Thought I'd end the week with a grey hair update.
As you may (or may not), recall way back in May of 2019 I made the monumental decision to stop colouring my hair. It was a difficult decision mostly because at that point, I'd been colouring my hair so long, I no longer remembered what my actual, real, normal hair colour was. But I had tired of the time, expense and necessity of frequent appointments to touch up the colour. Additionally, I had this bizarre fear in the back of my brain. I did not ever want to look like a joke. I had some crazy phobia of becoming some doddering old fool hobbling around with a cane, sporting wrinkles galore but with perfectly coloured hair that clashed with my eyebrows. And I never wanted to get into that spiral of having to also dye my eyebrows to match. Just, no.
This is not a shot at anyone who chooses to dye their hair right up until their last gasp on this planet. If that is your choice, then I salute and support you. But it's just not me. So I got really brave and told my hairdresser that I wasn't going to colour it anymore. Cut, shape, style you betcha. But colour no. And then together we could discovered A) what my true hair colour was and B) how grey/silver/white my hair had become.
I was honestly disappointed to find that the initial answer was, not much. I had already embraced the idea of (again) grey, silver or white and I was raring to go. My hair had a completely different idea. It just looked like ordinary reddish brown hair. Well dang.
But after about six months, if I sorted through the strands of hair, underneath the top layers I was beginning to see sparkly bits here and there. I got very excited. And now, some 15 months later, I don't have to look quite as hard anymore.
As you can see in the photo at the top of the page, which I took THIS morning, first glance says, ordinary hair. But if I get in proper light and move the hair around a bit you can see:
Sparkly bits throughout the reddish brown and at the temples most definitely white hair. Awesome. White. Not the battleship grey that I feared. I can do grey (begrudgingly) I can do silver (becoz silver is sparkly and I do love sparkle) and I can absolutely rock white.
I tried to get a picture of the underside of my hair because that's where the most grey/silver/white is but dang it's hard to do! I do not have good enough balance to literally stand on my heady, so, instead, I just bent over and then quickly flipped my hair back as Istood up and snapped that really quickly. And hey...what do you know? There's LOTS more grey under there. Look:
And then of course I snapped the part on top of my head because that's the dead giveaway. I could hide the underneath part a while longer if I really wanted to. But there is no way I can hide the top unless I wear a hat. PS right now it's just too hot to wear a hat.
aAs you can see the transformation is really coming along up there. Which I actually never see. The only folks who get to behold that grey/silver/white part are people taller than me if they are looking down. And let's face it, most people are taller then me so I guess the vast majority of people around hereabouts have had the opportunity to admire the sparkliest part of my hair. Cool!
So progress is being made and thus far, I like it. It feels like it's taking a REALLY long time, but than patience has never been my strong suit. Perhaps at the next grey/silver/white hair update, my hair will actually be mostly grey/silver and/or white.
Bulletins as they happen!
Have a perfectly lovely weekend ya'll
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.