Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hairy

Hello ladies and gents...
I just had to show you this picture quick.

This is me at 12 years old in Driggs ID at my grandmas. Whenever I went there to stay with my grandma and aunt, we would play dress up. They had this great collection of costumes after 6 kids and my aunt being in the local theater. It is scary. The husband asked me if I had a wig on. HAHA I wish. Nope, thats a 100% natural frizz warning in itself. I think my aunt gave it a little help, but my hair was out of control. At 17 I cut it short and kept it that way until this year. In order to keep it semi-tames now, I only wash it once a week and have it thinned. It took me forever to get a hair dresser to actual thin it. All the ones in Safford are so used to doing old lady hair where they try to un thin, that they never got the concept. I finally found this wonderful no-nonsense Greek women who says "no problem", snip snip snip and away I go for a mere 45$ plus tip. But hey, if you want it done right, sometimes you have to pay. Besides, I was cutting it myself before her and it gave my husband heart attacks. Especially the time he heard the razor going and saw chunks of hair all over the floor. That one actually turned out ok. I like having it longer again, though I mostly keep it up when it is warm. How do you all deal with your hair? Oh, and I am turning grey. Ahh. But if I am going to get to my perfect age of 70, I think gray hair must be part of the process. How old were you when your hair started sprouting gray?
Hopefully you noticed the clothing change of my blog. My husband finally had some free time to put a little work into my header, and until he can do more, this template seemed to go well. I think he did a great job, and it is even a picture I took. I figured it was time to spruce up a bit.
I am still a little out of sorts, but much better than before. Thank you for all your well wishes. Hopefully tomorrow will be full of creativity and a post office visit! Have a good night/morning/afternoon everyone!

15 comments:

Amy said...

My first grey hair arrived that day I graduated university. This wasn't nearly as traumatic as the time I tried to get the "Rachel" cut from friends. It looked great coming out of the saloon but the next day it looked like a mushroom cloud.

Joanna said...

LOVE the new header! Makes me wish it were cold so I could wear socks like that:) The photo is hilarious. Yes that is quite a frizz ball on your head there! I think things have tamed down a little now, yes?!! I don't have any grey hairs yet - well actually I might, but I don't know since it's been yonks since I had my hair it's natural color! I did get my hair cut a couple of weeks back - no more long bush, now it's above my shoulders - oh so much easier!

Tipper said...

Very cute picture! My first gray appeared when I was about 34 now at 37 it is really gray if I don't dye. Which usually ends in a disaster as like right now I'm red head who should be a brunett.I wish you could give me some of your hair-I'm going to be one of those little ladies with see through hair!

You won my Spread the Love Giveaway for May! I sent you an email.

Paula said...

I had my first gray hair at about 28. My mom and grandmother were both totally gray at 40. I have a bottle of hair color for that little problem. LOL!
I popped over through Tippers site to congratulate you on winning her Angel this month. What a fun site. I'll be back to visit more...

RobinE said...

I love the new blog look! And you have some crazy hair! I love that picture. :) I've got a few grey hairs-- I think they started appearing about the time that I was trying to plan my wedding (then I wisely gave up and hired a wedding planner).

Hens teeth said...

Sorry you have been poorly. Hope you are feeling better each day. Gray ughhh. Hate having my hair 'done', but a colour is a necessary evil!
Socks on your header are great.

Vickie said...

I am so glad you are better! Thank you so much for your post to my blog! We were so excited! Anyway, I am glad you like the cherry delight! I never thought about almond extract, that sounds good!
My brother, his wife, his daughter are all hair dressers and they have all tried to do something with my hair. The longer it gets the curlier and bushier it gets. My hair grows out not down!LOL! So I keep it very short! I look a lot younger that way too! Anyway, I was whizzing through life just fine thinking I had no gray hair until one day when my brother was cutting my hair and he said I had gray hair! I said surely not more than one, right? He laughed! He colored my hair that day and it hasn't been natural since!!!!
I love the new look you have given to your blog! The header is great!
Have a great day!
Vickie
PS...Hysterical picture!

Jacquie said...

That hair is the hair of a wild woman! Love it. I have that lovely bride of Frankenstein gray streak in my hair. Started when I was about 40. My hair stylist loves my gray and has convinced me to stay natural.

craftydiane said...

Wow! That is some wild hair! I think I got my first gray hairs at about 36. Now I have tons if I don't dye it! I have had my hair in tons of different styles through the years. Mostly I have worn it long. Had it cut short a couple years ago which only cut away all the brown and left tons of gray. That's when I started dying it. My nephew told me I looked 15 years younger! My husband talked me into growing it long again. But I am going to go get some of it cut off tomorrow after work!
Blessings, Diane

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Wow! I thought my hair was thick! Love the striped socks!

Leslie said...

I don't recall when I first noticed gray hair. All I remember is waking up in my 40's and realizing my hair wasn't as brunette as it use to be. It isn't completely gray and never have colored it.

BigCat said...

Wow! I fall of the face of the earth for a week and you have a whole new look about you. The new blog design is looking great. I love that header.

I am totally with you on the hair issues. I have crazy thick hair and the frizz factor can definitely be a problem. A good hairdresser who works with it and doesn't try to take control is definitely the key.

I have just started noticing grey hairs at 37 and I'm not too happy about it at all. For some reason grey hair is a part of getting older that I just can't deal with.

Ruth said...

Woah! Wild hair... lol

I'm 31 and have a very few grey hairs appearing... eek!

anne bebbington said...

My eldest has hair like that which frizzes as soon as she puts a brish anywhere near it - the only way she can get away with wearing it down is to plait it when wet and then loosely unravel the ringlets once the plaits have dried but anywhere near a hairbrush and that's what it does. I have just started to get the odd grey hair or two at my temples now in my very late 40s

Sarah said...

Ah yes...I remember the hair. It is fantastic!!! I think mine looks like that every morning. Crap, who am I kidding? It looks like that most of the time. Sigh...

:-)