Monday, January 2, 2012

White Hair

I ushered in 2012 by spending the long holiday weekend in Seattle with friends. At one point in the weekend we're just hanging out in the house when my BFF starts (jokingly) berating me for the lousy job I've been doing updating this blog.

I know. I know. So here i am riding the train from Seattle to Portland with plenty of time (and a few ideas) to blog.

Today is exactly one month until my 29th birthday. So of course what do I find on new years eve as I'm doing my hair while getting ready to go out? Three white hairs. These are unmistakingly white. Not blonde like the others that naturally highlight my hair. And not grey either. We're jumping straight to WHITE.

Now I'm not saying there's anything wrong with having white hair or getting them at an earlier age. One friend (my age) has had them for over ten years. I remember her having a few while we were in college.

I love grey hair on men...even salt and pepper. Mark Harmon is definitely my favorite Silver Fox.

Not saying I don't think women can't look good with it too. I love women who not only have let their hair go white but keep it long too. The perfect crone.

I just wasn't prepared to find one...let alone three...a month before my 29th birthday. I don't remember my mom having grey or white hair this young?

So what am I going to do?

One friend suggested plucking. Now while I don't believe the Old Wives Tale of plucking one and ten more grow in its place. But I (at least for the moment) have no intention of pulling them out. Now the single white eyebrow hair I have (and have had for years) THAT I pluck.

My aunt reminded me that white hairs are why there are home dye kits. Haha. Only I haven't dyed my hair in...oh?...three or four years. I'm trying to grow out the black damaged hair and let my natural brown be healthy. So, no dyeing either. Besides if hair is hereditary than dye won't help. My mother stopped coloring her hair when the dye washed out of the grey after a week.

How about any of you out there?

Have you found your first white/grey hair? How old were you?

Did you pluck it? Dye it?


  1. I can't say I relate to finding grey hair yet, but I'm all for embracing it! The women in my family rock salt and pepper hair (most are shoulder length) and they look fierce! :)

  2. I will be 29 in Feb and I have tons of white hairs on my temple areas. Of course, I also have 2 kids so that could have something to do with it:)

    I do dye my hair, but not because of the gray- I just like to have highlights and such. Don't pluck! They say 2 will grow in it's place:)

    Oh and i say embrace it too, by all means!
    -Audry Cece (new 20sb member)