Grey Hairs And I Don’t Care

Updated September 25, 2018

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Have you heard? Some say grey is the new black! Which is fabulous news for those of us who have been coloring our grey hairs for years. My stubborn, grey’s have launched a hostile takeover in an all out effort to eradicate what’s left of my natural hair color. Does your head resemble this description? : )

I tend to be a bit of a rebel and rule breaker, but I’ve fallen in love with this hot grey hair trend and have decided to go all in, darlings! Recently, a blogger friend of mine, Paula from Dimples on My What? made the same choice, and chronicled her grey transition for her loyal subscribers.  Smart girl, right?  I know, I’m so happy she’s my buddy!

It’s such a great idea, that with her blessing, I’ll be doing my own transition post, complete with photos, in case you might be considering doing the same.

So let’s get this 50 Shades of Going GREY Party started, shall we?

50 Shades of Going Grey

8 Weeks Grow Out Photo + Update

natural grey hair transition 8 weeks

To be completely honest, at this point in the natural grey grow out process, I’m feeling a tad conflicted and I am going to be completely honest with you about all my “feelings“. Ready?

If you are just tuning in to our week-by-week natural transition to grey, please read to the bottom, as I’m updating this post every step of the way.

Let’s Begin With The Good:

I’m actually now able to see what my natural grey hair will look like and am thus far pretty happy with the random grey pattern. I can see a grey “conference meeting” happening that has a cool banding affect ~ yes, yippy kiyay!

The Insecurities:
Enter the conflicted part of my going grey story. We spent a weekend mingling with family and friends. Notably, not a single man sneaked a peek at my multiplying grey roots, however, many women seemed entranced by the hypnotic effects of the grey hair whisperer. : )

While the stares and obligatory peeks at my clearly dominant root line at times threw my off, the truth is, I’m actually pretty pumped about going naturally grey. I have a solid reputation for being the half full girl plus sprinkles on top, but like the Monkeys used to say, “I’m a believer” that is until I’m not.

Of course, I’ll be keeping you update on both the good and bad of my grey transition process, hey… there’s no shame in my game, darlings. If I end up hating it, I’ll simply ho back to color.

My Insecurities About the Process:
We had a busy weekend of activities this weekend, and it was hard for me not to notice the awkward glances at my root-line. It’s all good, I expected there would be periods of time in between my goal and (to quote The Beatles) The Long and Winding Road that would, fingers and toes very much crossed, lead to my ultimate goal towards being that naturally grey woman people stop in the street. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Right now, although I am not giving up on my grey transition, I must admit that living in the south, adds a solid layer of pressure. While adore my new home state, being blonde seems to be a right of passage and my former hair dresser was hell-bent on making this Cuban girl a blonde. I can’t honestly blame him, when in the south….

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7 WEEKS

At seven weeks no color touch ups, I’m starting to get a glimpse of where the largest concentration of my new silver strands will be and I’m getting excited. I’m kinda digging the randomness and solid areas of grey that are just wee baby sprouts.  Welcome, my silver locks, come forth and prosper.

I’m also noticing just how stubborn my grey’s truly are, as they are starting to show even below my root growth line. For once, that’s fine by me, it is getting me closer to my end goal!

Here are a few questions you might be wondering about the process. In case your question wasn’t covered, feel free to leave them in the Comment Section below.

WHY DID YOU FINALLY DECIDE TO LET IT GO?

I had been going back and forth with allowing my hair to go naturally grey for months, and then one day, just decided it was time to make peace with those silver strands instead of fighting them.

I had originally set a date in my head of 60 for going a la natural. But I just decided, why wait?

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR GOING GREY?

I am hoping that by stopping the color treatments and completely switching to phosphate-free hair care products, I can repair some of the dryness and frizziness I’m seeing now after years of color treating.

Of course there’s always that added bonus of saving money on salon visits too.  Please insert your favorite happy emoji here.

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT LOOKING OLDER?

Um yes and Y E S!  I still have moments going through older posts and thinking, wow, that was a good hair day.  That’s not to say I won’t have them in the future, but I’ver certainly got a lengthy “awkward” period in front of me before I arrive at Silverland.

But I’ve got some good friends who have been all grey for years and they are stunning.

WHAT IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT?

See that’s the easy part with cut or color… if you don’t like it or it doesn’t feel right, let it grow or embrace color once again, no bigs, luv.  I’m hoping I love my new grey hair, yet always reserve the right to change my mind.

I will keep updating this post as the transition continues, so please check back and feel free to ask any questions you might have, I’m happy to share my experiences, insecurities and triumphs.  Ohhhh, and if I get a snarky comment while I’m out and about, you can bet your grey roots, I’ll be spilling the beans to my cyber BFF’s aka YOU!

Until next time, so grateful you stopped by, for your comments, questions and follows.  YOU mean the world to us.

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Jonet Wooten is a former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest & greatest in fashion & beauty, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING Blog.

8 Comments on My Grey Hair Transition With Photos And Tips

  1. Ann
    October 13, 2018 at 10:38 pm (1 month ago)

    Two years color free and pretty happy with my silver transition these days but I completely relate to your ups and downs!

    Reply
    • jonet
      October 25, 2018 at 7:53 am (3 weeks ago)

      Hi Ann, thanks so much for your encouraging words. I must admit, I’m starting to have some doubts about going grey, it comes and goes, much like my memory! I bet yours looks lovely.
      Xo, Jonet

      Reply
  2. nexvan
    October 11, 2018 at 12:47 pm (1 month ago)

    Hello Jonet Wooten, Thanks for the tutorial

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    • jonet
      October 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm (1 month ago)

      I hope you found it helpful. J

      Reply
  3. Gail
    September 15, 2018 at 12:05 am (2 months ago)

    Looking forward to this Jonet and hearing about the journey! I’m sure it will be fabulous

    Reply
    • jonet
      October 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm (1 month ago)

      Hello dear Gail and thanks for you comment. My gray hair is growing out and my current in between phase isn’t pretty, but I’m hanging in there hoping I’ll love the end result. Sending big hugs your way, my friend. Xo, Jonet

      Reply
  4. Cheryl A Galowitch
    September 11, 2018 at 6:19 am (2 months ago)

    It is difficult in the beginning. But, stick with it and trust the process. There will be days you’ll hate it, and days you’ll love it. The whole experience is empowering. Good luck.

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    • jonet
      September 11, 2018 at 7:25 am (2 months ago)

      Oh thank you for your advice and encouragement, dear Cheryl. I’m sure you are right, and am very much looking forward to my new hair color.
      Xo, Jonet

      Reply

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