Sarah Michelle Gellar dyed her hair pink: cute change?

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The latest celebrity to give in to quarantine boredom and mess with their hair is Sarah Michelle Gellar. Fortunately Sarah’s hair attack did not involve a bottle of Schnapps and some clippers, but rather a bottle of pink dye. Claiming this was her latest attempt to find a way to embarrass her children during lockdown, SMG posted this quick video to show off her new rosy locks:

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#quarancolor #roseallday (or until it fades out)

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I think it looks great. It really brings out the green in her eyes. It not only looks good on her, it’s a pretty color in general. This is why my hair coloring attempts never work out. I refuse to bleach my brown hair in the process, so I never get the color I want. Although, my grey really picked up the blue this last go round and that part was cool. *Sigh* Blondes really do have more fun. Honestly, Sarah could keep this post quarantine if she wanted to, she’s even figured out how to coordinate her lipstick to it. When it fades (my guess is this is a temporary box color) she’ll just have a few pink highlights at certain angles and it will be a really cool effect. Or, you know, she can just bleach it and make it all go away.

As anyone who follows my IG knows, I had insta-regret with my last color job, it looked terrible against my skin. I did find some color removals you can do from home. I used the 1 T baking soda to 1 T dandruff shampoo method about two weeks after I’d colored it and it really did remove a lot of the color. Not all, but more than I expected at that point. Just remember to get a really good condition treatment to apply after you use it. As for Sarah, she obviously knows what complements her better than I do. And by the looks of her second IG post, her color the color is already fading, so she was just smarter all around. She looks like she’s happy with it. She should do stripes next! Or dip dye.

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  1. Ali says:

    Her hair looks great.

    I dont use harsh chemicals like bleach in my hair so I wear wigs.

  2. Astrid says:

    Looks super cute.

    I’m resisting the boredom hair thing with all my might. I keep having thoughts of adding bangs. I don’t know what’s got into me. I know the minute I take my first cut, i’ll regret it but its still so tempting to try something new while home.

    • CROOKSANDNANNIES says:

      Resist the urge! Impulse bangs are never the answer haha. Could you do a fun temporary change, like a cute mani/pedi? I will admit I have spent a lot of time in my closet analyzing my disparate pieces of clothing and planning out new combinations of outfits to wear when all this ends…and trying them on.

  3. FHMom says:

    Her hair looks great. I didn’t recognize her, however. Is it that she is aging or did she do something else?

    • Ramona Q. says:

      It’s time to pick apart another woman’s face, here we go.

    • BW says:

      She’s aging naturally. Good for her. She looks great.

    • lucy2 says:

      I was thinking that it was refreshing to see someone who actually looks like herself still.

      She’s forever Buffy in most people’s minds, so I think a lot of us picture her like that, but it’s been almost 20 years.

    • Severine says:

      She is not aging naturally. She’s had work done – that’s why you don’t recognize her. It wasn’t until the last photo in the denim jacket that I saw a woman somewhat resembling the actress I remember.

  4. Darla says:

    Oh wow, she looks amazing actually! I wish she would get a good role. There’s so many actors I really love, and with all of these streaming services these days, you’d think I’d see more of them. I don’t get it.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Yeah I would be happy to see her back on the screen too

    • lucy2 says:

      I enjoyed that crazy show she did where she played the twins – it was very soap opera-ish, but entertaining.
      I get the impression she works just as much as she wants to, but I hope as her kids get older she comes back to TV on a good series.

      • Dazed and Confused says:

        It was called Ringer — a super fun soap-y show. It only lasted for 1 season. Ioan Gruffuld was also in it — and one of my favorites: Nestor Carbonell.

        Add my name to the list of people who would love to see her in another show!

  5. Bunny says:

    Sarah Michelle Gellar can do no wrong, and looks great!

    I’m gearing up to bleach and then dye my hair several shades of purple, green, and blue, in layers. I’ve done it before, but had let it go back to my natural colour over the last few years. It is almost to my waist, and the entire process will take nearly two weeks with rests, conditioning, the use of a bond multiplier, etc.

    If you’re going to process your hair at home, tell yourself that you know you’re playing “hair roulette” and that one day, you know you’ll lose. Then, if you over-process it or it breaks, or you hate it, you’ve prepared yourself.

    I’ve yet to truly fry my hair, but the chance is there, and I know the risk.

  6. Case says:

    My hair is too dark to dye a cute color, but I’d totally make it pink or blue right now if I could.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Same. She looks great and I envy anyone able to make their hair light enough for this colour or lavender or silver. LOVE it. Mine’s originally dark brown but dyed black, which makes it really hard to bleach. I was thinking about dying my roots green so I love the idea of Hecate making hers blue. I might try that.

      • Case says:

        Same! My hair is fairly dark naturally and near-black with color. I’m taking this time to grow out my color because I’ve been trying to go a little lighter for ages and it’s so difficult to do without damaging your hair.

  7. Esmom says:

    She looks amazing, I love the pink. One of my local Trader Joe’s staffers had a beautiful and striking shade of turquoise last year that I loved, and which faded really nicely. I’d do this if I was still a preschool teacher, still in a classroom with kiddos. My own college age kids would be mortified, though.

  8. a reader says:

    Folks, to all of you who fear bleach but still want funky colors…. you do NOT have to bleach to achieve these colors anymore!

    There is a brand that can be found at CVS called Splat. No bleach and the color lasts up to 30 washes if you use cool water.

    https://www.byrdie.com/splat-midnight-hair-dye-without-bleach

  9. GR says:

    The pale pink looks cute on her, and I’m impressed that her fair skin hasn’t been ravaged by all those years of California sun.
    People with dark hair, if you want a *permanent* color (most bright colors are semi-permanent – that is, they don’t use developer) that shows up well and doesn’t fade in a week, try Pravana Everlasting:
    https://www.imagebeauty.com/products/pravana-chromasilk-vivid-everlasting-hair-color

  10. Theresa says:

    I used Splat to dye my dark brown hair purple last summer but quickly discovered it took weeks and weeks before I didn’t drop purple dye any time my hair was wet. Many a towel and a few clothing items fell victim along with my pillowcase, and swimming in a pool was a bit interesting. Color did last but I’d likely forgo doing it because of the constant dripping of dye.