Ah, hair. We love it, we hate it, and sometimes are just “meh” about it.
I’ve been fairly happy with mine through the ages, but
after several years of fighting gray hair, I’m beginning to
wonder if I should just let it go.
I do fully color it once or twice a year and in-between
I usually do some powder touch-ups on the roots (or
enlist my not-so-thrilled son or DH to help me!). I don’t mind
some gray strands sprinkled throughout, but I really, really
dislike the several white stripes I have. And I’m kind of torn
about keeping the color until my son graduates high school. My
DH is already about 70 percent gray/white and it looks good on him,
but I’m a little reluctant to go gray, just to help prevent folks
from thinking he’s out with his grandparents. 🙂 I know it really
doesn’t matter in the whole scheme of things, but high school kids
can still be mean at times.
I guess what I really need to do is to make up my mind to either color the gray
fairly consistently or to let it grow out au naturel.
If I decide to let the gray hair go gracefully, how does one
go about it? It just seems like there would be a long,
fairly awkward grow-out phase that would be hard to get
through. I have several hats that I love, but can’t wear
them every single day. And I don’t look so hot in those
wide, stretchy headbands that could cover a multitude of sins.
Also, what do I do if my gray is not attractive? My MIL has the most gorgeous fluffy white head of hair and another friend has stunning silver. What if mine turns out badly?
Have any of you done gray hair all the way or known someone who has? What
are your tips or tricks for getting through it? Thanks for any
help you can offer.