Snow White Hair

When I did my Hair Haiku post, I received lots of wonderful comments πŸ₯° 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.

(this baby is not me)

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 TaΓ­no Natives of the Caribbean. I’ll do a DNA post in the future, as I get more comfortable sharing of myself in this blog πŸ™‚ Here is my own darker hair:

I did a braid today

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 πŸ˜„ But it will be interesting to see how my hair changes over time.

the frizziness at the end is part of the deal

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 TaΓ­no 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!

μ•ˆλ…•! Bye! Ciao!

jarilissima

(The cat is a pillow, hahaha!)

30 comments

  1. I love it! How fun, too, to know about your DNA! I’ve never done a DNA test, it from what I can tell by the last few generations of my family history, I am Swedish, and a little bit Danish. But who knows, if we were to go back as far as Viking times, we could have other genes as well. πŸ€”πŸ§ I know one thing, I didn’t get the same long, thick hair genes that you did. πŸ˜‹

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    • I didn’t have the option to ask my family, so I went with the DNA. Also, A LOT of people would ask me if I’m Chinese, and I’d say “I don’t know!” πŸ˜„ So, I wanted to know for sure. (I’m not! Not even a little bit.)

      I’ve seen the way you search your family history on your blog, and it is so fascinating!! It looks a lot more interesting to investigate than just doing DNA 😊

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      • It is really fun. I first got interested in family history when I was about in 8th grade. I’m glad I got the chance to ask questions of a lot of the older relatives before they passed on.

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  2. Your hair is so thick and lovely that any color will be flattering!

    In my late teens and early 20s I desperately wanted to look Native American because I love the culture so much! I wore a lot of Native jewelry, some of which I purchased from a Maine Reservation. I once helped make some quill earrings and necklaces. There’s a lot more but too much for a comment!

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  3. I love the photo of your maternal grandmother!! πŸ’• What a neat fact you know about her, that she always wanted snow white hair. Your hair is gorgeous and I love the braid. Your pajamas and cat pillow are so cute! It was cool reading about your DNA history. πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. Yours is beautiful and it compliments you very well. Speaking from personal experience I can say I struggled for years with wanting my hair different than it is, (childhood on through my 30s). So I used to have it colored, I tried different hair cuts, and sort of learned to live with it. However, God has walked me through a process of learning and I’m so thankful. I can now look at my hair and be thankful. Thankful that my hair has been given to me by God and as you say it’s a part of my family genetics. Isn’t it wonderful how God can use hair to speak to our hearts?! Thank you for sharing your Grandmother with us. πŸ’•

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  5. Wow didn’t know you had part Native American background; when I was in Seminary I use to pray for white hair so I can look more wiser for the ministry. I don’t pray for that anymore as I approach my late 30s

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