My students weren’t happy with my blue hair tonight. In all fairness a great deal more of it washed out than I would have imagined and that added to the effect of florescent lights kept it from looking really blue. So since I had agreed to dye my whole head and not just a small portion I dug the bottle out of the trash (it was on top don’t worry) and applied some more dye. My thinking is if I am going to have blue hair I would at least like evenly covered blue hair.
This time the dye did work its way into different parts of my head and it also had the effect of darkening up the other blue parts. So now in certain lights my hair looks very much like Clark Kent’s. I also spilled a bunch on my ear this time so on top of blue hair I also have a purple ear.
Walking around today with blue hair was interesting. For the people that I actually know I have no problem with it. I mean who wouldn’t dye their hair so that someone else could live. But the hard part are the people who don’t know me and who I don’t have a chance to tell the story. For those people I am just some old dude with blue hair. I got more than one look that said, “who is he trying to fool.”