It is all downhill from here....my 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. Ahhh...now there is an idea! "Shades of Gray"? I was never a fan.
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  • RADIANT888
    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
    2134 days ago
    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!

    2173 days ago
    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.

    2183 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    emoticon Some folks would be jealous of your beautiful har.
    2183 days ago
    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
    2183 days ago
    Wow....I had my first gray hair when I was in junior high....have plenty now.

    2183 days ago
    Yes, highlights! You'll be getting back your blonde and hiding the grey all in one stroke. Genius!!!
    2183 days ago
    emoticon Think young, my friend!
    2183 days ago
    hahahaha it only gets worse and what ever you do don't pluck that hair out cause it's coming back with friends hahahaha
    2183 days ago
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