to expose me – my hair

I wrote in my post ‘to expose me‘, the following –

Now over 8 months later I have realized fellow bloggers are supportive of me and have welcomed me with open arms and appreciate my writings.  Because of this I decided to expose myself, my identity, to you my fellow bloggers.  But a course I am not doing it all in one post, I still have 3 months to write a post a day.

So I will write a series of posts to expose me – my identify to you and the blogger world.

In today’s post I write the following –

I understand I can repost an old post, but I am not doing that instead I am copying a post into this one; hopefully WP does not mind that.  The 78th post I wrote for my blog was titled ‘Salt & Pepper’, and because I had very few followers at that time, it received little exposer.  As part of my ‘to expose me’ series, I wanted to copy that post here –

From the hbmag.com  –

Added to nearly every savory, maybe some sweet, recipe one can think of, salt and pepper is the standard pair found on any dining table. Seemingly better suited for one another than Barbie and Ken, the two spices met during the 17th century and have been together since.

My salt & pepper have been together for about 20 years – but the salt is taking over the pepper.

My Hair Image1

Image provided by: spearfruit.com

I started getting some gray hair in my 30s, just a little and now in my 50s I have quite a bit of gray hair.  I have more gray hair than my siblings and they are all older than me and one brother often comments on how much gray hair I have.  I respond back ‘I earned every one of them!’  Early on I think I earned the gray hairs with much worrying, stress, anxiety, depression, self-defeating behavior and the negative list goes on.   Now the gray hair is increasing and before long I will be totally gray.

disabled-world.com has the following information about gray hair –

Brief Synopsis: Causes of gray hair is not always related to ones age as hair can turn gray as young as teens and range into our late 50s.

“Smokers are 4 times more likely to have gray hair than nonsmokers and smoking has been conclusively linked to accelerated hair loss.”

Ok there it is again, the smoking thing, it causes wrinkles and gray hair!  I like my gray hair and am fine with my wrinkles; after all they display to the world who I am – the good, the bad and the ugly.  The choices I have made with regards to smoking and other unhealthy behaviors have obviously affected me internally and externally.  But they were my choices to make and with no regrets; I will not live with regrets or doubts about decisions.

Currently my hair is what you call ‘Salt & Pepper’ and I think it looks good.

My Hair Image 2

Image provided by: spearfruit.com

Men look good with ‘Salt & Pepper’ hair; look at George Clooney, Richard Gere and Matt LaBlanc.  And there are some beautiful women with ‘Salt & Pepper’ hair; look at Jamie Lee Curtis, Roseanne Barr and Nichelle Nichols.

Here’s to salt & pepper, they may be better suited for one another; but they are also suited well with me.

42 thoughts on “to expose me – my hair

  1. I had greys at nineteen and fought them until last year when I finally went white. It’s harder, I think, for women to give up the battle but I love the honesty of it.
    I think any man would be delighted to have your lovely thick hair! Like frosty grass.

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    • I would have to agree, why is that? I have seen many women with gray hair and I think they look lovely with it – just me – I don’t judge base on looks. Have a great day, I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment. 🙂

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    • Yep, eventually surrender and accept are what is to come. For me the gray started early and I just let it do it’s thing. Thanks for reading, hope you are having a wonderful day! 🙂

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  2. Terry. This is very mysterious and enticing! I love salt & pepper hair on men. On me–well, I would look rather fugly. But men rock that look. It also looks like you have great hair as well! I’m waiting for the rest of the expose!

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    • Thanks Catherine, not much longer and I will expose the rest of me – I have to keep you and everyone else in suspense. Thanks for stopping by today – have a wonderful day! 🙂

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  3. I really think men that are grey-ing look distinguished and good ! Men can pull it off, but I think some woman struggle. I don’t know if it is because we are considered more vain…not sure.
    Hope you are having a wonderful day 🙂

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    • Thanks Lynne, yes, I agree, not sure why it is different for women. It may be us men just care less about the way we look as we get older? Don’t know. My day is wonderful, hope yours is as well. 🙂

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  4. I keep willing mine to go white like my mother (who was a platinum blonde) but it favours my father (who had black hair) and I’m snow flecked so I ‘help’ it as my hairdresser in England used to coyly comment. salty peppery does favour men – age favours men at some level. It is interesting to ponder at what point in history this discrepancy took hold. This prejudice. I imagine quite early and I imagine it is rooted in child-bearing. Men being able to reproduce throughout their lives, women being done and dusted much earlier.

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    • Yes, I would have to agree that is most likely where the prejudice came from. Hopefully that changes – there are many very nice looking women with salt and pepper hair. Thanks Osyth, have a great day. 🙂

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  5. Hello…I am starting to put the pieces together…love the color of the top of you…I wish my gray would come in and look that good…not sure why men’s gray is always better looking than ours…LOL kat

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