All posts tagged: Natural Grey Hair

Weekly photos 2017 17/52

One photo this week! I can’t believe I have not taken any pictures apart from photos of stuff for the 100 day project to post on Instagram.  I clearly need to get out more! I took this very bad shot because I am having my hair cut this week and I have decided to get lots chopped off.  Not super short but most likely jaw length, maybe a little longer.  So I thought I would have a look at how it looks now before the cut! I never ever ever wear it down because it gets in the way and I will tie it up within minutes and I am not sure about the long grey hair look for me.  The grey hair in a ponytail or wrapped into a mini bun I like, but I want something different, so that means a few inches off. I can’t believe I have kept it long for such a long time, I usually grow it down to about shoulder length then get it cut short then grow …

Grey hair, naturally.

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 …

‘I Like’ Friday. The natural grey edition.

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 …

Let the Sparkle out – Grey hair update

  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 …