My hair has taken an unyielding turn for the gray silver. It’s a fight right of passage that I can’t deny. I have decided to embrace it for what it is. Scripture has a word to say about it. You can’t argue with scripture.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
However, in case you are inclined to gloss over the *ahem, glory, I have a few thoughts:
- There is a fortune to be saved on the salon end of things. There is also the time required for said salon visits. I like my time and the stash of cash I’m saving. Just think of the shoes, bags, home furnishings and college educations that could come from the savings.
- The silver could lead others to believe you have wisdom to impart! *snort I did say COULD! If you know me, you are totally aware of the humor here.
- You earned every silver strand on that head – hold your chin up, girl!
- Once you embrace it, you can lay off digging through your hair like your looking for lice just to RIP a wayward strand out of your head! This will, in turn, leave you with thicker fuller hair. Who doesn’t want that right?
- Lastly, you can be you! No more trying to be someone else. No more highlights in spring and lowlights in fall. No more struggles with fighting every single strand that pops up (as it’s replaced by three more). No more uh-oh’s with the wrong hair color. Girls, no more roots!
It was a relief to allow myself just to let my hair be my hair. I have two children (out of six) still at home, and I don’t want to look or feel old, but this is where I am. I don’t want to use my time and energy fighting something that once I embraced it made me realize its true worth. I look at the silver staring back at me in the mirror, and I see a picture of all the years that led up to this. (Yes, I am saying my kids did this.)
I deserve this silver crown – I will humbly accept it.
What about you? Do/would you cover your crown? If you already have gray hair (even if you cover it) when did it start turning gray?