How to Dye Your Hair a Fashionable Shade of Magenta Without Actually Trying

Step 1: Allow your hair to go grey. (If your hair is light blonde, either by nature or by art, you may skip this very time-consuming step.)

Step 2: Wash and dry the hair, then catch some of it back with a barrette so it doesn’t fall in your face. IMPORTANT: Grab less hair than the barrette will hold.

Step 3: Give your hair a dubious look in the mirror, then decide it will be fine.

Step 4: Go out and run errands all day, as bits of hair gradually work their way loose from the barrette and form a sort of curtain at either side of your face.

Step 5: Make sure your last stop before heading home is the grocery store.

Step 6: While in the store, notice that cherries are on sale. Buy a bag of these.

Step 7: Once back home, rinse the cherries. Observe that they look really, really ripe.

Step 8: Sigh heavily and begin to sort cherries.

Step 9: Throw any squishy or badly dinged-up cherries into a little dish for later disposal, sampling freely from those that look okay.

Step 10: Bite into the questionable-but-not-obviously-damaged cherries to protect your family in case they have gone bad (the cherries, not your family). Lean way over your little dish so you can spit the seeds in with the throwaways.

Step 11: At some point, choose a large, soft cherry and bite it in two. Blink as cherry juice squirts all over your face, hand, countertop, and… yes… the hair hanging down by your face.

Congratulations! Your hair now has highlights in a fashionable shade of magenta. For more coverage, just keep eating cherries over the little dish.

Thanks for reading,

PS: I’m linking up today with Jen and my Soli Deo Gloria friends over at Finding Heaven.

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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11 Responses to How to Dye Your Hair a Fashionable Shade of Magenta Without Actually Trying

  1. Jan,
    What a way to dye your hair. Only I would have to use prune juice,
    and then drink it. That way it could work on both ends.
    Just a thought.


  2. debi says:

    This made me laugh, and from another gray haired sister, I might just have to try to spice up my look via your method 😉


  3. Jen says:

    You had me laughing at step 1! Jan, your naturally funny posts just crack me up. I can’t WAIT to meet you in person one day!


  4. Brent Johnson says:

    I wondered what you did to your hair.
    The Husband


  5. Joie Callaway says:

    Enjoyed your story! LOL They’re always enjoyable!!


  6. Reblogged this on Joywriting: Everybody Has a Story and commented:

    This little freebie WordPress blog has a simple “stats” feature. It shows how many views my blog has had on each day, and the number of times each post was viewed.

    Oddly enough, a quirky little post from over three years ago has been hit dozens of times in the past week or so. Why the sudden interest? No idea. However, I re-blog it here just for fun.


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