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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Taking A Stand on Grey Matters

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I've cut my hair.  Really really short.  The Natives are having a blast teasing me calling me, "Dad" and other such goofy nonsense.  I did do it for a reason/purpose.  Maybe not quite the haircut I was given....  but, that's another matter.  It's hard finding someone who can cut short hair on women with naturally curly hair and do a good job I am finding.

Anyway, the reason behind the madness shortness.  Grey.  I have been going grey since I was in high school.  I remember finding my first one, two, three...... and yanking them out.  I've been steadily adding to them to the point that if one continued to yank them out, I mine as well get a wig as I'd have no hair left.

For years I have been dying my hair.  There is a reason it is called dying by the way.  I've always hated the process!  Well, I'm done.  I've wanted to stop dying my hair now for years but have been told by many that I am too young, I don't have the right coloring in my skin to go grey yet, and many other reasons that I listened to and continued to dye my hair for.  So, I went short and am going to let it grow out in it's natural color.

Honestly, I do love my dark hair but, my hair isn't dark anymore!  It's grey, or shall we say, silver.  Silver sounds prettier.  For years, I have colored my hair for other people.

My Henny Penny is getting older.  She's becoming a teenager and saying horrifying things, like, "I'm fat.  I hate my hair.  I wish I didn't have or had (insert what ever it is she isn't satisfied with with her body).  It's horrifying because I taught her that!!  She's listened to me berate myself for years and years and call myself fat and ugly and not good enough, etc.  She's learned!

So, I am taking a stand.  I am no longer going to color my hair because I don't want to and I am going to try to be a better example to my sweet daughter that we are good enough, we are pretty enough, we are smart enough, we are good (insert adjective) because we know who we are.  It doesn't matter what others think at the end of the day because at the start of the day and throughout the day, we are daughters of a King.  Daughters of God, and that's all that matters!!

P.S.  Just in case there might be a misunderstanding, I am not trying to start a movement where women stop coloring their hair and we all go grey although having the youth thinking grey hair is awesome and coloring their hair that color does help make me think that when my hair is grown out, I will be quite hip and trendy!  Thank you youth of today!!!  That isn't the point of this post.  The point is, do what makes you happy and feel good about you!  Don't let outside influences influence you.  Heck!  Who knows!  I may grow out this grey and decide it needs to be electric blue!  I do love color, just not coloring....... I was never very good at staying in the lines.

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  1. Dear one - if you take a look at my sister's pictures, you will see how adorable her hair is. I'm fascinated by the color, but it's mainly the cut. G says that he finds gray among the darker hair to be very attractive - the variation of tones - and I think it looks very cool. "too young" is silly - your body does what it does when it does it. If it means you're body has been under a strain over the years, then - well - yeah. But here you are, still a sprite and a bolt of lightening. Short I do not love, but whatever color your hair goes, it will be you, and THAT I will love forever.

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    1. I think my long hair days are over. My hair is too thin and scraggly. If I had thick and luscious hair like Henny Penny, then I would grow my hair out long. So, thank you for loving me despite being butched. :D

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  2. You gonna start eating dinner around 4pm and bed by 830? :-)

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    1. Start? ?? Been doing that and gumming my food for years! ;)

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  3. You have always been adorable and my friend, Stevie, has been grey since she was early 30s and it looks amazing. Yours will as well...because it is God's love shining out of your eyes that people see first and most...and your smile is next. Hair is just the shiny crown. Can't wait to see you with your blingy hair.

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    1. I surely hope so!! Or I might have to do something drastic and color my hair bling rainbow!

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  4. I think it will look heavenly!!

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    1. HA! Heavenly as in I'm getting closer to heaven in age? :D Just kidding. Thank you, Marci!

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  5. I can't wait! I think it will be beautiful.

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    1. I sure hope so! It's going to be a bit reasty looking in the growing out process. I'm going to invest in some hats. More hats!

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  6. I can't wait! I think it will be beautiful.

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  7. Way to go girl. You will rock it.

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    1. Rock it like a rocked boat!! :D That's me!

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  8. I've been trying to figure out what to do with the advancing grey. I welcome it, but I too have been colouring my hair, with henna in my case. I don't know how to do this transition to the grey. Not wanting to go short, the logistics defeat me. Sigh. But you, my friend, are brave! You'll rock it!

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  9. Oh my! Look at all of the comments!

    I've been going gray since my 22nd birthday. I don't dye my hair. Store clerks offer me senior discounts, and strangers compliment me on my beautiful grandchildren when I'm out with my kids, but . . .

    I don't know.

    I guess, welcome to the platinum club!

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