Opinions on going silver/gray…
This is truly a “chit chat” subject, but I would like some opinions….
What are your thoughts, opinions &/or feelings, on letting your (or your wife’s) hair go gray?
Does looking older or more aged bother you? Is there a certain age span it’s appropriate or not appropriate?
When you see a youngish (40s) woman with gray hair, what is your first thoughts?
If you have experience from dyeing, to going to your natural gray, what are some benefits &/or downfalls you faced?
If you share your experiences, can you include the age on which you are speaking of. There’s a difference between someone nearing 70 deciding to be gray versus 40, IMO.
I’m 46 and my grey started at my temples and my chin a year or two back. The grey in my beard prompted me to grow my beard from day-old stubble so I can develop the distinguished gentleman look lol. I’d choose going grey over going bald and happily so far that’s the way it is going ha!
I don’t see it as me letting my wife go grey. She colours it so I don’t really know how grey she is – as long as she keeps colouring blonde and doesn’t go red, I’m fine with that! I do know that some years back she found a grey hair downstairs and immediately started keeping her hair down there much shorter and in more of a brazilian type style, so I was a lot happier she found that grey hair than she was!!!
Neither of us intend to do any coloring, etc to ourselves as we age. But we are a simple folk with no makeup, product, etc. That’s just how we are.
Now, what really gets me about this thread… I have a “picture” in my mind for just about all the regulars here. Kind of like those that one puts together when reading a novel. And this thread has ruined those pictures for me! What? Those women are blond? Those men have facial hair? WHAT?
Oh, and just because I’m having fun and somewhat ranting… If one would have spent $5/month on hair coloring/makeup/product/etc, but chose not to and invested it in a Roth IRA instead…well, you could retire a year or more early. Ran the numbers from Jan 2000 to today using historical growth of the S&P 500, then did the next 20 yr assuming the same rate of growth as the average since 1934 to today (1934 was the creation of the Exchange Act). $5/month would grow to over $24,000 and be earning (average) of $222/month in 2040. Yeah, I’ll retire early and continue to forego product. 😉