My blue hair is gone.
It turns out that it wasn’t what hairdressers call “permanent” which apparently means a few months, it was “semi-permanent” which means a few weeks.
That’s fine, it served its purpose, I raised €2,700 for the Irish Cancer Society, so all’s well.
In order to get the blue to take at all they had to bleach it first, so that it was this colour:
The problem is that this bleach was more permanent than the blue, so my hair is now pretty much that colour. A bigger problem than that is the number of people who have said “oh, I see your hair’s back to its normal colour.”
This was never my hair’s normal colour. It was fairly grey, but there was also quite a bit of brown left, at least as far as I knew. Suddenly my hair is white, about twenty years sooner than I’d hoped, and the general opinion is that this was always the case.
And then last night Tingirl was watching TV, and to my horror I saw my doppelganger.
I am now Gunther from Friends.