When I was in college I started coloring my hair. I wanted to try different colors. For a long time I stayed with Red. But I've tried pretty much every color. At first the coloring was just to be able to "change things up" whenever I would get bored with my hair. Then I started to find the silver.
Yes silver. My mom's head is covered by beautiful white hair, so is her mom's and so is her sister's. I love my mom's hair. It's really beautiful. She's had it since I was young. In fact I have very few memories of her before her hair turned white. (She had me when she was in her 30's.)
Then the hair coloring turned from "changing things up" to "covering the gray". And I found that I'm fighting a losing battle so I decided to go "au natural" and embrace my platinum roots.
I cut my hair short in order to make the growing out process easier. I am now at the point where one more cut and my hair will be color free and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
I want to like myself the way I am. I really do. And I was struggling with my "aging" until I saw this story on the Today show.
After seeing that story I am able to remind myself that I am blessed to be aging the way that I am. That it's okay to be getting older.
I will embrace my gray/platinum and the slight wrinkles around my eyes, yes I will.
I can still be young at heart.