Thursday, January 31, 2013

since my hair was brown

I was waiting on a library patron the other day, a woman in her sixties with short, white hair. After a while she said to me, "You've been here a long time", and I agreed.  Then she said, "Since your hair was brown".  It was one of those unexpected but comical remarks and pretty darn funny - we had a good laugh over it. The conversation then turned to pros and cons of coloring hair. 

But yeah, my hair isn't brown any more.


  1. Did you ever color it? I'm going grey at a rate that I'm not comfortable with, I think my Mother-n-law has less grey. I've been using a rinse out, but have considered just letting it go. I never realized how vain I was until the hair started to turn *smile*.

    1. Kathy, I used to color my hair in my late teens and early twenties, for fun! When it started to go gray, I thought that was interesting (I was 22). But now that it's practically all gray, I'd rather it was still brown. Still, I don't want to spend the money on it, and I don't want to be enslaved to the upkeep, so I live with it. I'm fortunate to have a good head of hair, so it's not a big deal.

  2. Mine isn't either, and I can't wait for it to be all white. I refuse to dye it. I do not like the way dye looks growing out with gray/white roots.

  3. Neither is mine, Lisa. Neither is mine!:-) In fact, I have been growing gray since the years that frosted hair first became stylish. Mine was frosted by Nature.:-)