It's Saturday, it's Saturday. Heinie-ho and a ooh cha-cha.' So do you know where that came from? Think childhood television. 'It's Saturday. It's Saturday. Heinie ho and a ooh cha-cha'. Well if you think you know where it's from; write and let me know. I'll tell you next week.
All right. So I want to talk about silver hair some more. Why do I call it silver hair? Because silver is valuable. Gray hair. I have gray hair. I don't want to grow my gray hair. Gray days, gray mood. Gray has such a negative connotation. Silver. Silver's something you spend a lot of money on. Something you value. Something you polish. Something that you display in your home. Silver. People like silver. But the funny thing is, is there's actually no such thing as a hair that's the color silver. Hair can be brown, and red, and blonde, and all the shades we see it in. And then it loses all of its color and it grows in white. But what creates the silver cast is the white hairs mixed with the hairs that haven't lose their color yet. I thought that was pretty interesting.
So if you have silver hair and you are rocking it proudly. Great. That's the problem with being outside; you get some noise. It was really fun when we had the thunder the other week. I remember that. We get helicopters that go by a lot here. But if you haven't seen any white hairs on your head yet and you're wondering how you'll deal with it when you do, or you've been coloring your white hairs and you're thinking you want to stop. It can be pretty confronting. For all the myriad of reasons that we know, women losing their value as they start looking older. That it is a huge subject but today we're going to talk specifically about silver hair.
So, you're thinking about doing it and then you dare to stop and you see about maybe even an inch of it in your roots. And you're like, 'Oh that looks terrible. It's dank. It' has no depth to it. It's awful.' And then you dye it. Or you get that little bit grown out and you're thinking, 'This is exciting. And maybe my hairdresser will help me.' And you go to the salon and they're like, 'I don't think so girlfriend. You've got to cover that. You've got to cover that silver hair. OK?' Or 'Oh no. You're going to look so much older than your husband. And what are your kids going to say? And what about your boss? You might lose your job. Honey, color that.' Oy vey. That is completely and totally ridiculous. Not your feelings about it, no. But the beliefs. Beliefs are made up by humans. They are make belief.
“When you believe that your silver hair rocks, other people will too.”
So the good news is, you can just change it any time you want. And it starts with you. When you believe that your silver hair rocks, other people will too. That's the nature of man. You can experiment with it in other area of your life, if this particular thing is really confronting. And I get it. I get it. I grew up in this society too. I am a woman. So what you're feeling is completely righteous. And only do this if you feel like it, if you're committed, and it's exciting. And sometimes scary and exciting, you know, that thrill, they go together.
So I'm here to support you, whatever you decide. If you decide on this much hair to grow it out or not, please know that you will never, ever be able to see the beauty of your particular mix of white and whatever color your hair was, until it completely grows out. And I promise this is the truth. I have seen women, they even get to about here and then they freak out because it doesn't look so good. Well it doesn't look good when there's just this much and then you've got all your dyed hair below. But when it is completely grown out and you see all the nuances and where the most white is and the least white and the shape and how the white does this, creates these beautiful patterns in your hair, you just won't know how gorgeous it is.
And the women that have dared to do it, 30 years of dying and they throw that bottle in the garbage and they wear hats and they wear wigs, or they just let the line show. Once it's out and they've cut off the last bit of dye. They're like giddy excited with how beautiful their hair is. And it could be pewter, it could be salt and pepper, it could be snow white; it could be deep silver, or bright light silvery pearl silver. Oh my G**, I mean the variety of colors that women's hair grows is amazing. Did I say that right? Sometimes I listen to these Saturday with Cindy videos and I'm like, I should not be speaking. Oh geez.
Anyway. I just so encourage if you're really ready, don't go by two inches. Let her rip. And if it drives you crazy to have the line, cut your hair really short, or wear a wig or a hat or a hair band or have your hair dresser try to get the rest of your hair to look more like the color of your roots so you won't have that line. There are so many things you can do. And the book, the queen of all the books about going silver is 'Going Gray; Looking Great' written by Diana Jewel. And she was asked to write the book. And the first question was: do I have to go gray to write it? And they said, 'No, no, no. You're a writer. Just write the book.' As she was writing the book she got so inspired and so excited and so busy, she forgot to color her hair and it got about three inches and she though, 'All right. Forget it. I'm not dying it any more.' And on she went, writing, writing, writing. She ended up creating this magnificent community of women which I know many of you are in. And she had a website for a very long time. And now she has Cafe Gray on Zetaboards. Google it and you will see photographs of women in their 20's all the way up to their 80's and 90's who never dyed their hair, who always dyed their hair and they're growing it out inch by inch. They're reporting to each other, they're showing their new styles. They're showing, one inch, two inch, three inch, four inch. What they look like photographed with their families, et cetera et cetera.
And I will tell you, I recently got a message form one of you. And I don't know the names, so I'm sorry. However, you said that you've been wearing Boom for over a year and a half. You've been behind the message 100% pro-age but it didn't click until a Saturday or two ago and you finally the 'a-ha' moment and somebody said to you, 'Your silver hair looks very beautiful. But I have to be honest, it makes you look older.' And you said, 'Thank you. That's wonderful.' You got it. You got it. Looking older is good. It's exciting. It's another kind of beautiful. So one inch, two inch, three inch, don't judge. Let it keep growing until you see it in its full glory and you will have the most unique, beautiful, special head of hair that belongs to only one person and that's you.
00:55 Why "silver hair"?
04:10 When you believe that your silver hair rocks then others will too
05:10 Letting your hair grow without dye before judging it
07:35 Going Gray, Looking Great by Diana Jewell
09:30 Looking older is exciting, it's another kind of beautiful