On my Tray of Bliss today is my new proudly grey hair.
This did not start as a money saving exercise. I simply wanted to see what colour my 'real' hair was, after 32 years of colouring it.
Not Salt and Pepper exactly. More Blue Black and Silver.
I had it cut in a super short fun style first up to allow the natural colour to grow through. I also had it tinted Blue Black with silver foils to start the process of adopting the Real Me. Now my colour is completely my own, and I can start growing it long and sleek. A Keratin treatment will be next for conditioning and straightening. My hair is naturally curly, and I'd prefer it straighter if I'm going to show off my gleaming greys to their best advantage.
And guess what. I love it. I really, really love it.
I now look at 'ladies of a certain age' who blonde their hair and think 'you're kidding yourself''. I picture them with their real grey locks and in my minds eye, can see how much more flattering it could be. You can't fool nature or the rest of the world forever!
The trick is, I believe, to keep your grey locks perfectly groomed, and beautifully cut, in spanking great condition, wash with a purple toner shampoo to maintain the silver, use a gloss spray to add shine, and never ever wear pastel florals, frills and flounces. These WILL make you look like a Nanna.
I seriously think it's also about maintaining a slender form (hence my new resolve to lose weight), as you can't look sleek and silver, when really, you're just fat and grey haired...sorry. And I mean me, not you!
So yes, it saves money, but comes with certain other responsibilities if one doesn't want to look like a Granny. But I am happy to embrace those responsibilities.
Here's to the new slender, silver haired me by Christmas. I promise to post Before and After shots.
Anyone want to join me?
What's on your Tray of Bliss today?