Tuesday, 16 April 2013

"The golden locks of Youth" (Walter Scott)





I took this picture one day while we were going to the shops. We had stopped at the traffic lights and there was just such a perfect combination of shape and colour I HAD to take a picture of DS's curls!

Along with the quote from Walter Scott it seemed to be the ideal pic for this week's theme for the Gallery : Youth. 
My own hair is really passed its prime! It's lost its bounce and is, apart from the times where I was pregnant, quite dull... As for the dreaded grey hair! I have been dying it for a while but I have now decided to embrace my natural colour, or lack of.

What about you? Are/will you be natural, or dyed to retain "the golden locks of youth"?!




28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous curls!
    I'm at a bit of a crossroads with mine - not done anything yet, but getting fed up with the grey hairs that seem to have a life of their own and refuse to lie flat, no matter what I do! Used to pull them out, but too many now :(

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    1. Yes they are quite frizzy and thick, aren't they?! I've given up pulling them out too...

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  2. Lovely expression 'the golden locks of youth'. And he does have beautiful curls. I am always in awe of my sons' eyelashes - they are so long and thick, almost like a woman's. I love that time when boys are so young that they are almost gender-free, so you can celebrate their inherent beauty, without fear of insulting them or getting a "Gerrof mum".

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    1. Yes, the line between genders is still fuzzy, isn't it at that age? My eldest daughter on the other hand is quick to exclaim that her brother looks like a girl as soon as his hair grows a bit longer, she's at the silly age!

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  3. I absolutely loved my hair when I was pregnant - it was so thick and swishy! Then after I had z it went back to what it previously was and started going grey really quickly! I am definitely going to dye it once it gets to a stage where I can't stop hiding it!

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    1. I used to have lovely curls too but my hair went almost straight post pregnancies. Strange what hormones do!

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  4. Gorgeous curls! I can see in my photo on my 'youth' post how nice my hair was when it was younger. It is now thinner, drier and grey, of course! So it's dyed :(

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    1. Your hair did look really gorgeous on your pic! Mine wasn't great when I was 18 to be honest -bad hair style!- it's around 25 I would like to go back to :/

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  5. What beautiful curls. I always wanted to be curly but genetics decided otherwise. As for the grey...what grey? *reaches for the dye

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Haha! I like your denial attitude Molly :)
      xx

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  6. Lovely curls. I stopped dyeing my hair about 18 months ago and have gone grey now. If you want to see what it looks like now, do a search on 'going grey' on my blog.
    I love being grey. No hairdresser appointments, no nasty chemicals and I now think dyed hair looks really odd!

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    1. I went to see your post, your hair looks great!

      I was doing it at home with natural dyes (at least less chemical) bit it's still an extra expense and a constraint, plus the fear that somebody knocks at the door when I have my 'gunky' hair!

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  7. Wow, what amazing hair, truly gorgeous. And in answer to your question, Hell No, I'm not giving up my blonde locks...ever!

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    1. Haha! I think dyed blond hair look much better than dark one. Mine is browninsh, never quite mustered the courage to go blonde!

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  8. what beautifully thick hair! x

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    1. Funnily enough my youngest one - nearly 19 months - has still practically no hair ! But I guess she will catch up with her big brother at some point :)

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  9. He is quite a mums' magnet, they all want to ping his curls!

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  10. oooh my life! absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. Gorgeous curls. My son's hair occasionally curls but my daughter's is as straight as you can imagine.

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    1. hasve had two curly ones out of three so far. The 18 month old has barely any hair at all!

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  12. Smashing curls! Obviously a fan of eating crusts ;)

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  13. Beautiful photo... and hair! No grey for me... ;o) xx

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    1. Thank you!
      I think I might still use the odd rinse...!

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