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It is all downhill from first gray hair.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

There it is, an almost translucent filament pinched between my finger tips. I am momentarily silent. Shocked. My eyes must be playing tricks on me. It has to be the lighting. Yes, that's it..bad lighting. Gingerly I move into the next room, fingers still pinching the invasive tress. Seriously....Is that really a strand of gray hair on my head? Say it isn't so! It has taken me years to adjust to the transformation from blonde to mousy brown which accompanied my move to the Pacific Northwest and the sudden disappearance of the yellow orb we call the sun. I really do miss my blonde locks. I swear they made my teeth look whiter and brighter. Ok, the scars, wrinkles and rolls I can live with...but THIS, this is a blatant travesty. The freaky single white eyebrow hair which sprouts out on occasion? No problem. GONE! It needs only a swift pluck of the tweezers to put it in its place. And the weird witch's whisker which erupts from the mole on my face? Fear not. GONE! Tweezered into oblivion. Nobody ever has to know. But this single gray hair, this is different. This is an omen of things to come. And I don't like it. So what will my weaponry be? A bottle, a box, a hundred dollar bill? I will be thinking about this over the weekend. Highlights to follow. there is an idea! "Shades of Gray"? I was never a fan.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RADIANT888 4/20/2013 2:54AM

    Ha ha! I've only just seen this. I had gray hairs for a long time but they only really started to show up in serious numbers when I was about 44. Until then they just looked like highlights. Therefore if I were you I'd just live it up and tell people you're going blonder. emoticon

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RAWCOOKIE 3/12/2013 1:31PM

    Silver threads amongst the gold - my hair has always been blonde - and I still see myself as blonde although in photographs I look quite grey! It's up to you whether you colour your hair or not; you can stay blonde for ever if you can afford it!

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TOWHEE 3/3/2013 12:24AM

    I found my first gray hair before I was old enough to drink alcohol. It's not so bad and sometimes it's a blessing. For me the gray hair has the body that my brown hair doesn't. It is wavy, not straight and it adds a depth that was missing for the first 20 years of my life. You have many years before that gray hair has enough friends to really make a difference.

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ELSCO55 3/2/2013 9:27PM

    emoticon Some folks would be jealous of your beautiful har.

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INGMARIE 3/2/2013 11:09AM

    Gray hair hmmm Old Lady hehe emoticon do not to fret my spark friend
happens to all of us,my DH for example started graying in his teens.
It is genetic too,his mom was all white haired very early, my youngest is graying to
but she hides it (from a bottle at the hairdressers)
There are several solutions to this BUT please do not pluck them emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 3/2/2013 10:34AM

    Wow....I had my first gray hair when I was in junior high....have plenty now.

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FITMARY 3/2/2013 7:44AM

    Yes, highlights! You'll be getting back your blonde and hiding the grey all in one stroke. Genius!!!

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FERRETLOVER1 3/2/2013 7:00AM

    emoticon Think young, my friend!

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FENWAYGIRL18 3/2/2013 1:07AM

    hahahaha it only gets worse and what ever you do don't pluck that hair out cause it's coming back with friends hahahaha

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