Thursday, October 11
Things Are Getting A Bit Hairy
The years after age 40 are full of surprises. Your body goes into it's own midlife crisis and decides all that was taken for granted and viewed as "a given,"--is no more. But we adjust. We learn to adapt and work through these minor inconveniences.
One such inconvenience is the gray hair that appears like an uninvited guest that has had a bit too much to drink. It's bold. It's wild--and it's hell-bent on doing its own thing.
I've tried the temporary color, I've tried the frosting, and I've tried to just ignore it altogether.
I think Dolly Parton had the best idea in Steel Magnolias which she indicated it just wasn't normal to do your own hair. Some things are just better left to the experts.
So, with that thought, I have officially relinquished the gray hair to the experts and I am on the 6 week schedule for a cut and color.
Now if we could just figure out the best fix for those "stray eyebrows" that find their way to my chin and upper lip. (Since I got off the HRTs, there ARE fewer.)
I've been using microwaveable wax for some time. It's quick. It does a damn good job and lasts up to 8 weeks. And, if I take the time to remember the Lamaze breathing I learned a hundred years ago, it's over in a snap. Any fresh ideas out there?
Seems a bit ironic that we women spend the bulk of our time trying to remove hair, and men-- at this age--spend a great deal of time trying to keep or regrow it.