dear-diaryDear Grey Hair,

Thank you for letting me know I’m getting older, but please, can I have a break? I’m only 34. Can you wait, say.. 10 years to take over my scalp?

While combing my wet hair, one of you will stick straight up, obvious to the world. And since you’re only an inch long, I can never seem to pull you out. Grey Hair, why can’t you just populate in the back of my head where I can’t see you? I could handle that.

I blame your abundance on my 3 year old (you know how he is). I refuse to color over you, Grey Hair. So instead, let’s make a deal. Rather than visiting me one at a time, perhaps you can all join the party at once. I have no problem being a “platinum blonde.” Bring it on.

Pleadingly yours,


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16 Responses to Dear Diary: Grey Hair

  1. jkaps says:

    Grey hair is just not fair!  Did you know that it’s not even possible to die your hair grey?  I have a friend who wears her hair very short and has been coloring it since high school.  On a whim, she stopped dying it and it was all a gorgeous sable grey.  The next time I saw her she had died it blond.  I was furious.  Doesn’t she know how great it is to go entirely to a beautiful grey?

  2. lisa says:

    It doesn’t get better. Trust me. I gave up trying to color over it too. If it doesn’t turn a funky color it defies the dye and just laughs in your face!

  3. Leah CB says:

    I have the same situation. Mine are coming in right on my temples. They never seem to get long though & they also stick up at odd angles. My Dad noticed them & said why don’t you pluck them out? Well I’m trying to grow one of those sexy streaks! I’m only 31, but I’m not coloring hair to cover them up.

  4. Kathy Idol says:

    I have started to get some gray. I pick with my kids that they are the cause. It doesn’t bother me one bit kind of looking forward to it. I look at it that I am 56 yrs. old & it is like a stage in life. I have raised 2 wonderful children, married to the same man for 371/2 yrs, 2 beauty granddaughters.

  5. CarlabreeBonesteel says:

    hahahah…I have bright WHITE hairs…they are only in the front of my head, are strong and wiry, and stand straight up!!!  It’s just not fair.

  6. Sunnie says:

    Thats too bad you are bummed out about it,. my friend got gray hair when she was like 20.  I dont think I have any gray hairs I just had the kid check it out!  :) 

  7. Jen S says:

    For you it’s the 3 year old, for me, I’m waiting for the antics of my nearly 2 year old to start triggering the grays any day as well. “I don’t remember your sister being this exhausting” is a daily uttered phrase for me now. Or maybe they are already there in the back where I can’t see them? :)

    Thanks for the entertaining post on the years flying by! (I’m the same age, so I’m right there with you!)

    • Jenny says:

      I swear they are from my 3 year old! I never got them until he turned about 1-1/2 maybe. They came out of no where!

      Yours are probably hiding in the back. ;)

  8. Kathleen Smith says:

    LOL, I turned grey early also, so I understand.   Some cultures value it as a sign of wisdom and advanced spirituality. I like to think that those of us who get grey or white hair early have “plugged in” to that early.  Many blessings to you!

  9. Karen says:

    too funny!

    i am in the same boat. i dont mind the grey color…it is the change in texture that drives me nuts. i have always had stick straight hair and now i have these curly, half curly or wirey ones with a mind of their own.

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