I'm counting down by listing things I am and am not looking forward to as I crest the half century mark and start on my downhill slide.
I am NOT looking forward to the ever increasing frequency, effort, and cost that will go into maintaining my unnatural red hair. I've often been tempted to see what happens if I stop coloring my hair. Then the roots start showing and I'm shocked at how much gray is in there! And it isn't a lovely salt and pepper, as my mother's hair was at my age. It isn't a shiny silver, as hers is now. No, it's gunmetal, bland, flat gray mixed with my true, mouse-brown, bland natural hair color. Bring on the red-in-a-box and price be damned!
|Mom, with her shiny silver hair, me with a "screamin' red stripe," and niece Kim,|
a natural blonde who is now a sometime brunette, sometime auburn, sometime brownette.