You've heard about this, right ? Maybe you've already given it some thought. Being women of our certain age, at some point we may decide to let our silver shine forth.....or not. I made that decision three years and eight months ago. After about thirty years of playing with every color possible, I just wanted to let my hair be what it would be. It was the start of a very interesting adventure. I did it right out in public, too, and I did it 'naturally"....no trips to the salon for blending things in, no low lights/highlights....also no cutting, ( gasp!), the reason it has taken more than three years.
When I started this trip I was working in a beautiful shop for children, so there were lots of moms & grandmoms coming in. It seemed most of them had thoughts about going silver. The ladies who already had beautiful silver tresses were very positive & encouraging. However, many women stated they would never think about doing it. Men were quick to talk about it, and almost all gave the idea a thumbs up. Everyone felt okay sharing their opinion, good or not, but the overall idea is that it makes you look older. My response ....I am older. Having my hair darker is not going to make the crinkles around my eyes go away or my arms less jiggly, although in my dreams they are as toned as Michelle Obamas!
I can share with you how good it feels to not have the hassle every three or four weeks when it's time to repeat the process, and how good my hair feels now and that it is pretty much wash and wear. Life is good and I 'm sure I made the right choice for me.
I'm reminded every day of the patience and kindness of the man I married because every day he gives me unconditional support and encouragement and tells me he is so happy that I'm not dumping chemicals on my head anymore. That's the most help of all and it's cool that I get a chance to repay him: he's growing his long, hippie locks again.
We are both trying to remember to vive y deja vivir — live and let live — and to let it apply to more than just each other. So wherever you are on all these many journeys, we do wish you well.
Special guest post today by Susan Fergusun who blogs at 'Windrock Studio'. Thank you for joining us here today, Susan, and for your wonderful story and image.