I talked about going gray earlier this year and promised that if I was brave enough, I'd give an update on my progress. Here's the saga:
Started with a new hairdresser - one who didn't recoil in horror when I dropped the G-word. In fact, she was pretty enthusiastic, recommending a cut and of course, products. I try not to get twirled into the product-purchasing as I already have options for all kinds of actual or potential problems - frizz, fly-aways, curls (too many or too few), and the out-right "hair having a
My last color was in October and by May the blonde was gone. I kept my hair cut fairly short to avoid having an obvious divide. I'm not going to lie, for awhile I felt like I should wear a sign, " Not being lazy. Intentionally looking like this". It's amazing how stylish an old Red Sox hat looks when it's covering several shades of growing-out hair!
It's been a long time since I saw my natural hair color and I was surprised at how dark it is. I was also surprised at how gray it is! I'd been thinking that I had "some" gray on top, but the rest was mostly not gray. Not so much - turns out the gray is pretty evenly distributed and really lots more than I imagined.
So, for better or worse, here's the new look:
I'm going to try to grow this out a bit longer and see what the curls do. I'm pretty sure I can do the Carol King look, maybe aiming for a bit less exuberance, but then again, may just let it rip as I've been known to do !
Is this color a keeper? Who knows - it works for me for now. One of my daughters pronounced it "more sophisticated" so I'm riding that train for now.