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It’s finally happened. The kids are turning me grey 😫. I remember ‘proper’ adults telling me all through my teenage years and early twenties that they didn’t feel any different to when they were in their twenties. But their reflections were sometimes a shocking reminder that although they didn’t feel it, they definitely looked it! Well that’s beginning to sound a lot like how I feel right now.

Mr C very kindly pointed out that I appear to have some large areas of grey hair hiding beneath the surface (at least they’ve had the good grace to stay hidden under the top layer of hair). I’ll be honest, I hadn’t even noticed, but as I’m sure you can imagine my immediate response was;

“What?! Here, take my phone… no take my fucking phone, take a picture and show me. Where? Where? Where the f… Oh. Yeah, I see them… Shit man.”

Given that I took great pleasure in pointing out all of his distinguished follicles when they first made an appearance last year, its unsurprising that he thought the whole thing was bloody hilarious. I haven’t really given ageing much thought until now, but I’d always thought that I wouldn’t really care too much about going grey. I mean, it’s just a hair colour, right? And grey just happens to be quite the in thing at the moment too, so surely I should embrace those shiny bad boys. At least it’s not falling out anymore (seriously, if you haven’t already, don’t have kids) (only joking) (a little bit not joking, though).

But I don’t like the idea of going grey one little bit now that it’s happening. Maybe it’s because as I’ve got older and inevitably learned to accept myself and be comfortable in my skin, I don’t actually believe that I’m hideous anymore. That was a recurring theme of the formative years – “I’m hideous, little bit less hideous if I do that, still hideous though, especially in the morning”. If you’re hideous I guess it doesn’t really matter what colour your hair is.

These days, though, I’m much happier with who I am, and quite frankly I think if there were a physical line that you crossed and became hideous, I’m pretty comfortable sitting just the right side of it. I certainly don’t want ageing hair to tip me over that pissing line again. I didn’t like thinking I was hideous. It kind of felt a bit crappy.

These days, though, I'm much happier with who I am, and quite frankly I think if there were a physical line that you crossed and became hideous, I'm pretty comfortable sitting just the right side of it. I certainly don't want ageing hair to tip me over that pissing line again.

So what do you do with the ageing sailor mama, then? Well actually, I think you tell her to man the fuck up. It’s just some hair, and after those babies it’s survived quite a lot, so this is just another notch in the head of hair’s bedpost really isn’t it?! One more thing to conquer. Decide what you’re going to do and get on with it.

I might dye it, but then that comes with some serious conundrums. Do I go for a beautiful natural brown so that no one even realises anything has changed and I can stay young forever and I’ll always be revered for being the woman who never aged and my kids can sing me that weird song from Tangled while stroking my hair and… Alright, eventually someone might notice. Or, I could go for something proper out there, some beautifully bold and daring colour. I could have mermaid hair! I could go a bit blonde, I’ve kind of always fancied being a bit blonde.

via GIPHY

The other option, of course, it to just let it do it’s old lady thing and go grey. Accept it, embrace it, rock it!

Thoughts?! xx

Ageing (Fucking) Gracefully: They’re Turning Me Grey!
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17 thoughts on “Ageing (Fucking) Gracefully: They’re Turning Me Grey!

  • October 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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    I don’t know whether I’ve got any or not. I have highlights every month so it’s hard to tell. I’m going darker after my wedding though, so I guess I’ll find out!

    #RVHT

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    • October 28, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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      Ooh are you?! I think you’ll suit darker xx

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  • October 22, 2017 at 8:04 am
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    Found my first grey hair at 13. I swear! #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • October 22, 2017 at 11:58 am
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      Omg!! 🙌🏼 xx

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  • October 21, 2017 at 6:08 am
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    If it were me I would dye it. However there has been a trend for dyeing hair a shade of grey recently so maybe I’m just behind the times. I love your line diagram here, made me chuckle! I read somewhere that all women get more greys after having kids, I’m sure I’ve spotted a few. Thanks for linking up with #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • October 21, 2017 at 7:31 am
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      Yeah that’s not surprising what with all the stress and lack of sleep haha! Most people have said dye it so that could be he way to go!xx

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  • October 20, 2017 at 11:00 am
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    I would dye it. Try something new, be fabulous lol.
    #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • October 20, 2017 at 11:12 am
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      I’m very tempted!!xx

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  • October 20, 2017 at 7:51 am
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    Oh I have so many gray hairs and dying it will only cover it up for two weeks then those stubborn grays start popping out again.#fortheloveofBLOG

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    • October 19, 2017 at 11:17 am
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      😂😂 that’s an alternative to dying I guess?!!xx

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    • October 19, 2017 at 9:37 am
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      Hahaha – a friend was really honest with me the other day and said “when I read your blog I find myself thinking ‘she would have sworn there IRL’…” so in the name of being real and all that you can expect a bit more bomb dropping from home haha!!xxx

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    • October 18, 2017 at 11:30 am
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      YES!! X

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  • October 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm
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    I’m so in this place right now…..I’m getting more streaks in my hair than is completely accceptable and think I need to invest in some hair dye. I totally blame the kids! #RVHT

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    • October 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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      It’s definitely their faults! Are you thinking of sticking with your natural colour or going nuts?!xx

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