–and other age related questions
To dye or not to dye—that is the question as I watch my brown hair turn gray. I find wiry pieces of hair and stare at them in wonder—did that really come from my head?
But that isn’t the only question I wrestle with regarding my hair. Should I leave it long or should I go shorter? Some claim shorter, layered looks give a more youthful appearance. Still, I love longer hair, especially if it bounces with some curls. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t spend a lot of time maintaining a hairdo. Wash it. Finger product through and scrunch, scrunch, scrunch. Ready to go. Sure, when I was younger, I spent a lot of time in front of the mirror with the hot curling iron or straightener, depending on the look. Now? I’d rather not spend the time. I want an easy style. An easy style that makes me look pretty, of course.
My poor beautician. She can’t count on me coming in every six to eight weeks. No, indecisive me wrestles with those questions: to dye or not to dye, to perm or not to perm, to layer or to let grow.
Hair isn’t the only dilemma
Looking in the mirror though isn’t just about hair.
Every female (I bet) desires to look her best whether it regards hair or fashion or body shape or intellect. I’m no exception, but I do lack a passion for shopping; it’s right up there with using the curling iron. My best shopping experiences are when I shop with my sister, who is not only fashionable but can always find good deals—another thing I seem to have missed out on in the natural giftings. She stuffs me in the changing room and brings outfits for me to try. She has an eye for such things. So, when I go out, I seek to wear pretty outfits, but at home, I’m comfortable in old clothes that primarily keep me warm. (Remember, I am often cold.)
Oh, how I’d like to look beautiful like the women I know with their styled hair and fashionable clothes. If only I possessed the extra time and money. Alas, I know how I spend extra time and money. I’d rather spend them on books. Books don’t care what you wear or if your hair is turning a wiry gray.
It all comes down to priorities, I guess. Wouldn’t a fairy godmother work just fine about now? Or maybe, if I’d just take the leap and make a decision. I mean, hair does grow back. And if I look horrible—which is unlikely my beautician (or is it stylist?) would do such a thing to me—but, if I did, I could always seek my sister for some sort of fashionable item to plunk on my head.
Oh, I am not old, but I am getting older. Everything just takes more effort to maintain, and I’m tired. Is it even worth it? To dye or not to dye? To layer it or pull it back? I’m not super vain, but maybe I am a tad vain. I just want to look my best.
When it comes to changing hair styles, how do you decide?