and now 20%+ my hair has change into grey (specially front side of the head ). Powder dye is less toxic but is also permanent as well. My sister-in-law is an ex-hairdresser. By my 40s, I struggled with wanting to go gray and not knowing how to make the transition. It looks best pulled back in a bun so I do that all the time. How To Transition To Gray Hair. This is such a great testimonial! I just love myself, I accept that I am agging and I have never been more happier. So I stopped. xo! It also depends on how light or dark is your natural grey. At 52 I have been going grey for 40 years and it’s really a very pretty silver. In return my hair is 50% gray. Not easy to cover! I thought of all the time, aggravation, and money that I'd dedicated to my hair for so many years. Il y a 1 décennie. After getting a buzz cut (I style my hair short, so this was an easy transition), we discovered that my natural gray color was light, bright, and becoming. Dye Your Hair Gray Q: I have been coloring my hair for years now. It’s not right that deciding to go gray comes with such a stigma, it’s counter culture, outsider, against the grain, looked down on – all of those things. I don’t know why it’s such a shocking experience but it is. I have to color my hair every 2 weeks (just coloring roots) to cover the gray. I'm a musician, and my crowd appeal changed overnight; I started to feel generic, invisible. People are bleaching their hair out and going platinum as a thing so it’s kind of like the perfect time to go gray. Of the two, liquid dyes are more expensive. So here I am going from a staunch heck no to a 100% all-in attitude over the past year. For more check out my latest Going Gray posts: Check out the cutest organic GOING GRAY t-shirts here! It was like the universe saying, 'You go, girl.' I love being blonde Like when you are three months pregnant and you just want a belly already because you are sick of feeling fat. Reply. Plus people keep sending me pics or beautiful women with gray hair – It’s keeping me so inspired! (Shape up and feel better than ever with the ultimate anti-aging plan! Thank you for this warm welcome! Maybe you can remember when your mom finally went gray? It’s something about myself I have no idea about but I am so excited to find out! This type of dye is permanent. (I have no idea what this means). Such a double standard) – just like people who tell me that I’m pale and need to get a tan. But anyways my mom stopped dying her hair in her mid 50s and then my dad wasn’t feeling it so she went back to dying it. Hairprint is a DIY at home treatment that on average took me 3 hours to apply from start to finish including a blow-dry. Dye Your Hair Gray Q: I have been coloring my hair for years now. Occasionally I get purple streaks put through the ends. Neutralise any yellowing in your grey hair, and stop the silver from deoxidising, by coating your hair once a week with a violet-toned conditioner or shampoo. In return all the men I know, recommended me to die my hair. I started with long hair… Why people cant accept the gray hair? You may also like... How to wear understated make-up The one named cement grabbed my attention, and soon I was booked in for a semi-permanent colour to go over my already pretty light blonde hair. Platinum is hot right now. I’m hanging on!) Thanks so much for sharing! I’m thinking past my chin and then I can chop it. You are going to look so amazing with your natural color! That’s what I keep telling myself too. Meanwhile on Instagram @grombre, a celebration of grey hair, became my go-to follow. Not steely and white like Jamie Lee -- more blondish grey like Helen Mirrin. So if I have gray hair while I am still in my 30s (39! and my mother has also few grey hair. So point being I am okay with getting help. I realized that coloring my hair had been messing with its texture. Years of dying can dry out your locks. Thank you! Your email address will not be published. I covered my natural hair with a huge variety of colours – red, black, blonde, brown – but with enough grey hair to rival Gandalf, it became a real chore. I’m about 75% light grey with some dark grey on the back of my head. Thank you! Now it's been 10 years since I went natural, and I couldn't have made a better choice. Love that you supported your mom and are on the same path. I had no idea it would be the last time, but I was already starting to hate being a slave to the dye, resenting the need to rush and get a hairdresser appointment as soon as my greys started to show. Just do it - you won't regret it! It is freeing when you give up the maintenance! Friends and family still ask me after 4 years why. Little did I know how gray my hair was -- I was only in my 30's! Like when people dye their hair for so long it’s hard to stop. See more ideas about hair, gray hair growing out, hair styles. You gotta do whats right for you. You can follow my experience including before and afters if you search my website using keyword “Hairprint”. I am beautiful! I actually supported my mom doing it in her 50’s while siblings said she was crazy. I’m just not there yet with my own self-confidence. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. As many of you know, in December of 2016 at the age of 45, I made the hard decision to stop dying my hair. Get y I wanted to share why and talk about what changed for me. your own Pins on Pinterest I get more excited by the day though – I doubt I will turn back. My stylist dyed my hair various shades of gray with highlights, lowlights, and some blonde to help with the growing-out process. These top products will provide the best results, without causing any damage. The most frustrating thing is my gray hair! I started with long hair… Let’s make some change. Just to follow on from my earlier post on dying hair with hypothyroidism. I got my first gray hair in my twenties and have dyed it myself ever since. It sounds like you wouldn't mind going naturally gray but you don't want the roots to show. "—Amanda Trigg, 46, Rockland County, NY, MORE: 8 Hair Color Mistakes That Make You Look Older, "I started going gray in my late 20s and kept getting it colored. : ). There are some alternatives to mainstream chemical hair dyes, including natural dyes (like henna) that won’t harm you. I honestly had no idea. This is going to be a test of will and patience!. Okay thanks for your support! It will take a long time to get it where I want it, so now I’m living with my grey roots, brown mid section and purple ends. Everyone that knew me questioned my sanity. I knew what I was doing and I didn’t like it. RELATED: 10 Things that Surprised Me About Going Gray. So how long is your grow out after a year? The Ugly. Plus, pulling your hair out on a regular basis isn’t going to help matters. She always teased me that I should colour my hair but I never would. I know, I know… but being a fat old lady is seemingly so much worse than just being a fat lady. But then her husband didn’t like it and she started up with the dye again. I'm now sick of how fast my roots reappear because I have fast growing thick hair. The last time I dyed my hair was October 2018. There’s bright pink, pastel pink, fuschia pink, coral pink, the list can go on and on. You can view a lot of people making the transition and quite often there are some our age. I was fighting a battle I couldn't win. I was really struggling with the idea of “I don’t feel like I’m old enough for all this grey hair” and I haven’t had hair this long in forever. I didn't really take notice as first but fast forward to today, my greys has become noticeable to everybody. I haven’t gotten my hair cut since MeCHE, Santa Monica! "—Cindy Joseph, 65, Lafayette, CA, MORE: 7 Ways To Make Gray Hair Look Gorgeous, "I'd been dyeing my hair for 20 years when I saw a woman at Starbucks with this gorgeous stripe-y white and steely gray hair. “Semi-permanent color will not completely color gray, but can stain it enough to change your hair color or make it look like a highlight against the darker color,” she says. i m only “who’s facing this problem”. Also, I didn’t want to become one of those older women who keep dyeing their hair and don’t know when to stop. "—Tracey Glenz, 53, Saratoga Springs, NY, Here’s What Sugar Really Does to Your Brain, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. I'm quite grey (in my mid-forties too) and I dye mine blonde - the re-growth is much less noticeable than dyeing it darker. Required fields are marked *. The first 2-3 months of your transition, you will have a demarcation line where the dye meets the gray hair. Sporting the Silver Fox Gray Stripe shoot in 2014 PC: RR Photography . Thank you for writing this. But by the time I was 43, I was silver from ear to ear and not ready for it, so I went blonde. This is so dumb, but… I feel like I’d have more courage to commit to gray if I were thinner. You start feeling confident sporting the gray hair and loving the freedom it represents. I started to dye my hair black (my natural hair color) and voila, they are gone. I also use the curly method so my hair's in great condition. Thanks so much! Always colour your hair in a well-ventilated place. But the truth is it’s not 30 days because my hair is growing out so thick with silver that within a week I could see the shimmer breaking though. I agree, gray/silver/white should just be another color! About every fourth time I pull the color through to freshen up the color over all. I have the same results if I have it professionally done or I do it myself. I'm considering letting the grey take over....but I don't want grey hair. kindly suggest me how i can get back my hair black. After years of seeing my hair as a struggle—and most African-American women still live in a world of weaves, wigs, and straighteners—I feel fortunate to finally like my hair just as it is. Yes, that's right—I quit dyeing my hair. However, it takes a bit of work to get there. So now I have about 2″ of gray/silver showing and I gotta say, I’M EXCITED! It took me about a year to grow it out and I had my colorist do lowlights to make it look a little less obvious that I was growing it out. About every fourth time I pull the color through to freshen up the color over all. xo, Wow Lisa – this is awesome! Pixie Cut Curly Girl: Fellow curly girl Paula went for a pixie cut; she says, “It was really freeing! 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