PERISH THE THOUGHT!
Like many women (and men too), I’ve always been vain about my hair. It’s the one feature that still gets compliments in this youth-oriented society. Worn long since puberty, it gives me strength and a sense of security. Older women with long hair were once considered eccentric, but thankfully, attitudes have changed. This is what I wrote in Feb. 2012:
It used to be that women of a “certain” age were expected to have shorter, more “mature” hairstyles and those of us who kept ours long were considered radicals. (I prefer the term “hippie”, myself. 😉 ) The times are a changin’ now and anything goes. Say thanks to those of us from the Baby Boomer generation; the largest age group on the planet. 😀 Read more ►
I was still suffering through the hair dyeing drudgery at that point but gave it up a few months later. From Oct. 2012:
Thanks to us, the Baby Boomers, there are some new catch phrases being flung about. Who hasn’t heard “40 is the new 30”, or “50 is the new 40”? So, it follows that we’ll be hearing “60 is the new 50” (or optimistically even, 40), yes? I’m certainly gung-ho about those! My new favourite? “Grey is the new blonde”. Yes, indeed. After dyeing my hair for over 40 years, I am finally FED UP with the whole thing! You become a slave to it; every 4-6 weeks, without fail, otherwise those dreaded grey roots become oh so visible. You know what? NOW is the time to embrace one’s “greyness” and revel in the independence. Liberation from the drudgery and mess! Read more ►
There was a follow-up after seven months:
On Oct, 9, 2012, I wrote about kicking the hair dyeing habit and letting it go natural. Well, it’s May 2013 now and the last bit of synthetic colour was applied one year ago! I have cut it twice; four inches in the fall and five inches the other day, to speed up the transition. Let me tell you, that was difficult because like Samson, long hair gives me strength. It’s my “security blanket”. Read more ►
Notice the recurring theme here? 😀
I seriously don’t like getting my hair cut and May 2013 was the last time:
Before and After – Minus five inches!
It’s two and a half years later now and my hair is longer than ever. Time for a trim at least, to get rid of the split ends (not many), or, should I be more drastic and lose several inches? Decisions, decisions….
My friends say, “trim only” and that’s what I’m leaning towards, but, I still haven’t done it. Maybe next week!
♫♫ Letting my Freak Flag Fly!♫♫
P.S. Do you like this song? Come back on Tuesday, December 1st, when it will be the featured Battle of the Bands selection. See you there!
What’s your preference? Long hair, short hair, no hair?
How do you let your “freak flag” fly?
Looking forward to your comments!
TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN THE U.S.A.: