Whenever a friend mentions that she is thinking of "going natural" and letting her colour grow out..I am the first to say "embrace the grey"... "you should, really, it will look wonderful on you"..."the best decision you could make"... "you have the perfect skin tone for it"...and they do and it always look wonderful.
I wonder then...why I can not practice what I preach? I had a passport photo taken a few months back...the kind of photo that makes you look like you are on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. It was devastatingly clear in the photo, the fluorescent lighting enhanced it...I was turning shades of grey. With the photo in hand...I ran to my hair salon and blurted out..."Help..I am turning grey, do something".
Let's just say, getting use to the end result has been a process...maybe more of a state of denial. I reckon that if I go to to the bedroom mirror on the east side of our house...my hair colour is perfect. Using the mirror in the entrance to our house (north) or the guest bathroom (west)..it is clearly showing shades of red, which would be fine if that was my intention. I keep thinking it must be a mistake. My daughter, Miss Christine, quickly cleared it up for me. One morning she looked at me over a cup of coffee and said "Mom, when did you decide to change your hair colour to red?" To which I replied..."it is not, it is the lighting, and having my hair pulled back...and we need to go the the mirror on the east side of the house"...kid's say the darnedest things.
So now I am a redheaded woman on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list..who is going to wait patiently as she turns shades of grey..with a little help from a stylist.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? Been there, done that? Do you stare down the impending grey or wait for another day?