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02:30 pm: China Post R -- Tinsel-Haired
When I was first here, someone asked Ping-Ping why there was silver in my hair. At first I thought the question was a bit rude...it is a little bit embarrassing to explain. Then, I went and looked at my hair in a mirror.

On top, there is a lot of gray coming, and I think there is no question why it was there...but there is not as much of it in the body of my hair (which is black at the top, but chestnut along the last eight inches...it changed color after the children were born, and a little of the old color is still there. Also, my hair is thin and airy and goes every which way when not contained.

So, when the sun shines on it, it looks as if I have woven tiny threads of starlight-colored tinsel throughout its dark cloud of a length. 

Kind of cool. 


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Date:January 22nd, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
Very cool!

When I was younger, my hair used to have quite a bit of gilt to it. Now it seems more subdued. But back in those days, I was outside a lot, especially in the summer, which lightened it considerably. This prompted my soon-to-be-father-in-law to politely inquire one September if I colored it.

I had to think about that for a moment,wondering if the Halsa shampoo for blondes or redheads counted...or occasionally spritzing it with lemon juice or vinegar as a first rinse!
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Date:January 22nd, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'm going grey on top as well, and pretty much nowhere else so far. (Well, I think I may have spotted a single silver hair at one temple.)

I have to admit that I rather like it. And I think silver hair in general is beautiful; my mom was originally brunette and now she's about 75% silver on top while the length (she has roughly tailbone-length hair) is still its original colour. It looks like a combination of ebony and pewter and it's drop-dead gorgeous. I wish more women would just say no to hair dye, if that's how lovely natural silver can look!
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Date:January 23rd, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
I've always loved the salt and pepper look, too.
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Date:January 23rd, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)

Elf silver

Tell them the silver threads are fairy glamor because you are my elf
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