My hair has been all grey for over a year now and I could’t be happier with it. The tones and shades in the colour seem to shift regularly according to the style and light. I have darker hair in my original brown but even that seems to have altered it’s colour and tone to blend with the greys which also move from silver white to pewter grey.
Is there anything different about having all out grey hair when most people my age are regularly dyeing, tinting, highlighting, low lighting, bleaching and streaking (please tell me no-one asks for streaks anymore)?
So, what has changed?
I am fanatical about conditioning my hair when I wash it, which is only twice or three times a week now.
I also add a hair oil when my hair is damp, which highlights the very light areas of my hair as well as keeping any frizz at bay.
My wardrobe consists of less grey, or I at least make sure I add some colour if I end up wearing lots of grey. No-one wants to look like a walking grey fog!
I am enjoying my hair the longest it has been and I am showing no signs of wanting it short. However I do fall into the ‘never wearing my hair down’ camp and always have it tied up one way or another.
I like my hair when it is tied up, but when it is down, I worry that I look like I am auditioning for a part in ‘Macbeth’.
Who knew that people would be dyeing their hair grey? My grandma would have laughed her socks off! Of course I see the appeal, grey hair is cool!
I am very much enjoying that I can put a temporary colour on my hair and it will hang about for a few weeks then be gone as it washes out. My favorite colours so far have been purple although the blue stayed for longer. Both colours were intense when they were first applied but they both washed out to a lovely shade before fading to my natural colour. I fancy pink too, but not green or yellow.
I love to see gorgeous ladies young and old with natural grey hair, from tiny strands of sparkle grey to full heads of beautiful silver. I would love to see more ladies with natural grey especially us ‘youngsters’ as a local octogenarian called me just this week!!
If you want to see a ‘before’ photo from about two years ago, look here . It took me just over a year to grow out all of the grey and although I never had any urge to dye it, I had every urge to avoid mirrors and photos!
Enjoy your day, enjoy your hair!
Happy Wednesday x