There is a revolution happening ladies! It’s amazing and will set us all free! All we have to do is ditch the dye!
Okay, so revolution is a bit strong. And I’m not sure if “free” is the right word either.
But have you noticed the Gray Hair Movement going on? It’s all around us prompting us to free ourselves of dye and join the group. And you know what? If I had beautiful silver locks I would join right in.
But I don’t. My hair is a boring brown (aka dishwater blonde) with a few dull gray hairs. So, I dye it, because that makes me feel good.
So maybe I don’t get to join The Silver Strand Society and I’d be asked to leave Gray is the New Blonde. Though Gorgeous Gray Hair would encourage me by showing me a video: “stop dying your hair: How to embrace gray hair”.
I had to chuckle at that video, as one of the ways to embrace your gray is to bleach it and … dye it silver.
Look, I understand that the idea is to encourage women (who want to) to let their gray hair out. But it is starting to feel a bit like there’s a “right and wrong” here, which doesn’t feel good.
Maybe the revolution shouldn’t be about embracing our gray hair, but more about embracing our own style. Whatever that is.
How about if we join in and celebrate International Women’s Day by accepting each other, dye and all? Whether your hair is burnt orange, purple or silver, we are all in this together. So let’s embrace each other.
Hmmm…maybe I’ll start a new group for women:
“To dye or not to dye: it’s up to you!”