I turn 60 on June 1st. Gosh, it’s rather startling seeing that in print! But over the past year or so, I have been making peace with growing older. I’ve become a lot more accepting of the inevitable changes that are taking place, and my latest realization is that I’m sick of coloring my hair. I am going to grow out my natural hair color, no matter what that may be.
A couple years ago I had gone through a similar phase, thinking I wanted to grow it out. But my heart wasn’t really in it and I started coloring my hair again. This time it seems more organic, like it’s something I deeply feel I need to do. Plus, turning 60 triggers a kind of liberation, not caring if I look 10 or 20 years younger anymore. It’s all about mental, emotional, and physical health at this stage.
I last colored my hair on January 31, 2015, and my roots are growing in a sort of taupe color in the back and lighter in the front around the hairline. Not really gray or silver, but kind of a pewter. I am a natural-born redhead, and I’ve heard that redheads really don’t go gray but develop a rather burnished tone. So we shall see. After 15 years of coloring my hair, it will be cool to discover the natural hair hue that Mother Nature intends for me at this stage of my life!
Update: Okay, I guess I would be remiss if I didn’t at least include a photo of my ‘progress’! I took this pic today, May 6th, 2015. As you can see, my hair is quite a light golden blonde from coloring. My roots have grown in almost 2 inches; a sort of light pewter color. So far it’s not incredibly noticeable, but I will post updates to let you know it’s going. 🙂