Episode 31: Dyed Hair or Going Silver?

In today’s show…

We share an honest conversation about the hidden costs of chemical hair colour with a focus on women over 40 and the choice to wear silver hair. This is not an episode about which colour to dye for your Season (covered in Episodes 12-17 under the Podcast tab). It is an episode about why not to (besides the time and cost), and how the reasoning that keeping options open might in reality be keeping us further from our real selves and best possibilities.

Duration total: 54.48 minutes

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Show Notes:

In today’s show:

We share an honest conversation about the hidden costs of chemical hair colour with a focus on women over 40 and the choice to wear silver hair. This is not an episode about which colour to dye for your Season (covered in Episodes 12-17 under the Podcast tab). It is an episode about why not to (besides the time and cost), and how the reasoning that keeping options open might in reality be keeping us further from our real selves and best possibilities.

Photo by Valeriia Kogan on Unsplash

Jorunn’s Newsletter with the new tagline is Nordic Simplicity, Get Nordic Style.

Christine’s YouTube video with the great comment regarding empowerment is entitled, Is Christine A Summer? Part 2.  

The full Chrysalis Colour podcast directory, including the hair colour episodes 12-17, is here. 

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The Season Cycle:

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Your Podcast Hosts:

Christine Scaman is located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. In addition to in-person Colour Analysis, Christine blogs about Colour and 12 Seasons. Christine is an instructor for the Colour Analyst training program.
Christine Scaman
Jorunn Hernes is located in Norway, where she offers in-person 12-Season Colour Analysis. Jorunn blogs in English and Norwegian about colour and style, with particular focus on minimalism and practicality.
Jorunn Hernes

6 thoughts on “Episode 31: Dyed Hair or Going Silver?

  1. S says:

    LOVE this!! So many good points! Thank you both, putting into words those impressions we encounter daily.

    A few years ago I realized I really don’t know my original color anymore, and that really bothered me. I finally stopped dyeing & am so happy I still have some original color still there. The white & silver are beautiful & is like a moonlit halo—& cools down my skin’s warmth. Perfect highlights. And my eye color is finally visible.

    I wish I had ~never~colored it. I spent YEARS with fried, rough, damaged hair. Now, it’s soft! I haven’t had soft hair in many years.

    And yes-hair dye was an apology, for me, an admission that I “failed” to stay young. So ridiculous. I think I may have been desperate, & that’s sad.

    I do find navigating makeup & clothing colors with my natural hair a bit challenging. Hint hint. (I confess I haven’t been color analyzed though.)

    Your discussions of gray hair IS incredibly supportive.

    • Jorunn Hernes says:

      Jorunn here, thanks so much for your kind words. And so lovely to hear you describe your journey back to your natural hair colour. I think it’s so much better to celebrate that you stopped in time to see some of your original hair colour still there, and yay for soft, glossy hair! I also think we should celebrate that you have allowed yourself to experiment with colour, and learned from it! We are all learning, every day we’re alive is another chance to learn something new.
      And thanks for not being sick of hearing about navigating makeup & clothing with natural hair. You can expect more content like that from Christine and me! It’s something that we continue to explore and learn ourselves, and are eager to share.

    • Jorunn Hernes says:

      Hello, Jorunn here, just wanted to say thanks for letting us know that it was useful! It sounds deceivingly simple, doesn’t it? But so true. When the hair turns into a neutral block, we simply substitute colour elsewhere! It’s something I need to remind myself of daily, too. Thanks again for listening and Christine and I appreciate your engagement! Keep the comments and questions coming.

  2. Jo Ann Pierce says:

    When I was in my 20s I knew a woman in her early 40s who had beautiful long naturally silver hair. It looked so good that I decided right then that I would never color my hair. I went gray early but remembering that woman I never colored my hair. I think woman just need more role models. So I say, let all us silver foxes (and white haired goddesses) get amazing haircuts and flaunt our beautiful hair!

    • Jorunn Hernes says:

      Oh Jo Ann, I would like to have your comment embroidered and framed and hanging on the wall of every single hairstyling salon!
      And let’s all be role models and brandish our glossy silver hair with astonishing hair cuts!
      Onwards, Silver Foxes!!!

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