In less than a month, I turn 27, and last week, I found my first gray hair.
I was pinning up my locs, and I was looking in the mirror to make sure I got the style right. I was placing a pin in my hair when I saw something that looked like a thin, white thread in front of my hairline. Ugh. I hate when lint gets in my hair. So I dusted it off. But it didn’t move. WHHAAA??? I got even closer to the mirror.
So I pulled it and it didn’t budge. Wait. Wayment. That isn’t… Nawl. But it is! It’s a gray hair!
*wall slides in the name of aging*
I have a gray hair. At 26.9? But why??? How did it get there? Have I been working too hard? Why’s it tryna ruin my youth? How is it that time already? I had questions, and I needed answers. So naturally, I consulted the Soothsayer of All Random Facts: Google.
I did a search for “What causes gray hair?” and the first link that showed up was from WebMD. I should have known better than to click it. WebMD is the worst thing to ever happen to anyone with remote hypochondriac tendencies. They once told me I might have the gout because I said I had elbow pain. Even with this knowledge, I clicked to see.
WebMD said gray hair is caused as hair stops producing pigment like it used to. Or I could have a vitamin B12 deficiency. OR it could also be vitiligo. *cries* SEE? They stay going for the worst thing. At least it wasn’t the gout this time.
But yeah, I ended up pulling out the gray strand of hair and stroking my hairline, whispering sweet nothings to it that I don’t find another one. I don’t think I have enough sense to get gray hair yet. I feel like people with gray hair are wise and regal. Meanwhile, I still look like a 12-year old and get carded really hard when I go buy liquor. I’M NOT READY YET!
Do you have gray hair? How old were you when you found your first one?