And then one day, my gray hair was completely grown in, and I fell in love.
I've realized that I hardly know how to write about it anymore because now it's just become part of who I am. I think it's beautiful and cool, personally. (And yes, maybe this means I'm living in my own La La world.) But more often than not I kinda forget about it. Or at least, I forget about the issue of it. That it's different from what most women do.
I mean, I've got next to no idea what anyone in my life thinks about it, because if you ask, people usually refuse to be honest with you, and the average person doesn't walk up and start talking to you about your hair no matter what they think. I do still occasionally notice people looking at it, and I've been treated with odd disdain by a couple of clerks in the last few months, but who knows what that's about.
The other day at work a friend snapped a pic of me at my desk. What's interesting about it to me is that it's a day that I simply washed and air-dried my hair. So this is 100% natural right here:
I am also very much enjoying the increased health of my hair. Entire areas of my hair line have started not only growing back, but now there's some additional length there (wispy length, but still) that I have actually been able to clamp with a curling iron. I am loving that!
I will say that one thing that's definitely changed in my life is that no one ever tells me that my hair looks nice, which hurts a little. But sometimes peeps tell me that *I* look nice, so I guess I'm OK. I know the gray hair is really difficult for people to grok, and I can only imagine that some peeps do not find it attractive or wise.
End of the day: I love it.
So, that's the gray hair update. I guess I'll only blog about it again if something happens like I'm accosted by some horrified reality show make-over person, lol. Hey, I live in Los Angeles. It could happen.
Meanwhile, here's a great post from Los Angelista who has beautiful natural hair: My Natural Hair Is Not A Fashion Trend. Rock on.