The Fulfillment Series

The Fulfillment Series

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Purple Hair, Purple Hair

Hello, friends! I hope you enjoyed Danielle's posts on the crests! She did an amazing amount of research, and I'm so stoked she finally got to share her genius with you. If you missed them, you can check them out here:

But today, I'm here to talk about my purple hair! LOL! For the release of The Outlanders, I did purple hair with blonde streaks. I had it during our PNW wedding, and it fit the whole PNW life perfectly. But this time, I decided to go with purple and black for the release of The Fulfillment because it's so essential to the theme of the series. I feel like I'm wearing an Ecclesiastic on my head. LOL! 

Last year, I had to go in stages. First, my hairdresser added the purple. Then, a week later, she added the blonde. Adding the blonde beside the purple without waiting a week would have led to gray hair. As it was, I still ended up with a bit of silver in my hair. Deek and I joked that my weird hair is the only reason the tattoo parlor we went to allowed us to get our ink done there (they were turning away people they didn't consider weird or tatted up enough). 

Stage One--purple but no blonde

Stage Two--purple with blonde

This time, I only had to go in for one appointment, but it took 4 hours. YES, 4 hours! First, she had to put in the black, and then she had to add the purple. It's like getting your hair dyed twice time-wise. Good thing I like my hairdresser! Haha! We chatted, showed Facebook pictures, and had a grand ole time. When she left me alone under the dryer to go mix the next batch of hair color, I snapped a selfie. She laughed and said she couldn't even leave me alone for 10 minutes, or I'd get into mischief. That's about right...

Making the new hair happen

So this time, I started with really blonde hair.

And ended with really dark hair.

I told my hairdresser I wanted to do the dark hair, pale skin thing to make my blue eyes really stand out. I love that dark hair with piercing blue eyes look.

Whaddya think? Do they stand out?

Then, as we do, Deek and I got silly...

Deek wanted an "in the sunlight" picture. It almost looks blue here. But blue is my favorite color (not purple, contrary to popular belief), so that's fine too. ;) 

And I wanted to go out into the world with my new hair (hey, I didn't get this hairdo to stay in the house), so we went to Target to find the last bits of additions to our mobster Halloween costumes. And...we couldn't resist playing in the costume section. It's just who we are...

Attacked by sharks. It's not far from the truth given how many shark attacks the South experienced this summer.

Hillbilly Deek. Ah-hahahaha!

The Blues Brothers, on a mission.

Lord have mercy, he's a supremely hawt man! <swoon>

Every time, Deek and I say "purple hair," we bust out singing "Purple hair, purple haaiirr" to the tune of Prince--no wait, symbol--no wait, Prince's song, "Purple Rain." This happened last time I dyed my hair too.

In case you've never heard the song...

As cool as purple hair is, there are some drawbacks. For example, you have to wash your hair in cold water for at least a week to keep the color from fading. The water in the tub becomes deep purple. And if you're not careful, you'll spray purple all over the bathroom when you flip your wet hair around. I believe there are still remnants of my last dye job at our old rental (the Victorian). Ironically, one of my hairs ended up on the wall in the shape of an "E." So, there's a purple "E" to mark my time along with all the others who lives in the 120 year old beauty!

I have to be careful not to wear white for 2 weeks, and if it rains (or if I work out at the gym), I risk having purple run down my face--or worse, stain my face! 

Another hazard of purple hair. Purple fingers when you are drying your wet hair. 

Is the purple hair worth all this hassle? Yes. Totally. Deek says my wild hair colors accentuate my personality. LOL! He says I look like a badarse rocker chick, which is a huge compliment since he loves badarse rocker chicks. In fact, our hairdresser (who's known him for many, many years) said, "Deek is so going to love this rocker chick look you've got going on." Hahaha!

I'm fortunate that I'm able to express myself with crazy hair colors. My husband is totally on board, my family (though my grandmother and her twin sister prefer my blonde) is supportive, and the area of the country where we live accepts all kindsa weird without batting an eyelash. 

I hope you join me in celebrating The Fulfillment release on Oct. 15. Is there a hair color you've always wanted to try but haven't? What's holding you back? If you have done the wild hair thang, I'd love to see pics! You can hit me up on social media with them! 

Until next time...


  1. I never knew dying your hair purple was such a commitment. It looks great, Erin!

    1. Awwww, thanks!!

      Right? I really had to think long and hard about whether or not I wanted to go through the whole purple hair commitment again. LOL! ;)