A slice of gray

Slice of LIfePart of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers


There’s a very brightly lit bathroom at one of my schools. At the right angle in the mirror, you see gray. Just a little, but it’s there.

A few days ago, I came home and forced Mr. Thought to look at the top of my head. “I’m going gray.” I insisted, “Look!”

He couldn’t see it.

“It’s okay,” I said. “It’s natural. I’m not upset, I’m just noticing it.”

He still couldn’t see it.

So the next time I used that bathroom, I looked again. Gray.

Then this morning, I used some dry shampoo in my hair. A new kind that I have been using every so often. . . I watched it leave a light white-gray powder on my hair.


I walked down the steps, “I’ve solved the mystery!”

And also, I guess I need a new new kind of dry shampoo. (Or to not be so rushed in the morning. . . )


5 thoughts on “A slice of gray

  1. Oh, dry shampoo!! I’ve tried it, but with dark hair, I can’t commit to it either.
    I’m in denial about the gray. I’ve tried to adopt a “highlights” attitude about it. Also, the lighting at school is VERY unreliable!

  2. I’m gray underneath my hair color (for now) and almost ready to go au natural…..but I’ve used Living Proof Perfect Hair day and I it does not seem to leave any residue!

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