Why I Dye My Hair

The other day I was having a conversation with a girl on twitter and she said she ‘would never dye her hair’ and that she ‘preferred to age gracefully’.  I told her to wait until she was sprouting gray hairs at 25 and we’ll talk.  At 32 I’m not exactly looking to ‘age gracefully’.  Especially being unmarried gray hairs are one more thing that says ‘old maid’ to potential companions.  I’ve already got enough of those signs to deal with, let me keep a few pretty things about myself a little longer.

It would be one thing if I had to have plastic surgery or inject botox into my body to look younger.  That I would never do but a package of hair dye doesn’t seem so bad.  Most people don’t even know that I have colored my hair because I keep it pretty natural.  People don’t think I’m strange for altering my complexion through makeup and mascara.  I don’t think hair dye is all that different.  It doesn’t last forever and is a beauty treat that makes me feel good.

Usually I go to a salon to color my hair but I’ve been having a hard time finding a new one since my stylist moved to Chili.  This isn’t my first time dyeing my own hair ( I would NEVER cut my own hair) and 1/1 on success rate.  1 I liked, 1 not so much.  Hopefully this will make 2 out of 3.

Either way, I like to feel pretty, not because its my inherent worth but because I think I’m beautiful and I feel more beautiful without gray hair.  Is that really such a crime?  We all do things to help us feel more beautiful and happy but they aren’t the base of our happiness.  I am happy because I’m a daughter of God and I have His Gospel.  I just feel a little perk of pleasure when I look nice and feel beautiful.

Now I just have to find a guy who likes my version of beautiful.  Maybe there is a hair color he will like? JK.  Who knows?  Life is crazy but I think I’m going to like my new hair.

What do you do to feel more beautiful?  What are your favorite health and beauty products, treatments?

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7 thoughts on “Why I Dye My Hair

  1. You color your hair at a “saloon”? (paragraph 3) I gotta go there. Booze, dancing and sharp scissors. Err, ok, that’s not so good. Maybe we just don’t let the stylist drink? I’m playing. Don’t you just love the spell check? I knew what you meant.
    I color my wife’s hair. I don’t think there is anything wrong with it, but once she got in trouble at work for pink hair. The funny thing is: none of her customers can SEE her. She works all day on the phone. But we dyed the pink to black, and now it’s red. Change is fun sometimes. Peace, take care.
    PS. I can update this comment if it causes any confusion. I’m just being playful.

    1. LOL. I think older men still want younger looking women. That’s the problem. In truth, I just want to look my age. I think it turned out pretty good this time.
      I like what my literary idol Nora Ephron said ““There’s a reason why forty, fifty, and sixty don’t look the way they used to, and it’s not because of feminism, or better living through exercise. It’s because of hair dye. In the 1950’s only 7 percent of American women dyed their hair; today there are parts of Manhattan and Los Angeles where there are no gray-haired women at all.”
      ― Nora Ephron

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