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My other vanity is my hair. I have been going grey for more than ten years and I hate it. When I see other women of about my age with stylish greying haircuts, I am awash with admiration. Because on the whole, I am for the whole idea of natural and graceful aging. Wearing your years with pride. So I contemplate getting it all cut off and going back to my natural colour which is sort of a dark brown with lots of grey at the temples. But I just can't do it. It doesn't help that I've dyed my hair for most of my adult life.
I used to use chemical dyes which give a much more predictable result but since I started wanting to have a child, I've been using henna. With mixed results. I would like a colour that was less red, more dark brown. So I mix the red henna with black and brown henna, which are not real henna, because true henna only comes in red. But it's the red henna that covers the grey, so now I have dark brown hair with glowing red temples. And now that I have a child, I can't go back to chemical dyes without running the risk of my hair turning green or breaking off. Or is that some sort of urban myth?
Anyway, I'm sure you all wanted to know that about me. I can hear G in my head saying, oh but the mystery, the mystery. Mystery schmystery, October self portrait challenge is all about showing our imperfections and being like, not afraid. Go on, go have a perve at everyone else's imperfections.