When you get your first grey hair, you might be a little surprised. After all, grey hair is for older people, not a young whipper snapper like yourself!
Then all of a sudden, you start noticing more and more grey hair. They’re sprouting up everywhere on your head. Your friends and parents keep pointing out that your silky beautiful hair is now starting to sprout strands of grey.
I have a relative who was getting grey hair, and he decided that he wanted to use henna instead of hair dye because it was better environmentally. He told me that he was going to leave the henna on his hair overnight for 12 hours, and I strongly let him know that was probably not a good idea. We all know that hair dye of any kind for 12 hours isn’t going to end well, but he is the kind of person you just can’t say anything to. He knows it all!
He slept overnight with the henna on his hair, and I swear his hair looked like Pennywise from Stephen King’s movie It! His hair was bright orange, and it was three times as red as Archie’s hair from Riverdale. It was so shocking we couldn’t stop laughing, and he still wouldn’t accept that his hair looked absolutely absurd. My friend would walk down the street, and people would stare as if he was a circus attraction or a clown. His niece said to him, “Why did you die your hair bright orange?” After that, he had to finally accept his hair looked ridiculous. So, you do need to be careful with the hair dye!
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When you are dealing with someone who says you’re getting gray hair and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.
Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.