Last week, I was getting ready in my bathroom and while styling my hair I noticed something. I notice my hair looked different, like lighter or something, so I leaned into my mirror and looked closer and backed up and leaned in again. I moved my hair around and looked again, and sure enough.........................
I had found a patch of grey hairs. AARGH!!!!
I was not prepared for this. Even though my mom was nearly all grey in her 30's and my sisters have been covering up their grey for awhile, I just always thought that since I was the blonde in the family, I was going to be exempt from the grey hairs.
I took this rather hard. I cried. A lot. Everytime I walked by a mirror. Even though, I am 40 now and should have expected it, I didn't expect it to happen to me.
So, after a few days of pouting about it, and getting advice from several friends, I realized it really wasn't that bad. I just needed the kick in the butt to snap me out of my self-induced "poor me" saga. One of my friends reminded me it could be worse, I could be losing my hair! She was so right!
So, I finally called my hair stylist and told her we needed to have an appointment. I wanted her to look around my whole head to see if I had grey hairs all over or just this one spot. Thankfully, it is just in the one spot, at the front of my head, right where I part my hair and down into my bangs. See, so next time you see me you can find it!
After much discussion, I have decided not to color it. It really isn't that noticeable. It is just in a small area. I have never colored my hair (except for one bad attempt in college) and don't want to start that process until I have to. I love my hair and messing with color might change it forever. So, I am putting a smile on my face and wearing my grey....and secretly hoping it doesn't spread to more areas.
Gotta love turning 40! Any of you choose to not color your grey?
Grey hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31 NIV
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