I’m choosing to let my hair go gray! I have been dying it for as long as I can remember. Initially it was to have some fun with it, a blond streak here, blond underneath and dark on top. It was all in the name of having fun at first, but then somewhere along the line I started dying my hair to hide the grays – and that’s when the fun stopped.
I’ve realized there are SO many reasons to stop dying my hair:
- There are over 5,000 chemicals in hair dye, (according to the National Cancer Institute), and more than a few have been linked to cancer.
- Dying your hair dries it out! I can vouch for that!!! I hate having dry, brittle hair worse than having grays!
- It’s a colossal hit to the wallet! Every time I get my hair done (cut and dyed) it costs me $200-$300! My last postwas about being debt free by the end of 2020, and spending $200-$300 every 6-8 weeks to dye my hair seems so insane given that goal!
Its been about 8 weeks since I last dyed my hair. Normally I’d be itching to do a root touch-up, but I’m done! I’m joining all those brave women of a certain age who have paved the road before me. People like Alexandra Grant (Keanu Reeves girlfriend). People either loved or hated her hair… personally I love it! (and her boyfriend too)
Truth be told, I don’t have THAT many grays given my age, but I’m done trying to hide them. I think it helps that silver hair is the IN shade for 2020. I’ve seriously considered taking the plunge and dying it all silver …. but I’ve been dissuaded by more than one hair dresser from doing that. In all honesty I like the thought of going cold turkey from the dye box – it seems like a more natural way to go.
So with that said, this is what my hair looks like today:
See my glitter???
I’m feeling pretty good about this decision, and I’m looking forward to how my hair will look by the end of 2020.