Grey Hairs And I Don’t Care

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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

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4 WEEKS

What an interesting change in perspective; I went from grumbling each time I looked in the mirror and saw a new crop of grey’s coming in, to willing them to fill in quicker. What was once my foe has now become my friend and I am looking forward to seeing what the results of letting it go will yield.

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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?

A little bit, to be honest.  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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2 Comments on My Grey Hair Transition With Photos And Tips

  1. Cheryl A Galowitch
    September 11, 2018 at 6:19 am (2 weeks 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 weeks 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

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