Thursday, March 4, 2010

Does she or doesn't she?

I have been pondering something for the last month or so. It's my hair color. I colored my hair for years up until about 3 years ago. I decided I wanted to stop coloring it to see how it looked. So my hairdresser did a weave in blond and caramel with a brown base and gradually let it grow out. When it was grown out I kind of liked it, only I never really got used to it. I would get lots of compliments on it, but there were always the people who didn't recognize me because of the hair color change. I never could understand that, since people change hair color all the time and I still know who they are. Anyway, recently I have begun to feel more and more like I am looking older and the gray/white hair isn't helping matters. Part of it is the excess skin my weight loss is causing. Another is I feel washed out when I see myself in pictures. When I work out at the gym and see my reflection in the mirror I see my mother. Yikes!! I am not that old! Well, anyway I have mentioned it to a couple of my friends and they both said if it would make me feel better I should color it again. Herein lies my dilemma, if I start to color it I am back to my every three week merry-go-round of touching up the roots. Ahhh alas, I think I am leaning closer to it if only to see if it makes the image of my Mother not show up in my mirror. Don't get me wrong, I loved my Mom and she was a terrific lady, but I am not that old (yet). Well, there you have it, that is my confession of what I've been dwelling on lately.

I have been doing pretty well since my last fill, until a few nights ago. I woke up coughing and several times got a mouthful of liquid. I also had congestion in my lungs and after a few nights of not sleeping well I made sure that I didn't eat anything after 6pm and last night I did alright and wasn't coughing. So I guess I'll have to make sure I don't eat past dinnertime. I had some tea tonight after dinner and I am hoping it won't be a problem for me. I didn't drink anything all day and I needed some fluids so that is why I had the tea.

9 comments: said...

It will perk you up and make you feel better if you get a new haircut or color..I say go for it..
You deserve it.

stardustic said...

You are a beautiful woman and it probably does not matter what color you wear because you will still be beautiful... but from reading your post I got the impression that the color will make you feel better.... go for it!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I stopped coloring my hair years ago because of the unending battle with the roots showing when the hair grows. It's unending for sure. I'd never go back to it. I don't always like the look but then I remind myself what a hassle it was so I'll stay gray/white and glory in the fact that I earned my silver crown. Everyone feels differently I guess. It's what you feel comfortable with.

amandakiska said...

It just hit me that you are in Roseburg. I live in Eugene. We are practically neighbors! Are you following Tina in Portland?

I look a lot like my mom too. My uncle once saw me and said, "Well, hi Barb (my mom)." I love my mom, but she is 21 years old than me and sort of dowdy looking. Agghhh!

Sheila said...

I'm with the others, you look beautiful now, but if you would like to color it then go for it!! Take care, Sheila

Judi said...

OOOH Kathy!
As I also confessed....I am having hair issues myself! But, tonight is the night that I'm going to sit in the chair. Not sure what will happen! I do know that my roots will be zapped back to my "natural color". As for if I go with a whole new cut....stay tuned on that one!
I agree with those who say that a perk up might be just what you need!I know I should not be so vain and materialistic but sometimes a little change in our appearance or a new pair of shoes or a new coat or a new piece of jewelry can make the biggest difference to how we feel! It can put a bounce in your step....even if it's just for a little while!
I have to admit that I love full grey hair look (when it's a nice shade of grey). I think it can be so sexy and alluring! But, since I have no clue what color of grey my hair will be....I have never braved the change! I'm pretty sure my color would be "dishwater grey"!
So, here's the thing--whatever makes you feel good--DO IT!!!

Jody V said...

I agree with everyone Kathy!! Do it! Then post a pic too!


Sonya said...

I color mine but can get away with it about every 4 weeks if I use the 10 minute version. 6 to 8 if I use the 30 minute version. I tend to use the 10 minute version b/c it is easier. Yes I do it myself.

Take care!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I think your hair color is truly lovely. A woman I know has a similar issue and wears fantastic colorful scarves around her neck or head for a jolt of beautiful color.