The decision to quit dying your hair is an individual decision. So far, I’ve resisted, but I know many women who have gone gray and look amazing. I had a neighbor who had gray hair down to her butt. She wore it in two long braids that fell to her waist like a Dutch girl.
The process of hair dying is time-consuming, but I still do it even though it’s often a pain. It’s an annoying process but my vanity wins over in the end.
I’m not ready to look like my mother
My mother looked beautiful with gray hair and had already gone gray well before the age I am now. My younger sister has gone gray hair but she’s outdoorsy and it suits her. Yet, every time I look at her she reminds me of our mother.
I hate the idea of pouring toxic sludge on my head but I love the way it turns out afterward. I may have dark hair well into my 80s. Or, I may go psychedelic just to be different. Who knows?
I’m a klutz at doing it myself
I go to a salon because I’m hopeless at coloring my own hair. At the same time, I don’t see the point of spending $200 at a high-end salon. I get it done at a discount salon like Supercuts or Fantastic Sam’s. I’ve even had it done at a beauty school. If I can get it done for under $100 including a cut, I’m happy.
Plucking my chin hairs is an effort in futility because dark hair pops back up the next day. Why can’t they turn gray? And then there are my invisible eyebrows. When I get my hair colored I usually have my hairdresser put a little color on them but it doesn’t last long.
How about non-toxic hair color?
I discovered a hair color brand called Madison Reed that doesn’t have harsh ingredients and is good for your hair. They have home hair-dye kits and root touch-up kits you can also use on your brows as well as color reviving gloss. I love the money-saving aspect of it, now I’ll have to practice a little to do it myself.
Have you gone gray yet? How do YOU feel about it? Please leave a comment below.