My husband complains that the grey sneaking in to his hair ages him. I say it makes him more distinguished and, no, I’m not just saying it. I mean it! If you think back to caveman days, men who were brash, irresponsible, unskilled or just plain stupid died young. It makes sense that, in the eyes of women, men ripen with age. Besides, being upset over grey hair is better than being upset over no hair! Despite his silver streaks, my husband’s hair is still thick and soft. My fingers don’t care what colour it is!
I made this card for him. His birthday is Halloween. He saw the card already (somehow), so it's not a surprise anymore. It's still blank inside, so the poem I'll have to come up with will be the surprise.
Now, is it the same for women? Not really. Even using caveman logic: younger women bear children; older women don’t. Greying on a lady is not as acceptable in our society (thanks a lot, media!). Grey on a lady can still look good in my books if the hair still has a smooth texture, although the more uniform the colour, the better. It’s the transition period between gray and vibrant colour that is tough. Just like growing out your bangs: the in-between stage is horrific. Bangs or no bangs is okay. All grey or no gray is okay. In-between looks frazzled. Sigh, what’s a girl to do?