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Random Thoughts - Would you take a pill to prevent gray hair?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:49 PM  |  by Babe with a Mane

A big thanks to HD for the great webcast with Ian Gavet! It was really interesting and as a result I am looking forward to trying the Back2Natural Color Depositing Conditioners!

Well, it made me start thinking about gray hair and how I would ultimately start blending it in with my units. Horrid thoughts I know, but it's always better to plan ahead. While doing some research on the subject, I found this article about L'Oreal.

Apparently, they are working rather diligently to find a solution to gray hair that actually prevents your hair from turning gray in the first place. Seems to me that wouldn't be a very smart thing for a company that sells zillions of hair dye products. After all, if we take a pill and our hair doesn't turn gray, why would we need the dye? But I digress...

So the question is, if there were a pill you could take to prevent your hair from ever turning gray, would you take it?

Let me know, I'm curious...but ten years is an awful long time for me to wait...

Graying by the second,


About Babe with a Mane

My natural hair has not been seen for over 20 years. It has hidden under wigs and weaves, under toppik, colored sprays, couvre and dermatch. My growing hair is a significant burden. It takes too much time to try to fix it up to be presentable, too much money to try to fix, too much energy to worry about and conceal. Every day, I used to wish for great hair. Every day I was ashamed of my thin hair. Every day, I woke up feeling confident, feminine and sexy inside. Then, I looked in the mirror at my natural hair and those positive thoughts were robbed from me. My natural hair forced me to feel unattractive, timid and insecure. I know who I am inside and I wanted to project that image to everyone else. To do that, my hair had to change. Women who are bald or have very thin hair, are not considered "socially acceptable" in the general public's eye. I wanted to be considered socially acceptable, my natural hair wouldn't let me. My dream hair allows me to lead a normal life. I wake up to my guy nuzzling my neck while my soft hair is brushed aside. I jump in the shower to wash my hair. I look in the mirror to see a confident and sexy woman, looking back at me. I don't waste hours trying to disguise myself to fit in. I blow dry and curl my hair and start my day with a spring in my step. I don't catch others staring at my thin hair while trying to have a conversation with me. The same confident, self assurance that I feel inside is now projected on the outside. There are no further internal battles between true persona and an incongruous outward appearance. I am finally, after a lifetime of dreaming, able to project an image that reflects the confident, sexy, intelligent, feminine woman I truly am.


HD-Brandon said:

I've taken a pill for a lot less ;-) nice post, Babe. My favorite part? Three magical words... multichannel promotional engagement... nice!

blondie12 said:

Depends on the cost of the pill and the side affects; most likely I would not.

HD-Margaret said:

I color my hair so often I don't think I'll ever know when I turn gray! haha :)

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