For most women, the idea of going grey is something to dread.
It’s seen as a clear indication that you’re reaching a certain point in life. That you’re stressed or have teenage children. That you’re, well… getting old. But what happens, if like Cecilia Rose, you don’t have that window of 40-odd years to enjoy the freedom of natural hair, and instead, start going grey at 18, when you’re supposed to be busy dying your hair fluorescent colours and getting some of the worst cuts of your life?
“My hair has gone grey quite young, but what are you going to do about it? You just make the most of it,” the now 38-year-old lawyer told Mamamia on Saturday.
“A couple of people have said they think it’s really good that I’ve embraced my grey, but I don’t really think of it that way, I think of it more as accepting what I’ve got and working with it.”
Like many people who go grey when they’re young, Cecilia says the trait ran in the family.
“Mum and grandma went grey early, dad was grey at 27 and is now fully white; it was just something I was used to, I guess.”