Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Touch of Grey

I tend to avoid mirrors, as I keep seeing a guy staring back.  However, a little while ago (June 1) I noticed something different.  I noticed that my hair was graying at the temples.

Back before I rediscovered myself, I said I'd go bald and gray with dignity.  For one, treatments would be expensive.  And for two, I didn't care about how I looked.  Then there's the fact that I never thought I'd live long enough for it to be an issue.

Well, I have.  

Old lady

Wife has been going gray for years- her grandmother had snow white hair at 30.  Also, being married to me is enough to make anyone age prematurely.  Add in that she lives with MIL and is raising Daughter... I'm surprised she hasn't gone bald from pulling out her hair.

I've been taking finasteride for hair loss since 2013.  That's hard core Propecia and it REALLY works!  However, guys wouldn't like the side effects- shrinkage below and boobs above.  For me, that's a bonus!

I'm still not going to color my hair.  I'll go grey.  However, as a thought exercise, I went to the Revlon site to try different hair colors.  Y'know, for shits and giggles.

These are the results.

A close relative used to die her hair orange.  It wasn't supposed to be, but it was.  So here's that look as well.

What do you think?

My fave would be the dark brown, edging out the red... barely.  My hair is auburn in the summer, so I could've done that, but... nah.  I must admit though- the purple is intriguing.  

There you have it.  I'm 53 (as of this writing) and look it.  I'll never fool anyone into thinking I'm in my 20s or 30s again (or even my 40s!) so I'll just accept what comes hair color wise.  Of course, changing her mind is a woman's prerogative.

Oh well, a touch of grey kind of suits me anyway. That is all I have to say and, it's all right.

I will survive.

Be well.


  1. I liked the red or dark brown girl. Its a hard lesson to learn to love yourself no matter the outside. I'm still working on it.

  2. Gray makes you look mature and knowledgeable

  3. I have been colouring my hair for years, primarily because allowing my natural grey through made me look far too much like my mother! After our shut down I am considering growing the colour out, oy considering! As a general principle I think your natural colour is best, and you've done well to keep it into your 50s

  4. In my opinion, I would say stick with your natural hair color. Coloring hair is a recurring thing, not cheap, and depending on who you talk to, not without risk. Also, as you age, it looks pretty weird if your hair color hasn't kept up with reflecting your age like your skin has.

  5. Wondering if the Revlon tool offered a grey option?

    1. Yes, in fact they do! Several, I hope you're well!

    2. what ever color lighten it with highlights around your face. It softens the light and softens the look of wrinkles... if tou ever get them.😉

  6. I love the red and dark brown too. I say dye your hair. Not to hide the gray but because it’s so much fun !!! I love trying any and every color. In the past few years I’ve been blonde, brown w/hi lights, multiple shades of red, blue, purple and pink. Right now it’s short and black. Whatever fits my mood ��