, 2009 at 3:25:00 AM PDT

Blogger emo-lover said...

i luv ur hair. the begging of august me & my friend beth r getting out hair died im getting dark blue on the bottom blak on top and electric blue streaks. shes getting white with aqua streaks and blue tips. we alredy hav our hair layered and we hav emovers but we want 2 stand out @ our very judgemental preppy skewl.

July 20, 2009 at 12:00:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Kayla said...

i love the whole blue hair idea but if i were to do it i would have to do it behind my parents backs...ha...i should so do it...

October 22, 2010 at 7:12:00 AM PDT


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