Friday, July 10, 2009

To dye or not to dye, that is the question

Whether 'tis nobler to have frizzy ventral locks of silver
Or to take hours in a salon and by coloring smooth them?
To dye, to be gray no more and by this dye to say we end
The heartache of frizzy brittle natural locks that age is heir to?
'Tis a consumation occasionally to be wish'd
To dye, to maintain, to maintain...ay there's the rub
For in that coloring what roots may come.


Andrea said...


And also: I know. I'm letting the greys come in right now but there are times when I wonder if I should cover them--then wonder if I could ever be bothered to maintain it--and so on.

Magpie said...

see now, the thing about the blue dye i used is that it very calmly faded away.

though i think i need to do it again...

Anonymous said...

I actually don't mind my grays. I look at it this way: I'm 44 years old, I have 2 little kids and a husband. I'm SUPPOSED to have gray hair.
There's not that many of them & they do blend in nicely with the summer highlights.

My Grandmom had beautiful white hair. Thick, shiny bright white hair. For as long as I can remember. I can recall as a kid, thinking that her hair was like a big, fluffy pillow where I could rest for a while.
If you have pretty grays, I say leave them.

kathy a. said...

i vote for leaving them, too. my theory is, i earned every last strand of silver!

one of my sisters used to tell me [on a regular basis], "you know, you can DO something about that." after years and years of hair maintenance [and obvious roots in between], she decided to grow it out. 4-5 inches of gray followed by 12-15 inches of black is not anyone's best look. just sayin'.

Mummy/Crit said...

I say leave it (though I've got almost none, so I can talk) but mainly for the outrageous hippy reasons - do you know what they put in hair dye and what it can do to you? Off my soapbox now.