Apr 2, 2009

Going Gray

I’m trying to decide whether to let my hair just go gray. There are two reasons to do it. It would be much more convenient and it would satisfy my curiosity. I’m tired of the hassle of getting it colored. I am such a procrastinator that I inevitably end up calling my hairdresser begging her to squeeze me in somehow. Right now I have an appointment for a color and then have to go back three days later for the cut because she doesn’t have a block of time big enough to do both. If it were gray it would be so much easier. I’ll have to take the plunge someday. Who wants to be one of those really old ladies with jet black hair?

I’ve been dying it for so long I have no idea what it would look like all grown out. Based on the roots I see peeking out (OK, I admit it, they’re not peeking out, I am sporting a full blown skunk stripe), I would have a complete head of gray hair. Would it be horrible looking? How old would I look? Would people treat me differently, more politely even, if they think I’m an older woman? Also, would my thin fine hair be more manageable? Gray hair seems to be more coarse.

I’ll have to ask my hairdresser about how we would do it. You can’t just let it grow out. You’d have to use some sort of temporary color that washes out over time until the gray grew out and then just let the temporary dye fade and voila, gray hair.


  1. Sounds like a fine experiment! Let us know how it goes. :)

  2. Go for it--I'm sure it will look beautiful, as it will be the natural look! *smiles*

  3. Don't think of it as going grey,..just start calling yourself a platinum blonde...See!..All better.

  4. Lost - Yeah, what do I have to lose? I can always dye it again if I don't like the gray.

    MH - I hope it makes me look wise and distinguished.

    Sling - Blonde, hmmmmm. I guess if you squinted it might look blonde.