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Re: The Grey Zone, by Sandra Livingston, v 13 i49

I loved this article. I am 52 years old and I keep telling myself this year I’ll go grey, but I still haven’t been able to do it. I also admire the women who proudly display their grey locks.

Barb Godin

Thanks for the comment, Barb! In my mid-thirties, I’ve begun my own battle with the little white interlopers that appear in little bunches every few months. The Gray Zone makes me reconsider my tactic of plucking the little devils out! I guess it’s got something to do with looking as young as we feel, but given that many women today look young and feel vibrant into their fifties and beyond and gray hair comes so early, maybe gray locks aren’t so much an indicator of “aging” as it is of “maturity!” On the other hand, I think hair is there to have fun with and women of all ages should experiment and have fun! I haven’t seen any grandmothers wearing green mowhawks yet, but hey, why not?!

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