I grew up in a small southern US town where the ladies dressed to the nines for just about everything. Church, bridge, mullet roasts, garden circles, campaign rallies and the Friday night football games. Even the older ladies did this – especially the older ladies.
If you ask most young women what they fear most about getting older, having grey hair is probably on their list. Of course, as with so many aspects of the aging process, the fear is usually much worse than the reality.
One of the many myths about older women is that we don’t care about our appearance. Women in the Sixty and Me community, however, are challenging this stereotype.
If you’re looking for the best shampoo for grey hair, our community of 150,000 women over 60 has some great advice. Here are their recommendations.
When I was in the midst of my corporate career, I felt a lot of pressure to continue to dye my hair. My thinking, at the time, was that, in order to be taken seriously, I needed to avoid any associations with getting older.
Since starting Sixty and Me several years ago, I’ve asked hundreds of questions to the women in our community. We’ve discussed serious issues like loneliness. We’ve discussed silly topics, like who is the sexiest male celebrity over 60. We’ve argued about whether it is possible to find love after 50. Of all of the questions that I have asked, none has spurred more discussion than the topic of going grey.
On the surface, whether you dye your hair or not just isn’t that important. After all, what does it matter if you decide to go grey gracefully or dye your hair blond (or any other color for that matter?) But, for many women over 60, the decision to go grey is surprisingly important.
Most women over 60 will at some point find themselves dealing with grey hair. While this is a natural part of the aging process, some women still find it hard to let go of their “original” hair color, and resort to dyes, highlights or other methods to avoid going grey. On the other hand, there are also plenty of women who seem to be embracing the change in their hair color and are going grey gracefully!