Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vanity, Vanity, All Is Vanity- And A Chasing After The Wind!

So, I may be vain. A little. OK! A lot!
Here's the thing. I have grey hair. Not a whole lot, but enough that it catches your eye when it is glistening in the sun. But I swear that every day there is a little more. And, it is really beginning to BUG me! Because I am vain.
I don't really want to color it because: A) I'm not a big "upkeep" kind of girl, and B) because I really can't afford it right now, and even if I could I would have a hard time justifying it, and C) because I really think that horizontal stripes look worse than vertical ones (See reason A).
*Sigh* What's a girl to do?

19 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

Heloise lives with it.

Gina said...

Who?

Glenda, saved by grace said...

That same problem is creeping up on me...

Trish said...

now wait, you used to dye your hair............what happened to that?

let it go gray. it's not that bad.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I think I'm going to leave mine alone until I can't stand it...which will likely be awhile because I don't have too much. Coloring is just so expensive and the maintenance is killer.

Let's embrace it, girl. Our crown of glory!

Gina said...

Ok, Trish, but 1 strip of color-crayon red is not the same as coloring the whole head to mask the grey.
Besides, the upkeep was a bummer for that intense of a color.

Kat said...

I am gray. Been that way since I was in high school. I can't afford to have anyone do it. And I am soooo not into upkeep. Which is why something needs to be done with it now.

I use Clairol natural instincts. I started using it when I was pregnant with Katie because it doesn't have the stank that most hair dyes have. But...you really need to reapply every month. It only takes about 15 minutes.

Kris said...

Sat in the car last week and pulled most of my visable greys out!
Good thing the darks still out number the lights!

Angie said...

shave it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elena said...

Oh Gina....you and me both lady. I hear you to a fault. CRAZY!!

Annette Rosebrook said...

Is it grey or silver? cause i dont allow grey in my hair, only silver here, thank you!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

See Kat's answer....

Kris said...

I tried bald. While hair is highly over-rated, I don't recomend it. Unless your going for humble cause bald and vain for me was nearly impossible!

Lee Ann said...

So funny because I thought I should have added this topic to my vanity post as well. But....I do color. I am 34 and VERY silver! I am thinking "at what age will I give up?" Maybe 50.....but not 34!

Lula! said...

I loooooooove grey hair. I do.

(Love that you quoted Ecclesiastes.)

Homestay Mama said...

Don't go for vain, go for health! Hair-coloring products, particularly brown and black colors, are associated with increased incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Some products contain DEA or TEA and these ingredients often contain carcinogens.

Kathi said...

I like Kats answer. I am going to embrace my age, but I am going to do at least this one thing; color my hair. I will also wear make-up. The rest I will grow old gracefully like Grandma. Kathi

Anyway, just a thought said...

I dye my hair and have for a while now - not because of gray's but because my natural hair color is so, what's the word, mousey. But today I did notice a gray root - if that gives you any indication as to how I do with maintenance!

Brenda Jean said...

I've colored my hair for a long time now-- about 15 years I guess. I buy the box in the store and do it myself. It's easy and I've never had a problem. I keep my ends trimmed-- I used to have short hair but I'm growing it out now. I color it every few months or so, except when I was pregnant with my daughter who's 9 now.

It's not expensive and there are always coupons in Sunday's paper:)