Monday, February 9, 2009

Black and White

A week ago I was looking at the 1" roots that had grown out since I last colored my hair. The black dye had faded to dark brown and my roots were growing in medium brown- the difference in colors wasn't very noticeable. Then I saw it: a white hair. A little searching turned up another. And another. And another.

Aack! I'm only 33 years old and I'm now officially coloring over white hair! The only comfort I have in this is that it was white rather than grey. I've always hoped that when the time came it would be white. I just never expected the time to come so soon.

The same day I found the white hairs I went with my Polish friend to a fantastic water
park inside a local resort. It was such fun, going down slides and rapids and frolicking in wave pools-- but the whole time all that was going through my head was I have white hair! I was in shock for a good 24 hours and then sunk into deep denial with a box of Feria hair color in jet black.

It might have all been a dream.

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  1. I found my first gray, or white, hair at 35 years old. So you're about on track. Although I couldn't tell if it was gray or white, so that might say something about my up-close eyesight going at the same, just kidding. It didn't start going until I lived in Virginia. I've refused to go get my eyes examined because I don't want bifocals!!! But I'm going to have to do something before I scrapbook again, because I either have to look below my glasses or take them off to do anything up close.

    That's what you have to look forward to, girl! Glad to make your day!

  2. I started finding those pesky things at age 16! Totally unfair!! Premature gray hair runs on my dad's side and I take after them. Oh, well...That's what hair dye is for!:)