When I was a little girl my mid brown hair was full of auburn highlights, that used to catch the light. Up until my mid 20s, I was pretty proud of my hair – my crowning glory. My father would tease me with “Copper Knob”. I don’t know where he got the expression from but he loved my hair and meant it kindly. I used to pretend I hated him saying it but, of course, I really liked the attention.
Over the years, the highlights faded and I started to add blonde highlights to blend in with the increasing grey. Nowadays, grey has taken over and I am naturally pepper and salt. If only it would go white, like my mother’s did, I’d be satisfied.
Last week, I took the plunge and applied henna, knowing that grey hairs tend to dye orange. I thought it was a risk but my husband had already done his and was pleased with the improvement in condition. He persuaded me and I didn’t regret it. I could have done with a little more henna – I have so much hair! Next time I will take care of the light patches that still exist on the brow-line. The result is not quite a “Copper Knob” but is certainly better than it was.