[LMB] OT: Hair color

Karen A. Wyle kawyle at att.net
Sat Oct 16 01:08:12 BST 2021

 I had always liked the idea of having auburn hair, so when my brown hair started going darker and duller as the first step toward gray, I went for it and got auburn lowlights. I kept that up until at some point I realized that my natural color was now a mix of brown and silver, blending into a sort of bronze. I found that delightful. I can see how I'll look when I'm completely gray if I stand directly under a strong light -- all the silver leaps out and says, "Look at me!"
Karen A. Wyle
    On Friday, October 15, 2021, 08:05:10 PM EDT, Jelbelser <jelbelser at comcast.net> wrote:  
 I was born with perfectly auburn hair, of which I was very vain. Never tempted to color it. In my 50s the red went away, leaving me with medium brown hair with red highlights. And now I’m light grey at the temples, a la bride of Frankenstein.

Keeping up with coloring so roots don’t show feels absolutely too tedious, so it will be whatever it will be.

When I was a few months old, my maternal grandmother was wheeling me around in a pram, informing all and sundry that I had red hair because my father was German, which was a high-status thing back then in East European Jewish circles. Which is odd, since Grandfather came from Ukraine and was strawberry blond.

Janet in TN

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