I have done it, after a year of two, three and more tone hair, I have settled on a natural brown with some sparkly chunks.
To be honest I didn’t see the very solid grey streak coming at all, even though the grey has always been more prominent at the front, usually from before a week after dyeing it, the glow would begin shining through. I saw this as a bad thing and ended up dyeing my hair almost monthly, sorry hair.
I think the year it has taken has been a good thing in hindsight, getting used to the colour coming (or lack of it), then being more and more keen to see the natural end result. If the decision was taken to stop dyeing and within a week or a month, everything was in it’s grey glory, I think the shock of the intense colour change might not be for the faint-hearted. Even the peek within a couple of months can be quite alarming, but I think that is mainly because of the contrast between the dyed and fading portion of hair and the natural grey and brown emerging.
Once there was about 2 inches of grey, I was certain that I was going natural, from then I got more and more impatient to see the end result without having too much cut off everytime I went to the salon.
For someone with my patience level, this has been an interesting exercise in patience, grooming and hair decisions.
So what has changed?
I now use ‘Silver’ labelled shampoo which is a fabulous bright blue.
The style of my hair is more considered, I like the long fringe but don’t want to go full long hair, although I thought about it for a while.
Despite good intentions, I am still not a full time lipstick wearer. I really thought this might happen, but lip balm is pretty much all that goes on my lips. I still think lipstick makes me look odd!
I have to keep an eye out for wild grey moments when the shorter hairs decide to go all frizzy on me. Usually a gentle redirect will tame them.
And nothing else really, I still look like I did and I still dress as I always have, no elastic waisted slacks or hair curlers in my near future.
I must say that I had to check that this ‘before’ photo was from last year, seems so long ago!
Do you have natural grey hair? Any tips to share? Or are you a die hard dyer? Do you change your hair colour or keep it as natural as possible? Not something I did when I dyed!
Happy Wednesday x