Why would I, a person who started out advocating and advertising for farms, want to sell anti-aging products?
Let me tell you a story:
About five years ago, I realized my hair was thinning. I was pretty disappointed about this. I didn’t realize how attached I had been to the thick, curly hair of my youth. I knew I liked it, but I didn’t realize how hard it would be on my confidence when it thinned.
I tried to make the best of it. “This isn’t so bad,” I thought. “It will just be different.” I figured I’d embrace it and let it go gray too. After all, all the young people are paying money to get gray hair and I could get it for free!
I spent a year working on this graying. I color my hair with henna leaf and henna is kind of a commitment. You can’t just bleach it out because it turns green, so I had to let it grow out.
Finally, it was done and I liked it. It was white in the front and a kind of neat salt & pepper in the back. I tried a blue shampoo that brought out the white and made it kind of shiny. It was fun.
Not everyone thought it was fun though.
I still can’t believe how many people had a strong opinion about whether I should color it or not. If I had gotten a goofy haircut, nobody would have said anything, but people who didn’t like the gray sometimes seemed to take it personally and had no qualms about defending themselves.
Most disturbing were the comments of an acquaintance (not a friend, mind you, but someone I spent very little time with). This person apparently felt my hair was such a big deal that it was worth insulting me by telling me I was “too young to be gray” and I should color it.
That just fed right into my insecurities. There I was worrying about my hair again. And I’m still annoyed. I spend thousands of dollars every year on quality food, exercise, health care and clothes; but it’s the color of my hair that makes the difference between attractiveness and plainness??
Don’t worry. I realize that I’m over reacting. Most people couldn’t care less and lots of people liked my gray hair. But you get to know yourself over time and I know it would take a lot of energy to fend off my insecurities; energy that would be taken away from playing with chickens and building an empire. So I colored it again.
I like the color, but that meant my experiment in embracing change was over. I was back to wondering when I would need a wig and if people were thinking the part in my hair was too big.
You can imagine how I felt when I heard there was a shampoo that could make some of my hair grow back. It took me a while to figure out what it was and whether it really worked, but I’ve been using it for about five weeks now. What are the results?
I feel so much better!!
I like my hair again. Honestly, I’m not even sure if new hairs are growing or not since it’s only been a few weeks, but it’s soft and shiny and I’ve stopped wondering if people are thinking, “Gosh, her hair is really thinning,” when I go out.
I even went to a fancy party and liked the pictures!
It’s a bit expensive, but worth every penny for the confidence and energy I got back. I sell the hair care line now since I figure lots of other women feel the way I did.
So if you’re fretting over your hair, send me an email or you can fill out this form and I’ll tell you about selling it yourself (and getting a significant discount for your own use).
I never did find out why my hair is so important to other people, but I’m satisfied with it now and honestly, it really is Only for Me.