Help! I am going grey!

So you’ve found a grey hair and now fear the worst. More grey hairs! Find out how grey hair relates to mental health and what you can do about it.

I am 30 years old, but believe it or not I found my first grey hair when I was only 23! It was one of the scariest times of my life and I didn’t want to deal with the fact that I was either getting older or getting stressed out (or maybe both haha). Going grey is a part of life but check out some of the reasons why we need to embrace the grey!

Going Grey is a part of life and not who you are

Yes I know that going grey sucks, but isn’t it better than not being alive? Going grey means that we have stood the test of time and that we still get to enjoy everything that life has to offer! I used to worry about being seen as an old man, but this was just my mind putting pressure on myself and the image I should live up to. We need to accept that change is a part of life and learn how to deal with change (check out the post for tips).

Celebrities who have embraced the grey

Having grey hair has not stopped numerous celebrities from becoming stars. Look at the worlds sexiest man, George Clooney. Grey! Matt Le Blanc has also embraced the grey and still looking good. For you ladies, Jamie Lee Curtis is a great example of someone who is looking smart without having to dye the hair, which is a perfect segue to my next point…

To dye, or not to dye (your hair)?

This is a massive question that I ask myself far too often. For me, I am going to embrace the grey and aim for the George Clooney look (well that’s what I tell myself anyway). If you want to dye your hair, more importantly you need to ask yourself why you are dying your hair. Is it because you want to keep up a certain image or maybe because you fear old age? Work on the reasons why you want to dye your hair, and only do it if it makes you feel good about yourself!

Stressing about grey hairs is only going to make it worse

This is something I wish I told myself when I was 23 haha. I am still yet to find any research that stressing or worrying about anything has helped in any situation. So for me it is about accepting and going with the flow of life. Learning to be comfortable with where your body is at in life is more important than worrying about it. It sounds pretty obvious doesn’t it? Worrying about grey hairs will bring more grey hairs – so why do it?! Maybe there are other areas of your life that you can improve to make you feel better about yourself. Working out more, getting a makeover, or even getting a stylish haircut are all things that might help.

Embrace the Grey!

Yes I am having a bit of a laugh with this post but it is important to remember that when we take ourselves to seriously (like when we find grey hairs) that all we are doing is making things worse and shifting our thoughts into a negative mindset. Have a laugh at yourself and release the tension that would have probably brought along more grey hairs. Much of our mental health is up to us and we have to be responsible for cultivating a positive mindset. Take the grey hairs as a sign that we need to stress less, embrace change and enjoy our lives either way!

About the author – Stef – Positive Living and Mental Health Advocate

Stef is a positive living and mental health advocate who dedicates much of his free time to improving his own and others mental health. Never miss a post by subscribing to the blog for free. Just pop your email address into the form on this page to sign up! Check out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel by clicking on this link and hitting subscribe!

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