Red, yellow, blue, pink, orange, green, purple. I could be naming the colors in a rainbow or I could be describing someone’s hair. Vibrant and funky hair colors have become increasingly popular in the natural hair community. With cool innovations such as hair chalks and colored clip-ins, women no longer have to fear color damage. We can rock multiple hues at the same time without sacrificing our beautiful tresses. Though versatility of style and color are great, some say certain colors and styles should come with an age cap. I absolutely disagree.
A woman of any age should be able to rock any hair color and/or style she chooses so long as it doesn’t impede your livelihood. Outside of business, I see nothing wrong with expressing yourself through your outward appearance. You pay a car note, mortgage, rent, cell phone, take care of kids, go to work…you don’t need to prove through your hair color or hair style that you’re an adult! We wait many years to grow up and be able to do what we want to do without permission or opinions just for society to tell us we are too old to have pink or blue hair? Pa-lease! We have people telling us what to do all day long. Bosses, parents, family members, in-laws, etc. The way we choose to look is one of the few things in our lives that is completely up to us so we should take full advantage of this.
I am 31 years old and I have yet to try any hair colors except for black and blonde/copper highlights. Personally, hair colors other than black aren’t really my thing but I LOVE seeing them on other women, of all ages. I’m currently obsessed with blues and purples. Now that I discovered hair chalks I may give it a try! They seem fun and can take your hair from drab to fab in minutes.
Hair color is awesome and nowhere on the packaging does it say “For ages 10-25”. Don’t cater to the opinions of those who feel you are “too old” to wear that hair color or rock that cut. Do what you want to do and do it well. You have my full support and admiration.
Do you think women of a certain age should be limited to certain styles and colors?