French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
My little girl was snickering at my head, and finally announced “Mum, you got floss in your hair. Let me get them for you”.
Before I could say anything, she pulled out her treasure : 2 WHITE HAIRS!
“Mum, they really look like hairs ..
– Not at all Sweetie, they are strands of glitter !”
She liked the answer.
I did not.
I had to come up with a plan …
Did you know that grey hair is hyper trendy? The number of women who have requested grey dye jobs have sky rocked in the past year. E-tailer Amazon reports that grey hair dye sales have spiked by 80 per cent this year, with its two bestselling dyes, Renbow Hair Color Cream in Silver and Stargazer Silverlook Hair Dye are up over 200 per cent and 80 per cent respectively!
Grey is proudly worn by fashionistas of all age, because, repeat after me “It Is Classy”. Yes my daughter, your Mum is classy!
My hair is a source of inspiration for all those models and pop stars like Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and even Pink. Check the Pinterest boards on “Grey hair”, and you’ll only come to the conclusion that grey is definitely the new black. Lucky me, I don’t even need to spend the day at the hairdresser to look awesome (FYI first, the hair must be de-colorized, or bleached white, and then the dye is applied.it costs from $200 up to $700, depending on hair color and condition. Touch-ups are required about every four weeks).
The day I’ll be all grey I’ll be naturally hype!
Some pretend that grey isn’t ageing only if you are under 30. It is the contrast with the young skin that makes it looks so striking. Might be true :
What is true is that those 50 shades are for non smokers who stay away from the sun (or else your hair will turn yellowish or blueish). And really care about their hair . All fashion bloggers agree that bleach can put a lot of stress on your hair, making it hard to achieve a sleek, glossy look of sophistication. The key is keeping your hair — and your body — moisturized. Drink lots of water, eat a healthy diet, and use specialized, moisturizing shampoo and hair products to keep your locks luscious.
Make up matters too, here are some precious tips on the colours to wear.
2. Grey hair? don’t care ! (play it like Kate Middleton)
What I don’t see does not exist, as simple as that. I am just like the Duchesse of Cambridge. She does not even seem to notice the consternation and/or bafflement her gray roots are causing to the people around her.
Her smile seems to whisper a royal “who cares”? I love that. Yes, I have grey hair, but also kids and I happen to be working too.. Tell you what buddy, a touch of grey is not my biggest problem. Same attitude with Katie Holmes or Marion Cotillard. Actually my hair is not even as grey as Katie yet, all of a sudden I feel so young!
Why bother pretending? yes we have grey hair. yes, we are definitely over 20 and we feel good about it. Grey hair is hereditary anyway, we get it from our children!
Be grateful for aging gracefully, it is a privilege denied to many..
3. The radical way: the chance to conquer your mid life crisis
If not now, then when? who will notice your grey hair now? just make sure the color matches your new Harley Davidson.
Before reaching this extreme, you can find some moral support on Instagram, notably via #greyhairdontcare and #grannyhair
The e-litterature assures that you can always prevent the invasion of the precious silver lines. Seems that yoga can help, some vitamins too, applying coconut oil, eating more almonds … I decided to focus on the second on this list. Anything for the good cause !
How are YOU coping with your silver lines?
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