Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday - going gray naturally



When I was growing up my mom colored her hair religiously as well as going to the beauty parlor to get it washed and set for a week!  It must have been a little expensive on her school teacher's salary, but she went to the beauty parlor every week for her regular appointment.

I always vowed that I was not going to be restrained by my hair like that and as it turns out, I didn't have an option anyway! By the time my hair started turning gray I didn't have a lot of extra money to spend on up keep! 

Turns out there have been some bonuses to just letting nature take it's course.

1.  My hair is in GREAT shape. It isn't damaged by chemicals and overprocessing. It is thick, and shiny.
2.  It saves time.  I sit in a beauty parlor chair about once every six to eight weeks and I'm done in 15 minutes. A little more if I go for the shampoo and blow dry, but usually I wash it at home and just come in. Snip snip snip!  and I'm done.
3.  Consequently I save oodles of money! 
4.  I don't look like everyone else. My gray has a unique pattern and personality. I read and hear so many women say they have no idea how really gray they are... well I do. And I know exactly where the gray is and how to work with it.
5.  If I ever can't take care of my hair due to illness, injury, long trip etc., I won't have to worry about maintaining my hair color.
6,  It gives me an air of authority. I think sometimes I get to do somethings just because I look the part!
7.  I think it also shows that I am keeping it real and willing to take risks.
7.  After a certain age, dark hair color can make you old too.  It just stops fooling people about your age.

There are certain tricks to keeping your gray nice, but it seems to me they are a lot less troublesome than keeping roots covered up.

Celebrities with gray hair.
More here
Time Magazine The War over Going Gray.
september 2010 156


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