50 Shades of Gray (Hair)

So last year, I decided to stop dying my hair.

I know, I know, I hear your gasps, and I feel you scrolling to look at my picture. Yes, my hair is now mostly white and I’m still in my fifties.

Before I made the decision, I posted a question on facebook, what is the appropriate age for a woman to stop dying her hair? Sad to say, this was one of my most liked and commented-on posts—second only to what’s your go-to snack?

Is hair really that important?

I’d like to say the comments (about the hair, not the snack) surprised me; but they didn’t. They were nearly 50/50 between NEVER and WHENEVER you feel like it. Other comments included when you’re 80 years old, only after your mother does, and don’t ever start dying it.

The point is, there’s lots of judgment out there from people who love us and people who don’t even know us. So, the big question is:

Why do you care what they think?

I invite you to show up as you are. Do, have, and create whatever you desire. And be your authentic self. Besides feeling good, you’ll encourage others to express their authentic and beautiful selves too.

With love and gratitude,

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1 Comment

  1. Holly Flynn

    Your hair looks fantastic…I never saw the “ before”! I recently did the same. It is so freeing. Wish I had done it sooner.
    I just finished listening to your interview with Karen Flaherty, whom I know from the University Women of Flagler and the Seeking Insights to Solutions, Social Justice. So impressive. Looking forward to the newest book.
    Thank you for your dedication and inspiration,
    Holly Flynn

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