Do YOU think this hair colour is too young for a 37-year-old? Woman reveals her husband dismissed her plan to dye her locks plum – saying ‘you’ve had your time’
- Woman, 37, is planning on dyeing her hair a deep plum colour
- Revealed on Mumsnet her husband is against it, saying ‘you’ve had your time’
- He was criticised by other users who urged the woman to take the plunge
A woman has revealed how her husband shot down her plans to dye her hair, telling her she is too old.
The 37-year-old woman took to Mumsnet to share her plans to dye her hair back to the ‘dark plum’ hair colour she had when she first met her husband in 2013.
When she told him about the idea, he was dismissive, saying: ‘You’ve had your time’.
Taking the plunge: The 37-year-old woman took to Mumsnet to share her plans to dye her hair back to the ‘dark plum’ hair colour she had when she first met her husband in 2013. She shared this photo to illustrate the colour she was hoping to emulate
Who’s in the right? She shared a post outlining what she wanted – and her husband’s response
The post was met with outrage by fellow Mumsnet users who criticised the husband for trying to control his wife’s behaviour. Many showed their support by sharing stories and photos of their own outlandish hair colours.
Explaining the situation, the original poster wrote: ‘When I met my now husband in 2013 I had a dark plum red hair colour…
‘Around 2017 I dropped it to black then brown and now with the new year coming in feeling inspired to lose some weight and bring back that colour.
‘I told him this morning over breakfast and he responded with “you have had your time” … I’m 37. Is there some kind of unsaid fashion rule regarding hair colours and age?’
The post was met with outrage by fellow Mumsnet users who criticised the husband for trying to control his wife’s behaviour. Many urged her to take the plunge and dye her hair
Mumsnet users were quick to tell the woman she wasn’t too old for plum coloured hair, with one writing: ’51 with bright red hair here. I’ve had it some shade of red or another since I was 17! I think your hair looks lovely in the pic. Honestly, do what makes YOU happy.’
Another posted: ‘I’m in my 50s and had pink hair earlier this year, then blue black and it is now dark purple. That is a gorgeous shade of plum in your photo OP, go for it!’
A third wrote: ‘cNever to old ! That’s when u age when u question your age lol I’m 44 and a hairdresser I’ve had green blue lilac ginger and platinum blonde over the last 4 years. no one believes my age I do what I feel like x.’
Several users shared their own hair colour experiences and said they had pink and red hair
Only a handful of responses siding with the husband, with some questioning whether dark plum was a professional or age-appropriate choice.
One posted: ‘Maybe he thinks it will look unprofessional at work or amongst your friends as it’s a fun fashion colour?’
Another wrote: ‘It depends really….if it goes with your overall “style” then fine…otherwise it might look a bit trying too hard/trying to relive your youth which can just come across as a bit sad sorry.’
Only a handful of people agreed with the husband and thought plum wasn’t appropriate