Passing on from my spoof food posts, have any of you ever seriously contemplated colouring your hair? I don't mean the boring dirty blonde or safe maroon or even the mehendi many of us have done. I mean serious blues and greens and purples. Colours that make you feel alive. Despite V's suggestion I will not add orange to that list. For one thing, it's too close to the dirty blonde that does not suit most Indian skin tones and for another, it will clash with far too many of my clothes. So, for that matter, will purple, but what a glorious colour all the same.
I remember visiting V's place (much before the marriage sometime) and his parents were setting off for a wedding. His mother came home from the parlour downstairs a little upset because they hadn't done her hair the way she liked it. They stuck it out in duck's tails which didn't really do much for her. The X-Men look rarely goes with a conventional saree, if you think about it. Anyway, I fixed that, and while I was re-setting it, I realised she'd let them add streaks of glittery blue mascara. Very discretely, but pretty cool, huh?
I like glittery blues on hair. Also deep pinks and loud purples and warm blonde-browns. But my all-time favourite, which I've been unable to get any parlour to do for me is a dark, blackish, deep-in-the-forest green. Something like this green, but a little more glowing somehow. Awesome. Someday I shall get just that shade and be what my mamas call a very happy camper. Of course, I'll probably have to get new clothes to match. And a new bag. Shoes that colour aren't easy to find either. But I'm sure I can find something in contrasts. It's all about determination really.