After years of coloring my hair (which sounds much better than saying dying) I am letting my hair go back to its natural color. At this point I’m not sure what color that will turn out to be but I feel pretty safe in saying it won’t be the light brown color that my hair was when the coloring started. Let me make myself clear, I did not want to start coloring my hair. My husband was the one who wanted me to cover the gray streaks that began appearing ten or fifteen, I can’t remember, years ago. He became involved in the process; he has been my colorist for about all of that time. He did a very good job. I told him once we started coloring my hair, we were stuck doing it. There was no going back.
Well, I was wrong. The time to stop coloring my hair has arrived, or I think it has. Letting the color grow out of your hair is a process. I am living through that process right now. Presently my hair is several shades of color from dark to light. Since my hair is short anyway it shouldn’t take too much longer to cut the fake color out and be natural. Letting my hair go back to its natural color was not an idea I came up on my own. A friend of mine told me last fall that she had stopped coloring her hair. My first reaction was not me, nope; I’m not ready for that yet. The idea grew on me. I guess I needed time to adjust to the idea.
This blog is the first time I’ve told more than like five people about my hair issue. Sometimes I wonder if people I see regularly have noticed my multi-color hair. Do I think the color is more noticeable than it really is or are my friends being too polite to say anything? The last time I got my hair cut one of the other hairdressers said she had a client letting her hair go natural. All the color can’t be cut out at one time unless you want to shave your head. I’m not ready to go that far. It is kind of freeing not to have to schedule the time to color your hair. Life made simpler.
A couple of more haircuts and my hair will be its natural color. It will be interesting to see what color that turns out to be. If I am not happy with whatever the color natural is, I can always go back to the coloring. The way things stand now, I don’t think I’ll do that but you never know. Comfort and simplicity dictates my fashion sense now. I leave being cool to the younger folks. That time has passed for me and I’m fine with that. I like not having to worry about keeping up with the latest trends. Just being who I am. All because of the color of my hair.