Getting old

I was brushing my hair the other day and noticed some rather wider grey ‘Vogue’ streaks.
My hair has always been dark and in later years peppered, but this was the first time in ages I’d actually really looked!
So I asked Hubby if he’d noticed any major difference in my locks over the past few weeks.

Pictures of my hair October 2016 (boat), May 2017 (MSM), and Oct 2018 (here).

Don’t be fooled that I’d had it cut last year, as I’d brushed it all forward to give myself a haircut, and this is it over my face! I do it myself as to be honest it’s something like £30 for a cut and blow dry, and that’s almost a fortnight’s food shopping for us.
Anyway, I came in and asked Hubby the question, to which he replied that I’d been ‘thick’ for ages!
You gotta love ‘im, he doesn’t mince his words.
He took this picture three days ago:
Glad to see I’ve still got my natural wave!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Getting old

  1. Sadje says:

    I am not ready to face my salt and pepper hair! So I dye them every month.

  2. Your hair is BEAUTIFUL! One of my biggest regrets in life is that my hair ‘went’ after hubby finally died. It’s always been fine and ‘fly away’ but about a year after hubby’s death, it started to fall out. It developed what I privately call “dandelion syndrome”, where, unless I keep it chopped off really short (which looks awful on me, but whaddya gonna do?) it sticks out all over like dandelion fluff. It’s the same color as the fluff too…white and wispy. I see women (such as yourself) with thick LONG hair and I’m so jealous. 😛 My cousin, who is three or four years my senior, has hair like yours, long (almost to her waist) and although she colors it an interesting shade of dark magenta (‘auburn’), it’s better than no color at all or grey around the edges and white in the middle like mine. I always did want to be a platinum blonde though, guess finally I’ve gotten my wish after a fashion. Remember, no matter what others say about your lovely locks, there is one out here who is wildly envious. 🙂

    • Bless you Melanie. I’ve always been lucky with my hair and skin, My sister went white overnight in 1982 following the birth of her second daughter and has never forgiven me for keeping my natural colour so long (and still going). I always wanted to grow mine long enough so that I could sit on it, but it doesn’t seem to grow very fast and I only trim it three or four times a year!

  3. jenanita01 says:

    You have lovely hair, Do.. No grey that I can see and so long!

  4. joylennick says:

    All you women with hair are so lucky, whatever the colour! I had a nervous breakdown many years ago (grief induced after the deaths of four special people) and my hair and eyebrows went too…Hey ho. My dear mother, one of the above, always said “Your hair is your crowning glory!” as it was very dark and quite pretty…and would have been aghast. There is a but….I’ve worn some very attractive wigs over the years and if you can’t change things, you learn to live with them!

    • I am so sorry for your loss and the outcome.
      When we thought I might need chemo three years ago, I planned to have my hair cut short, though Hubby photoshopped me with coloured hair to see what suited me best. I personally liked the pink and purple, though the turquoise wasn’t bad. It didn’t come about though, so I kept it long. This time round I won’t need chemo or radiotherapy as there will be nothing there to zap, so again I’ll get to keep it.

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