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The Green Hair is Part of the Strategy

The first day of a long break from school (two weeks or longer) Jane will typically add a little color to the tips of her hair. This time it was green. This time it was also a little higher than usual because one side was higher and then we added a little more… and well… everyone knows how that ends.

Jane’s tips (ends of her hair) had been bleached nearly white last summer so she could have pink. The porous nature of her bleached ends made them suck up color like a dry sponge so the green was really adorable and vibrant (assuming you are 14).

green hair hoover dam


Jane was careful to not use too much shampoo until New Year’s Day. We figured it would take a week of washing to get the color to fade away. Okay… by “we” I mean “I”. And when I say “thought” I should have said “erroneously thought”.

After three rounds of clarifying shampoo this was the result. It’s lighter… but it’s not light yet.

faded green hair

After a treatment and a trim we have this.

green hair after a trim


Tomorrow we’ll try a little bleach in the treatment and hope for the best. Why does any of this matter? Because January 12th is Jane’s first high school interview. The first of five. Of the five schools she’s applying to four of them wear uniforms and I’m pretty sure there aren’t any admissions officers sitting around hoping that a blue eyed, green haired girl will plunk herself down in their office and hope for a spot at their school.