I always said that I'd go grey (gray?) gracefully, especially as my Nana always had beautifully silver hair and always looked very elegant.
However....I am definitely not ready to go grey just yet!! I have been spotting a few grey hairs just above my ears, but they were ok because they were mostly hidden by the rest of my hair. Yet, I seem to be going a bit grey right in the middle of my fringe!! What's a girl to do?
Especially when this one isn't even 35 yet!! ;-) Mind you - I am reasonably certain that I am the only person that can see this, no-one else would take much notice I am sure, particularly as I am a dark blonde and as such all those pesky grey hairs are well hidden.
But I can still see them!! Should I continue to go grey or should I start to colour my hair and end up spending a small fortune in order to maintain that colour!? Why am I even considering this question? Why are we all expected to stay as young as possible? A recent article about Kylie and Madonna and how young they still look made for interesting reading and mentioned the pressures that women (and men) are facing.
We are not permitted to grow old, heaven forbid that we gain a few laughter lines and grey strands of hair. Since when have we been so frightened of looking our age? I suppose that as 'treatments' have become cheaper it has become much easier to try and look young, but who wants to remain looking as though they haven't lived life, haven't gained some fantastic experiences, and have sailed through life without any problems at all.
We are who we are, and yes with a bit of care we can look the best we can, but I do think that we shouldn't be hiding our true faces - those faces that reflect our experiences of a life truly lived. After all, who doesn't think that women like Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep still look good without even attempting to roll back the clock?