Are you a fan of bland?
How do you feel about looking bland?
I hate it. It doesn’t match my personality.[tweetthis] The older I get, the more confident and less bland my personality becomes. How about you?[/tweetthis]
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!
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
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.
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.
- It could be a very long wait for my hair to turn all silver.
- 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?