Ladies- I’m going to shine some light on the dark rumors that have been circulating long before L’Oreal was invented. It Is Okay To Go Gray. There. I’ve said, and it’s true.
Beautiful Before & After
I first noticed a few gray hairs coming in on the top of my head when I was around 42 years young (4 years ago). I have always sported long, dark hair. I kept it natural. Meaning I did not put harsh chemicals on it. Now, I’ve never been too good at styling my own hair. It’s either up in a twist, pulled back in a pony, or hanging straight down. Not to mention, I have medium-fine hair which does not like to hold a curl. But, it’s a style/look that fits me and my long, slender frame. So, I wasn’t too worried when I saw a few gray hairs streaming down with the thousands of dark hairs on my head. I was not going to give into the vain act of coloring my hair. It’s time-consuming, costly, and it makes a big mess. I know.
Well, as the days and months moved forward, so did the gray hairs. The gray hairs still weren’t too noticeable, at least not to others. But, to me the gray hairs looked like icicles cascading down a Christmas tree. What to do? I thought about it. Then, thought some more about it. Okay. I could not walk around shimmering like a Christmas tree. (Although, shimmer does sound fun.) After all, I was only in my early 40’s. Too young to be looking like some ole’ grandma. (Oh, I’m a grandma now). Too young to be considered “OLD” and past her prime. Too young to be labeled “less-desirable” and “unattractive”. Too young! Ladies. I was submitting to the rumors.
Who said we will look old, less-desirable, and unattractive with our natural gray hair? Our society does. I don’t know a time that gray hair has ever been in style for women. Before color treatments were developed, I suppose women had to walk around in shame; maybe wear an itchy, uncomfortable wig; hide under a big hat. But, oh, yes! Men can walk around feeling like Don Juan with gray hair. Our society says they’re distinguished, sexy, ever-more-so attractive. Heck, they can lose they’re hair (or shave it off) sporting a bald head and still be considered sexy.
I know a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. The definition of glory:
Flirty & Fun Long & Luminous