Braids are all the rage. Love braids, but my hair and my hands have to be in the right mood. I played around today trying for something exotic and braidy but failed miserably. This double pony emerged from the braid graveyard, and it turned out to be a pretty good fix for weekend hair.
Cruising around the internet today, I found this article about the biggest beauty blunders by post-50 women. It's probably all true, but #4, not starting a retinol product soon enough, left me feeling sad and weary. It's not that I'm super-excited about wrinkles, and a bit of Vitamin A seems like an easy fix, but then I see myself tumbling down the slippery slope of lost causes.
Wrinkles or no wrinkles, aging will happen anyway if we're lucky. Do I want to spend quality time sifting through a minefield of expensive products that might shave off a few years? Wouldn't I rather be doing something fun? When it comes to anti-aging advice, part of me says go for it, and part of me says go to hell.
Please don't get me wrong. I do want to look my best, and I'm not giving up. After all, I started this blog partly to engage in a discussion of how to look good with gray hair. But I don't want to be a slave to beauty, and I'm not into livin' the anti-aging lifestyle.
And as far as hair goes, I've almost come full circle. Gray hair is one color among many, and I'm not sure we need to start with the assumption that we have something to overcome. Sometimes we need a little inspiration, but we don't need validation to be who we already are.