Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Inner hair dye battle...
Choosing to go natural grey or not? When I say grey, what I really mean is white. The thing is I have seen some amazing looking women with natural white hair and it does look stunning but...it doesn't just go straight to snowy white - the in between stage is salt and pepper grey and in my mind grey hair has always made me feel old and I know it shouldn't.
I have been dying my hair since I was a teenager and I have had pretty much every colour of the rainbow including khaki green (by mistake).
I stopped using permanent dye a couple of years ago. My hair grows really quickly and as I was dying my hair dark brown/red I would get 'roots' showing very quickly. I am not really sure what my natural hair colour is...it has been such a long time but it is somewhere in the 'mousy brown' region.
Using semi permanent dye works for me as I don't get the 're-growth line' and it has allowed more of my natural colour...and the white to show as it gradually washes out. Then before I know it I have huge chunks of white in my fringe and dash out to purchase another box of dye.
Last time in the hairdressers (just for a cut) he said to me that I should grow out the colour and go natural.
I colour my hair quite a few shades lighter these days, more of a dark blonde and with using the semi permanent dye it would actually be really easy to just let the white shine through...but do I?
Society and the media put so much pressure on looks it's hard to escape from the idea that only 90 year old grannies have grey or white hair. Maybe it is the idea in my head that the Crone has white hair and I don't feel I am any where near that stage yet, Matriarch maybe but not the Crone (I am 45).
And then there is the whole chemical thing - on my hair, down the sink, into the water systems...not good. Yes I have dabbled with henna...but it was waaaaay too messy and long winded for my level of patience!
I am due a root colour now...I even have the box of hair dye sitting in the bathroom but something is holding me back.
This article has appeared in my facebook feed a few times this week, maybe it is a sign?