The subject of hair is a huge one for this [pre]menopausal woman and I don’t mind putting my hands up.
Yes, I personally struggle most days with the subject of hair, gray hair, as well as thinning, dull and lifeless hair.
Well, just about anything and everything to do with hair.
As you know I am embracing……………..did I say that?
Because in reality, I am struggling with the going gray gracefully concept.
I would have an easier time accepting advice from a pot smoking, drunken Chinese Herbalist that the best way to deal with bad hair requires cutting it all off with a pair of scissors blessed by Buddha, burning it in a fire made of Autumn leaves while reciting the Lords Prayer and then offering the ashes to a Hindu deity – incase you are wondering this is a ritual I made up.
On a good day I am happy to be taking on this challenge
on a bad day I just wish this two year long marathon was finally over (11 months in and I’m running out of steam already).
Today is one of those days, where I am seconds away from racing out the door with the speed of Mo Farrah and a towel over my head to hide my shame, into the first shop I see to buy my next bottle of toxic waste.
I have at least one of those crumbling surrender ‘ok you’ve won’ moments every week as I look with despair at my reflection. My family were right, unflattering long gray hair makes me look old.
That’s it I’m coming back as a man next time. Life is just so unfair.
“Have you heard yourself?”
“You sound ridiculous.”
Even the ‘crazy cat lady’ was sick and tired of hearing my moaning and would go to any lengths to knock me right off my soap box.
I agree, my complaints are trivial and the sensible thing to do is accept it is what it is and deal with it gracefully (there’s that word again, gracefully).
I can’t wait for the day I stop agonising over my hair and my going gray not so gracefully stage. For now I am happy I managed to dodge another bullet and my hair saga continues for another day at least.
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