Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Big white hair
The debate among my friends is: to cover or not?
I asked a hairdressser how I would look like if I let whatever's under my red show up. "Practical", he said.
But look at these white and grey-haired beauties: 1. Carmen del'Orifice, model; 2. Cindy Joseph, model; 3. Emmylou Harris, singer/songwriter
And here's that famous Dove ad. Of course these women have beautiful bone structure, enviable styling and flattering photography. The debate continues. 95% of my women friends colour their hair. The simple reason: they don't want to look older, and grey, they think, also drains them.
Here's Time Magazine's altered photo of Condoleeza Rice with her present hair colour and as a grey-haired woman.
They grey isn't very flattering,and looks fake. (I wonder what Condi thought.)
The problem is getting to that Carmen meringue-white; no dye can do it.
Below is a photo I grabbed from flickr, of a woman whose tag is Philosopher Queen; she posted this to show her mom her gray hair. I'd like to meet her, there's such life and intelligence in her face.
Wonder if she's kept her gray.
Rona Maynard, a local magazine editor and writer, described her journey from medium-brown to her natural mixed-brown-with-gray, possibly the drabbest colour you can have. Some months later she reverted.
I figure I'd have to shave my head and sign on for an Amazon raft trip for two months.
How in the world do you make the transition? Not that I'm quite ready.