I was walking my dogs and a young lady in her twenties walked by me with streaks of gray in her hair. Apparently, silver hair on young people is a trend. You can see it all over Instagram.
Older women, who haven’t embraced getting older yet are embellishing their hair with pink, purple, and blue streaks. Some look cool and others clownish. Either way, young or old, women are doing their thing and being themselves. It’s fun to observe.
I’ve been stuck in a quagmire. It’s been months since I had my hair dyed. I always have it colored super dark brown, without any red. Now my silver hair is popping out all over and I’m wondering if dying it is worth the effort. I don’t have time to sit in the salon for hours. The sitting part drives me crazy. I get it done at Fantastic Sam’s because I don’t want to spend hundreds of bucks each time my hair needs a fix.
Don’t tell me to do it myself. I tried and almost destroyed the bathroom
My hair is long, and I want to keep it that way. A friend of mine has Godiva long silver hair and I’m jealous because mine never grows out past my shoulders. I guess you need super thick hair to accomplish that at this age and my hair is fine and flimsy.
My younger sister has silver hair and she’s happy with it. She thinks I’d look good with it too, but I can’t bring myself to do it.
I’m not ready to look old
There are many women who look elegant with gray locks but I’m afraid I would look mousy.
My mother had beautiful silver hair. It’s was almost white. I can’t remember what her natural color was because she started dying it when I was a little kid. She finally let loose and went gray younger than I am now.
Silver hair women on Instagram
There’s a whole gaggle of amazing older women on Instagram who look fabulous with silver hair. They also look incredible in clothes. If you happen to be on the platform, check out:
Their profiles are awesome!
I guess the thing to do is try on a wig and see if it’s something I can handle. I know I’m being a weenie but I live in Hollywood (well actually near it) and ageism in the movie profession is still a thing. It’s funny, though. Some of the actresses I’ve meet at the TV Academy events I’ve been attending dye their hair and then wear a silver wig when they play a part because they’re usually cast as grannies or matrons.
Update 6/16/19 – I caved
It’s a vanity thing for me. Someday, I hope to get over it.
What about you? Silver hair or dyed? Please leave a comment below.