Operation Gray Elimination

15 May

My head full of dark brown hair is being invaded.  I was informed about these enemies in February when the man cutting my hair said, “Oh honey, I’m seeing a few gray in here.”  I remember not really worrying about it then because I thought it was some sort of fluke or something.

No Vacancy for Grays

Then I came home and looked in the mirror and saw the “few grays” he so kindly pointed out for me.  From that day I have spotted too many to count and I have weeded each one out as I see them.  During the elimination, sadly, a few brown hairs have been sacrificed (it’s hard to pull those tiny little gray ones – sometimes I grab an innocent brown bystander on accident – it breaks my heart but I feel it must be done for the good of all the other hairs.)

I’ve even gone so far as to try and pull one out while I was driving.  It was making me crazy and I was determined to hold it between my fingers and let it know who was boss.  “You thought you could just mix in with the others did you?  Ha! You thought wrong!  And if any of your gray buddies are thinking about crossing into the brown hair territory than be warned – I will hunt you down and destroy you!”

So maybe I’m being a little dramatic for this blog’s sake – I really do not issue death threats to my gray hairs – but I did yank it while I was driving (and I did stare at it for a moment with a twisted smile on my face).  I just can’t help it.  One or two would be fine – I can accept that – but the amount I have found is just waking me up to getting older and I just think it’s a little too soon for that.  I think I still have another -oh- 30 or so years until I should have to worry about that!

In the meantime, I am considering getting highlights again but that makes me sad because I was really liking my dark hair.  I guess, no matter how hard I try to defeat the grays, in the end, they are the winners. I still plan to put up a good fight though…

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3 Responses to “Operation Gray Elimination”

  1. the real ~Roxann~ May 15, 2007 at 5:21 pm #

    Girl…I feel your pain. I have a BUNCH of grey hair and it just loves to congregate right on my front hairline on each side of my forehead. It seriously kills me. I'm to young for that crap. So, I also wage the war against greys! Mine is in the form of a bottle of L'Oreal Hair Color applied once a month by shower. I hate it, but I hate the greys MORE!!!!

  2. gummibunny May 15, 2007 at 5:28 pm #

    I'm right there with you, even down to mourning my naturally darker hair color. For years I highlighted my hair, then once I quit, I realized I liked it better as nature intended. Until the grays. They are so bad now that they're all I see when I fix my hair in the morning. I'm trying to decide now if I go for a hair color treatment out of the box, or go back to highlighting. Boo!

  3. Scoop May 16, 2007 at 12:40 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I totally relate! I used to find one or two when I searched, now I find 5 or 6 each night and I pull them out! Thank goodness I have a lot of hair or I would be bald! I am getting highlights next week, but I will still hunt the gray ones….little sneaky stinkers…I am too young for this crap!

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