Thursday, July 9, 2020

Hair... by Christine Bush

Pandemic hair. 

This week I’m getting my hair done. It’s been almost 5 months. I’m actually stressed about it.

Not necessarily about virus-worry, as it sounds like the salon is doing everything right.  It’s about my hair. Long, shapeless, roots winning the fight.

When I was young, I wore my thick dark brown hair long, long, long.  Then I cut it, right about when my first daughter was born, many years ago.  It’s been very short ever since.

“Get a new do!”  “Let it grow!”  “Go grey!” Everybody's got an opinion.

OK. True confession. I’ve dyed my hair for 20 years.  My brother’s hair began turning white at age 26. Mine waited a bit longer than that, but as soon as those salty strands appeared…  Bang.  I got rid of them. Boy, are they back!

Now some people can handle grey with Pizazz.  Could I?

A new do?  I don’t think so.

                                                                                  Smooth and no curls?  Too much work.

Let it go LONNNGGGG?  I don’t think I’d live that long.

Messy as usual, but grey?  What’s the point?

Beside the fact that MY grey looks mousy and makes NO statement at all.
So I’m going for the hair dye. Roots be gone.  And the old haircut.  Enough of this crazy contemplation.  I’m going for the usual.  NORMAL. After all, normal is what I’m wishing for in every aspect of the wild and crazy world. Normal will be good.

I’ve been writing characters of different ages in my books. Some and young. And some have GLORIOUS grey hair. What age of character do you like to read?

And also, I’d love to hear what you think about hair!

Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!

Cindy’s Prince is an award winning sweet romantic mystery! Heartwarming and lots of laughs! A young heroine!

It’s Christmas in July!  Christmas with the Carmichaels is a sweet romantic novella with two adorable senior citizens falling in love.  Grey hair all around!


  1. Shhhhh... don't tell anyone, but I still color my hair. And I do it myself. I trim my ends and my bangs myself, too. I'm low maintenance. LOL

    1. ummm.. your secret is safe. Kind of.. except for all the blog readers of course!!!

  2. I cut my own hair, but I don't do any color. I have a lot of gray mixed in with the brown, but when I look in the mirror, I see mostly brown. :) Maybe that's wishful thinking.

  3. Christine, I love to read books, and watch TV and movies, with interesting, vibrant characters aged 50+

    I hope your salon visit was fun!! I love my silver locks after coloring my hair for years.

  4. Love this post, Christine. LOL!