Monday, January 19, 2009

Lately I have been thinking about letting my hair go to its natural color; which is pretty much the color it is now minus the the gray. My grandmother had the most beautiful white hair. There are a few women in Redding area with that striking silver white hair. To me it looks so chic and sophisticated. I have always admired MJ's hair.

It would be such an easy decision if I would just go totally white over night. But no, I started graying at the temples then in the middle of my head.

So how long does it take to go from brown to totally white?
If I just go to salt and pepper, forget it; I will keep coloring my hair.

Another thing to consider, is coloring my hair a want or a need? Does it matter if I buy the coloring on sale at the drug store?

How do I know if my hair is white or gray when I color every six to eight weeks?
The obvious answer is not to color and let it grow out enough to see what the true color is now.

Yeah, right, like that will happen.


  1. My wife is one who has beautiful platinum hair; had it for years and years.

  2. I am going through the same dilemma of sorts...

    I have colored my hair rather consistently for the past fifteen years. Now, at 40, I'm considering letting it grow in au naturale. My thinking on this is that coloring takes a toll on my hair. I have worn it short for years, mostly because the coloring has made it more difficult to grow it out in any healthy fashion.

    Coloring also takes time. The couple hours every 30-45 days that it takes to color could surely be spent doing something else.

    And the cost... if I do it myself, it always looks horrible. If I have it done by a professional, it's money spent.

    My roots are out almost an inch, and I'm learning to live with the shock of how much gray is in there. I'm not sure if I will be able to see this little experiment through to its completion. We'll see.