Growing up I had a few friends who were red heads or ginger as may people refer to it as. I watched the struggles they went through with bullying purely based on their hair colouring . As If someone’s hair colour is a reason to be horrid to them . Names like carrot head and ginger pubes would be thrown their way a lot. Even when they hadn’t done nothing to deserve being called names. I remember walking home from school with my friend and people we didn’t even know shouting these names at her.
It then came to a point that people with red hair accepted being called these names . Just to get through the day laughing it off as if it wasn’t hurting them . Then came along people like Ed Sheeran who made being ginger cool . People started to dye their hair ginger so they were the same . The world is such a bizarre place . I suppose celebrities have such an influence on people . I say people as it’s not always children that can name call.
Like most people when they are pregnant they start to think about what their unborn child will look like . I had this sudden worry of what if she is ginger . As a large number of both of mine and Jordan’s family are red heads. I knew it was a thing of the past to get bullied about having ginger hair . Well I really do hope it is , but what about if she did get picked on because of it .
As her hair started to come through I could see she was a redhead . To start with I was a little upset. Not because of the actual hair colour but because I didn’t want her to be a victim of bullying because of it . Many of you reading this will think how pathetic but as I have seen first hand the experiences some red heads can go through . I was worrying about her having to go through these situations.
I have spoken to many people who have red hair and have told me . Make sure she never dyes her hair she will regret it like they do . Make sure she embraces it and to never let anyone put her down for having red hair.
The longer her hair has got the more I can see her hair colour . I now am in love with it . She is lucky to have such an amazing hair colour . Not a nothing colour like mine . Which I have to spend money on to make it look nice.