Have you been dyeing your hair for decades?
Do you see your regrowth 3 days after covering it?
Has it ever crossed your mind what is actually going on under there?
Are you constantly perusing pinterest pinning images of women who have embraced their silvers? Does your head itch from all the chemicals you use?
Have you tried lowlighting, highlighting, bleaching and going blonde?
Well this might be something you want to read….
Yes yes yes there are millions of stories, blogs, Facebook pages,
Pinterest boards devoted to showing you how its been done before by hundreds of other women.
No scratch that …thousands of women…no scratch that …hundreds of thousands of women…nope, lets make that millions of women around the world embracing their silvers.
Once we’re past that ‘certain age’ we really shouldn’t have to worry about what other people think. I think we should be setting an example for our sisters and daughters we aren’t afraid of embracing age and with that change.
I could write a book about why we started dyeing our hair and why we continue to dye our hair and why so many women are resistant to changing that.
I won’t; instead I’ll focus on why we want to stop instead of why we continue to do it.
The “Granny Grey” hair trend is one of the most popular hair trends EVER! Yep, think about it, if millions of young women are torturing their hair into a state of greyness.then, why are we continuing to cover our naturally grey hair?? Its aspirational isn’t it?
I’m a member of many ‘grey hair groups’ so I’ve seen thousands of transitions and I can tell you in all honesty there are only a few ways to go. You can cut it all off into a pixie and watch it grow from there. Or, you can just cold turkey it with a demarcation line.
It is also important for me to note as you embrace this journey that you keep your hair in tip top condition, get plenty of trims along the way and keep it styled and tidy as much as you can…part of other peoples judgment about grey hair is it can look very witchy, so don’t give them fuel for the fire.
BY THE WAY
I’ve read some pretty sad stories of judgment over the 9 years I’ve been grey.
Why is it ok for men to be silver foxes? Yet women get to be “old and grey”?
Beats me, I don’t know.
As a Model who embraces age myself I’ve been trolled many times over my hair, yes about its colour but more so, now it is very long, about its length.
Many people hold outdated opinions on how older women just shouldn’t have long hair. That long hair is best worn on younger women…I have never read a reason why this should be the case.
Just another one of those old wives tales people hang on to…
So, I say lets get with the times people, if you’ve ever wanted to see what lies underneath the hair dye NOW is a pretty good time to lift the bonnet and take a look.
Plenty of inspiration out there for you to do so.and best of all there is so much support from other women all over the world doing the same thing.
Remember there is no shame in going back if you get half way through and decide it’s not for you.
BUT, I do have to share it will be quite some time before you really see what’s going on, I would say get it to a bob length before you go making any decisions to revert.
I also have to tell you that most of us are what I call a “Top Deck” meaning that most of the silvers are on the top of the head and dark underneath so silver is rarely evenly spread all over unless you are very very grey.
And, there are those out there who will be disappointed they just don’t have enough silvers to make an impact.
Never mind my lovelies, one thing is for certain, we’ll all get there in the end.
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