Musings

growing my hair

I have been growing my hair from an asymmetrical cut to a curly bob.  Some days I wonder about hair colour. At a Christmas party that I attended recently, I noticed that I was the only woman in the room with grey hair. I am one of the younger members of the group.

Tuesday, as I was getting my hair trimmed, I asked my stylist about colour. I was just inquiring but the only change that he could suggest was the addition of warm (blond) tones. As a Celt who has adapted her wardrobe to reflect her natural colouring, I'm not sure that blond would be a great idea.

It's funny how grey hair often means old in North America. At almost 67, I don't want to grouped with the 80-plus set. In Europe, grey-haired women can be powerful and strong. If there ever was a great head of grey hair, it would be that of Christine Lagarde. Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, she's definitely not an old lady.
I love her look.
I had a recent discussion about "why do I care what people I don't know think of my appearance?" I care because that is who I am and who I have always been. I believe that it is by care and attention to her physical appearance, that a woman shows that she considers herself worthy of care and attention.

Right now, I'm ready for a change! I'm wanting something new in my future. Sometimes changing a hairstyle, stepping outside one's wardrobe box or losing weight are signs of some other transition.
There's a new year coming and anything is possible....as long as I don't think like an old lady!



Comments

  1. I think your hair looks fabulous. Seeming to be an "old person" has more to do with how a person seems in general, not hair color, in my opinion - if one is in good physical shape, has some pep, is interested and interesting that is what matters.

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    1. I think that "old" is a state of mind. Sometimes we just need to be "refreshed".

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  2. Your hair is fabulous as is! Putting in blond would probably not turn out happily as it tends to go overly warm. Looking old is not about hair color but about how one engages with the world.

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    1. I thought the same about the blond. I'd be paying for something that might not be very flattering.

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  3. Lovely photo. Your hair looks great. I find using a silver (blue) or blonde shampoo helps brighten my grey hair. Always startled by how white my hair looks in the sunlight as it doesn't appear so bright to me when I look in a mirror in the house. Never wanted to colour my hair--to much time and expense involved.

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    1. That's why I stopped colouring. With naturally dark hair, I would need my roots coloured too often.

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  4. You are one of the least thinking-old people I know! I don't think you ever will, even when you're in your 80s. The odd thing that young people don't yet know is that people still feel young when they're my age (75). I do, anyway, even if my joints don't. You have such marvelous facial bones and those big eyes that I think you can probably handle most any hairstyle you want.

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  5. I like your hair and think you look beautiful...your skin is particularly radiant and lovely.
    Our attitudes about aging do play a role in how we see ourselves.
    If you feel the need for a change have fun deciding what you'll do!
    When I need a boost I often purchase a new brighter shade of lipstick.
    Perhaps you could induldge in a free "mini makeover" at one of the cosmetic counters?




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    1. Actually, I followed your lead a while ago and purchased "Bombshell Red" at Shoppers'. I've never had really great teeth so I'm hesitant to display an "open mouth " smile but I like the name. Manicures are good "pick me ups" too.

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