I decided to grow out my grey a couple of years ago, inspired by a good friend of mine who has the most gorgeous grey hair. I was pushed to bite the bullet when some online friends decided they were going to embark on the same ship. We pushed off and ditched the dye.
I wrote a post when I started my journey here and I updated as I sailed along and I landed on grey hair island happy as a clam.
Even though growing out hideous roots is an aesthetically painful process, best bet is to avoid mirrors and heaven forbid, no photos! There is one photo of me at a friend’s party and my hair looks just awful, but I was almost half way by that time, so I looked away and carried on.
As my hair grew, the red dye (what was I thinking) faded too, so the contrast became less. I still wasn’t prepared for the final colour though. What I wasn’t prepared for was how much I loved it. My fabulous hairdresser supported me every step, no talk of colour at all and I thank her for that.
The other thing I wasn’t expecting was how my hair is changing colour still. I have grown it longer which I like and I want it a little longer, just to see!
So I save money on dye and I get to use blue shampoo made specifically for grey/silver hair!
The only side effect has been that I need to wash my hair more regularly as it has resorted to it’s oily beginnings. Now I have stopped abusing my tresses with constant chemicals, I should be happy to give it a wash before the extra shine hits!
I hope that you are liking your hair this Friday!
Have a fab weekend.