21 April 2007

Growing older gracefully





Thanks for all your comments. I love having blogging friends. I'm back and I'm blogging about ME. After all, that is what my blog is for isn't it?!


I have been asked quite a few times when, and if, I will let myself go grey or "embrace" the fact that I am getting older.

I have decided it will be many, many years from now.

I was born with a lot of dark hair. When I was a teenager I had long dark brown hair to my waist. When I was 27 I started to get a striking stripe of white hair across the front of my head. I hated it. I was always asked if I had put it there - NO I hadn't. When I was about 30 I started to dye my hair and I have ever since. I would be almost completely grey/white otherwise, so thanks to L'oreal it isn't that difficult to colour my hair. I normally have to put in a permanent colour every three to four weeks. So far it isn't damaging my hair. It is still quite shiny and not dry or split.

If I had been born a blonde maybe it would have been easier for me to accept the lightness of the grey and white appearing. But, having been so dark all my life, I really don't like it and I don't see why I should.

13 comments:

Chris H said...

I totally agree! I was born a blonde, but as I aged it has gotten darker, which I find hard to accept, so I have it lightened! Now there is grey creeping in too, so confusing! Should I go dark and cover the grey, or continue getting blonde highlights, and pretend the grey is blonde bits? Oh the pain of it all! Great to see you back after that little absence.

Anne said...

I'm like you and was always dark - then little bits of grey appeared, which soon got covered over. I visit the hairdresser every few weeks now and it gets doctored up here and there and really have no idea what colour I may be underneath now! Going to stay that way for a bit too and why not!

Pleased you are back and sharing your life with us.

CaramelKitKat said...

I am glad you're going to keep blogging, especially as seeing all your knitting gives me something to aim for. (After taking my class I have made two kids' beanies by knitting in the round, so easy but I have others fooled with how complicated it looks, hehe.)

As for dying your hair - go for it! Do you get a bit of a lift when it's freshly coloured? I don't think dye is what it was as far as potentially damaging your hair.

Want to know a secret? I, at the age of 25, have started to go grey. They're not underneath or at my temples, but on top. *Sigh* There are far worse things and I love the hairdressers anyway ;o)

jen said...

To dye or not to dye....the answer is easy...dye!!! I too have to colour...or visit the hairdresser regularly for treatments or I would be totally grey....and nooooooo way am I going there!!

Your hair looks lovely, so shiny!!

Jen

amanda j said...

Ha! At the moment, I have decided I am going grey!!

2paw said...

I think you should do whatever you like!! My mum said that your children give you grey hairs: so far The Labradors have only given me one or two, and I pull them out!!!!!!!!

White Rose Boy said...
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White Rose Boy said...

Dye or Not ? Whichever you choose you will look good I reckon.

At least its a growing older problem you can easily remedy, my hair just falls out.

Zanna said...

I have no idea what my real hair colour is now - there's plenty of 'sparkly' ones to be seen through any regrowth (that's my hairdresser's term) but I just keep trying different colours and shades - poor old Bloss never knows how I'm going to turn up. Gone really blond with caramel bits yesterday - lightest colour I've been in years. Think growing old disgracefully might be a better adjective for me!!!

Mary said...

I wouldn't know what my real hair colour is doing since I've been dying since I was 14. Hairdressers always tell me how healthy it is though. Dye it hey, it's fun and so is going to the hairdressers and getting pampered :-)

chickychriss said...

I'm with you on this one!! I often wonder how white mine would be if I stopped the dyeing..but I'm not THAT keen to find out.. lol..

kathrynoh said...

I can't even remember my natural hair colour! I reckon dying your hair is a great way to give yourself a lift and if you aren't bleaching it a lighter colour it can actually be good for your hair (esp if you're like me and have baby fine hair).

Briony said...

I have been colouring my hair for ages too and started going grey at about 25,which as you know is a while ago now!! I have no idea what my real hair colour is but I can tell you this - i'm NEVER going grey - i'll be colouring my hair forever. Not that awful blue shade though, do people still do that?
Bri