7 Things People With Dyed Hair Are Sick of Hearing
by Shara Mae Balce, April 25, 2019 12:00pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Unicorn hair trend isn’t new nowadays. Celebrities like Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Nicki Minaj have influenced people to go on the hair dye game. However, it’s still strange for some to see a person sporting pink and blue hues in public. The sad reality is that people who switch up their natural hair shades usually get remarks that were out of bounds.
People who dye their hair frequently are flooded with unsolicited comments or questions. It’s 2019, let’s leave those hair beliefs behind and move on to celebrating people who express themselves.
Ano’ng ginawa mo sa buhok mo?
Not that you should care about a person’s hair, they can do anything they can to it, it’s their hair. Some people just enjoy switching up hair hues—whether to show their creativity or personality.
Bakit ganyan ang ipina-kulay mo?
Not that they are going through an emotional crisis, but people who dyed their hair just want to be their EXTRA selves. You don’t like it? They don’t care. Like tattoos, choosing a hair color doesn’t always have to have meanings behind it.
Agaw-atensyon ka sa ganyang buhok
It’s not their fault if they get the “attention”. People who choose to turn their hair in brighter shades do it for themselves and not for other people.
Kailan mo balak magpa-retouch?
If their roots start to show up, it’s not your problem. Hair dyes are expensive and damaging to the hair. Some people might be taking their time for their hair to recover, others might be saving up for a retouch. Whatever it is, it shouldn’t be your problem.
Wig ba ‘yan? *touches hair*
It’s rude to ask someone if they’re wearing a wig, and it's much worse if you try to touch it. Read on about personal space, and educate yourselves on proper etiquette around people.
Mas bagay sa’yo *suggests another color*
Thanks for the suggestion, but no. It’s insulting for someone who went through long hours of painful bleaching and waiting game. If you want that color, you can try it for yourself.
Ano’ng sabi ng mga magulang/boyfriend/girlfriend/boss mo?
Honestly, they don’t care. As long as the person they love is enjoying self-expression why not celebrate it? Colored hair shouldn’t affect a relationship, even a professional one.
Some people feel like they can say anything they want about someone’s hair. Always remember everything has boundaries. Just a piece of advice: if you don’t anything nice to say, just keep your mouth shut.