Long, short, kinky, curly, straight, thin, full, weaved, wigged, colored, natural – hair DON’T CARE! I have seen beautiful sisters with what your mama called their “crown and glory” represented many ways, even with bald beauty. We got it like that! I’m not gon’ fuss about the hair on my head. I have been blessed to have retained most of it. What I’m gon’ fuss about is the hair that grows on my chin.
Why is that I have to shave daily? I have gone through menstruation, childbirth and the menopause sweats from hell, (I still, have them.) So, my reward as a seasoned sister is to look in the mirror and see hair growing on my chin?! What?!!
At first sighting, no problem. They had this thing that was like a file that you rub on your chin and the hair disappeared. Then upon closer examination, I noticed the hair had not disappeared, it was only lying down. What, what?!
Next, came exfoliating. It smelled like relaxer. No could use. Then came tweezing, which worked until I passed 60 and started looking like Big Foot. Then, the big guns had to be applied. I started shaving. Oh, I have some cute products I use from “As Seen on TV.” They work fine until I look closely in the mirror and I see this: Look closely now. See those little specks of hair? They should be visible…
… BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They will not survive!!!
No matter what our age, hair is prominent to our appearance, but not our beauty. Hair will never define our true essence. Our beauty emanates from within us and is reflected through our every action – our walk, our talk, our smile, our compassion – and we give ourselves to the universe with this embrace. So…chin up!!
“Love has the final word.” -Rickie Byars Beckwith
This post was inspired by Charlene Carter, who exclaimed, “Why didn’t y’all tell me about chin hair?” And Lois Crabtree, who reminded me, “Don’t forget about the hair turning white.”
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