Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Confessional Tuesday on Wednesday

It's Wednesday, which means confessional time.

It used to be on Tuesday, but I am a loser on Tuesday, so I'm sharing confessions on Wednesday.

My confession is that I've stopped coloring my hair.

It's mousy, it's turning gray, and it's too bad.

I can't stand the maintenance.  I've been coloring my hair for 20 years, and I've had it.  I'm bored with it, and it never looks natural, and it never stays.  It stresses me out.

So I'm stopping it.   Everyone thinks I'm crazy, except for my husband, who just doesn't care.

My hair is long, and it's been colored and then highlighted, so it's going to look bad for a while.  I've been there before.  I had the worst whole head highlights when I was pregnant with my son, and there was a definite line around my head where I let my roots grow too long and it was too late to continue the highlighting, but I had it done anyway, at like Supercuts or something.

It was dreadful.  I don't think this time will be as bad, but it will still be bad.

Wish me luck.



  1. Good for you! There's so much pressure in our society for a woman to look a certain way, follow a certain beauty regime. I love stories about women deciding to do what works best for them and their lifestyles. You go, girl!

    That being said, I just started coloring my hair. [Hangs head in shame.]

    1. Thank you so much! It's funny... I see men all around me with gray in their hair, and no one says a word. But if a woman decides to stop coloring her hair, the world is baffled. No shame in it either way, for me. I just decided not to keep up with it.

  2. Ugh... I am far past due on doing something with these locks...but I just hate the cost of getting it done. But I also hate the grays. I keep telling myself that I should really just accept it...but I just don't know if I can deal with the 'ring around the head'...and I'm afraid what it will look like even after it's all grown out!! I'd love to be one of those women who ages gracefully...but there's just nothing graceful about me, never has been, so I don't know why aging would be any different! I wish our society set crazy, frizzy, wirey gray hairs as a prized accomplishment, greatly desired by all...I'd be so on my way to winning!!! :/

    1. I'm starting a trend. Gray and wiry is the new smooth and sleek. Join me.

  3. I sort of envy you, but also I know there's no way I'm going to stop colouring my hair. I started going grey when I was about 16, and people used to think that I wouldn't know it was happening if they didn't point it out to me - all the time. Even strangers on the bus would say, "Did you know you've got grey hair?" It gets a bit old after awhile...

  4. That's the worst - other people's observations.

    The most popular comment I get is: "But you're too young to have gray hair!!" Well, if that were true, then why is it turning gray, hmmmmm, Captain Obvious?