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Response to greymattermom (Reply #11)

Mon May 28, 2018, 08:34 AM

53. I was decidedly NOT pretty 40-50 years ago. I look better now.

Probably because with age, at the advanced level where topical treatments really don’t help much, anymore, beauty becomes something different.

I find I actually like my crows’ feet and laugh lines. That shows the world that you’ve laughed and smiled a lot in your life. And I love my white hair! It’s been wanting to do that since I was in college.

Back then, I could pluck the stray silver strand. Easy to spot against dark brown hair. But then there started to be so many of them that I turned to hair color to keep things tamed. Spent a fortune in bucks AND time. The TIME it took! Sheesh! I’d be in the salon for almost all afternoon. I reached the point where I just couldn’t afford to take that much time out to get the gray and white out of my hair.

My hair is powerful. Heavy, wavy, medium-texture, and lots of it. Has a mind of its own. Always did. I’d stand at the bathroom mirror with the blow dryer for 45 minutes every morning, to force my hair to do what I wanted instead of what it wanted. Forty-five minutes it took!

I finally gave up and just let it do what it wanted - shape, “style”, and color. Life’s too short to have to struggle like that - with one’s hair for Pete’s Sake. And I love how it looks now! The joys of submission to a “higher power”!

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