She may be 15 million Instagram followers, six inches in height, and one musically inclined husband ahead of me — not like I’m counting or anything — but there is one thing I have in common with Chrissy Teigen: streaks of gray hair.
Despite being in my late 20s, I’ve counted more flecks of silver on my head than I have wrinkles on my face. That might sound odd — terrifying even, considering society’s fear of getting older. The good news, however, is that my experience is not an isolated one. You could be Kendall Jenner, Tracee Ellis Ross, my 24-year-old brother, or one of the dozens of people responding to Tiegen’s tweet about looking like Cruella de Vil and the truth will always be this: Grays are about as inevitable as death or taxes. (Someone should alert Benjamin Franklin.)
Which is probably why Teigen’s most recent post resonated with so many Twitter users. In it, she wrote: “I have a skunk like streak of grey hair and I’m actually very into it. My cruella dreams are coming true!”
I have a skunk like streak of grey hair and I’m actually very into it. My cruella dreams are coming true!
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 22, 2018
And like the Women’s March, people immediately banded together to root each other on. In fact, Teigen’s tweet sparked a low-key gray hair revolution, with countless others sharing their own stories, pictures, and experiences.
Me too! Own it own it own it pic.twitter.com/hYaCyoAZHE
— meh (@thewolfhuntress) January 22, 2018
I’ll be 40 in June and decided to go au naturale last year. pic.twitter.com/Mlf1mUG1zg
— Tina-Marie (@tmrivas) January 22, 2018
These aren’t my grey hairs. These are my life experience stripes and I’ve earn each one proudly! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jK93k2zj3o
— StokeS the MC (@StokeStheMC) January 22, 2018
I have had grey hair since I was 9 years old. Embrace the grey!! It’s beautiful😍! pic.twitter.com/KUNpLqes8N
— Sarah Kramer (@GoVeganDotNet) January 23, 2018
I’ve had a natural white streak in my hair since I was 19. 13 years later I still love it pic.twitter.com/fv5yxS3Gf3
— Felicia Ingram (@f_plato) January 22, 2018
— Lisa S. (@ala005) January 22, 2018
Right! So adorable! Mother Nature is truly amazing. That baby was born with a gray patch in the same exact place as her Mummy! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JANGit122f
— Y•S•A•N•N•E (@YsanneBueno) January 22, 2018
But perhaps it was Twitter user KeepOnBelieveInn who said it best: “That isn’t gray…that is SILVER….. sparkles like the stars we are!!” Of course, Teigen isn’t the first, and won’t be the last, to jump on-board. Stacy London will tell you what not to wear — and even she won’t cover up the gray streak in her hair. And you don’t need to terrorize 101 dalmatians to get down with that.
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