The grey one

July 20, 2007 at 2:11 pm (feminism, hair)

I’m not that worried about getting old (although I suspect it would have more gravitas if I happened to be older than 24 when saying that).

I spotted another greysie so it means the ageing process has begun. Hmmm…will I be completely grey by the time I’m 30, I wonder?
Not that it would bother me, mind you. Mrs M is probably the only person who would understand this but the idea of having grey hair doesn’t faze me.

I have never dyed my hair – ever – so probably won’t start now. I’m probably the most low-maintenance person when it comes to haircare. In fact, I’d prefer if there was less hair for which to care. I simply have too much.But I digress. My point (not that you’d know from all the ramblings above) is you shouldn’t be defined by the colour of your hair.
You shouldn’t have to worry that having grey hairs will somehow diminish your standing in society/peer group/etc.
Does being older make you less worthy? Sadly, too many people still think so. And even though I have nothing against women who do dye their hair (looks quite lovely on most), I’m sticking a middle finger to those who will judge me by the colour of my hair.
It’s not as if I’m blonde…



  1. madamm said,

    I love my grey hairs, I EMBRACE THEM!!

  2. tbhanks said,

    Me too…see, I knew you’d understand!

  3. Louisa said,

    If there was only one or two, I’d yank them out…at some point I’d probably become bold and be sorry though 😦

  4. tbhanks said,

    Hmmm, I’m one of those people who have a non-existent pain threshold so I doubt I’d be able to yank anything out anywhere if it means I’ll get even a little bit sore!

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