You had some crazy 'best friends' back in the day! Love the story….love redheads!
I originally had beautiful blue-black hair.My father had black hair and my mother was a gorgeous red-head. Did I ever have a shock when I was in my early teens and everyone wanted to be sexy blonde, Marilyn Monroe, of course. So, I did what some friends thought would be a great solution to wanting to be blond..and our mothers said absolutley not….I got some peroxide, poured a half bottle on a big wad of hair in the front of my head, and waited….and waited…..and waited…..finally, after hours, literally, of waiting and gettting really nervous, I washed my hair and had quite a shock.
It was the brightest, orange-ist, red-ist head of hair you've ever seen!!! I now know I have too much red in my hair, genes, to ever be blonde w/o extreme work by professionals, which I would never do. What a time that was! It took forever for me to look in the mirror again…..
I began going gray in my 30's, every time my son or I got sick or whatever, I got more gray hair. I truly earned every gray hair! So, I began to enjoy the salt/pepper look, which with light skin was nice.
Then, turned 50, looked in the mirror and didn't recognize myself, so went to store and got what I thought was a lovely color of Loreal. I went to church choir the next night, walked in expecting everyone to applause with the vast improvement, and met howls of laughter! Cries of horror! Apparently, I chose a color with Ash in it. Not good for my hair or my skin tone.
My hair, under the flourescent lights, was green!
Yep! So, I had it returned to God's first choice, black, and lived with black hair for years.
Then, about 3 years ago, I really wasn't doing well physically or emotionally, so I decided I needed a change and simplification in my life. I decided to go to God's 2nd choice, white. I let it go au naturale…..was lovely growing out with both colors, then was totally a silver gray/white.
I loved it. My son hated it. All of a sudden, he had an old mother!
I've 'striped' it with some black once in a while just for fun and to add interest….no purple, just black and it does look good like that. But, now, after finding I needed infusions of iron for deficiency, and taking iron +C tablets daily, it's back to natural salt/pepper! Didn't know it, but apparently the iron is adding some color back!!!
Believe me, this is all true. Crazy, true and fun.
Now, I do, if not feeling really perky, at times think of a change. Maybe, purple? Or…no, it's stays as God chooses now. And, now, I'm happy to have hair!
Blessings to you, my friend. I do enjoy you. Elizabeth