So, what is essential?
In every chaotic situation, there is always a silver lining. I am a firm believer in more ways than one because, like me, most people have experienced chaos many times over in some form or fashion.
Here we have been at home with all our favorite haunts closed. In the busy world we were spinning around in, with one appointment after another, the time has slowed for us. I, for one, am grateful that it did.
We are learning new things about ourselves…we can complain about what we cannot do, or we can use this time to reflect, re-learn how to do the things we use to do. From a woman’s perspective, our hair!
Changing Your Hair, or Changing Your Perspective?
Here recently, I have talked to several of my friends and other women about their hair. Here’s some of what I heard:
- “I’m glad I had my hair done before the ‘shelter in place’ happened!”
- “I could hardly afford it when I was going regularly to have my hair done — much less now with no income coming in.”
- “I can’t let my hair grow out, now that I’m single.”
Hmmm, that last one is another story.
As I’ve mentioned on the blog, I made the decision to grow out my hair to reveal what was lying underneath the color. Because salons are not considered essential at the time of writing this, the decision to grow your color out is being made for you. Women are living with their cloudy roots or buying ‘over-the-counter’ color kits at the drug store.
Yes, I was very fortunate to have this beautiful silver hair (thanks to my mom), but what a great time to find out just how YOUR hair would look grown out. Granted I love my salon and would not use anyone else, but I don’t spend nearly as much as I did before. And to their credit, they encouraged me to do it.
My recommendation? USE THIS TIME WE HAVE to see what your grey/silver hair looks like. With a modern, updated cut you will be amazed at how good you look with your natural hair color. Besides, it’s not the color of your hair that makes you look good, it’s YOUR positive attitude that will overcome any negativity that is being projected. (Besides, with a knock-out mask that we are required to wear, why worry about those roots shining through?!)
Will you focus on the CLOUDY ROOTS or the SILVER LINING? With what I knew then, and what I know now, I will take Silver Linings any day of the week. I’m sure you will too!
If you need some inspiration or encouragement, check out my previous blog posts on the process of growing out my own hair: