The other day, I showed a bunch of my mommy friends a picture of me from college. A few of them said I looked like a totally different person...the main reaction? "OMG, you are so BLONDE!"
I forget that they have never seen me with lighter hair...funny as I spent most of my life with blonde hair or at least blonde highlights. Until at least 1995, when I committed to being my naturally dark brown self. Now, however, I'm a naturally brown with a lot (A LOT) of grays. Yes, I've even had a few sales folks comment on how great I look ala natural with the silver streaks. That makes me feel good on one hand, but a little, well, not so good on the other.
So the question at hand: to dye or not to dye. I'll be 41 next week. I'm not exactly ready to be a silver fox, so to speak. But I also hate the upkeep that coloring my hair requires. Home coloring has come a long way, I know, but, still, I'm not sure I want to go down that road. A few hair professionals said low lights -- putting in some streaks of my darker, natural color -- can be a good option, one that if I let it grow out or not hit the salon in many months, it is not a tragic hairdo faux pas.
I'm debating all of the choices...what about you? Do you dye your hair? How often do you keep it up?