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, in order to speed up the transition. Let me tell you, that was difficult because like Sampson, long hair gives me strength. It’s my “security blanket”.
Without further ado, here are the results:
The “Old Grey Mare” lives!
[Photos taken May 7, 2013]
GREY IS THE NEW BLONDE
[Originally published on Oct. 9, 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 really do 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!
A few months ago, I blogged about letting my hair grow long and I’m still doing that.
It’s about the same length now (to the waist, in back) as it was in my hippie heyday. A friend of mine said she saw me out walking the dogs recently and couldn’t believe how long it was. I told her of my plans and she actually said “well, don’t let it grow TOO long“. “Why not?”, I asked. “You don’t want to look like some weird old lady, do you?” she quipped. This truly made me laugh. I’ve never been one to care what other people thought and personally, I REALLY like it! Might get a little trim, just to get rid of the dead ends, but, the long hair STAYS! As for the grey, it’s coming in a lovely shade of silvery white in the front and blending in nicely with the remaining blonde. (Still quite dark in the back – oh well.) It may take two or three years to get rid of all the synthetic colour, ( I don’t cut it often), but, I’m hoping it will look like the photo up top, eventually. [Note: the original image shown was a stock photo. I have since replaced it with one of my own.]
So, are you embracing your advancing age, or fighting it?
BE FREE, MY FRIENDS!
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