Now and then I see advertisements come along about gray hair. It indicates coloring your hair gray is a new hype. In fashion magazines I see gray hairstyles passing by at young ladies or I read not to color your gray hair because this is now the new fashion trend. Every 5 weeks I take place in the hairdressers chair to dye my hair. And no hair on that head whishes not to be colored.
Is it because you do not want to be associated with gray hair as it is labeled as ‘old’? My opinion is indeed that I associate gray hair with getting older and looking older. And the name of this trend ‘Grannyhair’ makes me to hate the color. Trends are fun but fortunately we do not always have to join it.
What strikes me is that the ladies in advertisements or fashion magazines with gray hair all look like models, regardless of their age. The average woman, however, is not a model. The models in the photos are styled, both in terms of clothes, makeup and hair. The average woman, however, have to do this all by herself. And how well we do our makeup in the morning, dress up in the most modern clothes, we are not a model. And not at all if I let my hair turn in completely gray.
There is also a clear difference between turning your hair into gray naturally or dying your hair gray. Natural gray hair is usually a bunch of gray hairs on your head that gives a messy look while dying your hair in gray colors provides you with many shades of gray with a glossy look. If you proceed to turn your hair gray naturally than it is highly advisable to color your hair anyway with one of the grooming gray colors, for example, l’Oreal ash gray, silver gray, silver titanium. But do you really want to go for a nice hip glossy gray hairstyle then I am convinced that you can better visit a good hair stylist.
In my social area I do not see anyone with natural gray or dyed gray hair. I think many have the same idea as I have and label gray hair with ‘old’. And let us ladies of 40/50+ do no longer want to be or feel old. So what do I do? I’m just going to take a seat in that hairdressers chair again.