Monday, December 14, 2009

Going grey

So, my friends and faithful readers will know that I have been coloring my hair since shortly before my wedding. The above picture was taken a few years before that... maybe '01? I don't really remember. The one below was taken in Jan or Feb of '03, shortly before. Believe me, I really did have some "silver" at that time. I got my first grey hairs in college. My friends and I called them "silver" for a while because it sounded much more distinguished.

And here's the picture from my 40th birthday, with all the gray safely covered up. :o) The scary thing is that now there is a lot more of it to cover.

About two months ago, I decided, "that's it! I've had enough" and I started to let my gray grow out. My hair dresser has been putting some color partially into the top of my head for the last two visits, but none underneath where most of the gray is. I was at a party the other day and someone was surprised to hear that I was growing it out, so I take that as a compliment that the technique is working... I don't have any pictures yet of my new look. But I'll get some up at some point.

8 comments:

T said...

mmmm I liked the color. My hair dresser tells me I must color. I have done it but it can be expensive. oh well. you'll have to show us what you look like now. :)

Mark said...

"Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life." - Proverbs 16:31 :)

judi said...

I went natural, T. had a smallish fit. as you know her best, you know what I mean. :)
Now I do a rinse and she is happy, CR is happy, I am so not bugged anymore. :)

Martha said...

When my mom first started coloring her hair, I was disappointed. I liked the streaks of gray and thought they looked pretty. She was disappointed that no one told her how nice her colored hair looked. Guess there's no real way to win, is there?

Mine? Well, being blond has it's perks. :)

Tracy said...

Martha, yes, blonds both don't seem to gray as early and it's not as obvious either...

Mark, thanks for your vote of confidence. :o)

Sorry T. I hope this doesn't destroy our friendship. :P

joeks said...

I've always figured I'll take the gray as it comes. Somehow it isn't taking over as quickly as I thought it would (though it is definitely beginning) since my mom's turned silver by my age.

Priscilla said...

I think that's wonderful! I had a friend who was totally gray in her 20's. I always thought she was very attractive.

kristina said...

I have been considering that too, but I am not quite ready for greydom. I see a lot of women here in Montana with long grey hair, more so than in the city.