How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey

How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey

Contributed by Now or Never host Trevor Dineen

Now that I have a bunch of grey hairs coming in, I feel like I look like the picture on the right.   

Is this belief unreasonable? Absolutely. Vain? You betcha. But is it the truth? Yep. 

You might be thinking: “I can't even see any greys in the first picture!” and you would be right. Between you, me and the bathroom mirror, I've been what you might call “a plucker” for years. Nothing wrong with a little grey today, gone tomorrow self care

The problem is that as I'm getting older, those greys have decided to keep inviting more friends to the party. They're making themselves quite at home. To be honest, I don't have the energy anymore to keep kicking them out. 

So, I did what any self-respecting, aging 42-year-old would do when faced with the reality of looking older. I posted about it on our CBC Now or Never Facebook page. 

I was looking for some advice from people who have gone grey and how they dealt with it. I was not ready for what happened next. Almost 700 people responded, sharing stories and posting photos of their own grey locks. Strangers were complimenting each other. People were tagging their friends. It's like we'd formed a grey hair support group and the message was loud and clear: embrace it.

So, I've decided I'm gonna give it a shot. Will it stick? Who knows! But what I do know is, out of all the people that posted about going grey, not one of them seems to regret it. 

Which means there just might be something to this whole going grey thing.

I'm excited to find out. Kinda. 

How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey
How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey

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