5 Reasons I Love My Grey Hair

Aging advances with a myriad of emotions. We look back on the past as if it's a different person, a former version of our present selves. With age comes experience & personal growth, the appearance of aeonian knowledge. The things we witness & the lessons we learn, assist us in blossoming into who we are meant to become. However, in order to earn your theoretical Doctorate in Life, you have to get a few grey hairs along the way.

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Ah yes, the grey hair. My first grey hair (hairs, actually) came conveniently after I graduated from university. I had quit my job at a little bakery in Orange County, moved back home, & felt like I had nothing going for me. I had no magical job lined up & I was so ashamed with myself about moving back home. I was stressed & frazzled & it showed. After a couple months living at home, I noticed three grey hairs pompously sprouted out at my part line.

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I was shocked, horrified, utterly bewildered. I was only 22 years old after all. Why was I getting smacked in the face with grey hair? As the years have gone by I haven't gotten any more grey hair — not yet anyway — but I've come to find them endearing.

1. They give me natural highlights when the sun hits my hair.
2. They are battle scars of lessons learned & mistakes made.
3. Grey hair is easy to cover up & a reason to try various dye colors or hats.
4. I'm not the only one; other human beings & mammals have it too.
5. It's a natural occurrence.

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Do you see that slight glimmer, that tiny thread of iridescence, that ashen, colorless, ghastly piece of keratinous filament growing out of my scalp? The wiry, defiant grey hair gets a bad rap, but it shouldn't. Consider it a badge of honor. It's a shout out to the world saying "HEY! I have lived a hearty life & I have learned a lot." That's what I'm going to think anyway.

Do you have grey hair?  How do you feel about them?


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57 comments

  1. I do have them, and it's all down to stress at work really. But like you said, that's life and they don't bother me that much
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. I wanna dye my hair grey someday!! x

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  3. Girlie, first off, you are amazing. Embracing what you have and how you look is an incredible & empowering thing. I have a friend who has a head full of grey hair when she was in her early 20s. She's always dyeing it so it's no biggies. Since grey hair is so in now anyone wouldn't mind that look now lol. I don't have any grey hair yet but sure do notice the fine lines when I smile. The point is to be happy and enjoy life, with an occasional grey hair or a wrinkle :)
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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  4. Love it!

    Xx,

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  5. I love this!! Could not agree more. I even wrote a blog post about aging gracefully, if you care to read http://eclecticalu.blogspot.com.ar/2015/11/women-of-certain-age-lets-age-gracefully.html

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  6. To my knowledge, I don't have any greys. If I did, though, I don't think I would mind that much, especially if it were only a few pieces! It's the attitude other people have toward grey hairs that really get in your head, in my opinion. Good for you go embracing yours :)

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

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  7. Eleanor HumphriesMarch 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    I've started getting my first greys too, right now i'm still having a hard time enjoying them and trying to cover them up! X
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  8. I have around 5 in my hair and I don't die them or pull them out. I just leave them there as I don't see the point in hiding them. Saying that though, when most my hair is covered in them, I may decide to colour my hair then haha

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  9. i've just recently found my first grey hair hah, felt like i'm getting oooold xx

    darcia.pl

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  10. LOVE your positive outlook on everything! I love this post! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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  11. Looking at the glass half full is the best! Sending this post to so many of my friends who are not happy about theirs!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com
    {ps giveaway on my blog! woohoo!}

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  12. I was just obsessing about the emergence of gray in my hair! Thank you for this. Great perspective and a much needed reality check :-)
    xx
    Neelam
    http://patternsandprosecco.com/2016/03/easter-decor/

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  13. I love your optimism about your grey hair! Everyone gets grey hair and I know I'll get it eventually. But I like the thought you have. They're battle wounds. <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  14. I have been noticing a grey hair or two recently too but hey, I'm approaching that age. LOL! You're right, grey hair is a natural occurrence and it's nothing to be ashamed of.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  15. I've been getting a few and while I am not a fan, I figure I have nothing to worry about. I can just cover them up as you said!

    xo Annie
    www.laircake.com

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  16. I got my first ones when I was stressed too, it's definitely a major cause!

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  17. Loved this post. I am blonde (and dye my hair regularly) so I am yet to spot a grey hair but I agree, it is a badge of honour :) xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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  18. Beautiful post and well said!! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  19. I admire you. Be true and love who you are! Cool!

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  20. I actually like grey hair. I think it's beautiful/
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  21. great photos!

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  22. Mila @jestcafe.comMarch 24, 2016 at 6:36 AM

    I am a gray hair lover too! I sometimes use temporal dye that slowly fades away, but I am not afraid of grays!

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  23. GOSH! It's such a lovely way to put it in the most positive ways. I have seen a lot of young people with grey hair and the way they embrace it, it's such an inspiring sight. I keep dying my hair with bright colors and I can't wait to have grey hair someday. I think they look super chic. I would love to look like a chic granny when I am old. Wink.

    Noor | Noor's Place

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  24. How refreshing to hear great hair talked about in a positive way. I think they look nice too. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  25. Kelly Hoggons (Velvet and VibrMarch 25, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    I don't have any grey hairs (yet) but I love this outlook on them! Plus, grey hair is trendy now ;)

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

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  26. Grey is definitely in, but it's more "in" to embrace what you have, as you said. Wrinkles & greys are awesome! It means we had the opportunity to actually live to the age where that happens. Others aren't so lucky. :]

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  27. You're so right, Erin. It's the opinions of others & of pop culture that make us self-conscious. :]

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  28. Don't worry Eleanor. It does take some time to get used to. :]

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  29. Alright! We are one in the same, Lauren. Plucking them out doesn't help at all anyway. :]

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  30. Do it! Going grey isn't shameful. :]

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  31. Obsess about the fact that you've had the opportunity to actually live to the age where greys begin to spring up. Others aren't so lucky. :]

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  32. Battle wounds indeed. Plus, we can cover them up so stylishly. :]

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  33. We're in this together, Annie! Maybe we can try a new hair color. :]

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  34. Absolutely! I haven't had another grey since, but it's something to think about. :]

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  35. I look forward to being all grey one day so I can go blonde without horrible dark roots like I'd have now. :]

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  36. My sister is 6 years younger & has greys too, so it's not so taboo anymore. Bright hair, grey hair, hair, or no hair, it rocks. :]

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  37. Grey hair is super trendy. You're so right, Kelly. :]

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  38. It should absolutely be seen as a positive! :]

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  39. You go girl! Grey is great & perfectly acceptable. :]

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  40. It's ok with grey hair. I ever had it when I used straightener or wavy iron too often but then it's dissapear just like that (or it's hiding somewhere) :)

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

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  41. Hello Carmen! I used to get my first when I was quite young for that, at 22-24 years. I never seen that as a problem, although at the age of 27 I realized they became quite noticeable. By my appearance everyone guess my age as 22-23, and I am a bit scared of aging, so it's been a whole year that I am dying my hair frequently to cover my grey hair.
    I wish I could think of them as positively as you do! Hope to learn from you :)

    Best wishes & hugs from Russia,
    Ira
    http://casuallyrussian.com/

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  42. I don't have grey hair, but it's so good to embrace them! You deal with them while giving them love - you're so right to do so!!

    xx from Austria,
    Kat

    www.teastoriesblog.com

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  43. Absolutely loved this! I can totally relate...I have a genetic predisposition for getting grey streaks early too. I think it started when I was about 25 with the first few hairs...I now dye my hair regularly though ;)
    Have a great day,
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  44. I have not 1 or 2 but many grey hair..and I am 28..I don't know but I feel I don't look good with them..But your post certainly lifted up my mood :D I should start embracing the changes in me

    xx
    www.planetbeauties.com

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  45. My host mum in the States had white hair by the age of 35 or so... so for me it will always have some sort of youth.. well plus wisdom! I have one white eyebrow hair which grows back occasionally, just saw it again this morning:D
    xx finja | www.effcaa.com

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