3 things you don’t want to hear when growing out grey hair
After much deliberation, I am embarking on a mission to grow out my hair dye and let my many silvery greys out.
Enough of the hiding. Salt n pepper here I come.
I say ‘mission’ like I have a physical task ahead. In fact, life is much easier when not worrying about roots and dying my hair every month. I guess it’s more like an exploration of what actually grows out of my own head. So far I am enjoying the journey – I have a little streak at the front so I like to imagine I’ll look like Rogue from X-Men. Time will tell…
So these are some things I personally don’t want to hear about letting my ageing hair be free.
1 – Don’t tell me I’ll look older
I may, that could be true, we don’t know yet. However, my face will still be my face. And most importantly, even if it will be true and I don’t look quite as youthful as before, why does that matter?
I don’t want to be 18 again, I was hard on myself and knew less about myself and the world around me, so why hold onto that youthful ‘ideal’ when thankfully it isn’t who I am anymore?
2 – Don’t tell me I need to do it for work
I have spent most of my working life ‘doing things for my work’. Putting it at the top of my priority list. But work is just work and now it’s time for me. The real me. And my work will fit around that.
3 – Don’t tell me I am still young and can do it later
I am still young in the grand scheme of life, that is true. But not so young that I’m naive enough to know this: we are never ready for scary things. If I don’t face it now, will I ever be ready to?
I have come across a number of blogs whilst looking for silver-haired ladies, so if you are thinking about losing the hair dye this blog by Lauren is wonderful for tips and encouragement.
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I did it. All hair dye is gone. Nothing changed in my life in regards to work, though I do get occasional compliments for my silvers and my bravery. But most importantly, I feel more me, more free. 😉