Wednesday, September 23, 2009


OK, I've thought long and hard about posting this post, but it won't let me be and it won't let any other posts in until it is posted. So here it is!

A few weeks ago, one of my buddies on the blog (I won't mention any names) wrote a very interesting tale of her experience with hair; short beautiful blonde vs. long brown tresses. And having chosen the shorter version, relaying her experience and feelings on the subject.

My reply to her was that at the nape of my neck I have natural dark brown tresses and now that my age is closer to 60 than 50, the brow line comes out whitish-gray. "What a mess", was my description of my crown of glory.

Which got me to thinking. My hair was divided into sections. A quarter of it was gray (the top part) and the remainder a beautiful brown (the bottom half). Why did I think I need to go for the top half, which frankly I wasn't all that fond of. I just thought since the gray was coming in anyway, I was "supposed" to let it just turn gray naturally. Hum.....maybe not.

So, guess what?

I got brave. Went to the store. Bought a “rinse” to test out the theory. Took the plunge; aka plunged my head in the rinse and viola, my hair turned brown all over. A color of which I haven't seen in over ten years on the top of my head. Ha !

And I like it. I just like it.... so my dear friend over on the other side of the world with your beautiful blonde short tresses.... thanks for sharing the "courage" to change. As a result of your post, I decided that what I thought "had" to be wasn't really what I wanted. So I dove into the dye and came out a brunette and I am so happy (at least until I have to start putting up with those darn little white roots that will begin to appear in the not so distant future). But, mind you, they will only appear on approximately 1/4 of my head, so I can deal with that, at least for today.

Oh, and we're still waiting for a "real" picture, Pat. (Oh, oops, I said her name.) And the one of "Pink" just isn't going to cut it.

Laughs and teddy hugs from Vicki


  1. Too funny, Vicki! And good for you! I need to follow in your and you-know-who's footsteps. Pix, we want pix!!!
    Hugs & Love,

  2. Wow! Well done Vicki! I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

    Lots of love
    Pat xx

  3. Oh........ I just don't know about the picture thingie. Maybe I'll post one on Facebook... So, Laura.... will you become the redhead? (ha)

  4. OMG, me a redhead! With my olive complexion. At least I'd be ready for Halloween!

  5. Today, with color dyes and all, your hair can be any color you want. Enjoy!

  6. Absolutely right, Ginger. Thanks for the comment! Vicki