Sunday, March 25, 2012

To dye or not to dye?

Did anyone watch The Voice last night? (Catch a glimpse below of judges Tom Jones, Jessie J, and Danny O' Donoghue performing The Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling.)
So here's a question - do you think Tom Jones looks better with natural grey hair than with the dyed black hair he sported for years? Or is it me trying to convince myself that's the case because I'm considering letting my own hair go grey naturally?

Then there's Jamie Lee Curtis. I think she looks just fantastic for her age. And I like the way her hair looks too. Mind you - it does help if you've got a great face and body when you begin to age. And as much as I'd like to think I look like Jaime Lee Curtis the truth is I probably look more like Miss Piggy so the lovely Jaime probably has one up on me in the beauty stakes to start with. (Okay, so there's not a lot of probability in that statement.)

picture courtesy of wikipedis

Anyway, I'm kinda thinking I may let my hair go grey naturally too. I know I'm lucky that at 47 I still haven't dyed my hair yet but I can see more grey coming through now and although I can probably get away with it for a bit longer, in the next couple of years I may have to contemplate more frequent visits to the hairdressers if I want to stay competing with Jaime.
(And yes,I have been on the booze again. Two glasses of cider so far; I've been cooking the Sunday roast and I need to ease the pain.)

But the truth is Readers I'm not sure I can be bothered with all that fuss and bother. And the thought of having to wear one of those silly plastic caps, even briefly, is enough to age me twenty years.  But there's also the time and the expense as well. Those hairdressing costs could pay for something far more exhilarating - like a masseur for example. I also have very dark hair which I know from other family members doesn't always dye well - so I could easily end up looking even more like a Muppet than I already do.

Am I coming up with enough excuses? Or am I just being too lazy? What if Mr T doesn't find me attractive with a grey mop and moves in with a younger model? What say you readers out there? Tell me your hair experiences; good, bad, funny, indifferent. Mrs T needs your advice!


  1. Never coloured my hair for many of the reasons you mention :-) Besides, my hair grows fast. So imagine how many times I would have to go in to get the roots done! So am happily salt and pepper at 60+.

  2. That's very reassuring, Sue:) My hair grows fast too so the root issue is yet another problem I might encounter...

  3. I've never dyed my hair. It's all I can do to comb it occasionally. If it goes grey, so what?
    If Mr T objects, you could always point out that he has bits and pieces that aren't quite what they used to be *cough*.

  4. Excellent point, Martin. And since *cough* the bit and pieces you refer to encountered a scalpel they are indeed not quite what they used to be....:))

  5. Dye, dye, dye! But then again it depends on how "high maintenance" you want to be! A male friend once dyed his lovely grey hair (and eyebrows!!), brown as he was mistaken for his son's grandfather. It was a huge mistake as the eyebrows grew out faster and the roots were showing! So remember, Jane...don't dye your eyebrows!

  6. Hmm... you are playing to my other nagging voice Mummyattheschoolgate - the voice that says I should at least try it once before I make a decision. I mean we all want to look young - it's just I'm not sure how much effort I want to make!

    Maybe I should go and try on a couple of wigs?!


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