Have you spotted a few little grey hair on your head already? Or maybe you have a full head of sliver locks? Do you colour them or not?
Seems that in today’s world grey hair means the same to women, as boldness to men. Do you think that is an accurate statement? If you have been reading exPress-o for a while now, you know that I embrace my salt and pepper locks to the fullest. Having said that, in the recent months, my greyness doubled or even tripled. I am not by any means grey yet but recently many people pointed out that my greys are pretty visible. There was also a day around Christmas when I was walking home and noticed my reflection in the shop's mirror - I was shocked for the first time realizing how visible they really are in natural light. I went home being puzzled why on earth would that bother me. Then I realized that actually, I didn’t have a problem at all, it was the way people said it to me that made me think that there was something wrong with the colour I have.
A few days later I read this article about Sarah Harris and everything went back to normal. Sarah is the Director of Fashion Features of British Vogue and she started to get grey hair when she was only 16 years old. She is now 34 and with a full head of silver long hair. Brave? I think so! I know that grey hair is not for everyone and I respect those who'd rather colour it, but I also love those, like Sarah and me, who just rebel and let the silver hair rule their head!
So next time I find myself feeling unsure about my greyish locks, I will remember this quote by Sarah: 'I love the rebelliousness of my (silver) hair – it’s honest and nonconformist'
How do you feel about greys? Do you think grey hair is beautiful? Do you think we should be able to wear our hair and our years as we'd like? Or not? xo
P.S: Also, grey coats goodness.
P.P.S: Why today's women go grey at 25?
(Quote and article via The Rhythm Method. Photos by/via Garance Doré, NY Mag, Daily Mail, Leena)