Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I Laugh!

Well, I did it. I thought about it, gathered opinions, gathered my wits and determination and did it.

"So what are we doing with your hair this time?" Laurel, my stylist asked looking at my hair of many shades. The prominent shade is white with an under color of grey.

"Let's take it to my natural color," I said with strength of statement.

Two hours later my hair is whiter and styled. I think I look pretty good.

Standing outside of Gabby's school waiting for her to get out of class, I'm passed by smaller children.

"An old lady," said one of the little girls.

I looked down at her wondering if she is talking about me or was already caught up in a conversation before she passed me. Old woman?

"So do you notice anything different?" I asked Gabby.


"Notice anything different?" I asked Sydney when I picked her up.


Regrets? Nope. I love that Jamie Leigh Curtis lives with her natural grey. It is stunning. I prefer to think that I am stunning, too. Besides, as I get older, my hair will not age. Maybe no one will notice!

Tonight I'm going to think of my revenge on that little girl. Old lady....ha!!!!! I laugh.


  1. I salute you for your bravery! I've been considering going natural for years, but haven't gotten up the nerve. We had quite an interesting discussion about it in my Grandparents Forum.

  2. Embracing myself and my age has been a big step for me. The first time I was offered a senior menu knocked me off my feet. Now I embrace my age and myself. It is right for least for now. (BTW, I feel a little like Hopalong Cassidy, the white haired cowboy..)

  3. I love my gray hair--I get lots of compliments on it. I have never colored my hair. I thought about it once or twice, but never did. In the last two years, I have even let it grow out long. I have never considered myself brave to wear my natural color. I mean, if God thought this color looks good on me, who am I to argue with that?

  4. This has been a topic on my mind a good deal lately. Mostly because I wonder at the chemicals going onto my head and seeping into my body. Skin is the biggest organ and it absorbs whatever we put onto it into our system. I have spent many a day and night contemplating this. My hair is, like yours, mostly white with a little bit of grayish brown. I don't know if I can do it. But if I can, I'll let you know!