Gray

Not every day, but something like it, I examine the part in my hair.  It's been about four months since I embarked on the experiment to grow the dye out of my hair.  In four months around two inches of natural hair colour has appeared.  I am forced to conclude that my natural hair colour is fine.  Will be fine, at the end of this.

I have a lot of gray hair.  Maybe not a lot; more than I thought.  How I feel about that is surprisingly fine.  I expect to one morning look in the mirror, squint at the part, see the sparkly hair and throw an unmitigated hissy fit.  But I don't. 

My first gray hair arrived when I was twenty-three.  I guess what I see … isn't a bad return on ten years. 

I don't know if I can grow old with grace and just let my hair turn gray.  I'm not convinced I can.  But I totally think Dove should be sponsoring this project.  Come on, Dove – I'm trying to "free myself from beauty stereotypes" here. Help a sister out!

4 thoughts on “Gray

  1. I’ve had a gray streak since I was 17. I used to spend lots of time & money colouring it to match the rest of my very dark hair.
    Then I shifted to dying around the streak. There were lots of errant grays that upset the balance of my bold streak.
    Now I’m growing it all out. And just like you, I was surprised that I didn’t throw a hissy fit.
    It’s great to be a grown up about growing older.

  2. Since I turned 28 I’ve discovered 1 new gray hair a year. Just saw one this morning infact…buried back behind my ear. I left that one alone…figure since I seem to be thinning quicker than I’m graying … I might as well leave it.
    I think I’d prefer to be gray than BALD!!! LOL!

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