Greying Hair

When I met up with friends for afternoon tea last week, one of the first comments before I settled down at the table was that my hair was exceptionally grey. I must be thinking too much, I responded in jest. That was what my mother used to say when the greying began when I was in my thirties. Yes, I admit, I do a lot of thinking. But seriously, does thinking too much turn the hair grey? Is there scientific proof to that?

I looked at the mirror and true enough, my four-week old untrimmed hair is at its greyest. My crown certainly has lost it glory. Perhaps, it was more obvious because it has not been this long for a few years already. My dilemma now is whether to keep it longer for me to comb the karipap style that I used to sport as a kid or have the neighbourhood Indian barber do the #2 crop like what I have had for the past six years. Or maybe, I will just colour it all grey for that distinguished Richard Gere look. Decisions, decisions.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Greying Hair”

  1. grey hair can dye (want to do orange, blonde also can)… no hair can wear wig. no hair, can save on shampoo…

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