With Dignity and Grace
Want to know a little dirty secret that not many other women would confess to?
Do not attempt to adjust the color on your monitor…this is the real deal, baby!
I sent out a tweet yesterday that read “I am going to deal with the cruel hand of fate and just go gray gracefully…not screaming and crying like this morning.”
That is just what I am going to do. I am hanging up my coloring gloves and calling it quits. A woman must know her limitations.
I have tried it all…Clariol, Revlon, L’Oreal, Herbal Essences…none of it lasted more than 2 weeks and the gray hair would just crop back up. The difference now is that the gray is more of a silver/white and even more impossible to color to the original dark color I was born with.
I worried over each gray hair, I fretted and I think I even caused some more to pop out just worrying about it
I had a dear friend send me a response tweet to my declaration…
Proverbs 16:31 (NIV) “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
Well, here goes…heavy is the head that wears the crown, says I. It’s not much of a comfort when you are sportin’ a Granny-do when you are 33, but it’s all I got.
There is not an easy way to transition to fully gray so as of right now I just have to deal with the calico look. The Head Crayon has tons of comments about it…
- So does this make you one of The Grays?
- You need a shirt that says “Dang Pigeons” (referring to the centrally located white splotch on my head)
- Just tell everyone you paint ceilings (referring to the same area)
I am trying to take it in grace…*sniff*…really I am.
Anybody else dealing with Ms. Fate in this manner?
Categories: coloring hair, dying hair, going gray, gray, gray hair, salt and pepper hair