Firstly, I am delighted with the response to the new blog after only a few days. I am now on Twitter - click on the link on the sidebar if you want to follow me. I've also changed the look of the blog to make it easier to read. A note for those who may want to contribute, but are reluctant to do so under their normal Blogger persona - why not set up an alternative blog identity? That way, you can join in and share your experiences without feeling embarrassed. And if you plan to keep viewing the blog, why not become a Follower? Then you will automatically be notified when I've put up a new blog post.
I know it's not exactly next week yet, but clearly we have a lot to talk about so I'm starting on the next topic - going grey. I'm reading this great book that I borrowed from the local library. This is an issue that's waaaaaaay bigger than it looks! I can recommend this book, even though it's American and doesn't necessarily mirror my own experiences. The author, Anne Kreamer, does quite a bit of research that may surprise you.
My experience: I decided to go gray when I turned 50, and I stopped colouring my hair (dark blonde) at that time. I had annoying hair that was completely gray at the front but only partly gray at the back. I grew my hair long, so I looked completely different if I wore my hair pulled back in a ponytail than if I wore it out. At that time, I was self-employed and in my "arty" persona. Then I moved and returned to my daytime profession, financial services. I needed to change my look, not just for the work but because I was making major changes to my life. So I went to a hairdresser and asked to become gray all over. She said that was the one thing hairdressers couldn't do. Consequently, for most of the past 3 years, I've had blonde highlights to get as close to the gray as possible, with darker colour framing my face. When I returned from overseas (3 months with no hairdreser!), I discarded the dark framing and opted for dark "stripes".
Now I'm wanting to do another change in my life - if I can do it, I'll become a student for the next 3 years. I plan to stop colouring, though I may still put the odd stripe into my gray. I'm 56, I don't see the point of having hair that looks 20 years younger than the rest of me.
What's YOUR experience with gray hair? Do you cover it up, or go au naturel?