After 27 years of colouring and bleaching my hair I am so fed up of this endless cycle of fussing and preening and yes, with the expense of it all, that I am considering whether or not to just dare to bare my natural hair colour at long last.
Alas, my natural colour doesn’t make me look such a hottie…(LOL!)
I’ll be blunt, it’s grey. grey. grey. And i’ve not a fondness for ‘grey’ anything.
Here is a pic of the mixed dye colours and bleach I have done at the hairdressers when I can afford.
Unfortunately I can no longer colour my hair myself at home as home hair colourants trigger my asthma pretty severely and I get quite breathless trying to do the back of my hair, but the problem with relying on a hairdresser to do it is that I can go 6 months without a ‘hair do’ when money is tight… and then it just looks an absolute mess….like now!
Below is a picture of my natural hair colour beneath the top layer of the ‘bleach job’ I had done at the hairdressers prior to Christmas 2007. To my horror I will even dare you to click the image below to see the extent of the silver that has grown in since then…
Yup. I drew the short straw when it came to low metabolism, bad hair, teeth and nails..oh yeah, and varicose veins…and stretch marks….(thanks kids!).
It’s so not funny.
I am just a few days away from a really big birthday and I’m not in a position to go to the hairdressers, which makes me think that maybe it’s just time to knock the hair colouring and bleaching on the head if I can’t maintain my hair as I would like to.
What say you?
Do you colour or bleach your hair?
Have you made the decision to allow your natural hair colour to come through after years of dying and bleaching ?
Or perhaps you’ve never really been a fastidious hair colourer ?
I’d love to hear from you on this relatively superficial topic (I never promised deep though, did I?) as I’m unsure which way to go on this.
I’m tempted to grow out the bleach and just go completely natural. I have seen and indeed know a lot of extremely attractive women who no longer colour their hair and whom have healthy grey/silver hair. I actually think it can look stunnning with a good cut to show it at its best.
Oh the joys of hereditary premature grey hair…and lots and lots of stress.
Just as well I’m not trying to impress anyone (either here on the blog or in real life) or how could I expose myself like this eh?
I have zero pride, that’s how!