Friday, June 11, 2010
I keep thinking that I am going to be 'natural'...no more coloring...let the gray come...after all, I am in my 50s now - why not? Yet, when I see the gray coming I almost start to panic and know it's only a matter of time before I hit the salon, or the box. Why? Why is it that men can turn gray and it looks 'distinguished' or sexy? What's up with that? But a woman turns gray and we think we look old and, well, haggard. Why the double standard? Of course, I think women put more pressure on themselves - our men probably would say we are beautiful, regardless of hair color. My husband would tell me not to worry.
In fact, on our first date my husband commented on my gray. We were in a romantic setting, in a canoe, rowing downstream, reminiscing about our childhood/families, when he said 'I like your gray hair'...I was stunned and quickly responded 'what gray hair, they are highlights!' And at that time, 14 years ago, it was highlights - no gray then. But even now he tells me he doesn't mind the gray...how sweet he is.
But this afternoon, I'll look like a new person - nicely colored and highlighted - no gray!(see below)