My hair is (probably) 80-90% gray.
See my roots? See 'em?
I say "probably" because I've been dyeing my hair since... um... high school or so.
That's 20 years of dyeing my hair every four to six weeks. And every single time, approximately 5.698 seconds after I'm done, my roots begin to show.
And now, as you can see, it's quite... noticeable.
So, for the first time ever, I'm actually considering... yes, it's true, I'm really thinking about...
LETTING IT GO GRAY.
I know, crazy, right?
I mean, I'm only 38. Just a spring chicken, really. Where by "spring" I mean "old" and by "chicken" I mean "destined for the soup pot," but I've always said you're only as old as you feel, and most days I feel about 108.
Ahem. Anyway, there are a couple things holding me back.
Thing one: it will age me. Really, I'm ok with this one, up to a point. I've always looked younger than my age, and still regularly get carded when buying beer and whatnot, so I'm ok with looking a few years older. What I would NOT be ok with is looking like my kiddos' Grandma, or being mistaken for RJ's mother.
Thing two: the grow out. Oh, god, the grow out. There's just no good way to do it. I could cut my hair really, really short, I guess, and look like a little fat boy with big boobs for a while, or I could use temporary dye like I did when I was pregnant and all concerned about chemicals and such leeching into the boys' brains, but those aren't actually "temporary" so much as "pink" and I'm afraid my fluorescent colored hair days were over sometime in my 20's.
So, I've been thinking about this. And right now, I'm still thinking. I'm not sure I'm really ready to go for it just yet, but I'm close. I'm oh, so close.
I even Photoshopped a pic of myself to try it out.
It's startling, I guess, but really not scary bad. Right? Right?
So, I'm thinking about letting my hair go gray.
Any thoughts or advice from the internet would would be greatly appreciated, and of course, taken with a grain of salt.