for my age! ha!!!
the women in my family look young for a good long while. my aunt is nearing 60 and she too doesn't look it (but, what does 60 look like anyway?). i went out to lunch with my aunt, uncle and cousin the other day and my aunt was talking bout the down falls of looking young. my cousin quickly points out her dyed hair and asks her why she dyes her hair....
i asked my lover if i should dye my hair and he smartly asks, "what do you think about it?"
in all honesty i hadn't thought that much about it until recently. when for the first time someone told me, they thought my salt and pepper hair was becoming. salt and pepper hair?!
when it comes down to it, the media doesn't make gray hair an attractive quality in a woman. gray hair usually equates to ageing and if i'm lucky wisdom. shoot, i hope i'm getting wiser!
so many people have different opinions about my gray hair. some love and admire my natural platinum highlights. i even had a person ask where i had it dyed and how did the salon get my hair so white individually! and he wasn't joking, grant it he was 20, but still. others offer suggestions, exclaiming- "you know there are blood purifying herbs for that!" as if my graying hair were something i had to fix about myself.
i sometimes feel like an oddity. because so many women dye their hair. hmm, i don't know. maybe i'll dye it too. i don't have anything against women who do, but i kinda like my hair changing color on it's own. i simply let it grow and grow, doin' it's own thing as it were. when i look in the mirror i think i look great, gray hair and all. but, i still am a woman in an american society, a society who idolizes youth.
does my gray hair mean i'm old? like the saying, "old and gray." does old have to be a bad thing? oh, the things i like to ponder...