Does Your Hair Color Match Your Personality?

Are you a fan of bland?

How do you feel about looking bland?

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Mother nature has worked her magic on my natural coloring. I realize she lightens (grays) our hair so it doesn’t look stark against our older face. But mine has gone from pale blonde to boring. This picture below makes me cringe. The only thing worse would be if it were permed into tight curls!


Does Your Hair Color Match Your Personality?


In Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secrets For Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance , by Tish Jett, she interviewed Christophe Robin, a famous French, “hair master”.

His thoughts on gray hair…

“It takes guts to make that decision (to go gray). It requires attitude. It’s part of an emotional dress code. Going gray or white is another affirmation of femininity and, of course, deciding not to be a slave to your hair.” ~ Christophe Robin


This was my hair color last year. The silver blended nicely and just looked like highlights

Does Your Hair Color Match Your Personality?

And this is my hair color this year. Not blending and looking bland. I look washed out. And, the cut has no pizzazz.

I’ve really let myself go! How the hell did that happen? One busy day at a time. Time to step up my game.

Does Your Hair Color Match Your Personality?


Let’s just pause here. I have WAY more lines on the left side of my face!  I’ve slept on the same side of our bed for thirty-seven years. Time to switch and even stuff out.

Back to hair-

I’m ready to be gray. I love how chic it looks. It’s got attitude, which I love. Worn well, it’s not bland. But I want full on, striking, gray hair. Silver with drama. A statement look.

I’m not ready to dye my hair blue or pink or purple, but something has to change. I’m not comfortable straddling the gray hair fence.

So I have 3 choices:

  • leave it alone and amp up the haircut to see if it feels better to me.
  • darken it, closer to my original blonde to reclaim more contrast.
  • go platinum, and wait for nature to catch up.


I made my choice rather abruptly, 2 weeks ago. As I sat waiting for X-ray’s of my hip, I spotted a head of hair, exactly like my blonde/silver combo. The lady wearing it was at least 85! God bless her she looked appropriate and fabulous! But it told me two things.

  1.  It could be a very long wait for my hair to turn all silver.
  2. I’m not letting nature take its course with my hair.


Are you or did you go gray easily?

Does your hair color match your personality?


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  1. Julie Traxler
    July 8, 2020 / 7:54 am

    I am a dark blond. I have hi-lighted my hair for years, and lately, I have felt that I need an edgier cut. My hair is fine, so the blond gives me more volume. I don’t know if I can ever go completely grey as my hair is a mousy color. My personality is blond! It is a conundrum .😊

    • Jennifer
      July 8, 2020 / 9:30 pm

      I hear you and I’m right there with you!

  2. Raylene messina
    July 10, 2016 / 6:47 am

    I have been coloring my hair since I am 16-becoming more and more a slave to coloring as I aged. I had very thick, curly hair, most of the time on the shorter side, and was always good as a redhead with my green eyes. Well, in 2009, at the age of 61, we went to work at the Grand Canyon for the summer. My hair was red when we got there, and one night while my husband was at work I decided to buzz it all off. I figured I don’t know these people, will never see them again, and wanted to go natural. Not only do I love the freedom of not having to color, I love the freedom of NO blow drying, flat ironing, etc. I get more compliments now having NO hair, then I ever did with hair. I used to see women with buzzed hair and thought I would love to have the nerve to do that, well I did and can now never go back to having hair to worry about. I think it’s the sharpness of the buzz cut that saves me from looking like an old hag, as I think gray and white curls are for the really elderly LOL This cut totally suits my tattooed body, and pierced nose. I love your blog by the way, and I think your cut is great on you. I know what I did is not the answer for everyone, but I sure got to see my natural color with one buzz!!!!!! It has to be painful trying to do it when you let it grow out slowly, but at least you do not have dark hair, it should blend in well. Not sure what your final decision was,, let me know.

    • Jennifer
      July 10, 2016 / 7:21 am

      Wow, Raylene! That was brave! That’s one way to stop the tortuous process that few women would have the guts to do. Bravo for you, and it’s fantastic you love it. I’ve seen that buzzed cut on older women and thought it daring and chic. It sounds perfect on you. I have to agree, grey and curly will never be my look:). Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ann
    April 28, 2016 / 4:40 am

    Back in October I cut my brown hair into a pixie and stopped coloring it. In December I had a good growth of silver hair and had the pixie shaped real short again with blond highlights to help. In February and April I continued with the pixie cut finally revealing my silver without anymore blond highlights. There is a lot of dark hair as contrast and it it beautiful. Even my grown daughters who are my critics love it. I am free of hair dye!

    • Jennifer
      April 28, 2016 / 5:43 am

      It sounds gorgeous Ann!

  4. June 22, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Hi Jen,
    Never ever, and oh btw, never will I give up The Blonde. I’ve instructed my daughters to pay big time for a hairdresser to come in and do me even if i’m comatose. And by that I mean my hair.

    you look fabulous Jennifer. You could have Lucille O’Ball happening on top, and you would rock it. xx Nancy

  5. Carol
    June 21, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    Long ago and far away I was brunette. I began coloring the grays in my 30’s and I started to get terrible scalp reactions to my monthly color a couple of years ago. I told my stylist and her approach was to strip out the color and let me leave her studio with colorless hair. It was a very bad hair day. I somehow managed to put my shoulders back faced the world with really awful hair while I started interviewing new colorists. I found Jessica and my life changed forever. I will tell you right now it’s all about low lights…and an all over glaze. It took awhile but I finally have the hair of my dreams. Silver with deep steel gray (natural) low lights. Now I see Jessica every 12 weeks for a deep conditioning treatment and to catch up on life. My scalp and hair are healthy and in the best condition I can remember.

    At 54 I feel that I’d rather spend my money on great skincare than hair color. It’s every woman’s choice, but for me I feel better with my natural color.

  6. June 21, 2015 / 4:17 am

    I also am envious of your blonde hair…it so much easier to go gray naturally when mixed with blonde. I am not ready to make the plunge, but it gets harder and harder to stay dark for very long. I will say since I started working this retail job, the two chicest women I have seen in our store were both gray and styled to perfection. Watching them both walk around the floor gave me more courage to just go gray….I know its coming one way or another…and how you style it does make a difference.

  7. Honey Bee
    June 19, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Before I had chemo, I had let my hair go gray, and I looked my age. Then I lost my hair and had to get a wig.

    Voila! A blonde instantly, with delightful highlights and a smart style. Now I look ten to twenty years younger, and feel confident and contented. I love being a blonde and get compliments all the time. People can’t believe I’m a senior. The wig is so easy to care for and never needs touch ups. I replace it annually.

    Your topics are so fascinating. Thank you for such a fun blog.

    Honey Bee

  8. June 19, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Oh, I feel your pain. I am grey. Not completely, more at the front than the back. And I looove it! And I find my grey hair is more, um, tough, so it styles more easily. I made the transition while having my hair bleached white a couple of times, which was also fun.
    My hair is thin as well and I got it cut very short, which, to my surprise, rather than accentuating the thinness, actually masks it.
    Good luck with your decision.

  9. June 19, 2015 / 9:32 am

    I have never regretted going gray. I look at pictures of my hair (overcolored & frizzy) before and I think why did I wait so long! I have received many more compliments on my hair (especially from men ironically) than I ever did when it was dark. I do feel that you need to keep your style current and that you can dress a little jazzier with gray hair. No one thinks you are trying to look young. I wrote a post a while back that you might be interested in http://roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com/2015/05/friday-fun-stuff-tips-for-going-gray.html. It has been one of my most popular posts. Good Luck you will look fabulous!!

  10. June 18, 2015 / 8:44 am

    I’m a natural blond that went red about 5 years ago. I don’t really want to go back to blond. I think I look a bit washed out. I do have white hairs coming in that would be a whole lot easier to cover if I were blond.

    When I get tired of visiting the salon every month and decide to go back to only visiting once every 6 months is when I’ll change my hair colour back. In the meantime, my hair has become a bit of a defining characteristic for me.

    Interesting post!


  11. Linda S.
    June 17, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Jennifer, I’m a strawberry blonde and have never done anything to my hair. I have had white hair coming in for over 10 years but it was at a very slow rate, but the last 6 months it seems like it’s happening a lot faster than I would like! I’m going to be 58 in 2 months…one of my friends said “it’s about time”! (she’s been coloring her hair for years)

    I don’t know why I’m so afraid to go white… (redheads seem to turn white instead of gray) Maybe I don’t want to give up the red, but also since I’m fair I worry white will wash out my complexion but so would highlights. I’m thinking maybe lowlights?? My husband doesn’t want me to do anything to my hair but this may be an argument he will not win. 🙂

    I see women all the time that I think are so striking and chic with white or gray hair. I think it’s all about the cut. Two of my husband’s sisters have just let their hair go salt and pepper with no stylish cut. It makes them look old.

    I’ll be curious to see what you decide! (and I don’t even see any silver in the pics you posted)


    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:19 pm

      Oh it’s there Linda. It’s just choppy and bland looking!
      White is a tough color. Is it silver white? If you are a natural redhead, you usually have warm skin tone, and white is cool, so that could pose a problem. Have you looked at getting multiple colors of low lights” Varying intensities of red so your grays will blend?

      • Linda S.
        June 18, 2015 / 10:29 pm

        I would say it’s just white, I don’t see any silver in it? I am a natural redhead, when I was a child it was very red but then it changed when I was growing up to more of a strawberry blonde. I will mention the low lights to my hairdresser next appt. to see what she thinks…thanks for your input! Most people say they can hardly see the white hairs coming in but I can!


  12. June 17, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    I’ll be away from my stylist for 10 or 11 weeks later this summer, into the fall (generally go every 6 weeks for cut and colour or highlights. It’s crossed my mind this could be an “opportunity” to just get it chopped really short and see what colour emerges….like you, though, I don’t want “natural” unless it expresses and enhances the rest of me. We shall see…

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      I’ll be watching! I can not imagine you without your fabulous color and curls. It just looks like you! Be careful of very short hair, it can make some women look older.

  13. Vivian Jung
    June 17, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    I love my silver! I had some great role models (mother-in-law, and maternal aunt) who had never dyed their hair, so had some idea of what I was going for. Once I realized I’d need to dye every two weeks, to keep the very white roots from showing through the brunette, I gave up, and let nature take its course. Tried going a lighter brown first, looked horrible, so just gave up and let the gray come in over about 15 months. 12 years later, pretty much 70% white/silver, and it is very flattering with my coloring. You might need to change your makeup/clothing colors to perk up your complexion, but I feel elegant and sophisticated. A great haircut is mandatory, of course! I’ve never much cared about looking younger, and don’t particularly think dyed hair with wrinkles is very youthful anyway, so this works for me.

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:13 pm

      You’re so right about obviously dyed hair and wrinkles. It just makes one look older and like you’re trying too hard!!
      We all need to change our makeup and clothing colors as we age. Whether we choose to go gray or not. Our natural skin tone changes and we have to keep up with it.
      I sure don’t want to be a slave to my hair! I’m pretty low maintenance.

  14. June 17, 2015 / 9:07 am

    I am not partial to grey hair myself and love when folks who are mostly grey go blonde! Fortunately, I don’t have to dye my hair – yet! I do have a few greys here and there but nothing warranting dying it yet. Thank goodness genetics was good for something lol.

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      You’re lucky. And with such dark hair you may get a gorgeous salt and pepper when you do go gray.

  15. June 17, 2015 / 8:30 am

    I stopped highlighting my dark blonde hair at 40 to see what would happen. Grey happened! My hair looked mouse colored and I felt bland. Yuck! I have been keeping up the highlights ever since (except for a brief stint as a strawberry blonde). My blonde hair color absolutely matches my personality!

    Fun post!

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      Mouse is a great description to what’s happening with my hair! You’re lucky to have your blonde match your personality!

  16. Jen
    June 17, 2015 / 8:24 am

    I have lots of grey now. I’ve always been blonde highlights but have been ashy. After a brief foray into red, I went golden blonde. It’s much warmer and I’ve been told makes me look younger than the champagne I had for a long time. I also have very long hair for my age but I love it and am past the point of caring if it’s appropriate!

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:06 pm

      That’s what counts Jen, that you love it. I remember that red. It looked great! Champagne is a tricky color because it’s so prone to going blue or green. I think as we age, slightly warmer tones are more flattering.

  17. June 17, 2015 / 7:06 am

    Good morning Jen!
    Going gray is a bold choice-and very freeing to be sure. I would love to give up my ‘touch-up’ every 3.5 weeks-even though I do it myself. I hate the chemicals.
    I can relate to feeling washed out when it’s time to do my roots. Ironically I’ve had some gray since I was about 19. At 53 I have some dark roots growing back in-go figure!! My hair has always had a mind of it’s own. I like to add some warmth and contrast to my base color-golden but not red, sometimes I get it right and sometimes not so much. I’ve been working on a post about a trend I’ve noticed in hair color. I’ll have to link to this post too. I think Contessa’s color try on with wigs/cut is a good one for changing it up–I hope you video that field trip!
    xx, Heath

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:03 pm

      That field trip would be a hoot!! She would have to try some on too!
      I love the color of your hair. It always looks like a soft golden blonde, very pretty.

  18. June 17, 2015 / 7:05 am

    I recently cut off all my dyed hair, but that was easy for me because I generally wear my hair short. I was pleasantly surprised to come out with a nice silvery salt and pepper. Very Clooney… I’m loving it, and in some ways it makes me feel, if not actually look, younger. I no longer have to do that touch up stuff with the wands and things. I hated that. But it’s not for everyone, and I always said that if I didn’t like it grey, I would just dye it again.


    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      It is nice to have all options open. I always wanted to have salt and pepper, but that doesn’t happen for blondes! You’re lucky.

  19. LmC
    June 17, 2015 / 4:10 am

    My dark, almost black, hair started to have flecks of silver when I was 17. (I have lighter skin with very green eyes.) By the time I was 31, when my daughter was born, I had silver streaks. It was not uncommon for people to stop me and asked where I had had my “highlights” done. As more grey came in, I started to color it…probably every color available as my friend was a colorist and experimented on me.
    Over the years I went from grey to color and back again. When it was mostly white, I colored it blonde…not an easy task as the light blondes are achieved by color removal, and add very little. Any other color left me looking like a skunk after 2 weeks…it grows fast!
    At 60, a turning point in my life, my daughter said “Mom, why not embrace the white?” Then my hairdresser said the same. So I did. And on most days I love it. I get lots of compliments because my hair is silver platinum. BUT. ON. SOME. DAYS…I feel like an old lady. (Having to use a cane doesn’t help.) On those days I know that it’s time for a cut…something edgy.
    In my experience, I have found everything needs to be tweaked when you go “white”. Makeup, clothes…there are few colors I feel comfortable in, so black, white, and some shades of grey predominate in my wardrobe. Color can only be an accent..for me. But most of all, your attitude has to change. Now’s the time to dust off your “attitude”. And I just love your banner: this is not the time for a bland personality.

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      I’m right there with you! Attitude is everything. It sounds like you do the right thing when you start to feel old. You could also try some new makeup techniques and add some punchier accessories too. Every time our hair color changes, it affects what colors are most flattering. Thanks for sharing LmC

  20. June 16, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    I gave up colouring my hair a few months before I retired and I have never looked back!
    My short style is growing longer and believe it or not I am feeling much more in control…sexier.
    Whatever you decide adopt an attitude that syncs with your objective. Have FUN.

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:53 pm

      I love how your hair grayed! It does look sassy and fun.
      What I’m doing is adapting my hair to sync with my personality. I know how I want the world to perceive me, and what’s up top isn’t sending that message I want. It doesn’t represent me!

  21. Elizabeth
    June 16, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    It’s funny – I’ve been struggling with feeling like I was fading out recently, too! I’ve been a redhead since I was 18, and going natural wouldn’t work for me. I’ve recently changed the brand of hair color I use and my bright red hair changed to a medium to dark auburn. I couldn’t believe how many compliments I got on the new color, all starting with, “oh it looks so much more NATURAL now…” 🙁 Natural maybe, but I felt quite dull. My solution was to get a Brazilian blow out, a slightly shorter cut and get my make up redone!! My hair looks amazingly shiny and is much easier to manage and I swear, I look at least 5 years younger.

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:49 pm

      New cut, new makeup and new you! Fantastic! We all need to reassess our appearance every few years. Sounds like you did the right thing!

  22. Robin
    June 16, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    I had my first silver hair at 16, whole crown went at 28 – fought it till my mid 40’s – and I said enough! I let it go it’s own way – and now I am a glorious platinum and I own it !! It is part of me in all my splendor.
    I am sparkly !

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      You are so lucky Robin. That’s what I was hoping mine would do, but it’s dragging itself out and unflattering in the process. Bravo to you. Sparkly is awesome!!

  23. Lisa Murie
    June 16, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Definitely not doing gray. I actually am lighting up my blonde this week for the summer. Sometimes I think I would like to go dark…. like really dark brown, but then I think of all the gray that will show!!!

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:46 pm

      Very dark hair color is tough on the complexion. Better to have some high and low lights, which gives hair some visual texture.

  24. June 16, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    The GREY is coming as I am letting it………….
    What color should my hair be for my personality?Probably a gorgeous henna BURGANDY!!!!!!
    Have you ever thought about going really short?LIke a MAN”S cut.
    Food for thought……….perhaps walk into a WIG shop and try FIRST!
    I will GO with YOU!

    • June 17, 2015 / 6:59 am

      Oh I would love to be a fly on the wall for that little outing! You two are soooo much fun! 😉 xx

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:44 pm

      I’ve done very short on my 30’s. With my broad shoulders, it tends to make me look like a pin head and makes my body look larger. It’s a bad proportion for me. In fact, few older women pull super short of well.
      Lets get your’s cut:)) I love the color your’s is now.

      • June 18, 2015 / 3:42 pm

        I cannot do short short because of the double chin!!!!!!!!!
        I am over due GO JULY FIRST for a trim.
        How is the HIP?

  25. June 16, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    I started turning grey at 18! My mother was prematurely grey; never colored her hair and it was gorgeous! She had brown eyes; and her hair was charcoal. I had my hair colored for years and years; low lights, everything! When I moved from Pasadena to Santa Barbara; I couldn’t go every two weeks….to my hair person in Pasadena….and my roots were white! So I just decided to see. He didn’t think I would like it; but I do! I let the roots grow out about a half an inch; he bleached the rest of it the color of the roots…so growing it out was pretty painless. I didn’t have to cut it all off! Now, he puts streaks in the back half because it isn’t all white; and then clear shades on the whole thing.
    My granddaughter asked me to let my hair get long like hers; and I said since I have white hair if I were to grow it long I might look like a witch! She said; Granny, your hair isn’t white; it’s blond like mine!
    I like it; and it is much easier!!! I get a lot of compliments on it!

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      Sounds like you’re doing it perfectly. It usually takes some maintenance to keep it looking nice. Very few of us are blessed with the perfect gray.

  26. June 16, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    My biggest problem is thinning hair, as in runways big enough for a plane to land on. I know what you mean about washed out, however. I don’t ever want to go grey. The solution for me was to darken my base color and add highlights. The trick to keeping it up is when you have your roots done, have them done in the base color, until you think it’s time to start all over, again by doing the whole head the base color, with highlights. If you keep adding highlights to your roots, that’s when you windup washed out looking because your whole head is nothing but highlights.

    • Elizabeth
      June 16, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Brenda, have you tried taking the vitamin biotin? My hair was thinning and it made a big difference!! It takes a while to see the results, but my stylist swears by it and I do too!!

      • June 17, 2015 / 9:50 am

        I started taking biotin, but at the same time, developed stomach problems, so I stopped in an attempt to determine the cause. I don’t think it was the biotin, so thanks for reminding me to start taking it again.

    • Jennifer
      June 18, 2015 / 2:39 pm

      I totally agree Brenda. Lowlights are critical to keep balance to your color.Mine is thinning too, so Biotin is part of my regime as well.

  27. June 16, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    Gosh I struggle with this every time I have to colour. The problem is that my hair is dark brown and almost all the grey is up front. I’m thinking about streaks. That might be a subtle way to me to transition. I love that you have decided to go bold! That’s just like you!

  28. Nancy
    June 16, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    So what hair color will you ask for? I am a blonde but like you the grey is moving in to make me look very pale. I have tried red but that is so difficult to keep up with, fades so easily. I want a warm sunny blonde and not all one color…HELP

    • Jennifer
      June 17, 2015 / 11:29 pm

      Email a photo of yourself Nancy, so I can look at your skin tones and contrast. It will be unique to you and I’d love to help.

  29. June 16, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I am naturally very dark brunette, and that suits my personality..now it’s streaked with grey and I’m letting it come through. The brown dye looked flat and unnatural, it aged me, the grey streaks, especially around my face, have a softening effect. I’m not totally grey yet, at 51 but happy to go au naturel, if I change my mind at some point i may go tot he other extreme and try platinum blonde. One thing I will say while transitioning, conditioning is so important and regular trims, my style is fairly messy and wavy, I hate ‘styled’ hair, more ageing than grey and wrinkles put together!

    • Jennifer
      June 17, 2015 / 11:27 pm

      I totally agree with you Alison. Old lady “styled” helmet head is fatal. It sounds like your graying is very pretty.

  30. Arell
    June 16, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    I decided to cut my hair and go gray. My hairdresser was aghast at first. I have not had short hair since the ’80’s and had been coloring my hair dark to medium brown since my 20’s. I remember declaring that I would NEVER stop coloring my hair.

    But in the last couple of years I started wondering who I was kidding? I felt more and more that I was hiding my true self under a pretty obvious facade. And for the most part, even though I had nice haircuts, my shoulder length hair did not look all that great. I certainly was not memorable. Many people that I had met on several occasions, did not remember our meeting, even after I would remind them, with a smile. (On the inside, I felt crushed) The worst thing I could think of has an older woman, was that no one noticed me.

    Anyway, I decided to change my looks. First, I had my hairdresser cut my hair and she was so nervous about it. It was very comical actually. She would cut a teeny, tiny bit of hair and then stand back. We both would look and say, “Whoa!” The hair cut turned out great in the end, and I was glad that I took the first step.

    The next month, when all of my roots were pretty obvious and I could no longer hide things with a scarf, I took the big plunge. All the brown came off and there was no turning back. My hiar was not even an inch long, yet it was amazing how many compliments on my hair that I have received since then! At least one a day! From both women and men. It has been several months since then, and I have changed the style. It is quite sort in the back with the top being a bit longer. A cute, modern, edgy cut and I really love it.

    The best thing about it is that since my hair is pretty silver, at least in the front, people remember me. It is more striking now. And the colors that I pick to wear have changed as well. Whites, grays, blacks and vivid colors all look so much nicer on me now. Who knew? I am feeling pretty darn good these days. Fresh, kind of sexy and definitely not boring.

    I love that you are thinking of going gray. The nice thing about the whole process, once you are gray, if you hate it, you can change it back. It is only hair, after all!

    • Jennifer
      June 17, 2015 / 11:25 pm

      It’s all about feeling happy with our looks and confidence in how the world sees us. Bravo!! You’ve nailed what works for you!!

  31. June 16, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I’m seriously considering doing “low-lights”, my hair was white blonde as a child, and has matured into “dish water” blonde – ugh! I hate that description! So, I amp it up with Champagne blonde color, and now before I turn 63 this fall, I’m thinking of adding darker highlights to it, we’ll see how that works out!

    • Jennifer
      June 17, 2015 / 11:22 pm

      I agree “dishwater blonde” is an unflattering term. How about what I am? Dusty, muted, soft blonde. Sound so much nicer and way more descriptive.

  32. Lynn McClain
    June 16, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I envy women with natural blonde hair when the going gray decision is considered. I’m 71 and have struggled with hair colors since I was 65. I was a natural dark brunette with light olive skin and blue/green eyes. Everywhere I read, “Go lighter.” I tried multiple shades of brown, with and without highlights. I wasn’t pleased. I bought the book, GOING GRAY, LOOKING GREAT, and thought that’s it! I got almost there at 67, but my hair was the dreadful salt and pepper – no silver. Back to coloring… I’m now an awful blonde and am transitioning to gray for the final time – good or bad. I see such awful colored hair on elderly women and I don’t want to be one of them. I want Martha Stewart hair, but it just can’t happen. Blondes get it all – more fun and better gray! (But, hey, as a brunette I got one thing – no wrinkles!)

    • Jennifer
      June 17, 2015 / 11:18 pm

      And I always wanted to be Brunette because I adore salt and pepper. Going gray is process we need to TWEEK. That’s why ignoring what’s happenig up top is not always the answer.

  33. I’m not going grey..I mean I AM but I’m not letting my hair go ‘au natural’. I have a redhead’s complexion even if the red was mostly gone by the time I was 25. And so grey looks dreadful on me. I look ill. It’s a lot of upkeep, what with base colour and a couple of different highlights and low lights….but worth it for me. maybe I’ll revisit that decision, one day…. when I’m 70.

    • Jennifer
      June 17, 2015 / 11:16 pm

      I like your attitude Sue. Knowing what works for you is critical. I’m arriving late to that party based on my natural coloring.

  34. June 16, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Jennifer I have been seriously considering going silver!!

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    • Jennifer
      June 17, 2015 / 11:14 pm

      I’m there with you Karen!!

  35. June 16, 2015 / 10:58 am

    Jennifer, thanks for giving me the laughter I needed for the day. The way you write and share about real life situations and dilemmas is so delightful. I’m with you one hundred percent, I’m not letting Mother Nature take over for quite some time.

    • Jennifer
      June 16, 2015 / 11:02 am

      Then I’m in great company! Trust me, if it looked great, I’d keep it. But mousy is just not for me:))

  36. wendymm
    June 16, 2015 / 10:46 am

    yay you! red hair is definitely me!!!

    • Jennifer
      June 16, 2015 / 10:55 am

      In every way Red is you!!

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