Friday, October 23, 2009

About having gray hair

This happy bunch appear to be enjoying a cruise on the Thames (note London Bridge in background). They are all having a good time in spite of being old. This might be a shock to many younger folks.

The only things I really don't like about being older are less stamina, achy parts and gray hair. Of course, the only thing I have the power to change is the color of my hair. I stopped coloring my hair a few years ago after having used tints and dyes since my 20's.

I was blond as a child, but after my kids were born, my hair darkened to "dishwater blond". I felt like it wasn't really me--it seemed like I was actually deceiving people by not being blond. So I went through the bi-monthly ritual of coloring my hair. After forty-plus years, I really got burnt-out and let it go gray.

But I'm still not sure about it. Every once in a while, I still get a notion to color my hair again. (Maybe an outrageous color, even.) The funny thing about it is about that time, someone will compliment me on my hair color. This always astonishes me--it's only run-of-the mill gray (or mostly white) hair!

Nevertheless, this weakens my resolve and I decide not to go to the bother. So I keep carrying around this head of colorless hair. I'm not crazy about it but I guess it suits me.


Kittie Howard said...

Thanks, Ms Sparrow for dropping by, your fabulous comment and for becoming a Follower. I also enjoy your blog and will try to become a Follower. If you don't see me pop up as such, please return to my site and leave a comment with your URL address. (My computer's kinda picky, with heavy security measures, all good, plus I'm not a computer genius. AND, after reading your blog today, I think you should do whatever suits YOUR fancy with your hair. WalMart sells a gentle color, about $2.98, that washes out after about a month. Forget the name. I think your friends/family will love you however you are!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

My dear lady, grey hair is not colorless! It is elegant!!! What I would give to have hair as lovely as yours.