I’m conflicted about this. Why does grey hair get such a bad rap, especially for women? Half of me wants to let the natural grey shine through and the other half of me wants to keep it hidden. My natural color isn’t even grey, it’s white. I have white hair, like half my head is white, why do I keep trying to deny it’s shimmery splendor? Can ya see that in the picture? I have about an inch and a half of the glittery strands showing through. I’m really curious how I would look with it all natural. And no I don’t want to chop it all off to start fresh. I just don’t like super short hair on myself.
I’ve tried this “growing out process” last year and didn’t make it very far before getting out the hair dye again. Here’s the thing…it’s hard to re-color hair that has no color in it and the constant maintenance of it is getting ridiculous for me.
I know what my options are and I think I’m gonna let it slowly grow out. In the meantime, I have all these different colors for everyone to stare at, and that’s what people do.
It’s so glaringly obvious that I color my hair right after the first week of having it colored. Ya know when it starts growing out and people look at your hair-line when you talk to them. I mean, when you’re younger they stare at your boobs and when you’re older it’s the hair-line that gets all the attention. Geesh!
I blame the media, advertisers and marketing agents for making grey hair so distasteful for women. I got my first grey hair right after having my first baby…at 23. That just seems wrong but it happened waaaaaay back then. Maybe it’s not as bad as it use to be, now that young ladies are purposely coloring their hair grey or silver but still; when a woman gets a makeover on a show, one of the first things they want to do is color her hair.
I want to embrace the natural colors in my hair. I want the beauty of aging to shine through and break the ridiculous barriers that the media portrays of it. If its okay for men to age ( and even look better with age) then the same is and should be true for women. Have ya noticed that the anti-aging products are geared towards women? There’s probably more than one reason for it.
I’m gonna need a little support and encouragement to let this play out…or should I say “grow out”. Has anyone else gone through the process to stop coloring your hair cold turkey? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next week…