I Want to Dye My Hair Green
Many of my friends have dyed their hair different colors.
I don’t mean normal hair colors like brown or black.
My friends have dyed their hair orange, purple and blue.
I told my mother that I would like to dye my hair green.
I explained to my mother that I would only use food coloring.
The green would not last forever.
My mother said that dyeing your hair was a silly fad.
She said that I would not look good with green hair.
I said that if I couldn’t dye my hair green, maybe I could get a nose ring.
My mother said “no.”
I said that maybe a tattoo on my arm would be nice.
My mother said “no way”.
My mother said that she did some crazy things when she was a young girl. said that she used to iron her hair to make it straight.
That sounds quite boring to me.
My friend Joan came over.
Her hair is dyed bright pink.
My father said “nice hair, Joan.”
I don’t think that he really meant it.
My mother says that when I am an adult I can dye my hair whatever crazy color I like, but for now she would like me to leave my hair its natural color.
I tried to tell her that all my friends were doing it.
My mother asked, “if all your friends were jumping off a cliff, would you do it too?”
I said “no.”
I think I’ll have to wait to have green hair, but maybe by the time I’m old enough to dye my hair green, I won’t want it that color.
My mother says that fads change all the time.
One day something might be popular, and the next day it’s not in style at all.
I’ll just have to live without green hair for now.
I wonder what the fad will be next month.
a vegetable or chemical substance, usu. in liquid form, used to change the color of things esp. by dipping.
to give something a different colour using a dye
dye something black/blue/blonde etc
– Priscilla’s hair was dyed jet black.
– I’m bored with this skirt. I’m going to dye it.
– Wool and silk are the materials that are easiest to dye.
dye something blue/yellow/red etc
– She’s dyed her hair red — it looks so unnatural.
– His interest in photography is only a passing fad.
– the latest fad.
– They know this is just another fad.
– This is not simply a passing fad.
(colouring) is any substance that is added to food or drink to change its color. Food coloring is used both in commercial food production and in domestic cooking. Due to its safety and general availability, food coloring is also used in a variety of non-food applications, for example in home craft projects and educational settings.
something that people like or do for a short time, or that is fashionable for a short time.
an interest or activity that is followed very eagerly but usu. only for a short time:
– Interest in organic food is not a fad, it’s here to stay.
the past tense and past participle of mean