I wanted to write about not letting my hair go grey, but I wasn’t really sure what to say about it. So, I googled, “Why I’m not letting my hair go grey.” Do you know what I found out? I’m the only woman in the world who doesn’t want grey hair, and colouring my hair means I’m insecure, hate the environment, or both. Huh.
In reality, I’m not letting my hair go grey because I decided I wouldn’t from a very young age. When I was born, my mum, aunt, and grandmothers didn’t have any grey hair. As I got older, my mum, aunt, and maternal grandmother began colouring their hair, while my paternal grandmother let her hair go grey. All women in my family are beautiful, and all of them made choices that work for them. That’s what I’m doing.
I’m twenty-eight, but I look five years younger. Grey wouldn’t work for me, because I’d look like a twenty-two year old with grey hair, and it wouldn’t be a fashion statement. If I ever decide to stop colouring my hair, I’ll probably do what my great-grandma did. She coloured her hair until she knew it would be white, and then she just coloured her hair white. I’m very all or nothing in other aspects of my life, so I think that’s the approach I would take.
I think that women who insult other women for not making the same choices are probably insecure about their own choices. I’m completely fine with other women letting their hair go grey, because it doesn’t affect me. I wonder if women who charge others choices are really that happy with their own? Hmmmm.
If you don’t want to let your hair go grey, don’t. It doesn’t make you a bad person, and you’re not harming the environment, or wasting time and money. If it’s important to you, then it’s not a waste.