Letting the grays grow

Soo… I decided I’m tired of coloring my hair and I’m going to let the grays grow out. I’m hoping I won’t look super old and awful when it’s all gray, but also I just don’t feel like paying the $$ and taking the time to keep coloring it. The roots always show before I get back to the salon, so I’m not really fooling anyone anyway. Alan is pretty excited about this. He said, “Finally we’ll be matchy matchy!” The kids thinks it’s cool, and Eve is hoping that when it’s all gray I’ll dye a streak bright purple. They are all kind to me.

I got two good laughs this week from kids who are apparently starting to notice. A fifth grader stopped mid-sentence and said, “You have some silver in your hair!” Then he quickly reassured me that it’s ok because it might just be the way the light is hitting my hair and it’s only on one side and besides his grandmother had gray hair and she died last summer when she was 100 years old. I barely got a word in before he was off again. Today Eve has a friend over and his little sister, who is in Pre-K, said “Oh Mrs. Johnson, you have gray hair!” I said yep! She said “oh” and turned to talk to her sister about something else.

I think I have to come up with a clever response to kid comments. Hmmmm…

3 thoughts on “Letting the grays grow

  1. I couldn’t take the cost anymore and switched to eSalon a few years ago; about $20-25 a pop so I can color more often at home (about every 4 weeks), and it’s not hard to paint your hair. In case you end up not liking growing out the gray… my stylist gave me my formula so the transition was easy. Cheers!

  2. Awwwwwwr you’re growing up!. You’re beautiful and I love it. I like Eves idea….. maybe do the streak now so that’s what they comment on. Love you sista!

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