Secondhand Sunday

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I've decided to make Sundays my Secondhand day. I'm basically too lazy to think of anything new to say so I thought I would re-post a "vintage" entry.

If you aren't in the mood for repeats, please feel free to change the channel.



"IS MY GRAY HAIR SHOWING?"

Original Post Date, May 6, 2009



My sister has been lamenting about the 4 or 5 gray hairs that have shown up on her head lately. As you know, she's 45 and, though I would never tell her this, she looks younger than me. She has perfect skin and has never worn a stitch of makeup in her life. Well, I think there were two weddings that she attended where she stroked on a sliver of eyeshadow. A couple of gray hairs are nothing to lose sleep over.

My mother has been blessed with amazing skin and hair, too. She just turned 81 and you wouldn't guess it. She, like Lisa, doesn't wear makeup often and has never used soap on her face. She still has salt and pepper hair and I don't remember her turning gray until she was well into her 50's.

I, on the other hand, starting wearing makeup just about as soon as I was able to lift the lipstick to my mouth. I attended Barbizon Modeling School when I was 12 and have been cleansing, toning and moisturizing ever since.

And I found my first gray hair at 13. That's right, 13. It's really not a big deal to me at all. They've insidiously taken over my head and if I didn't color my hair, I would most likely be more gray than not.

I think it's just what you're genetically predisposed to. And no, neither one of us takes after our mother because, you see, we were both adopted. None of us are biologically related.

I know, I can hear you now. Well, that explains a lot...

A few of my girlfriends have started freaking out about a few gray hairs, too. Can you see my gray?

Get over it, ladies! It's a couple of strands of white hair. It's not the end of the world.

When you find your first gray pube, then we'll talk.

20 comments

  1. LOL! I'll wax 'em all!
    (ewww. major icky visual. 80 years old with a full Brazi...)

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  2. Gray hair is where it's at! I wish mine was all gray. Then I'd look wise!

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  3. And that my friend is exactly why I shave down there! I won't find them little suckers unless I let em' grow in!

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  4. OMG!! Can you get grey pubes???!!!

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  5. Gray pubes????!!!! I'll take grays on my head any day, any time. I thought the graying was just a sign of stress? Either way, I don't think it's such a big deal, that's why hair dye was invented!
    :D
    xoxo

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  6. Shave it off, then you never have to find a grey one!!!

    I'm here catching up on my blog reading. Happy Sunday!

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  7. Hey Chrissy! Dammit, I'm hoping for a bit more grey. I can't get the distinguished-yet-disreputable, rakish thing going until then. Three years of single is getting real old. Ho hum. Indigo

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  8. HA! Well, all us girls started going grey in our early twenties.....by 30, we were all coloring. I don't mind the color-part....(it's fun to experiment) but it's a pain to have roots every 3 weeks now!

    No grey down below...yet. Now, that'll freak me out!

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  9. I don't go looking for them, but they find me.

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  10. My waxing lady says most of her clients (of any age) have grey pubes well before they get greys on their head - it's just not as obvious and their signigicant others who spend time down there are unlikely to mention it. She says the moment they do become aware is the moment they become lifetime devotees of the brazilian.

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  11. I'm with Brndoutw8ress, keep it shaved. But I know once I let it grow back, it will all be gray. Well, maybe silver would be nice. I haven't noticed any on my head but I have had gray in my eyebrows & a gray toe hair as well. Gray will find a way! LOL!

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  12. Your first gray pube...oh boy. By the way, I tried to look you up on facebook with no success. Have you disappeared from that site?

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  13. Also, do pubes go gray? This is sadly a fact I'm ignorant on.

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  14. LMAO!! first gray hair was bad enough, but that first gray pube.... OWWWWWW!! Time for a merkin?

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  15. oh--and as for hair color... I can't remember what my natural color is. My theatre resume lists it as "negotiable."

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  16. I plan on going gray gracefully. Well, I should say, I AM going gray. Somewhat gracefully. I think it'll take a lot of gray for me to consider coloring my hair. But gray pubes? Yeah. I'll shave it all off first.

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  17. I too got gray hairs at a ridiculously young age. The dark hair doesn't help to hide it, either. But since it happened early, I guess it's never bothered me much. Don't want to even THINK about gray pubes...

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  18. The older I get, the more expensive it is to keep me going. Between the $110 dye job, to the $80 anti-wrinkle cream, $50 extra heavy duty bras to make them keep them somewhat above the belly-button...I'm going broke!!

    Cute post!

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  19. @Cynica Sarcastamos,
    EWWWW!!!

    @CatLadyLarew,
    You are wise already. :-)

    @Brndoutw8ress,
    Well then, don't ever let 'em grow in.

    @Cogitator,
    Hey, at least I warned you. No one did that for me!

    @Fierce,
    I don't think they have dye for pubes yet but maybe you just invented a new product!

    @Julie,
    I just can't look like a pre-pubescent teen.

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  20. @IndigoWrath,
    No offense, but shut it! You men have it so easy.

    @Kathryn,
    When you least expect it....

    @Secretia,
    That's so funny! Me, too.

    @artful kisser,
    Interesting...

    @Collette,
    Gray toe hair! Another thing to worry about.

    @Britta B. Skeptic,
    Nope, I'm on FB. Just click on Bernie here in my sidbar. I made her my profile pic.

    @insomniac Ellen,
    Pulling it's a bitch.

    @JD at I Do Things,
    Geez, am I the only one going gray down there?

    @Kim,
    Right. Maybe it won't happen if you don't think about it.

    @Theresa,
    I know! I need a second job.

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