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Old 01-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
 
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So, I am not yet 40, but it's mere minutes away [this July]. I thought about posting about this and realized that this would be the board for it.

The other day I saw my first gray hair. I have to say, the manner in which it showed up was more startling than anything. I actually took a picture.




I was just innocently putting my hair up with hair sticks and it just popped up outta nowhere. I mean, cripes, does it have to stick up like that, like, "Look at me! You're a mortal, you're gonna die someday. Whoo hoo!"

I had to rather forcefully pry it down and shove it under a bunch of other hair to get it to behave.

I hope the rest of my plan to age gracefully is a bit more, uh, graceful.

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How cool that you got a picture! And you'd better just get used to it - those grays have a mind of their own. They don't always like playing with the other guys.
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When I used to get odd ones like that (back in the day!) I used to pluck them out. Maybe that's why my hair's so thin on top now.
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It kind of looks like a Who!
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wild~hair -- an especially appropriate screen name. It does look like a Who! ... I know it's not all that funny to you, but I got a chuckle out of your photo. Very cute.

I found my first gray hair on my 25th b-day (was camping and using a mirror in broad daylight). Happy frickin' birthday, now you're old.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:00 PM   #7
 
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How cool that you got a picture! And you'd better just get used to it - those grays have a mind of their own. They don't always like playing with the other guys.
Dang, you ain't kidding. It is about 2x as thick, and wiry as all get out.

I saw it again this morning. It really stands out.

And I had just [sort of] figured out my hair. Will this mean I have to start all over? Maybe they will take over gradually, so I can adjust.

But I keep telling myself I'll look good gray — it'll bring out my blue eyes.

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wild~hair -- an especially appropriate screen name. It does look like a Who! ... I know it's not all that funny to you, but I got a chuckle out of your photo. Very cute.
Oh, it's okay. I laughed too. I mean, look at that thing! How could I not?

What's a Who? Something Dr. Seuss-ish? [Off to Google ... ]

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Old 02-01-2009, 02:42 PM   #8
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I was told by a stylist that the reason grey hair is so...assertive is because without pigment, the strands weigh less, so they can pop out and curl and kink and just generally behave like maniacs.

It was my (increasingly) grey hair's kinkiness that caused me to start perming my canopy, since even with color, the grey just kept popping up and twisting and frizzling, so that I had: fuzz halo; wavy canopy; curly bottom layer. Eek!

Yours looks like it will be more flattering.
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