Mirror on the Wall, Who is No Longer the Greyest of Them All? January 01 2015, 0 Comments
It's January 1st and I feel the need to come clean.
Remember back in April when I pledged to give up colouring my hair and go grey? That I would fight to stay youthful in other ways? That I couldn't stand the maintenance, cost and toxic goop on my head?
Well, I couldn't do it. Not yet. Not 100% anyway.
I reached the point where 5" of 40% grey had grown past the part. I'd gotten pretty creative with styling my hair and used to people staring at my head. I felt pretty virtuous when I explained why I was doing what I was doing.
But in August, likely precipitated by a heart-wrenching change, I woke up one morning and in the mirror I saw someone who didn't look like me.
There was white – not grey, white – hair framing my face. Maybe I could have given it a bit more time, but time had everything to do with it.
So I went back to Maria at worldSALON who was helping me with the transition and requested emancipation from my Cruella Deville look. She came up with a new strategy – a combination that used semi-permanent, lowlights and limited permanent dye – that would still allow the grey to come in but it would be less visible and at a slower rate.
This new strategy I can live with. I see Maria every 8-10 weeks, so from a cost and time perspective I am good. And I know at worldSALON they use are the lowest toxicity products available, so I'm good there too.
Do I feel like I've failed because I said I'd do something and couldn't follow through?
I believe that trying is never failing. Failing is when you never try.
What I do feel is happy, youthful and healthy. That is success.
Happy New Year. 2015 is going to be stellar!