This is a question that's been bothering me a lot lately. Everywhere I look, there are smiling women my age, carefully covering every little silver strand they see. What's up with that? I know this is not a new obsession. There's no way Lucy's hair was really that red, and Marilyn Monroe… well, she was a case all her own. What we've got right now is a strange epidemic.
Women want, more than anything, to look natural. To get that way, they add so many body goops and facial powders that even Cleopatra would shake her head. But above all else, they mess with their hair. Root touch-ups, highlights, lowlights, plant-based or not, females are waging the war against time strand by strand.
Why all the hassle? I mean, really â€” what's wrong with having gray hair?
My mom has never dyed her hair. My grandmother never did, either. So why do I have all this pressure to carefully doctor my own changing locks?
On the one hand, I'd like to look young as long as I can. I mean, I'm not stupid. Of course I want to look good!
But why deny the truth of the matter? My hair â€” naturally curly, thank you very much — is already insane. Might as well embrace the incoming gray streaks and get it over with. Besides, I'm only 38, and not planning to leave this earth any time soon. I could end up spending a LOT on hair dye in my remaining years!
I don't know what's going on in the head of other women. I've never really been typical, and I like it that way. To me, though, this is all a bit strange. I don't like that I'm tempted by this crazy dye culture.
Sure, I've done a little experimenting. Purplish-red covering up the tell-tale silver in front once, dark-blonde highlights all over in a moment of weakness… but ultimately, I just wanna be me, gray hairs included.
After all, isn't that as natural as I can get?