The Childfree Life

When having it all, means not having kids
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:25 am 
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I wouldn't mind going a bit grey myself, despite the fact that I'm only 35. I've only got a couple greys now though. I've been saying for the past few years that when I went completely grey, I'd start dying it pink and blue, but at this rate, that won't be for a while yet. My mother did go grey quite young (says she found her first greys when she was 18 - was completely grey by 45 or so) so I was expecting I would too, but so far, doesn't look like it. I'm positive that not having kids keeps you looking young anyway.

Still not quite sure about the new hairdo, but I had a couple people comment on it, and at least 2 coworkers say it makes me look younger. One coworker came over to talk to me about rescheduling a meeting, and then said in a sing-songy baby-talk voice "Your short hair makes you look like a baby! You're two years old!" and then petted my cheek. That was weird as fuck.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am 
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I've been back and forth on this issue for the last year or so. I started turning grey in my 20s, from my natural mid-brown (with a hint of red). If my roots are to be believed, I would now be pretty much all silver/grey. I've been going through Menopause for the last 3-4 years, so I've had bit of loss, but I'm still fortunate to have tons... but it also grows pretty fast so I see major roots in about 4 weeks. I'm tired of having to color it every month, but I'm worried that I'd look even older than I feel I do (I'm 52) - or worse, like Martin Scorserse (sp?) as my eyebrows are still dark brown. I don't want to go blonde (give me MIL flashbacks)... Ugh...


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:09 pm 
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The bf, his sister, and I are in NYC for vacation. I almost kind of regret coming...their parents were supposed to be here with us to visit family here, but they had health issues come up at the last minute. They considered canceling the trip altogether, but us 3 'kids' decided to come.
We've spent the entire damn morning trying to visit their grandmother in a rehab nursing home. I think they got to talk to her for all of 10 minutes before the nurses decided it was bathtime. So we went to eat, then when we went back, she was sleeping hard. Now we're standing around while they try to figure out what were doing.

This should probably go in Rants, but I'm too tired to change it after typing all that out on my phone 😆

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:45 am 
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As I'm aging, my hair is getting much darker and much curlier
Mine did this, except it faded from near-strawberry blonde when I was a kid to medium reddish-brown by the time I was a teenager. Now it's very dark underneath and a dark sort-of reddish-brown on the top layers. The grey is pretty much at about 30% now, and of course it's mostly on top or near my face. And has it ever gotten curlier. It was curly when I was really little and blonde, then it went more wavy through my teen and college years, and since then it's gotten curlier. Now I would say my hair is at the same curl level sported by Kit Harington or Aiden Turner. I don't have any female examples because they all straighten it. Perhaps Nicole Kidman was once a good example, but I don't see her with curls anymore. I'm not fussing with straightening it. I don't care if it gets even curlier. Even dyeing it seems like a giant PITA I'd rather avoid.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:44 am 
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I've just thrown out 3 bottles of hair conditioner that expired in August 2007! I assume I must have bought them in 2006 and I think I've moved house 3 times since then!!! :oops:

That's barking as it is, but the stuff itself (Revlon) seemed perfectly fine, just as it was when I bought it. I only chucked it because I haven't used it in 13 years as I wasn't keen on the smell, but WTF do they put in this stuff that it lasts forever?

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 am 
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Hair conditioner carries an expiry date? :o
I honestly didn't know that. You learn something new every day.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 am 
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Hair conditioner carries an expiry date? :o
I'm not sure it does nowadays, I've just looked at some other stuff and it's just got one of those symbols (a little pot with a lid on it, like a pot of gob cream) on it telling you how long you've got once it's been opened, but no 'unopened' expiry date. Maybe it does last forever....so when we've all been wiped out the only thing left will be hair conditioner, which will then evolve into some life form of it's own, doubtless with glossly, flowing locks! :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 12:59 pm 
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^ :lol:
You got me checking now and although my shampoo doesn't, toothpaste and mouthwash does have an actual expiry date.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm 
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Expiry dates and the laws around them are weird, man. In the US, apparently all food-type products have to have them...so there are even expiry dates on bottled water!

ETA: I just checked my toothpaste, and yep it has an expiry date, too! I guess it's not just all food products, but like anything you put in your mouth/on your body.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:06 pm 
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I don't worry too much about expiry dates. I always imagine what the women who lived through the war would have said about them! (I sometimes have a mooch in the Whoops cabinet in the supermarket, and use up whatever I buy over the next couple of days. I don't think any of the foods actually turn into something that would kill me on the stroke of midnight :lol: ).

La T, I think you should have given that conditioner a try - it might have developed some magical qualities over the years, who knows?


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