I have touched thirties and with it, i came face to face with the harsh reality of life. I have officially become a grown-up and a validated ‘middle-aged’ now. The lush black crop of my head has now many alarming grey specks.The crowning glory of lavish black has now many new visitors, who will soon become the permanent members, by overtaking the black.
Yes!! very soon the black will give way to white, but we do not call them so. As the word ‘white’ sounds so harsh and constantly may remind us, especially the ladies and mommies , about getting old and aged.For white hair , on my or your head we use a much more sober or may call it more sophisticated term known as ‘grey’ hair, where we console our selves with the hope and possibility of still having the black hair. Well a mix of ‘black’ and ‘white’ colour does give us ‘grey’ so term grey is used frequently. But, apart from this there are several other ways to console ourselves, we may term our ‘greying hair’ as ‘salt and pepper’ look or even as silver streaks.
Trust me i am still coming in terms with my grey hair, am i getting old!!!!!!!Should i flaunt my salt and pepper look or go in for regular parlour visits for camouflaging. Am i fighting a losing battle. Should i accept my fate and defeat.No not really!!!! though it may be depressing and demoralising. I have still consoled myself. I confess that i have Googled the Net endless times for help. Tried number of remedies, from Yoga to rubbing of my finger nails, even tried home remedies, such as washing my hair with herbal products and even henna-dyed my hair, in order to avoid the chemical products, but all in vain.
Grey hair could be attributed to various reasons such as stress, pollution, chlorinated water, unbalanced diet or ageing, and especially in ladies after child-birth.But cheer-up ladies there is no need to worry , as motherhood is a blessing and an achievement. So need not worry.We females are constantly told that we are supposed to be eternally youthful,with sparkling skin and toned body. Men with grey hair may be attributed with mature and attractive looks but ladies are labelled as old and unattractive. With first strand of grey and crows feet near our eyes, we feel that our stagnation process has started. We dread ageing , but this is the law of nature, we can’t be sweet 16 or forever 21. Lets accept ageing gracefully, we are not mannequins but humans, made of flesh and blood, who cry, smile, laugh, and get laugh lines as well. So chill and relax, otherwise greying will increase with tension and stress.Rather welcome these signs of ageing with grace, to age gracefully. Yes till recently i was worried, but now , I proudly flaunt my ‘Shades of Grey’ , yes i have developed a fabulous hair sparkles, my all natural non-chemical grey highlights.
Yes i may claim to have become wise with my greys, my wisdom highlights. Going grey is a pivotal moment in woman’s life. You may opt for dyes or go natural with grey shades. Let your hair follicles breathe, show-off your hair-roots. It is the God gifted graffiti on you. So display it proudly.Well, about my salt and pepper look, i give the credits to my experience and hard labour. The sleep-deprived nights, the parenting stress has majorly contributed to my streaks of grey.And i am not complaining, as these are the stripes of motherhood given to me by my ‘Suns’ and ‘moons’, yes these are my silvery twinkling stars, on my head of course.Let us take all this in a optimistic and a jovial way. Let positivity spread.Ageing gracefully is all about maturity and if it is complimented and accompanied with grey hair, then it becomes more like ‘ an icing on the cake.
‘Having grey hair is not a problem but rather it is a ‘silver lining in the black clouds,, so ladies just enjoy and make hay while the Sun shines.