Why Dying My Hair Yellow was the Best Thing I’ve Ever Done (to it)

A new hair day can be completley and utterly transformative. No two ways about it. It’s a tired cliche for a reason, but an outward change has always been a signifier of “inner personal growth.” It’s okay, I can hear your eyes roll from here, and trust me, I did the very same just typing it. But it holds true, for me at least. My barnett is a solid barromoter for my emotional state of affairs and a sure fire way to measure if I’m going to go through a “Big Change” wether consiously or otherwise.

I’ve been yellow for a while now, but it’s taken a while to settle on my perfect shade of sunshine (seriously, that’s what it’s called. Sunshine. Talk about a positive omen right?) But I think the gals at BLOW have finally nailed it. And look, I get it. It’s superficial. Feeling good about yourself comes from within. Blah. Blah Blah. But really, dying my hair yellow was the best thing I’ve ever done to it. And not just cause it looks cool in photos.

Top and Shorts: Topshop
Bra: Honey Birdette
Watch: Swatch
Bag: Sun Jellies
Socks: Primark
Shoes: Vans

Colour is inexplicably tied to mood, and yellow? Well yellow is a straight up happy colour. It wasn’t the reason I chose it (consciously) and I’m not making any ridiculous claims that it’s prozac in a bottle (seriously, nothing beats good old fashioned meds when you need them) but it was part of a wider healing process. A drastic change designed to make me want to take care of myself again. Even if I was starting with something as small as my hair. 

Bright hair isn’t for everyone and fashion colours are always going to be a moderate to extreme bitch to maintain, but with the right hairdresser and the right formula, the effect on your mood can be drastic. Sunshine yellow holds far better than any of my previous dyes, and the fade out is far more flattering than cooler tones I’ve dabbled with in the past. And real talk time? The bright crayola yellow has me straight up feeling like a magical girl some days. This hair was made for double buns is what I’m saying.

So yeah, turns out after being every colour but, yellow turned out to be the best thing I’ve ever done to my hair. It’s not for everyone (nor should it be) but I can’t imagine me straying from this for a while!


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