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Too old for purple hair?

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MOIST Wed 18-Jan-17 20:54:46

Please be brutally honest.

Is it really wrong to be 43 and a bit fat and planning purple hair?

I'm not thin, glamorous, pretty or confident but quite fancy a bit of purple in my life. But H and D (neither of them very D) tell me it would be ridiculous. This actually makes me more likely to do it but will the world laugh at me?

LadyCallandraDaviot Wed 18-Jan-17 20:57:19

Go for it!
I'd love to do it (I'm older than you) but it would be severely frowned on at worksad

DJBaggySmalls Wed 18-Jan-17 20:58:33

You're never too old for purple hair. Alternative is a state of mind, not an age or dress size.

jcne Wed 18-Jan-17 20:59:02

in this long hard life seize these small pleasures where you find them! ☂️

misshelena Wed 18-Jan-17 20:59:30

Few months ago I saw an old lady (probably 70's) with pink hair. I loved it! I think it's great when people feel so young at heart. Go for it!

Tootsiepops Wed 18-Jan-17 21:00:13

Crack on with the purple hair. Who gives a fuck what anyone else thinks?

travailtotravel Wed 18-Jan-17 21:01:10

Just do it. Worst that happens you hate it and dye it another colour. We need a picture!

notMarlene Wed 18-Jan-17 21:01:42

yy. dye it.

Imissmy0ldusername Wed 18-Jan-17 21:01:44

I'm 39, fat & have purple hair. I work in a big office, but I'm not customer facing or anything, so I get away with it - go for it grin

EatSleepWorkRepeat Wed 18-Jan-17 21:01:47

Go for it, if it is a disaster it's easily fixed. I did similar last year and it gave me a whole new lease of life!

CrazyGreyhoundLady Wed 18-Jan-17 21:02:34

Where I work there's a lovely lady who comes in with hair that changes every few months, my favourite was when she had it purple, and she's in her late 60s. It's your hair, do what you fancy!

MOIST Wed 18-Jan-17 21:02:35

Tomorrow I am going purple. And bollox to them all.

QueenOfThorns Wed 18-Jan-17 21:02:49

I have purple hair and I'll be turning 43 very soon. Go for it, I only wish I'd done it sooner!

And stuff the world, what do they know? If it helps, I've had nothing but compliments on mine smile

TheOtherGalen Wed 18-Jan-17 21:03:37

I'm 43 next week and I have purple hair! You're never too old. Never.

dementedma Wed 18-Jan-17 21:03:56

I'm 53 and have purple hair, a deep plum/purple but very purple in sunlight. Have lost track of how many people have complimented me on it, including random strangers!

BemoWax Wed 18-Jan-17 21:04:37

Do it!

Can I recommend using Manic Panic? (
www.manic-panic.co.uk/ )
They have lots of choice for colours and the dye stays bright longer than any other I've tried.

I'm 27 and I don't intend on having a 'natural' hair colour at any time in the future, do what makes you happy!

ZombieJenna Wed 18-Jan-17 21:04:43

You're never too old for purple hair! I had mine done bright purple a few years ago after seeing an older lady (she must have been in her 60s at least) with the most gorgeous purple dye job.

I thought I was being ridiculous at 37 to have my nose pierced but I did it and no one has laughed at me yet.

If it will make you happy to have purple (pink, blue, or even rainbow colours) then that's all that matters. flowers and a hug for you OP

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 18-Jan-17 21:06:49

Ermmmmmmmmm if you have to ask, then , yes!

<runs away>

I want my nose pierced. I'm 50.
I am not too old but I have the wrong shape of nose sad

MOIST Wed 18-Jan-17 21:09:23

I have a nose stud and dr martens and a daith but no tattoos yet. I am branching out a bit more as I get older but inside is a quivering wreck who is scared of people laughing at me.

sn0wdr0p4 Wed 18-Jan-17 21:10:00

I'm in my sixtieth year , I've had purple hair for about three years now. I love it , it cheers me up every time I have it done. Go for it .

sn0wdr0p4 Wed 18-Jan-17 21:12:02

I'm also a bit fat ! but I'm working on that.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 18-Jan-17 21:12:38

my mother has purple hair, not a lilac rinse....a KILLER bob and vibrant purple streaks through it.

Trainspotting1984 Wed 18-Jan-17 21:13:33

Don't do it. Most people do it themselves and it looks crap. I wouldn't laugh though

LBOCS2 Wed 18-Jan-17 21:16:14

My stepmum has pink hair. She had it dip dyed for a while and now she's gone for it and had it done 'properly'. She's 63 and it looks great.

My hair has slices of pink and purple through it. I love it smile

notaflyingmonkey Wed 18-Jan-17 21:16:19

'Normal' is overrated. If you want to do it, do it!

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