Wednesday, June 24, 2015

50 Shades of Grey

Before you get all excited..this blog isn't going to be about the movie or the books.
I made a pretty big decision last week.
I am going to stop coloring my hair and go natural. The last time I  had my grey touched up was April 22 2015  so we are going on about 10 weeks now with no color.   I don't have the skunk thing going on yet, I took some pictures this morning to see how much is showing right now.

Not so bad.   I've researched youtube and the Internet and found tons of videos/blogs about this very subject. Who knew going grey and giving up hair color was a thing? I feel even better about my decision hearing about how empowering it has made other women feel.

The first person I told was my mom. I was all ready for her to give her opinion..she has not been shy over the years to tell me about my hair being too blonde, too red, too brassy etc. so I  figured I would test out my level of commitment by seeing what mom would say. Shockingly she was very supportive! (and I think a bit envious )

Then I emailed Vic. support! Her only request was that she hoped I wouldn't cut it off. Since I'm enjoying my longer locks, I don't think this request will be hard to fulfill.
Next came my childhood but I got the feeling that none of them would even think of doing this and just chalked it up to me being weird. :)

I have not told my dear friend Heide, that has done my hair for nearly 30 years. I am most nervous about this conversation even thou I'm sure she can give me the best advice on how to go about this.  She is having a pretty upsetting life event right now so I don't want to bother her with this but will talk to her soon I'm sure. (sooner if she sees this blog lol)

I've been looking at wigs , Silver/Grey wigs became very trendy in 2014..who knew! Also there is hair chalk...I may just try some of these things...and when/if I do of course I'll share it with y'all.

For the people wanting to know "why". I could say it is to save money...I spend about $100 every  6 weeks or so coloring my  hair.  But that isn't why.
I could say it's because of not wanting to put the chemicals on my hair...going green , save the planet and all of that. It's not why, but I do appreciate those things.
I don't have one reason. I do like the idea of being my authentic self . I like the idea of not having to worry about getting to the hair dresser every six weeks (but I will probably still go so I can see Heide and catch up).

Life is an adventure and I am enjoying every turn!