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.
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!