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Am I too old for rainbow hair?

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LookAtTheFlowersKerry Wed 12-Apr-17 09:23:00

I bleached and dyed my long hair yesterday. It was previously an acceptable shade of burgundy. It's now a rainbow of aqua and pink with some gold bits. I love it.

My mum has made a catsbumface at me and told me I'm too old to muck about with my hair like this. She thinks it's too long anyway and that women of a certain age should have much shorter hair (she's been saying that to me for the last ten years).

I'm 37. Is she right? Does it look desperate and sad on a mother of teenagers, as she thinks?

(FYI I don't actually care, but I'm interested to see whether people agree with her...)

Mooey89 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:24:59

We need to see a pic to tell you ;)

tallwivglasses Wed 12-Apr-17 09:26:47

I don't. Anyone with rainbow hair brightens up my day.

liz70 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:26:54

Da fuq she is! Don't give it another thought. If you like your hair this way, that's all there is to it. smile

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 12-Apr-17 09:27:41

I would love do that to my hair but I have to face the fact that it's too dark naturally to without it being completely high maintenance. If I had fair hair, I would have it all the colours of the rainbow without a doubt (and I'm older than you). Wouldn't even worry me about what work said because they are very easy going and colleagues have, variously, bright green hair, blue streaks, and pastel pink. Mine is a very bright purple/pink.

user1482079332 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:28:41

Pfft nah it's just hair and anyone whos thinks hair should be taken seriously is a bore

LookAtTheFlowersKerry Wed 12-Apr-17 09:29:03

Offending hair.

JunosRevenge Wed 12-Apr-17 09:30:21

It looks amazing, OP! Ignore your mum.

KinkyAfro Wed 12-Apr-17 09:30:43

It's not my cut of tea but whatever floats your boat

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Wed 12-Apr-17 09:30:56

She's already being unreasonable about the age/ length.

I'm not brave enough to try it myself, but I like all these funky colours!

Laiste Wed 12-Apr-17 09:31:07

Some people have ideas about what other people 'should' be looking like and some couldn't give a stuff and embrace the idea that folk aren't sheep and it's nice to see a bit of individuality. Old or young. I fall into the second catagory smile

Is it a jealousy thing with your mum? Mine can be odd about stuff like loosing weight. She wont mention it if i loose loads. She's been attributing every ache or pain i've had since my late 20s to the menopause! (I'm now 49 and it still hasn't kicked in. She gets the hump every time i say i'm on.) She tuts at my skirts, short but with opaque tights and boots ect. It's like she wants me to get old! confused

AuntMatilda Wed 12-Apr-17 09:31:16

Be you. Life's too short. IMO smile

LookAtTheFlowersKerry Wed 12-Apr-17 09:32:29


stevie69 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:34:59

I'm 50 and I have short (one side), shaved (the other) rainbow hair, uniquely created by my lovely stylist.

I love it. The rest of the world can think what it likes :0

S x

LouiseCM Wed 12-Apr-17 09:35:52

I like it.

AlpacaPicnic Wed 12-Apr-17 09:36:42

My mom had red and green streaks put in her hair for Christmas when she was 60...
So you are never too old for pretty colours!

DancingPenguin1 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:37:34

I love it! (I'm slightly older than you)

stevie69 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:38:38

I'm 50. My hair is short (one side), shaved (the other) and a myriad of rainbow colours), all artistically designed by wonderful stylist smile

I LOVE it. The rest of the world can think what it will.

Oh .... and I'm a chartered accountant; there are no boundaries in these refreshingly modern times.

S x

ThePigletatwork Wed 12-Apr-17 09:39:27

It's long past the time when your mum has any say on your hair colour/style/length.
I think that it looks nice

chemicalCat Wed 12-Apr-17 09:40:37

It looks great!

I am mid-forties and have long-ish dyed blonde hair. Mu Mum is always suggesting I should have it shorter and stop bleaching it. I am always ignoring her.

thethoughtfox Wed 12-Apr-17 09:41:50

My aunt (61) has got pastel blue and pink highlights round her face. They look great.

stevie69 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:42:38

Ooops sorry. Just felt the urge to say it twice blush

SleepFreeZone Wed 12-Apr-17 09:43:38

I noticed that brightly coloured hair was quite aging on me sadly, but I've seen plenty of older people where it looks fabulous. I think they key is fab make up and shiny hair, then anything seems to work.

stevie69 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:43:55

And I love your hair LATFK smile

Bumbumtaloo Wed 12-Apr-17 09:46:41

I'm 37 and have short hair which purple at the moment. I have had numerous different colours over the years but have stuck with the purple for a while now.

So no, I don't think your too old!

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