#MicroblogMondays 2: Dye My Hair
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I was walking with a woman I barely know when she said, “Did you know that your hair is two colours?” I nodded. She continued, “One colour is brown. And the other is grey.”
“Yes,” I responded.
“Did you know that there is dye that can make all your hair brown?”
“Yes,” I said. “I know about dye.”
She nodded. “Some people have two colours in their hair. Brown and blonde. But that is not you. You have brown and grey.”
We don’t really need to debate the rudeness of this exchange. I’m more commenting on it because I think about the colour of my hair a lot. There is not one molecule in my body interested in dyeing my hair. Yet at the same time, every single molecule in my body wants my hair to be back to brown. My molecules fight a lot.
I would never think like this if it wasn’t conveyed to women my age that we should dye our hair, that is makes us look old or different from our peers if we don’t.
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