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  • Merlot hair color
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    01-07-2011, 12:46 PM
Talking Showing and with not so normal hair color

I have always liked to experiment with different hair colors. My natural color is blonde so the outrageous colors tend to show up pretty well. I don't go permanent anymore and use semi permanent normally 6-8 week color and just redo if I want to keep it longer.

Currently my hair is cherry red with blood tide highlights and I'm getting it dyed and touched up more today. I like the color but I start pinto shows with legacy in April which I have never done before. I know when I used to show in jumping when I was 16 they didn't care when my hair was bright aqua blue with candy apple red streaks.
My question, since my hair will be braid and rolled into a little bun and tucked into the mesh bun thing, will the color play a roll in how I place, excluding ridiculously biased judges.
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    01-07-2011, 02:33 PM
I don't think it should, I've seen people with crazy colored hair at shows I think as long as it's tucked away neatly and such it shouldn't be a problem but then again I don't know anything about Pinto shows so I don't know if they have any different rules. I would ask an official.
    01-07-2011, 03:08 PM
I looked in the 2011 rule book so I don't think it should matter. I didn't find anything. They are judging position and the horse so I think as long as my hair isn't a major distractio and my horse isn't bright funny colors I should be ok. I hope so because I like this color.
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    01-07-2011, 06:08 PM
Just make sure your hair color matches your saddle blanket. LOL
    01-07-2011, 09:37 PM
It doesn't matter how you look, just how you ride. ;)
    01-07-2011, 10:39 PM
Haha it matches her colors!
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    01-08-2011, 07:13 PM
If you thought it might be a problem, what about trying that stuff you can buy for halloween.. spray in hair color, in a more "normal" color. That way when you were done, you could just wash it out and still have your color :)
    01-09-2011, 10:04 AM
It doesn't get along with my hair and frazzled it to high heaven plus if it's left in over 24hours it's bad for the skin on the scalp. Oddly enough I've had nasty itchy reactions to paint hair spray like that and absolutely no damage from the semi dyes I tortured my hair with as a teen.
I mean it shouldn't be a problem and there is always going to be the ridiculous biased judge who shouldn't be judging but nothing in the rule book says hair color has to be natural colors so if it's a problem it'll be from a rotten egg.
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    01-13-2011, 11:24 PM
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Can you use a very dark hairnet or two, if you are really concerned about it? That might hide it.

The only thing is, I would want the judge watching my horse with total concentration, not with half their mind on your hair.
    01-14-2011, 01:59 AM
It's a dark merlot wine red. It's not distracting. It took a while for people at the barn to notice and it's a close knit family there. I'm not worried about it. It's nowhere in the rule book and there are 6 judges. If 1 out of 6 is biased than that just sucks for him/her but I also don't expect any of the judges to be nose deep in my hair inspecting the color of it. Lol.

I redyed it darker because it makes my blue eyes pop and the deep merlot color makes them POP

I'll have pictures this weekend from the schooling show. This is the color

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