On Saturday night I decided to cut my fringe back in - it's something I keep trying to grow out and change my look but I am always happier with a fringe. And since the cut, I am again delighted with it. I will have to get to a hairdresser to tidy it up at some point (and I haven't had a haircut since December!!!) but it's good for me for now.
But... I noticed more grey hairs! I had my hairdresser (and business mentor) notice one in December at the back of my head so I plucked it out. Then I noticed another and plucked that too. I had thought my hair had a lovely silvery sheen to it then realised it was a grey. After that, I stopped looking.
So when I cut my fringe I saw a big one in the fringe itself. When I say 'big' one I think I mean very very noticeable against my dark hair. It looked like a thick rope against my thin, dark, straight hair - just screaming for attention and to be yanked out.
I am 35 years old (and therefore in the Over 35's) and stop dyeing my hair about a couple of years ago. I had been dyeing my hair since I was 15 years old. I thought that many years of hair dye is probably enough damage and it was actually quite interesting to see my own hair colour - and it suited me best of all the colours I'd ever had!
But now there are more greys' appearing I am wondering:
Do I keep plucking them out and thus rendering myself bald at some point?
Do I start dyeing my hair again?
At what age do I stop dyeing my hair so it doesn't look like a solid block of dark colour while the rest of me fades back - so that it really looks like I'm dyeing to cover grey?
Should I start wearing sensible middle-aged tracksuits, jangly Christmas earrings and slip on Kumpfs? Should I get a sensible short perm?
I thought I wasn't a vain person but maybe I am??? (Now I'm giggling here!)
It's certainly food for thought. The rope-like greyish hair is swinging in my fringe while I really think about it.