Getting old and going grey

I’m gonna do it! I’m going to embrace the grey!

Everyone’s doing it so I will be cool. ‘Everyone’ of course being all the 19 year olds who know that grey is ‘cool’ or ‘mint’ or whatever the young-people-ish word is for ‘of the moment’. Thing is, like my good buddy pointed out the other day, the de rigueur way to go grey isn’t quite the way I’ll be doing it. Salt ‘n’ pepper isn’t en vogue. THIS is. The girls going grey are not quite going grey. It’s more of a Phyllis from Corrie colour:



Course I’m no stylist…but that’s the colour it looks like to me! 😛

They team it with a line free complexion, no bra (but their tits stay up) and lots of smouldering smokey eye make up.

I’ve been going grey since school. I remember my mate Elizabeth plucking a silver hair out of my head in Science when I was 14. I left my roots appointment too late for my prom and ended up having a terrible helmet hair style purely to cover my greys. Seriously. It’s BAD.

As I’ve said..I’m gonna follow suit. If the yoof can do it, I’ll be damned if I’m paying £70 a month to get my skunk-line covered up.

I have attempted to go grey before and failed because I couldn’t stand the transition-phase. At the moment I am colouring the stripe with a semi-permanent ash-blonde from a box until I can chop off the dark brown hair. I already had about 10 inches cut off it, but don’t really want to go too short so this is it until I can get it cut again:


I took that selfie for you. I didn’t really realise it looked that bad. Ugh.
Makes me want to reach for the ‘phone and book myself in for a colour-job. Good job it’s Easter Monday and they are shut. It’s fine I’ll just trowel a load of make up on and hope for the best. And think of people who have aged gracefully like Helen Mirren and Judy Dench and Jamie Lee Curtis and… hang on, they are all older than me by 20 years. Oh shit.


  5 comments for “Getting old and going grey

  1. Elayne Thorpe
    April 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Mel, my son has had solid grey/white patches since he was 15 (he is now 33). My daughter who is 27 was actually born with several grey hairs and only this morning complained of having more than one grey eye brow hair. The thing is, it’s only our vanity that wants a full head of the same colour. The people who love you, the people who really count don’t care what colour your hair is, they don’t even see it. All they see is the beauty that is you. However, if you really do want to bite the bullet why don’t you stage it. Go to the hairdressers and have subtle highlight put in. This will ease the transition – just a thought xx

    • Mel Bridge
      April 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      Yes, I could do I suppose, I can’t really do highlights as they go orange! But I could get some lowlights put in to graduate it a bit I suppose! I’ll do a bit more avoiding of the mirror for a while longer than go see my hairdresser. When she’s finished laughing she might have a plan 😛

  2. autumn Bear
    April 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Still going grey here too lol

  3. April 8, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I’m 22 and get greys! The youth don’t all have it good haha

    • Mel Bridge
      April 8, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      ha ha ha!! I’m a tweenie not old enough to be old and too old to be young! (I’m not middle aged either before you say anything lol)

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