Whenever he asks me this, my guard immediately goes up. Because what usually follows is him asking me why I do something that he doesn't agree with. Every. Time.
I hate that question. (He knows this.) And besides, it doesn't even make sense. By throwing that out there, you are ALREADY ASKING A QUESTION IN THE ASKING OF IT. Grrrr...
"I was just wondering why your hair keeps getting darker. That's all."
See, I had gotten my hair colored the night before. My friend Michelle (check her out!) had come over to wash those grays right outta my hair (it sounds better when you say it in a sing-songy voice...) No haircut was needed though, because can you believe I'm still in the process of correcting my mushroom head (with faux bangs) from JULY?!
So I explained, "I'm going darker because it's winter." Duh.
Him, incredulous: "You mean you color your hair based on the season?"
Me: "Well, in the winter months, my skin gets way paler. I can't all of a sudden have light-streaked hair without a tan."
And then he just walked away, shaking his head and muttering to himself, much like Ralphie's old man in A Christmas Story.
But I know why he was asking. My husband? Likes my hair long and light-colored. And right now, it's short(ish) and dark(er).
Do I care?
Here's the thing: As much as I try not to...(it's my head, it's my hair, it's MY appearance, it's MY CHOICE I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR)...I kinda do.
And so, once those grays start reappearing, I will probably choose a lighter shade, as well as continue to grow out the clusterf*ck of the bad haircut.
How about you? Does your husband voice his opinion about your hair color/style? And do you take his