grey hair. In the process I had to chop off about ten inches of hair. I kinda knew this would happen, but I want to start coloring my hair again!
My grey hair has gotten seriously mixed reviews: from "you look amazing!" to "honey, your roots are really showing!" It's also gotten mixed reviews from ME! I love not having to bother with dying my hair every 4-6 weeks and embracing my natural hair color, but I also look really unkempt when I don't style my hair and put a ton of product in it. One thing I've found out about grey hair is that it can be seriously unruly. 80% of my greys are soft and silky and lie flat with my brown hair, but 20% of the greys are wiry and CRAZY! You can kind of see the 20% sticking out everywhere in the pic!
Grey hair has also totally aged me (duh.) While I really appreciate not getting ID'ed everywhere I go, it kinda sucks when I'm told I look really great for a 40 year-old! There is nothing wrong with being forty, but I'm a decade younger than that! My sister, S., fought my going grey from the get-go, her argument being I have my 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond to be a chic silver-haired lady! She was perplexed why I decided to let my natural hair go at just 30 and, honestly, I have been really starting to question that, myself!
What do you think? Am I just totally bowing to society's standards of beauty? Or am I over-thinking this? It is JUST hair, but, while it's easy to go back to coloring my hair, I have a long road of growing it out to get back to my salt and pepper I have right now. I'd love to hear your opinions!