Monday, December 20, 2010

on gray (or is it grey?)

A few years ago I noticed my first gray hair.  I think it was right after Julianna was born.  (coincidence? he he heee)  It totally took me by surprise.  Not the hair itself, but the simple fact of how much it bothered me.  I never thought I would mind my hair turning gray.

Anyway, I really, really hated seeing the gray hairs sticking up.  I hated finding one on my shoulder.  I hated seeing them coming up out of my part on the top of my head.  I don't think it was so much the color that bothered me as it was the coarseness of the hair which made them stick up tall and completely noticeable. 

You see, I have never dyed my hair in my life.  I've never had highlights or lowlights or even used temporary home hair-color.  I probably sprayed my hair with some of that spray-paint hair stuff a time or two when I was younger, I don't really remember, but I know I've never colored my hair.

So it's taken me a while but I think I'm finally getting to the point where it doesn't bother me at all.  I get more and more grays every day, but I hardly even notice them anymore.  I could be wrong, but I think I'll like it even more when the majority of my hair is gray instead of mostly brown with some gray speckled throughout.

Now my thoughts are more along the lines of wanting to embrace my natural changing hair color always.  Honestly, I'm pretty disappointed in myself for even flinching at the gray to begin with.  I hope to make it the rest of my life with an appreciation for the beauty in my natural hair.  We'll see.

What do you think about your own hair?  Is it gray?  Is it falling out?  What do you like and dislike? 


Amy Ellen said...

My hair is one of the things I like best about my appearance. My hair is so thick I don't think I will have to worry about hair loss, but I do worry about going gray. Right now I do NOT want gray hair. Maybe I will change my mind before it happens. Daniel has a lot of gray mixed in with his black hair and it looks really good.

Anna Ruth said...

Once I had Baylee my hair became darker. It made my face look pale and Chad didn't like the darker look with my skin tone. So to the box I went. I feel better about the color and it makes me feel happier. It's weird, even my hair dresser said that she likes my hair lighter. She says it matches who I am better.

Stephanie said...

I just last week had my hair dyed - supposed to match my natural color and it turned out pretty red actually. I was not happy, had it touched up. I'm still not completely satisfied, but I wasn't satisfied with the gray (grey) either ... ugh ... getting older!! :)

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