• Creator
    Topic
  • #412395
    Sa•man•tha
    Founder
    Registered On: January 21, 2018
    Topics: 392
    Replies: 1629
    Has thanked: 7195 times
    Been thanked: 6176 times

    When I was a kid, it wasnt too uncommon to see older ladies with blue hair.  Not the punky day glo blue of today but the regal, silvery blue of yesteryear.  My childhood neighbor lady was one.

    “Mom why is her hair blue?”
    “She dyed it like that.”

    A conversation heard round the campfire between my aunt & uncle
    – “Why do they dye their hair blue?
    – “Well because when their hair turns white it bleaches the color out of their face”
    – (After a moment of deep thought) “So they want their face to turn blue?”

    Today it occurred to me that I haven’t seen one of these stately blue haired beauties in quite a few years, maybe not even this century.  Do women even still do this?

    So this is my new dream… when I grow up, I wanna be the magical blue haired lady.  We all need a dream right?

Viewing 9 reply threads
  • Author
    Replies
    • #412813
      Emily Alt
      Duchess - Annual
      Registered On: August 24, 2019
      Topics: 10
      Replies: 433
      Has thanked: 374 times
      Been thanked: 1962 times

      I imagine there’s still some blue haired ladies working the slots in Vegas. I saw a few the last time I visited 8 years ago.

      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412556
      Kathleen 60454
      Lady
      Registered On: January 8, 2020
      Topics: 26
      Replies: 252
      Has thanked: 1621 times
      Been thanked: 848 times

      Sa•man•tha, I remember my fathers mother was one of those “Blue Haired Ladies” back in the late 40’s early 50’s. Every time she went to the hair dresser she came back with “Blue Hair”.

       

      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412548
      Rei Durden
      Baroness - Annual
      Registered On: October 11, 2020
      Topics: 19
      Replies: 791
      Has thanked: 4885 times
      Been thanked: 3194 times

      I blame the internet and social media, technology is running rampant in the streets!

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412517
      donna misteriosa
      Lady
      Registered On: September 27, 2017
      Topics: 4
      Replies: 32
      Has thanked: 314 times
      Been thanked: 67 times

      Mature ladies are my inspiration. Love the vintage clothing, lingerie…and the grey/blue hair!

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412504
      Suki Rivers
      Lady
      Registered On: November 20, 2020
      Topics: 5
      Replies: 44
      Has thanked: 249 times
      Been thanked: 236 times

      I have seen a few with purple hair including one of the members of Congress from my state. Ok, died a dark colir with bold purple.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412491
      Grace Scarlett
      Baroness - Annual
      Registered On: July 26, 2020
      Topics: 50
      Replies: 1429
      Has thanked: 6653 times
      Been thanked: 7919 times

      Sammy

      Hilarious….I do remember the blue rinse brigade…and mauve!!

      Our bingo halls were full of them. In fact, when the bingo finished, you could quite often get caught up in a psychedelic tsunami…. scary!!!

      Grace xx

      5 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412446
      stephanie plumb
      Baroness - Annual
      Registered On: November 17, 2018
      Topics: 118
      Replies: 1369
      Has thanked: 2015 times
      Been thanked: 5889 times

      Hi sammy,

      We do still see the occasional “blue rinse” in the UK, and sometimes pink too. As you say it is usually with the older ladies (70+), who also invariably have shortish hairstyles.   My next door neighbour has a ‘girlfriend’ – indeterminate age maybe 60’s? –  who has streaked blue and pink hair.    She looks weird rather than elegant.

      For me though it says “old” and I wouldn’t consider a blue rinse or grey wig in my (soon to be) declining years.  My natural colour is ‘moonlight blonde’ – I’ll stick with that.

      Stephanie x

      5 users thanked author for this post.
      • #412453
        Sa•man•tha
        Managing Ambassador
        Registered On: January 21, 2018
        Topics: 392
        Replies: 1629
        Has thanked: 7195 times
        Been thanked: 6176 times

        Steph, have I told you that I love you today?  Cuz I do! 😘

        So, you’re saying the blue rinse does still exist??  Wow… 😀

        My next door neighbour has a ‘girlfriend’ – indeterminate age maybe 60’s? –  who has streaked blue and pink hair.    She looks weird rather than elegant.

        Stayed too late at the fair!  Its cotton candy!

        5 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412444
      Carolyne Sherman
      Baroness - Annual
      Registered On: February 20, 2018
      Topics: 7
      Replies: 316
      Has thanked: 136 times
      Been thanked: 950 times

      Ms Sa•man•tha

      I shall be happy to grow old and have blue hair if only I can wear purple and a red hat with it. And for the record I haven’t seen that blue hair in quite a few years.
      🍷C

      4 users thanked author for this post.
      • #412450
        Sa•man•tha
        Managing Ambassador
        Registered On: January 21, 2018
        Topics: 392
        Replies: 1629
        Has thanked: 7195 times
        Been thanked: 6176 times

        Hiya Carolyne…now that would be pretty!  Say…”red hat ladies”…I saw a group of those at a restaurant one time, they looked like they were having a lotta fun!

        2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412425
      ChloeC
      Duchess
      Registered On: November 5, 2019
      Topics: 8
      Replies: 230
      Has thanked: 427 times
      Been thanked: 896 times

      Hi,

      I suspect some still do, but right now, probably not too many are out.  One place back in the 80’s/90’s that would have been a sure bet was Greek Town Casino in downtown Detroit.  That was the casino where the out-of-towners, especially older women, came by bus, quick in, quicker out. Before the lock-downs, I’d bet there were some still showing up there. Maybe also in higher end retirement communities where there would be quality social functions.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if all the greeting cards and newspaper comics that made fun of that style encouraged a slow demise.

      3 users thanked author for this post.
      • #412442
        Sa•man•tha
        Managing Ambassador
        Registered On: January 21, 2018
        Topics: 392
        Replies: 1629
        Has thanked: 7195 times
        Been thanked: 6176 times

        Heya Chloe…heh, I remember the humor around it back then too.  But now we have women in their 60s with their hair dyed pink or purple…lol how times have changed 😅

        3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #412411
      Bettylou Cox
      Duchess
      Registered On: May 26, 2019
      Topics: 17
      Replies: 1700
      Has thanked: 3017 times
      Been thanked: 5698 times

      Hi Sammy,

      And funny you should mention that.  I’m certainly in that age group, and I’m not too pleased with the off-white color of my hair; but I don’t think that blueing they used to use even exists, any longer.  Maybe platinum, instead?  (My youngest granddaughter dyed hers Platinum, and she looks fabulous).

      Hugs,

      Bettylou

      3 users thanked author for this post.
      • #412438
        Sa•man•tha
        Managing Ambassador
        Registered On: January 21, 2018
        Topics: 392
        Replies: 1629
        Has thanked: 7195 times
        Been thanked: 6176 times

        Hey Bettylou!  Hmm, my mom said the same thing earlier “I dont think they make the rinse for that anymore”.  Platinum is nice too tho!  😘

        3 users thanked author for this post.
Viewing 9 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Crossdresser Heaven.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account

If you don't see the captcha above please disable ad and tracking blockers and reload the page.