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12 March 2013 @ 11:26 pm
No real surprise here...  
Except, perhaps, that it took quite this long.

Still, it seems a milestone to commemorate: Today, after a long, frustrating day, I caught sight of myself in the mirror to find - sticking straight up like it was giving the day the one fingered salute - my very first grey hair. :P
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jtdiii: Biojtdiii on March 13th, 2013 07:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, Yeah...

I was thirteen, on a date, sitting on the rocks at the beach house, when my mother walks up behind me and suddenly exclaims "You've got a grey hair!" and proceeds to pluck it out to show us...


You will be lovely with salt and pepper, and you will be stunning with a silver mane.
eithni: greeneithni on March 13th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm actually hoping for a stripe.
Roxelanaroxelana on March 13th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Cool! I always think of stripes in relation to Robin Owen's books where stripes are a sign of magical power.
reneekytokorpireneekytokorpi on March 14th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
A stripe would be super cute on you, although you'd be lovely, as noted, with all white/silver. :)

Our Japanese exchange student developed a few white hairs while she was here (no more than six or seven), but she was sixteen and horrified and plucked them all out. What was neat is that they were mostly black with about two inches of white at the root.
jtdiii: Biojtdiii on March 14th, 2013 11:07 am (UTC)
A stripe or a small patch are both striking
EllieSamelliesam on March 13th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
My white hairs started at about 24. (thanks Mom for your genes) When it's not just randomly scattered strands, and instead manifests in some nice chunks or stripes ala Anne Bancroft, then maybe I will let it out. Until then you'll never see it! :)

Edited at 2013-03-13 05:21 pm (UTC)
Albredaalbreda on March 13th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
I saw my first in the mirror during my first full year of teaching: fitting! I've got a salt-in-a-lot-of-pepper thing going, and I actually quite like it! :)

Welcome to the club! :)
DameJdamej on March 17th, 2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
The nice thing about gray hair is that it is actually thicker (the strands have a larger diameter).
eithni: darkladyeithni on March 18th, 2013 06:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, that will be really useful too, since my hair is so blasted fine. :)
whymcwhymc on March 17th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
In my experience, this means that you'll begin to go bald soon, so get ready for that... er... or perhaps you may experience a different outcome... :)
eithni: yipes!eithni on March 18th, 2013 06:07 am (UTC)
We'll hope not. :p I'm not adverse to most cosmetic signs of aging, but I think I'd draw the line at balding.
Ysoltysolt on March 24th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
Does this mean you're becoming "mature"? ;)

Hm. I don't think it works that way, actually. I started to go grey at 17, and my hair is now almost completely white. I don't *wanna* be mature! *pout* *foot stamp*</p>

Which reminds me, time to touch up the roots. Again.

eithni: darkladyeithni on March 25th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Well, my momma always called me prematurely 40 at 14, so I suppose behavior canceled out the greys?