What a great thread! Just what I needed.
I found my first SILVER (but that's not what I called it then!) in high school when I was 17. I went through many stages of both different kinds of colouring & being 'natural' right up until yule of last year. It seemed a practical decision at the time. My hair was thinning & my stylist/cousin had suggested this shampoo to try to keep my hair from leaving (not nioxin) but it also made the colour fade & I needed to colour more often. Quickly tired of that one and decided the time had come to stop colouring my hair & see what I got. My hair was also quite long, naturally wavy and brunette. In my youth it was also quite thick & even livelier. I decided to finally just let the SILVER grow out, covering up this new colour with hats & scarves until it was long enough to cut - it was winter, that helped. I had all the colour cut off at the vernal equinox this year. It was startling. I now had very short, very SILVER hair. I am 52, my mother is 77, my hair is pretty much the same colour as hers. I got many compliments on my new hair cut. A lot of, 'oh, short hair looks good on you.' Me, in my cynicism, thought to myself, sure, but how about the <s></s>grey<s></s> ? Another of my cousins, at a family gathering, commented, 'you dyed your hair grey.' Cute. Well, enough of my closer friends tell me over & over again that it really does look good that I'm starting to believe them. I was just resigned to this is how I look now. Well, I'm getting to be a crone, might as well look like it (even though I don't feel 'old,' either). This post has supported me in my decision, reaffirmed who I know myself to be, & made me feel good about my silver antennae reaching to the moon. And to all those 'short hair looks good' people (including my mother), I am planning on letting this hair grow forever now.
I'm becoming the moon. Vibrate with moon magic.
Thank you! [:)]