To color or not to color…..

 This is a post to the older generation.  The grey ladies mainly.  You gentlemen may enter into this post if you want to but that probably would mean very few.  OK ladies I want to give you some peace of mind, the ability to sit back and give a great big sigh. How you ask, can I do that.  Forget that color on your hair.  For  almost 45 years I have put color on my hair.  I was getting prematurely grey in my 20s.  I would worry about “the grey showing” and the more I colored the more I hated to have to go through all that trouble.  Then all of a sudden I found that the more I colored the more it made me feel dizzy to spend all that time upside down rinsing the color off, then the soap, etc.  I see several spots of dark brown color in my bathroom where it should not be and it makes me mad.  Finally one day about 3 months ago I said to my beauty operator, to give me a short haircut (my hair is naturally curly) and lets get that color out.  It didn’t take as long as I thought and it didn’t look bad being a “little bit dark and a little bit light”.  I cannot believe just how white I really am.  It is beautiful and now my beautician puts a little mousse (Chocolate Kiss) and my hair looks a little like it has been streaked.  It is so pretty I can’t believe I didn’t do this years ago.  Also think of the money I will save not having to purchase color. My daughter wasn’t the happiest person with grey but who cares and my son just never even mentioned it.  If you have been knocking the thought around and can’t decide, well GO FOR IT.


  • Hi Ann, Your new short haircut and hair color is so pretty on you. For some odd reason, I’m the “lucky” one in our family and at age 54 don’t need to color my hair– I have about 17 grays and that’s it. (Yes, I count them 🙂 I’m not sure my hair will ever turn the beautiful color as yours but I’m hopeful I won’t have to take the color plunge and the time and expense that goes with it.
    Hope all’s well with you. xo jj

  • I am coming to your blog from Joannas. I have been dying my hair for 20 odd years after going grey early. I needed to read your post. Your hair looks shiny and beautiful. Great decision you made. There is a website somewhere where women who have stopped dying their hair post pics of themselves. Imagine the time and monetary savings. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Joe

    Nice hairdo miss Ann.
    I started graying several years ago… not sure exactly when. My hair’s not really totally gray, but more salt-and-pepper. I like my gray hairs.