Dying To Look Young
Around 35, I started noticing strands of gray. Those few strands turned into a gray patch, in the very front of my head. Before long I had a healthy scattering all over.
At first, little gray hair was cool. It stopped being cool when others pointed it out. I got up close and personal with the mirror to get a better look. No one told me I had that much gray hair!
In the article, Ten Ways to Look Younger, number one is color or dye hair. Gray hair adds 10 years to your age. Although I’m 42, and told I don’t look a day over 32, it’s hard for me to be convincing when I say, “I’m just 26.”
The gray hair is sort of tell-tell .
Since the eye opening experience in the mirror, I’ve waged a personal battle against my gray hair. It has been my mission to rinse, dye, and cover it by any means necessary. So far, I’ve been light brown, blonde, and dark brown. Currently, I’m shopping for my next color.
There are many very good looking women, and men with gray hair. I just won’t be one of them! Women are said to look seasoned, while men are distinguished. Forget all of that, I want to look young. One day gravity will have its way with me. Since nipping and tucking are out of the question, I’ll stick with coloring my hair.
One of the biggest myths about gray hair is that it can be caused by stress. Mr. Husband is a subscriber to this belief. He swears our five children are the result of 99 percent of snowy dome. Actually, there is no direct link between stress, and gray hair. We have our parents to thank for the genes they’ve passed on.
Gray hairs generally start appearing between 30-35 years of age. Science concludes, the defining factor of how fast we gray has a lot to do with race. White people tend to gray before Asian and blacks. I have my great-great-grand father to thank for my gray hair.
Given the choice of adding 10 years with gray hair, or 10 pounds, it’s a no-brainer. Bring on the weight. I refuse to be gray!
LaTonya finds everything about being 40-something exciting. She blogs about first experiences and the everyday not-so-adventures on her personal blog 40s ~Reason’s To Live, Love & Laugh Out Loud, and tweets about everything else.
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