So far, I’ve resisted dying my hair but I know many women who have gone gray and look amazing. My neighbor Debbie has gray hair down to her butt. She wears it in two long braids and it falls to her waist like a Dutch girl. She’s a happy hippy mama as she walks down the street with her two sweet dogs.
The process of hair dying is a big pain and time consuming but I still like my hair to be as dark as possible without being totally black. After it starts to fade it always turns red, even if they add ash to prevent it. That’s kind of annoying but I usually wait at least 3 months to re-color it because it’s expensive.
I’m not ready to look like my mother
My mother looked beautiful with gray hair and had already gone gray well before my current age. My younger sister gave up dying her hair and has gray hair but she’s outdoorsy and it suits her. It’s funny, though, because she’s looks and more like our mother every day.
I hate the idea of pouring toxic sludge on my head to satisfy my vanity but I love the way it turns out afterward. I’ll probably still have dark hair in my 80’s. If I do decide to give up my espresso tinted locks, I may go psychedelic. Who knows?
There’s no way I can do it myself
I’m completely hopeless at dying my own hair because I make a huge mess. But at the same time, I don’t see the point of spending $200 at a high-end salon. I usually have it done at a Supercuts, Fantastic Sam’s or even a beauty school, where I can get a color, cut, and face wax for under $100. Face waxing is always an effort in futility because my dark chin hairs pop back the next day. Why can’t they turn gray?
I don’t require a fancy haircut. In fact, it’s almost the same as when I was in high school except that now I have bangs. I’ve cut my hair short in the past and have vowed never to do it ever again. Some people say you should have short hair after the age of 40, but I don’t buy it. It makes me feel like a boy. If you have short hair, I’m sure you look amazing. But I don’t.
The problem with coloring your hair is that other parts of your body don’t comply if you know what I mean. I’d rather die than have my muff ripped off like all the young girls are doing. For now, I’m not worried about it because I’m not getting any action down there.
You don’t have to use toxic hair dye to color your hair
I’m excited about a hair color product line that’s non-toxic and good for your hair. It’s called Madison Reed. They have home hair-dye kits, root touch up kits you can also use on your brows (which I love!) and color reviving gloss. Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it without making a mess. If you’re more coordinated than I am, give it a try. It’s really amazing and if you order on their website it will help you choose a color that perfect for you.