LITTLE OLD LADIES

Hello friends. In my last post, I asked you to consider coloring your hair instead of going gray. I feel sure that I offended quite a few people, and if so, I apologize, but one of the cool things about blogging is that you get to express your opinion. My opinion is that women look younger if their hair is not gray, but if you have a different opinion, I respect that.

I know that some women are proud of their age and their gray hair, and have no desire to look younger than they are. I respect that also. There is no “right or wrong” in this area. Your hair is one of the things that portrays on the outside how you perceive yourself on the inside, and how you want others to see you. If you want to be perceived as a wise older woman, then your look should reflect that.

Most of my friends are over 50, and we have had some interesting conversations over a glass or two of wine. I can truly say that no one in my circle of friends and family feels like a little old lady, or even a wise old woman. We all feel young on the inside, and don’t want to be stereotyped as anything like a “senior citizen.”

In response to the last post, my grandchildren’s other favorite grandmother, made an interesting comment, and even sent these photos.

Hairlairious

Now you have to understand that Judy is one of the most stylish and put-together people I know. She is one of my biggest inspirations.  She always looks beautiful, and is very energetic, active and creative. She is one of those people who acts her “inside age”–about 30.   And I have to admit that she looked beautiful with gray hair.  LOOKED–as in past tense. The picture on the right is the most recent one. Here is what she said about why she decided to go back to coloring her hair:

“I decided to color because strangers were literally treating me like an old woman, complete with “little lady” comments. It didn’t fit how I felt.”

So really, that is the point of this post. Just make sure your hair reflects how you feel.

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Today I am linking up with Tania on Wednesday’s Wardrobe.

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4 thoughts on “LITTLE OLD LADIES”

  1. Thanks for those wonderful compliments, Susan! I enjoyed my 2 year long stint with natural color. I did have to adjust my wardrobe to include richer colors. I could not have swapped those tops in the picture with my white hair. I also had to use some hair products to keep pollutants from yellowing the white. It was not easy growing the color out, so I thought about it a long time before I went back to color. Since I’ve colored it for 30 years or more, this feels completely natural to me. Ward, however, was devastated that GaGa’s white hair was no more. Ha!

    1. As I said, you look beautiful no matter what your hair color. I never thought about the fact that having white hair affects the color choices of your wardrobe. You were very perceptive to figure that out. Maybe that is why so many people look drab when they have gray hair…not enough contrast with their clothing. Lindy commented that she felt invisible.

  2. I started letting my hair go “natural” this winter (colored brown to mousy brown/gray) but I felt invisible. I am back to coloring my hair and look so much better. Nora Ephron said. “There’s a reason why 40, 50, and 60 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.”

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