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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hair...

And no I am not talking about the song by The Cowsills. You younger people can look that up!

I have had the same hair style for several years now and I was ready for a change. Not a drastic change but something different. So Suzanna cut some layers in my hair and I am happy with it. I look forward to styling it in some different ways.

Okay....selfies are not my thing....I took about 20 before I got a good one.

I have to admit that my head feels lighter. Basically this is the old shag hair cut....just not done in curls. I may give that a try just for old times sake.

It seems all my friends are debating the color issue. To Dye or Go Natural. At a certain age, it does become a quandary as  to what decision to go with in the hair department. One of my friends decided to quit coloring and she found out that her hair was still a fairly dark brown with enough gray that it just looks frosted. I think it looks very nice on her and woo hoo for natural brown hair.

Another reason some friends are opting for natural locks is the price factor. It is a nice chunk of change to plop down at the salon if you continue coloring.  And roots....when I colored my hair, my roots would show in about two weeks. It is good to have hair that grows quickly but no one can or needs to color their hair that often. I have seen the little color wands some people use to cover roots. Those were not available when I colored my hair.

Frankly if I were going to spend a lot of money to look younger, I would have my neck redone. That is the one place that shows age like no other.  But as I have said before, I am glad to be here, aging normally in pretty good health. I have some dear cousins and friends who did not get that privilege.

I am thankful to be 64 years old. I am thankful for a dear husband who does not care about gray hair and wrinkles.( he has a few of his own.:)) I am thankful for friends who listen to me whine about changing my hair style. I am thankful for a wonderful hairdresser that makes me look better than I should. I am thankful for blog friends who drop what they are doing to read my silly ramblings.

So I am just going to end this post by stating that I am a mid century modern....if I were an antique I would be pretty valuable!

16 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I love it! I have dark hair and it is totally gray in the front an sides but still dark in the back. I wish it would all turn gray - I have earned every hair.Again, that hair cut looks great on you.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Arlene!! I love your hair!! It looks darling on you! I want to get my neck done two. Do you think we can find a Doc that will give us a two for one deal? Enjoy your new 'do and have a great week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I love the different lengths...it does make you feel light and your hair will move with the breeze! I love having silver hair. We are both fortunate to have pretty white silver hair. I see some young people color their hair silver! Ours is natural! YAY! You look fabulous my friend! Hugs!

Georgia said...

Good Morning Arlene:) I love your new hair cut. I was prematurely gray (started in my late 20's) I colored my hair for 40 years until it started fading, it just wouldn't hold it's color any more and looked really bad. So, just before I retired, I decided to let it grow out. I was working nights at the time so there were only a few people who even noticed the change. My hair is just as white as yours and believe it or not has gone from natural curly to very straight. Like you I have been trying to find the right style for me and just this last year let it grow out. I also kept it cut very short for years. It is hard to pay for all of the coloring that needs to be done when you are retired. I still pay too much for a good trim once in awhile, but hay I like my hairdresser and she has worked with me thru multiple changes. I am adjusting and actually starting to like it:) I will be sending you a packet of patterns soon for you and all of your stitching friends. I also wanted to let you know that I got some red polka dot fabric to do a couple of Prairie Schooler Santas on. I am anxious to get started. Have a very blessed day:)

Annsterw said...

The hair looks great - I love the new cut! I could save soo much money if I quit coloring my hair!! And - don't sell yourself short - you are DEFINITELY pretty valuable anyway!!! Have a great day!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, this post just touched a cord with me this morning. I stopped dyeing my hair about 14 years ago. While there is more gray/silver up there, I still have a good bit of mousy brown up there and I am okay with that. I am blessed to wake up each day and have my feet hit the floor. What a great way to describe yourself -- mid century modern! May have to borrow that term!

Visits With Mary said...

Love the cut, but then I'm partial to layers. All one length does feel heavy. I have friends that color and friends that don't, it's just a personal preference thing. I don't, I like my 'silver' because it's natural and represents where I am in life. And like you said, saves a bundle at the beauty shop.

Terri D said...

I love your new cut, Arlene! It looks great on you and as for the shag... everything old is new again (the youngsters can look that one up too!).

Sandy said...

I love it! We just need a fresh look every now and then. I felt so free the minute I made the decision not color and saved a ton of money even back then. I am shocked at how much it costs. I always say the neck and hands give the age away. I am noticing mine is getting wrinkled by the day.
I remember those Cowsills. I had a Tiger Beat picture that I finally threw away not so long ago.

Judy said...

Your haircut is darling!, so flattering. You go girl 💕

Mari said...

I Love the new look! So cute!
I'm still coloring my hair. It's not cheap, but not ready to stop yet. :) Maybe when I hit 60?

RJ said...

Arlene you are too cute!!! I really love your new haircut. I think it brings out your eyes and and your pretty smile.

I used to highlight my hair quite awhile ago but I stopped when we moved to Florida. I have light brown hair and for some reason it has hardly any gray in it. Every time our son comes to visit he actually asks how come you have no gray hair? I think he is trying to tell me I am too old not to! When I did highlight my hair it was not too expensive for me because my hair grows so slow I only had to have it done twice a year. I've thought about doing it again but I keep putting it off. I wish I knew of a good hairdresser like yours. If I lived nearby I'd go with you. Now that would be fun...of course lunch and a cross stitch store afterwards. RJ

Dianna said...

My friend...you are very valuable. Even though I do not comment here there is not a day goes by that I've read what you've posted. :) I LOVE that new look with your hair.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous haircut

Becki said...

I popped in here from Mrs. T's and I'm so glad to have landed on this post. I stopped coloring my hair a little over 12 years ago and I've been so glad. When I colored it, I did it myself and used a semi-permanent very close to my then natural hair color, so the transition was easier than if I'd used a permanent dye. I have only felt a great relief for having made the decision (after about 12 years of dying it). I had to laugh at the neck comment. Yes! What happened to my neck!?! And my trim chin, for that matter? Anyway, so glad to have discovered you. You've got a nice hair cut and I'm can imagine how fresh it feels.

Carol said...

Your new look is darling, Arlene! How lucky you are to have such pretty hair. I am still coloring mine as I know it would be patchy gray and mousy brown if I let it grow in. My dear grandmother had beautiful dark hair until she was in her 70s--sure wish I would have inherited that :)