Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / MyHairCameOutGreen

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* One ''ComicBook/{{Archie}} story has Archie's aunt leave a bottle of black dye in the shower, which he mistakes for shampoo. Jughead suggests using a few chemicals from Flutesnoot's lab, which, preductably, turnes it vibrantly green. While Archie's annoyed at first, he lands a date with a punk girl by the end.


* There was an advertisement for Outback Steakhouse with this trope. Middle-aged woman tries to dye her hair and it turns out purple or pink. Her husband cancels their reservations at some hoity-toity restaurant and they go to Outback instead, where there are "no rules, just right" and her worries are forgotten.

to:

* There was an advertisement for Outback Steakhouse with this trope. Middle-aged A middle-aged woman tries to dye her hair and it turns out purple or pink. Her husband cancels their reservations at some hoity-toity restaurant and they go to Outback instead, where there are "no rules, just right" and her worries are forgotten.



* Exploited in ''Manga/SuperGals'' when Ran dyes her hair orange. The choice of colour was deliberate, but when she got in trouble at school over it, she claimed that she was actually trying to dye her hair black (it was previously blonde with red highlight, which was also against the school rules) and that a failure in the bleaching process turned it orange.

to:

* Exploited in ''Manga/SuperGals'' when Ran dyes her hair orange. The choice of colour color was deliberate, but when she got in trouble at school over it, she claimed that she was actually trying to dye her hair black (it was previously blonde with red highlight, highlights, which was also against the school rules) and that a failure in the bleaching process turned it orange.



* This was used to explain Princess Sally's varying hair/fur coloring in the early issues of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': during a mission, Sally fell into a vat of chemicals. Though she came out unscathed, attempts to wash the chemicals out led to her fur and hair being miscolored (from red hair and brown fur, to blonde hair and red fur, to black hair and pink fur and back to red and brown).

to:

* This was used to explain Princess Sally's varying hair/fur coloring in the early issues of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': during a mission, Sally fell into a vat of chemicals. Though she came out unscathed, attempts to wash the chemicals out led to her fur and hair being miscolored (from red hair and brown fur, fur to blonde hair and red fur, fur to black hair and pink fur and back to red and brown).



* In ''Fanfic/KarmaInRetrograde'', Touya and Mina decide to prank [[spoiler:Bakugou]] by slipping bubblegum pink hair dye into his shampoo. They originally intend it to last just a few weeks, but someone at the store had swapped the dye in the box for a more permanent one that lasts for months.

to:

* In ''Fanfic/KarmaInRetrograde'', Touya and Mina decide to prank [[spoiler:Bakugou]] by slipping bubblegum pink hair dye into his shampoo. They originally intend intended it to last just a few weeks, but someone at the store had swapped the dye in the box for a more permanent one that lasts for months.



* The botched Dye job look was the inspiration for approach to the Joker's hair in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.

to:

* The botched Dye job look was the inspiration for the approach to the Joker's hair in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.



* A short story that was called "In 50 years who will know?" or something like that, a woman who has said this phrase to her daughter throughout her daughter's life tries to dye her hair, and ends up with it brilliant green. The daughter even likens it to "glow in the dark green"--[[IronicEcho whereupon she tells her mother these words of dubious comfort]].

to:

* A short story that was called "In 50 years who will know?" or something like that, a woman who has said this phrase to her daughter throughout her daughter's life tries to dye her hair, hair and ends up with it brilliant green. The daughter even likens it to "glow in the dark green"--[[IronicEcho whereupon she tells her mother these words of dubious comfort]].



* In "The Inspiration of Mr Budd" by Creator/DorothyLSayers, a man walks into a hairdresser's shop just before closing time and demands to have his hair dyed. The hairdresser, who is the only person in the shop, recognizes the man as a wanted murderer with a large reward for his capture. The hairdresser knows he has no chance of physically overpowering the murderer but wants the reward money, so he deliberately arranges it so that the murderer's hair will turn bright green an hour or two after he leaves the shop.

to:

* In "The Inspiration of Mr Mr. Budd" by Creator/DorothyLSayers, a man walks into a hairdresser's shop just before closing time and demands to have his hair dyed. The hairdresser, who is the only person in the shop, recognizes the man as a wanted murderer with a large reward for his capture. The hairdresser knows he has no chance of physically overpowering the murderer but wants the reward money, so he deliberately arranges it so that the murderer's hair will turn bright green an hour or two after he leaves the shop.



* In ''The Literature/TeenageWorrier's Panick Diary'', Letty tries to dye her hair for a date. It's supposed to be "a lovely conker colour" (chestnut brown) but comes out bright orange. Thankfully, it's temporary dye so washes out.

to:

* In ''The Literature/TeenageWorrier's Panick Diary'', Letty tries to dye her hair for a date. It's supposed to be "a lovely conker colour" color" (chestnut brown) but comes out bright orange. Thankfully, it's temporary dye so washes out.



* Emma of ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' decided to color her hair and Cleo used a dye called "Scarlet Fever". Luckily for Emma it only showed up in her mermaid form.

to:

* Emma of ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' decided to color her hair and Cleo used a dye called "Scarlet Fever". Luckily for Emma Emma, it only showed up in her mermaid form.



* ''Series/FullHouse'' had a Season 4 episode where Danny Tanner's shampoo was switched with green hair dye by [[ThePrankster Rusty]] (the son of Danny's girlfriend). Notably, up to then Danny didn't believe Rusty was pulling a series of pranks on the other family members during the episode.

to:

* ''Series/FullHouse'' had a Season 4 episode where Danny Tanner's shampoo was switched with green hair dye by [[ThePrankster Rusty]] (the son of Danny's girlfriend). Notably, up to then then, Danny didn't believe Rusty was pulling a series of pranks on the other family members during the episode.



* In ''Dela the Hooda'' Dela -- an [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom extraterrestial anthropomorphic fox]] (Hooda) -- tells that most Hoodas are red-green colorblind and her sister once bought green fur dye instead of red-orange. All her (multispecies) school thought she was being rebellious, but her family didn't notice. Her father wasn't colorblind (and a painter to boot), but for some reason he didn't say anything.
* In ''Rep!'', this is is partly the reason Shorty is a red head. Her mom brought some shampoo from a fundraiser and gave it to her to try. The shampoo turned out to be defective and turned her hair red. Worse it got into her roots and any attempt to reverse it would leave her hair prematurely gray. Shorty just learned to live with it.

to:

* In ''Dela the Hooda'' Dela -- an [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom extraterrestial extraterrestrial anthropomorphic fox]] (Hooda) -- tells that most Hoodas are red-green colorblind and her sister once bought green fur dye instead of red-orange. All her (multispecies) school thought she was being rebellious, but her family didn't notice. Her father wasn't colorblind (and a painter to boot), but for some reason reason, he didn't say anything.
* In ''Rep!'', this is is partly the reason Shorty is a red head.redhead. Her mom brought some shampoo from a fundraiser and gave it to her to try. The shampoo turned out to be defective and turned her hair red. Worse it got into her roots and any attempt to reverse it would leave her hair prematurely gray. Shorty just learned to live with it.



* A common trouble when using all-natural hair dye (which was the only dye available until the 19th century, and the best until fairly recently). Henna gives red colour, henna with indigofera leaves gives golden brown to black. Put too little henna in the mix, and your hair may become green.

to:

* A common trouble when using all-natural hair dye (which was the only dye available until the 19th century, and the best until fairly recently). Henna gives red colour, color, henna with indigofera leaves gives golden brown to black. Put too little henna in the mix, and your hair may become green.


* ''Film/BrideWars'': "My hair's blue! '''''IT'S BUH-LUE!'''''"

to:

* ''Film/BrideWars'': In retaliation for turning her skin a bright orange, Emma sabotages Liv's hair dye with something more [[OrangeBlueContrast complementary]].
-->'''Liv''':
"My hair's blue! '''''IT'S BUH-LUE!'''''"


This is a SubTrope of CosmeticCatastrophe specific to hair coloring. Also compare NeverTrustAHairTonic. KaleidoscopeHair can occur if Alice keeps re-dyeing her hair. ElderlyBlueHairedLady is a specific trope for elderly ladies who's attempt to turn ugly yellow hair into graceful grey hair via blue dye results in blue hair instead.

to:

This is a SubTrope of CosmeticCatastrophe specific to hair coloring. Also compare NeverTrustAHairTonic. KaleidoscopeHair can occur if Alice keeps re-dyeing her hair. ElderlyBlueHairedLady is a specific trope for elderly ladies who's whose attempt to turn ugly yellow hair into a graceful grey hair via blue dye results in blue hair instead.


[[folder: Film ]]

to:

[[folder: Film ]][[folder:Film]]



[[folder: Literature ]]

to:

[[folder: Literature ]][[folder:Literature]]



[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

to:

[[folder: Live [[folder:Live Action TV ]]TV]]



[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

to:

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]][[folder:Newspaper Comics]]



[[folder: Theatre ]]

to:

[[folder: Theatre ]][[folder:Theatre]]



[[folder: Visual Novels ]]

to:

[[folder: Visual Novels ]][[folder:Visual Novels]]



[[folder: Webcomics ]]

to:

[[folder: Webcomics ]][[folder:Webcomics]]



[[folder: Western Animation ]]

to:

[[folder: Western Animation ]][[folder:Western Animation]]



[[folder: Real Life ]]

to:

[[folder: Real Life ]][[folder:Real Life]]


[[folder: Advertising ]]

to:

[[folder: Advertising ]][[folder:Advertising]]



[[folder: Anime & Manga]]

to:

[[folder: Anime [[folder:Anime & Manga]]



[[folder: Comic Book ]]

to:

[[folder: Comic Book ]][[folder:Comic Book]]



[[folder: Fan Fic ]]

to:

[[folder: Fan Fic ]][[folder:Fan Fic]]


Added DiffLines:

* In ''Fanfic/KarmaInRetrograde'', Touya and Mina decide to prank [[spoiler:Bakugou]] by slipping bubblegum pink hair dye into his shampoo. They originally intend it to last just a few weeks, but someone at the store had swapped the dye in the box for a more permanent one that lasts for months.


* PlayedForDrama in the ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9823823/1/And-Hair-as-Black-as-Ebony And Hair as Black as Ebony]]''. Feeling inadequate because she is blonde instead of the traditional raven, the next Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} Apple White decides to dye her hair black. Unfortunately, it ends up coming out dark blue and purple. This sends her into an emotional fit.

to:

* PlayedForDrama in the ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9823823/1/And-Hair-as-Black-as-Ebony And Hair as Black as Ebony]]''. Feeling inadequate because she is blonde instead of the traditional raven, the next Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} Apple White decides to dye her hair black. Unfortunately, it ends up coming out dark blue and purple. This sends her into an emotional fit.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/TheHole'': In Liz's first version of events, she attempts to dye her hair with peroxide from the lab and something catastrophic happens, but Frankie is able to fix it for her.

Added DiffLines:

** In "Too Much Monkey Business," Wendy's pet monkey sneaks into DJ's room and messes with the dish of hair dye that DJ is about to use on Kimmy. As a result, DJ dyes Kimmy's hair a shockingly bright shade of orange instead of the subtle color she intended. Unlike typical examples of this trope, though, Kimmy ends up really liking the color.


* In one of the subplots of ''Deadbeat Poets Society'' from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', two of the clones, Kristen and Kirsten, dye their hair brown (their natural hair color) for some reason. However, after they see Jen and Caitlin wearing blonde wigs (which they're using to spy on Wyatt), they decide to dye their hair back to its original color--but unfortunately, they accidentally turn their hair green due to accidentally over-processing the hair dye they used (at least that's what they assume). Nikki helps her coworkers by giving them the blonde wigs her friends used, which the Clones can wear until the dye wears off.

to:

* In one of the subplots of ''Deadbeat Poets Society'' from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', two of the clones, Kristen and Kirsten, dye their hair brown (their natural hair color) for some reason. However, after they see Jen and Caitlin wearing blonde wigs (which they're using to spy on Wyatt), they decide to dye their hair back to its original color--but blonde--but unfortunately, they accidentally turn their hair green due to accidentally over-processing the hair dye they used (at least that's what they assume). Nikki helps her coworkers by giving them the blonde wigs her friends used, which the Clones can wear until the dye wears off.


* In one of the subplots of ''Deadbeat Poets Society'' from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', Kirsten and Kirsten (two of Nikki Wong's coworkers, who she refers to as "The Clones") have gone briefly gone brunette, as they feel that blonde is on the way out. However, after they see Jen and Caitlin wearing blonde wigs (which they're using to spy on Wyatt), they conclude that blonde is back in and go to dye their hair back to it's original color. However, they end up turning their green, which they deduce came from accidentally overprocessing the dye. Nikki ultimately helps them by giving them the blonde wigs that her friends were using, which the Clones can wear until the dye wears off.

to:

* In one of the subplots of ''Deadbeat Poets Society'' from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', Kirsten two of the clones, Kristen and Kirsten (two of Nikki Wong's coworkers, who she refers to as "The Clones") have gone briefly gone brunette, as they feel that blonde is on the way out. Kirsten, dye their hair brown (their natural hair color) for some reason. However, after they see Jen and Caitlin wearing blonde wigs (which they're using to spy on Wyatt), they conclude that blonde is back in and go decide to dye their hair back to it's its original color. However, color--but unfortunately, they end up turning their green, which they deduce came from accidentally overprocessing turn their hair green due to accidentally over-processing the dye. hair dye they used (at least that's what they assume). Nikki ultimately helps them her coworkers by giving them the blonde wigs that her friends were using, used, which the Clones can wear until the dye wears off.

Added DiffLines:

* In one of the subplots of ''Deadbeat Poets Society'' from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', Kirsten and Kirsten (two of Nikki Wong's coworkers, who she refers to as "The Clones") have gone briefly gone brunette, as they feel that blonde is on the way out. However, after they see Jen and Caitlin wearing blonde wigs (which they're using to spy on Wyatt), they conclude that blonde is back in and go to dye their hair back to it's original color. However, they end up turning their green, which they deduce came from accidentally overprocessing the dye. Nikki ultimately helps them by giving them the blonde wigs that her friends were using, which the Clones can wear until the dye wears off.


* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'': Anne tries to dye her hair "a beautiful raven-black". Unfortunately, [[JustifiedTrope she buys the dye from a dubious source, the local soil contains so much iron oxide (aka rust) that the roads are red so who knows what's in the well water, and red hair is known to do strange things with dye to boot]]. Her hair turns a hideous bronze-green, and Marilla is forced to cut it ''very'' short. Due to morals at the time, there was definitely AnAesop against vanity in this chapter, and Anne learns to accept the fact that she has red hair.

to:

* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'': Anne tries to dye her hair "a beautiful raven-black". Unfortunately, [[JustifiedTrope she buys the dye from a dubious source, the local soil contains so much iron oxide (aka rust) that the roads are red so who knows what's in the well water, and red hair is known to do strange things with dye to boot]]. Her hair turns a hideous bronze-green, and Marilla is forced to cut it ''very'' short. [[EnforcedTrope Due to morals at the time, time]], there was definitely AnAesop against vanity in this chapter, and Anne learns to accept the fact that she has red hair.


* In the ''StarWars'' expansion novel ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', character Corran Horn accidentally dyed his hair green in an attempt to disguise himself as Kieran Halcyon.

to:

* In the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' expansion novel ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', character Corran Horn accidentally dyed his hair green in an attempt to disguise himself as Kieran Halcyon.


* The (mildly anti-)Soviet classic ''TheTwelveChairs'', by Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov, has a scene where one of the protagonists tries to dye his hair and eyebrows and mustache a darker color, but the dye is counterfeit and ends up turning him a rabid green color. A second attempt with another dye of no higher quality results in multi-colored hair. The poor sod ends up having to shave his head completely devoid of hair.

to:

* The (mildly anti-)Soviet classic ''TheTwelveChairs'', ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'', by Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov, has a scene where one of the protagonists tries to dye his hair and eyebrows and mustache a darker color, but the dye is counterfeit and ends up turning him a rabid green color. A second attempt with another dye of no higher quality results in multi-colored hair. The poor sod ends up having to shave his head completely devoid of hair.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 108

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback