TBT #3 Little Old Ladies

Hello friends. In an earlier  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 about why she decided to go back to coloring her hair after being gray for awhile.

“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.”

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.  

But I still believe that gray hair ages most people, and am so thankful that there are so many great color options today!

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4 thoughts on “TBT #3 Little Old Ladies”

  1. I just tried the grey hair thing. It didn’t suit my tanned complexion and I didn’t feel particularly authentic looking this way – indeed my husband (71 yo) even gently suggested I recolour! So I did just that this week. I went along to a new hairdresser that I had sussed out – a very young fellow who certainly knew what he was talking about. I came home with a fantastic colour that will show minimal regrowth and a sharp cut that I love. The hairdresser spent a very long time determining the right colour for me which I really appreciated. He has my business from now on. More importantly – I feel like a new woman and I have had several compliments already.

    1. EB, that is a great story! I am so happy for you. Having a top-notch hairdresser should be a priority for every woman. Finding one is like finding treasure. So glad you did. I am sure you look great….and most people feel good when they look good!

  2. This is such a great topic for debate! And I agree that the decision is so personal. I always think that when I hit my fifties, I may let the gray come in all the way. Right now, in my forties, I cover that sh*t up! I have been coloring my hair though since I was about 15, so it is sort of just something I have always done. I suppose I need to see how I feel when I am 50. Maybe I won’t go gray until 60 or 70. But those gray hairs are determined little fellows, aren’t they?! Thanks for sharing this post with me On the Edge!


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