When I did my Hair Haiku post, I received lots of wonderful comments 🥰 One was from a blogger I follow and enjoy. She has beautiful white hair, and I wondered if my hair would ever get to that snowy white color.
You see, my maternal grandmother always wanted white hair, but never got it. Her wishing for snow-white hair is one of the few things I know about her.
You can see a little bit in this photo how she had pitch-black hair. She never dyed it (she had had a stroke and it would be extremely difficult for her), and yet her hair remained that dark.
After doing a DNA test for myself, I imagine the dark color comes from the Taíno Natives of the Caribbean. I’ll do a DNA post in the future, as I get more comfortable sharing of myself in this blog 🙂 Here is my own darker hair:
I’m still a few years away from white hair, though I imagine I’ll blink and it will be here, seeing how time flies and all 😄 But it will be interesting to see how my hair changes over time.
I figured it would be okay to show a picture of my grandmother’s face, since she unfortunately passed away a few decades ago. I was very little and do not remember much about her, except her dark hair, her wearing mumus, and her candy store. (But I don’t know who the baby is!)
My DNA has a lot of Native American, but that is a very general term. I deduced Taíno from where I was born, the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean, and not Kalinago, which would be the Lesser Antilles… but that’s a story for another time! 😁
It’s fun to see we have a history based just on our hair!
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