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Blame It On Jamie Lee Curtis

Reblogging from this Brilliantly silver lady at Silver in the Barn!

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Why I would imagine that the color of my hair would hold an iota of interest to you, dear reader, cannot be explained other than to say I learned the hard way that it’s a subject that can ignite opinion, solicited or not.

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I was serving as parliamentarian for a civic organization a few years ago and during a meeting, one of the members, henna-tressed, suddenly blurted out “What are you doing to your hair?”

“Nothing, really. I’ve just decided to stop coloring it.”

Stunned silence. Or as the hipsters say, “Crickets.” Just like that I was able to stop the proceedings of our monthly meeting. What power.

The president of the group, a woman in her mid-70s with expensively highlighted blonde hair, then offered this little gem: “But Barbara! You’re much too young to go gray!”

Tell that to the melanin levels in my hair follicles, please.

And as I looked out at the women around…

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6 thoughts on “Blame It On Jamie Lee Curtis

  1. Wow…it was easy to get lost in the comments for that post..must have touched a nerve. I love the Clairol ad from 1944…losing friends over gray hair. I hear that lots of young girls are coloring their hair shades of gray or silver. Trends. Go Figure.

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