You’re already casting spells, and you don’t even know it. Sometimes magick involves a coven of witches invoking the elements in a ritual, and sometimes it’s just you and a messy red jar of Manic Panic. Our everyday rituals, such as getting our hair done, can be magickal as well. There’s nothing vain or petty about caring about a beauty ritual. Put more accurately: there is nothing wrong with being vain. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a muggle who can’t be trusted. Dyeing your hair combines glamour magick and color magick to help you live your most powerful life.
What is glamour magick?
The word “glamour” originally referred to a magick spell. In particular, glamouring someone means to use your appearance to achieve the desired outcome. Glamour magick is the power of costume. Appearance can manipulate and set an intention. A power suit can invoke needed imagery to slay an interview, and eye makeup can seduce. Remember: Witches don’t feel guilty for using what they have to get what they want. Regarding hair color, glamour magick mixes with color magick to help you feel as powerful and happy as possible.
What is color magick?
Color magick is invoking the powers and associations of each color, as I outline for Allure. You can use color magick in your home, wardrobe, and even business marketing, but hair dye is one of the most fun ways to invoke the power of color.
When is the best time to cast this spell?
Astrologically, avoid significant changes to your appearance during Venus retrograde. Venus rules love and beauty, so a retrograde is not the time to try a new look. (Thankfully, there are no Venus retrogrades until May 2020). Friday is the day of Venus, as well as the first night of the weekend. It’s a lovely time to dye your hair.
Logistically, as those familiar with hair dye know, even the most powerful witches can’t go from natural dark hair to vampire red with a wave of the wand. Regardless of whether you go to the salon or dye at home, fun colors, especially pastels, wash out over several weeks. This makes it easier to change colors and get rid of one if you don’t like, but since hair dye doesn’t wholly remove itself, you can’t jump from one color to the next. The color wheel acts as a guide. You can turn a faded red into a bright purple since they’re next to each other on the color wheel. However, going from purple to green becomes more complicated. Unless your hair is naturally very light, you’ll need to have your hair bleached or highlighted first. It’s safest to go to a salon for this. Application of color hair dye over virgin hair can give blue highlights, but it won’t make your hair Katy Perry Blue. You must also use common sense and chemistry when deciding the best time to color your hair.
What deity should I work with?
Venus is the goddess of love and beauty and a go-to for all such spells. Venus loves abundance and wants you to have as much sex and wealth as you desire. Venus is the anecdote to your imposter syndrome. She reminds you that you are not only worthy, but you deserve the fruits of life that reflect your worth. I also tend to worth with personal style icons when changing my hair. I envisioned Ziggy Stardust before going orange, and Cheryl Blossom for long red femme hair. How do you work with a deity? You may set up an altar complete with offerings to the deity, such as fruit and roses for Venus. You can meditate on your inspiration, or keep it to a Pinterest board.
What does each hair color mean?
Each color comes with associations to invoke when dyeing your hair. Remember that glamour magick is not simply to allure others, but to feel confident. Choose colors that make you feel powerful or contain the energy you wish to harness. Consider the following associations when using color magick through hair dye, but ultimately stick with what you want. Colors come in many shades making it possible for everyone to enjoy each color.
Yellow: Joy, abundance, optimism
Orange: Originality, creativity, confidence
Red: Love, passion, sexual prowess
Pink: Flirtation, self-love, healing
Purple: Royalty, power, art
Blue: Tranquility, serenity, protection
Green: Wealth, healing, nature
Go forth and attack the world with magickal queer hair! Has changing your hair color affected your energy?