For quite a few years now I had been putting cheap boxes of Revlon Golden Blonde on my hair as it lightened my natural color and colored my gray hair blonde. The bad thing is that the blonding was killing my hair and making it much like straw. About a year and a half ago I started using semi-permanent coloring in light browns on my hair because I figured it wouldn't be as harsh. Then a few months ago I decided to stop coloring my hair and try and go with my natural color *okie tries to remember exactly what her natural hair color use to be* which is a lot of gray these days. I just keep thinking about the Indian women, not the Indian from India kind of Indian but the Indians from Oklahoma kinda Indians, I have seen during my life who have white hair and how gorgeous it makes them look and I wanna be gorgeous like that. Hey so what if I have to wait until 50 to be gorgeous...I'll take it!
Evidently I am never one to keep up with the latest and greatest trends because the other day when I was walking into the kitchen area at school I was questioned by a few of the students. The conversation went something like this...
Girl 1: "did you dye your hair?"
Me: *thinking the girl was being a total smart ass* "No! I haven't dyed my hair in awhile."
Girl 2: "It looks like you did"
Me: *with one eyebrow raised* "Seriously? Now how does it even look like I dyed my hair?"
Girl 1: (several of the students now laughing) "Did you dye it silver?"
Me: "What? No! Who dyes their hair silver?"
Girl 2: "Haven't you seen those people dying their hair silver"
Girl 1: "Yeah, everyone is dying their hair silver now!"
Me: *with a shocked look on my face* "REALLYYYY?"
Me: *blinking in astonishment* "This is my natural color coming in. I stopped dying my hair a few months back. I'm old and have gray hair, I'm waiting for it all to turn gray!"
Girl 1: "Well it looks really good!"
Me: *with some apprehension* "Uhhhh...thank you?"
I Googled about silver hair and sure enough I guess it is a bit of a trend and there were a lot of pictures of people who have dyed their hair silver. I never would have guess that I would become a fashionable person at the age of 50! I guess the old saying of "you're never too old to..." just might be true!