Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Grey hair. Grey hair? Grey hair!
Grey hair, it's out there, it's everywhere, it's coming for all of us. I remember in my late thirties starting to find grey hair. I actually thought it was a little cool, I would think to myself, "I'm a mature man". At that age grey hair doesn't feel threatening and the hair was more like a white version of my red hair. I also found that sometimes when I pulled it out (boing) it came back in red. My only real worry was my ever growing bald patch on top. I joked with friends that I didn't worry about snow on the roof, I worried about shingles falling off!
When I was twenty six and dating my first boyfriend of twenty seven, he was turning a salt and pepper colour of hair. I found it attractive to be honest. Being with someone like that made me feel used to the idea of being grey. My mother is only turning grey now at eighty one, when she started to find grey hair in her seventies, people asked her if she was going to colour her hair. She would always say, "no, because I earned all my grey hair"!
In my forties I noticed my sideburns getting some silver and white mixed in but that seemed to be mostly it, as far as going grey was concerned. Still didn't bother me and I accepted it as me ageing. Sometimes one grey hair in the wrong place would become a target of my scissors but I mostly over looked them. Again it was the ever expanding solar panel on top that was annoying to me.
Now however grey hair is a threat to me, it reminds me of my stage in life, it's going to change my appearance and I'm not ready for that. The first time I took note was when I decided to stop shaving two years ago. I sometimes will sport a beard in the late fall or middle of winter. By day three, there seemed to be a lot more blond colour in my beard than I remembered from past years. By day four, I realized it wasn't a blond colour that I was seeing in my beard, it was greying whiskers. I looked like I had been eating powered donuts and got the icing sugar all over my chin. I immediately shaved that sucker off, then crawled into bed in a fetal position while sucking my thumb. I now notice grey in my eyebrows and a man can only pluck so much. I have grey hair, no I mean.. I have GREY HAIR.. aaaaaaah! When I comb my hair, I'm starting to see a lot of grey hair.. and it's not that distinguished looking grey hair, it's old grizzly looking grey hair, like I could scrub pots and pans with it! There goes my plans for a modeling career, oh well. Finding a grey hair now is like seeing a pimple developing just before the high school dance! Aaaah! Lol, just another thing to learn to live with as I plunge rapidly down the hill. No wonder all you old bloggers are so grumpy all the time. :D
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Honey, I earned every gray hair on my big ol' head! I don't mind it as long as I can get it to shine in a silvery way. Unfortunately, it has a tendency to get where it looks like somebody peed in it. I hate that yellowish gray! Alberto VO Five for gray hair to the rescue. Now I can be a silver fox *cough* without looking like some big dumb alpha fox marked me (if they do that kind of thing). My mustache is still black, but my beardling is coming in white, of all things. Shaving a couple times a week helps. I suppose it's karma for never needing to shave my legs. OWN IT, I SAY!
I'm a stones throw from Judi Dench
my own hair is salt & pepper. I used to color it auburn, until my hair stylist and mistress maddie and several other blog friends told me that my natural color looked FABU on me. so fuck the color from a box! BE PROUD of your gray!
yes, all good as long as your grey curtains match your drapes.
a few of us young'ins have yet to start tuning.
I have a serious THING for women with silver or snow white hair.
I don’t mind the grey hair. As long as it stays in. I know I’m getting a little thinner on top, or so I’m told. But I’m not vain enough to color it. I take it all in stride. Worrying about will only cause more. 😉
I love my brown.n.gray hair ... it has streaks of silver running through it!
OMG you silly thing.Gray is hot.
I love gray hair! Ohh men with a touch of gray on the temples? Swoon!
Also, we are going to need a pic of you with a beard. Seriously.
Now, I would not cover it. Gray hair is very classy and yes, people say that it 'ages' but what the fuck. Who cares? I'm going to have to post some hot silver foxes to give you some inspo.
P.S. I will have to add that I dyed my hair pastel blue two years ago and I love it! It's currently a slate shade of gray (because I do terrible things to it) and I love it.
I have a lot more salt than pepper now. No signs of balding yet.
My husband is starting to go grey. I find it rather hot. Although, I do have to nag him to a haircut on a regular basis.
I started getting a gray patch on the side of my head when I was 12. Slowly, now that I'm 58, it is very gray. It is just the way I look.
I'm gray and thinning. Believe me, I've earned both.
Deedles, so you're trying to cheer me up by saying to own the fact that my hair will one day look like someone went pee in it??? Lol
John in hair colour or is she sitting near you, lol.
I would listen to the Mistress Anne Marie, the Mistress is always right when it comes to fabu!
Anitia darling, you saucy little minx, curtains and drapes are similar things, I think you meant carpet, looks like that youth of yours let you down this time. Ha! :D
I think you need another spanking.
Debra, well I should hope so, otherwise you are in hot water with a certain person! ;)
HuntleyBiGuy, no definitely not going to colour it and definitely no hair implants lol!
Bob, gee I don't know if I can take your word for it, maybe you need to send me a picture of you and Carlos! ; )
Sixpence, gee I don't know if I can take your word for it, maybe you should send me a picture! ;)
Richard, gee I don't know if I can take your word for it, maybe you should send me a picture! Hahaha, anyone seeing a pattern here?
Elizabeth, focus more on finding him hot and less on the nagging. Lol
Steve, own it if it comes out silvery instead of yellowish. I hear purple shampoo can help with that. It doesn't work on my hair, though. That 88% European dna of mine doesn't help at all!
Hello Mark! I have heard of that before, kids with grey hair. Like I said my boyfriend was pretty much salt and pepper by 28, I think he started going grey at 19 or 20. He was golden blonde until about seven and turned jet black so very strange.
I really like your blog, I added you on my blog roll so some of my blog buddies can check you out. They may read you and make comments, uh oh. Don't worry they are harmless... for the most part. :D
Dave, as men get older, "thinning" becomes a bad word.
Deedles, I'm 98% leprechaun so not sure what happens then. No pot o'gold however, just pot o'potatoes.
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