I’m guessing most of you have been there already…and if not…you lucky sods!…yes that fated first grey hair discovery; the start of an epic journey into grey hair-dom, that first grey hair found! moment.
I don’t know why we are so hung up with the appearance of grey hairs, but because of that fact, it seems to be a monumental event encompassing tragedy, humour, denial and the desire for…revenge! Oh, only joking on that last part.
In any case, it certainly makes for a blog-worthy subject and so now, behold, the 10 stages of grey hair discovery:
“What’s that in your hair, is it paint?” – the unfortunate discovery by usually the even more unfortunate partner or husband. Warning: don’t shoot the messenger!
Where is this unidentified alien residing in your barnet??! You can’t bloody find it so it’s probably just a harmless error. Oh shit, there it is.
3. DENIAL & DELUSION
That’s not a bloody grey hair, that’s actually a blonde hair you fool! Errrrr….hang about…or is it? Better dig out the tweezers just in case…
4. SECRET VERIFICATION
You sneak off into the bathroom and cautiously examine the culprit. Yes, it’s blonde…definitely blonde. With a tinge of grey, perhaps.
5. COMING ROUND TO REALITY
Ok you idiot, you know it’s not really blonde, or paint, or just the way the sun is catching your hair…it’s grey you fool!
Fuck, I really do have a grey hair. I probably have more than one that’s hiding in there too.
It’s bloody motherhood that’s done this to me! All those sleepless nights and stressful days.
8. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
Oh well, I can’t see it from where I am, it’s probably the only one, so best forget about it. Brush it off, excuse the pun.
Uh oh…is that another one I can see? And another one? It’s a flipping outbreak!
10. ACCEPTANCE & THE WAITING GAME
Oh well…I wonder how long I can eek this out until I need to start dying the shit out of my hair?
Does this sound familiar? What went through your head on discovery of your first grey hair? Did you care…or not really?