The Grey Hair of Doom! : Rant #1

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So I thought I would start giving a few more regular updates on what’s really going on with me these days.
Ok… fine! I just wanna rant!
If you read the title, you would know that I have gone through a very traumatic experience… I have found my first grey hair!

The way your face looks when you spot your first grey hair meme


As I sectioned the front of my hair after braiding for what felt like 100 hours straight, this should’ve been a joyous time. But instead, I shrieked so loud that Maya had to ask what was wrong!! (I’m not a drama queen, I promise)
I noticed the pesky silver strand of doom staring right at me. I really had to double take and I think I even took a piece of tissue and rubbed to see if the colour would disappear.
But no, it looked me straight in the eye and I’m pretty sure I heard it muttering under its breath- something along the lines of “That’s right bitch, you OLD”.
All jokes aside, I’ve had a few grey hair scares in the past but it has always been fluff or something like toothpaste in my hair, so maybe you could understand why I reacted the way I did.

I know this all may sound a little overdramatic and I am fully aware that grey hairs can appear at anytime. But it has really made me realise how much stress I have been under in the past 2 years! Either that or it’s my first strand of wisdom with everything I’ve learnt whilst being a mother.. πŸ˜‰

(If you are a bit confused on what I’m talking about, click here to read more on how stress can cause grey hairs!)

Where it all started…

Lets go back a lil. I was actually just thinking the other day, how the HECK did I manage to finish uni through pregnancy, childbirth and raising a newborn. Still, I don’t give myself enough credit for what I have achieved and now I think maybe it’s time to acknowledge what I did!

Related post: Help, I’m Stuck in a Thing Called Life!

The stress of university alone is definitely enough to cause a grey hair… or maybe 50! And often you will find that the majority of university students suffer in silence.
Where do I even begin, you have the stress of deadlines, part time jobs, time management, housing situations/living away from home and exams to name a few.
This where I believe I started to really be under stress and getting pregnant in my 2nd year did me no extra favours at all!

If you’re still reading, thank you. But Im not done yet… lemme rant a lil more.

Fast forward to the present and I am currently dealing with a 1 year old who is already going through the terrible twos!
If you read my ‘Day In The Life Of a Young Mum‘ post, lemme tell ya, my days don’t always run that smoothly.
Yesterday morning, she woke me up by smacking me in the eye with an iPad…. an IPAD!
I think I was soo offended that I started crying. I didn’t even think twice… this girl just woke me out of my sleep with an iPad. I can’t have anything in this damn house… not even sleep! LOL

So after recovering from my injury, I then went to change her nappy and put some new clothes on her. Before I knew it, she was kicking and screaming- apparently she is going through a ‘no clothes’ phase… I’m raising a little nudist omg.
I finally get to put her clothes on and take her downstairs for her favourite Weetabix and banana combo. When it came to actually feeding her, she had one spoon and decided she was full. Then once I took the bowl away, she was crying at me for her “beebabicks”!

Long story short, I’m dealing with a lot. And I think it is healthy to acknowledge when you are dealing with a lot, that way, you can take breaks when needed and de-stress.

So before finishing this post today, I had started working out again after nearly 2 weeks and I honestly feel so much better in myself. I’m not too knowledgeable on the science of it but I feel like a new person when I workout. I feel better mentally and physically which was really what I needed after yesterday.

So…

I think I am coming to terms with that single grey hair and I am trying my best to avoid any more. How do you de-stress? Let me know in the comments, I’m always open to trying new things!

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8 Comments
  • jillcgilbert
    August 31, 2020

    I would definitely have the same reaction if I found a grey hair, but I would love to think of it as a badass grey hair! I literally can’t imagine having a newborn while going through college. I am currently in college right now and sometimes I feel like I’m going to explode with stress so that is seriously such a huge accomplishment. Your daughter is lucky to have a hard working mom in her life <3

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

    • TheDailyShayla
      September 2, 2020

      Hey Jill, that’s actually a really cool way to think about it.
      Juggling mum life and uni was definitely a challenge, let me tell you that! Uni alone can be a lot of stress on one person, but just remember to take time out every so often…for your own sanity.
      Thankyou so much for your kind words, I wish you the best in your studies!
      Have a great week! πŸ™‚

  • Felicia
    September 2, 2020

    Lol!!! I swear I could had written this! Sigh, the joys of age & wisdom πŸ˜…

    Welcome to the gray hair club πŸ˜‰

  • Pamela
    September 3, 2020

    So not looking forward to finding a true grey!

  • Christina
    September 3, 2020

    Love the strands of glitter part! I think I’ll use that!! Great topic so relate!

  • Nancy
    September 5, 2020

    OmMMMMG I can relate to this post so much!! I found a white hair that grew out 2″ and kind of freaked out a little. Young people are getting them too. I think it is important for us to manage our stress levels as much as we can to ensure that at least our bodies don’t react badly to it. You are definitely not alone in this!!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

    • TheDailyShayla
      September 11, 2020

      Hey Nancy, I’m happy to know there are others that have gone through the same experience as me. Here’s to any of our future white hairs coming from more wisdom and less stress! πŸ™‚

  • PoojaG
    September 29, 2020

    I have multiple grey hairs- I got my first one around 18/19 and I was super freaked out. But now I’ve just kind of accepted them and occasionally I pluck them out lol!

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