TO GRAY OR NOT TO GRAY
So, I wash my hair every other day. I know, I know, I knowwwwww! It’s wrong, wrong, wrong.
And, I don’t wash it with sulfate-free shampoo either. I use Head and Shoulders. Why? Because old habits die hard, and when it doesn’t affect your curls, then you don’t worry about trying new things. I’ll tell you this though, I have no dandruff! And I’ve been using Head and Shoulders since I was a child. Seriously.
I know that I need to change, but I just can’t! One of my cousins even has a Youtube channel that I’m obsessed about, but her advice just can’t seem to penetrate my thick skull. I’m known for my stubbornness. Just ask Guru.
But I might have to stop living so carefree because my grays have already warned me that I’m no longer a teenager. Yes. grays.
Like the beautiful Mimi Valdes, at this year's Oscars. When I saw her hair, I instinctively knew that we shared premature graying in common.
“Kind of missing my long hair, but not missing dyeing it black every four weeks. #TeamNaturalGrayHair.” Ms. Valdes wrote under an Instagram picture of herself with long black hair, last year in April.
And I can relate. I’ve been wearing my hair in a bun all weekend, showcasing my grays for the world to see because constant washing strips my hair faster than it takes a speeding squirrel to cross the street.
So, here I am. Wishing I had Mimi Valdes’ bravery to rock my natural hair color. Or lack thereof, that is.