No one ever loves the hair they are born with, it's never curly enough, straight enough, blonde enough etc. Then comes that time in your life when you want the hair you were born with back... aka midlife. You want the original deal God gave you... but it's too late. You will need multiple products and appointments to even come close. And if you wish it back, be careful. Many times that wish is granted but it's coming back in all the wrong places. Hair in your 40's and beyond is a tangled mess.
Let's start with the gray. My family grays early so it was inevitable for me. I started henna rinses, highlights, and lowlights mid 20's. I have streaks of gray everywhere and I'm good with it, some of it peeks through my color. What I am not accepting is the other gray hairs that are quickly invading during midlife. Now here is where I get exasperated with my mother, grandmothers, aunts and all women older than me who have been tight lipped about graying. Maybe I just didn't think it through. When I went to the bathroom 4 years ago and saw this wiry gray thing in my nether region I completely flipped out. I just never dreamed I would go gray down there - What The Hell! I was in my early 40's! Isn't that something that should happen when I am say - 80? This new found gray threw me into the fetal position on my bed for about two days. I am the type that needs to be warned about things so I can prepare. No one ever told me. It makes sense now ya, but wow that's a blow to the ego. Really who knew?
Let me do you a favor of sorts and tell you where all you can plan on getting gray, besides your head. This way, when you see that wiry tinge of light color you won't be in a state of shock like I was. Your eyebrows, your underarms, your arms and legs, your eyelashes and of course down under. Here is a secret... you can get dye's from Betty for the nether region area. They come in blonde, brown, black, auburn, hot pink, aqua blue, lilac and red. Just throwing it out there, the other option is a Full Brazillian or the Sphinx. Choices, choices, choices, I double dog dare you to go red!
Speaking of dogs, I feel like one. Let's talk about hair loss and unwanted hair. Its like I am molting year round. My pony tail holder now goes around 3 or 4 times instead of two. I used to have long thick hair that I hated. It drove me crazy and when it was humid outside I looked like Diana Ross in concert, in Central Park during a tornado. Oh how I would love to have that thick unmanageable hair again. Just never appreciated it. Don't know about the rest of you but not only am I losing a lot of hair, I'm not growing much in it's place. When you're esthetician tells you to go from 6 weeks to 12 for waxing it's a sad, sad, day.
Lastly the unwanted hair... listen, I am going to make this short and sweet to wrap up this blog. This really is a no brainer.
It's call the lone hair. You people know who you are... That one hair on your nipple, the bottom of you chin, or the back of your neck. I personally haven't had this problem yet, but I can tell you what all of us ladies are thinking. Get rid of that shit. We are all asking ourselves should we tell her? Can I just pull it? If we see it, you must! Hey, it makes us uncomfortable! Pull it, tweeze it, do something. It's hard to look you in the eye and hold a conversation when you got that creepy hair sticking out in odd places. That's it... That's all I have to say about hair. Appreciate what you have, and celebrate it all. I can only assume when we start losing lots of hair in our mid 80's, we will be wishing we had a head full of gray!
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
Matuschka's Midlife... Telling it like it is...