Wednesday, June 2, 2010

gray pride!

I was wearing my hair up in a ponytail sometime last month when my mom said, "Wow - you have gone so gray."

I bought a box of semi-permanent color the next day.

I strategically left one white stripe over my right temple but I'm not quite ready to join this gallery just yet, thanks.

18 comments:

Nancy R. said...

Shorter Half and I made a deal -- if he didn't obsess (out loud) about going bald, I wouldn't obsess (out loud) about going gray. That was back when I thought I was going to go gray like my mom -- her gray didn't start coming in until she was undergoing chemo in her late 50's.

There's a reason I'm not a professional gambler. I think my gray is going through some sort of growth spurt right now.

DirtCrashr said...

She didn't bug me about going Q-ball so I leave her alone with the silver-streak, it acctually blends in nicely when she gets chunky highlights...

Bob said...

Hmm. David Eddings fan?

PPPP said...

I found my first gray hair at 22. When I look in the mirror, I can see the thin spot front and center, I can see the gray on the temples (and elsewhere), but I can still see the original color as well.

Twas kind of a shock when I recently got an ID photo taken and they listed my hair as "gray". My thought was "no, it's brown, with some gray at the temples".

Only when I brush it all backwards or part it in the middle do I see just how much gray there really is.

Okay, I'll accept their assessment for their records. However, my hair is not "gray". It's "silver". :-P

Mike W. said...

You may have gray, but you look younger than a lot of women in their late 30's.

Besides, if gray hair can make men look "distinguished" there's no reason women can't find a way to pull that off as well.

Breda said...

mid-thirties, MikeW. MID. ;-P

PPPP said...

Mid 30s. That's 32-38 - right, Breda?

tee hee hee to the smartest, cutest and otherwise bestest almost 36 year young librarian.

og said...

I love the wife's gray. I love every strand, and I am sure I caused more than a few of them myself. I'm not any kind of a fan of country music but this song hits the mark square on.

reflectoscope said...

One the one hand I won't have to worry about grey hair. On the other, at the rate I'm going it won't be long before I have to worry about *any* hair.

Hmph.

Jim

Mike W. said...

Yes, mid-30's. My mistake. My older sis on the other hand is in her late 30's. It's about time I start getting on her about being old. :)

Eric said...

My wife has gone quite gray for late 40s. She claims raccoons sneak in late at night and color her hair to match theirs while she sleeps.

Bubblehead Les said...

I'd make a comment about my wife's gray hair, but (heh,heh,heh,) "only her hair stylist knows for sure". Besides, I'm grey AND bald enough for us both, right dear? You can put the Dan Wesson down now dear. I'm just complementing the nice married lady who likes to shoot guns and talk about them on her blog on her choice of hair style/ color. Why yes, dear, her hair looks very similar to yours, dear. Wonderful taste you both have, dear. That's right, just put it back in the holster and I'll let you have the computer. That's right, rule 1 dear, even though it's in a holster. Bye all!

Weer'd Beard said...

I think the streak in your hair is very distinctive and pretty.

But nobody asked me : ]

Jay G said...

Shaved head means no grey *or* white.

Now, the damn beard's gonna have to go...

phlegmfatale said...

These days I'm hanging in the colours not found in nature category, or found in nature on tropical birds, only. When I've got a full enough pog of silver on the front to do a glamour lock, then I'm gonna. Cruella de Phlegm. Until then, we'll stick with brown raspberry or somesuch shit.

PPPP said...

Phlemmy -

I can picture brown raspberry, but that other one? Can't picture that color precisely. :-)

William said...

I guess that is how it goes with librarians. My spouse, a former University Serials and Microform librarian and now a Middle School Librarian, has auburn hair with what would be a skunk streak down the middle, if she would not insist on dying it on a regular basis. I have always told her that with her widow's peak she could be one of the sexiest librarians out there, but she just tells me that I am full of bovine excrement. So it goes...

rickn8or said...

Jamie Lee Curtis is going gray?

Jamie Lee of "Halloween", "Trading Places" and "True Lies"??.

Then depression set in.