Yesterday I spent the entire afternoon at the hairdresser. I've been refraining from applying the usual 'semi-permanent' colour for the last God-knows-however-many-weeks, because I had finally decided that it was time to treat myself to a permanent colour and highlights. This was a big step for me.
|Not quite me...|
I refuse to go grey. I mean, I'm sure I'll capitulate eventually, but Not. Right. Now. D'ya get me Mother Nature? So it was with some trepidation that I entered the salon yesterday at 1pm and prepared myself for the hours of 'pampering'.
|Hmmm, does something tell you I'm not a great fan of going to the hairdresser?|
I arrived home to positive feedback from my sons, Thing1 and Thing2 (I clearly have them well-trained!). By the time my darling husband (she says with gritted teeth) arrived home, I was well and truly at ease with my new 'do' and looking forward to some positive husbandly feedback. By this time, however, I was also cooking dinner. This is what ensued:
Hubs arrives home, plonks his bag in the hallway and enters the kitchen. I have my back to him, so he should be able to see - immediately - that my hair is shorter.
Hubs: [peering into the pan] Hmmm, what are you cooking?
Me: Well, I didn't have enough time to roast this, and Delia's cookbook says it's a pot-roast cut anyway - so I'm gonna pot-roast it [endeavours to disregard his lack of attention to the 'do']
Hubs: Hmm, okay [he walks away and doesn't comment on the 'do']
Hubs re-enters kitchen a little while later - and still doesn't comment on the 'do'.
Me: Ummm, have you not noticed anything?
Me: My hair, perhaps?
Hubs: [gazes at my head for a moment] Well, it's a lot shorter... [he pauses] Um, and it's ginger.
He pauses again, then leads me out through the back door into the daylight.
Hubs: Why did she leave the grey in? [he plucks a grey hair from the top of my head]
I give up.
Needless to say, despite his numerous apologies, I haven't let my DH off the hook...
But, you know what? I like my hair. I can see the difference. And that's what matters, right?
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