I’m thinking about embracing mine, right now. 😉
I’ve been coloring my hair for a LONG time, and long before any gray or white hair showed up in the mix.
But in the past few months, I’ve been letting my natural color(S) grow out to see if I too want to join the ranks of millions of women around the world who are forgoing any kind of coloring (click link to read more on this topic) and letting their “silver goddess” shine through. 🙂
So far (and no, I don’t have the nerve to post a photo, yet!!!) my hair looks like it’s streaked, not too bad. Some gray, some white and still a quite a bit of brown.
I paid plenty many years ago to have my hair streaked. 😦 Maybe I can get it done now, free of charge! 😉
And how great it would be to not to have to bother to color my hair at all!
I’ve been using Colora Henna Ash Brown (click to read my review) for the past few years with good results. But I’d be happy to forgo that messy job every 6 weeks, if I like the final grow-in color mix that I eventually end up with, now.
What are your thoughts on “going gray”?
Have you stopped coloring your hair?
Or have you never colored your hair?
Here’s a book that I found very interesting and enlightening on this topic. It’s also funny, personable and endearing:
I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, based on the wide variety of opinions and reviews at Amazon. But I’m glad that I did give it a try as I thoroughly enjoyed it, from beginning to end.
Author Anne Kreamer has provided readers with her personal journey and along with it, many surprising insights into the perils and pleasures of “going grey”.
No, it isn’t rocket science or global warming and yes, I agree, hair color and style should NOT be such a big deal. But let’s face it, in the real world, being a woman and over 50 in particular, it IS a big deal and a big part of how a person feels overall. And even more important, how they are perceived and often judged, by younger people in particular.
I was impressed by the research and attention to detail, that went into this book, especially the experiments with dating online and in real life that she tried, wow…that took some guts! The image consultants that she visited for advice, again interesting and enlightening reading.
I also enjoyed Kreamer’s engaging and personable style of writing. This is a very personal book. She shares her own fears, thoughts, expectations…with the reader, what her own journey to “going grey” meant for her and also for her family.
The only thing that would have made it even better would have been some photos from the dating sites (dark hair vs silver) and also some pics of attractive, grey haired women (famous or not) would have been inspiring too.
And IMO, the back cover photos should have been both posed exactly the same (face forward) for more impact. But yes, even as a profile shot, I thought Anne looked lovely and chic with her new silvery locks. 🙂
If you’ve ever considered going grey (and I certainly AM) or are already embracing your “silver goddess” look, this is a book you won’t want to miss.
As an avid product reviewer (and now a Top 1000 reviewer at Amazon.ca) I get to test out a lot of different types of products, including those for facial and body care.
Some have been excellent, 🙂 some just OK, 😉 and some, not so good, 😦 IMO.
Well, when it comes to the excellent category, Weleda products have always been winners!
I’ve tried (and have continued to use) many of their products over the years, so I was excited to find out about their new Evening Primrose collection recently. Again, this is another winner, big time! 😉
Here are three of the products from this new collection that I particularly liked. And (especially) if you have dry, sun-parched, maturing skin...keep reading, you’ll be glad you did!
Usually, I am NOT a fan of any kind of body/after bath oil type product. Too messy, too greasy,don’t absorb …BUT, when it comes to Weleda Body Oils, that is not the case. I love their body oils, the Evening Primrose Oil in particular.
It has a light, delicate scent, it really moisturizes, a LITTLE goes a long way and best of all, it absorbs quickly and completely, making application a breeze.
I feel pampered and special when I use Weleda Evening Primrose Body Oil. 😉 And don’t we all need more pampering in our lives?
Here is some additional information about this product from the Weleda website:
Weleda Evening Primrose Body Oil is an 87% organic body oil that supports skin’s moisture-retaining abilities. It soaks quickly and deeply into skin to revitalize its appearance and promote radiance with powerful natural ingredients.
Evening primrose seed oil combines with other natural plant oils, including olive, wheat germ oil, sea buckthorn and jojoba seed oil, to deliver essential fatty acids and omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 that help restore and moisturize skin. Its rich, velvety texture offers a nourishing treatment that leaves skin healthy, firm and renewed.
Applied immediately after a bath or shower while skin is still damp, this body oil will soak in quickly and leave behind a fresh, floral fragrance of evening primrose flowers.
I only started using night cream on a regular basis, in the past few years. When I was younger, my skin was very oily and with a tendency to breakout, so I never used any type of moisturizer in those days. But as I got older, I did feel the need for a bit of night-time moisturizing, especially during harsh Canadian winters.
I’ve tried a lot of different night creams, oils, lotions from different product lines. Some were too heavy, others watery and basically useless. A lot had ingredients in them that I didn’t want to use either.
Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Night Cream has a “just right” consistency. It’s not too creamy/thick but definitely not watery either. 😉
It has a light, very pleasant fragrance and best of all, it actually does something!! My facial skin looks visibly smoother and firmer the next morning, when I apply this product before going to sleep. I will definitely continue to use this product based on my results to date.
From the Weleda website:
A highly effective formula that utilizes Weleda’s holistic way of looking at plants and nature and 93-years’ of skincare knowledge to support the skin’s restorative process throughout the night.
This revitalizing cream contains vitamin E-rich wheat germ oil and inca nut oil to provide antioxidant protection against skin-damaging free radicals. Gotu-kola extract, known to increase collagen production, provides support to the skin’s structure and results in a firmer-looking appearance. Nourishing plant, nut and seed oils, supercharged with essential fatty and omega acids, help to restore skin’s moisture barrier overnight.
Awaken to deeply nourished, plumper-looking skin with improved tone and firmness. For best results, use with Age Revitalizing Day Cream and Age Revitalizing Eye & Lip Cream.
I use this lotion throughout the day, particularly on my hands and arms.
Again, it has a “just right” consistency, not too thick but not watery. Absorbs quickly and completely, leaving a lovely, fresh scent that not only smells nice but lifts my spirits a bit too, with each application!
I keep this one handy, right beside the soap dish, as a quick “pick me up” after washing my hands. ♥ it!!!
Some additional info. from the Weleda website:
Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Body Lotion is a luxurious moisturizer for dry, mature skin that provides intensive, long-lasting nourishment and hydration.
Skin-restoring organic evening primrose seed oil delivers essential fatty acids that help restore the skin’s protective barrier, while organic shea butter smoothes and replenishes, leaving skin soft and hydrated. Gotu-kola extract, known for its ability to promote collagen production, helps increase firmness, so skin appears more supple and youthful.
Rich and restorative, this natural body lotion leaves skin radiant and renewed, with a soft, floral scent inspired by blooming evening primrose flowers.
I also make an ongoing effort to use products of all types that come from companies that are truly “walking the talk” when it comes to environmental,social issues and overall integrity. Weleda certainly seems to be doing more than their share, in this regard.
You can read more about their mission statement and principles here. and here. I appreciate that as well and would much rather support companies that are making an effort to “do the right thing” than ones that aren’t. Again, a win-win for buying their products on a regular basis.
If you are in need of some new skin care products or just feel that your old stand-by choices are no longer making the grade, Weleda’s new Evening Primrose collection is one you’ll want to check out.
Available at fine retailers everywhere and also at many sites online, including at Weleda.com. Take a browse and check out all their superior and reasonably-priced products. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Weleda, from babies to adults! 🙂
Hope you find these reviews helpful and have a wonderful day!
I thought this was a good time to share one of my new, fav nail care products. 🙂
Check out my full review of: Suncoat Peelable Nail Polish an alternative to highly toxic, mainstream nail polish.
Hope sandal-season has arrived where you are. 😉 It has here in BC, its been sunny and warm all week.