Friday, October 3, 2014

I'm Gonna Wash That Color Right Out of My Hair...

Once upon a time there was a twenty something young woman who was going gray. "I can't go gray this young!" she exclaimed.  So she bought her first box of Clairol.  Throughout her 30's she colored her hair....she started with brown and then decided to become a redhead. She entered her 40's as a redhead and continued buying a box of color each month.  When she was 46 she decided she needed professional help...a professional hair stylist that is. She loved having her hair colored by her wonderful hair stylist, but she still had to buy "the box" each month to keep up with her gray roots. The woman's loving husband encouraged her to let her hair go gray, but she insisted that she was "too young."  When she turned 48, she finally decided that she was ready...ready to go gray!  She gave her roots one last boost to get her through a family wedding, and then she stopped.  No more "boxes" more color from her hair stylist.  How would she make this awkward transition though?  She researched ways to go gray and finally decided that she would do something drastic. She went to her hair stylist and had her long locks cut off!  Fortunately, her hair stylist was very talented and cut her hair in such a way as to camouflage her skunk stripe for her!  After four and a half months passed, she was finally free from "the box" once and for all!

 Here I am as a redhead

 Here I am in May of 2014

 This is mid-July -- first cut.  (Also going through cancer
treatment on my nose)

 This is my second cut all grown out -- but it shows that the
color is still on the ends of my hair.  Easy transition!

This is October 3, 2014.  The tips of my bangs have a bit of
color left on them, but the rest is my new natural!

All in all, it's been an easy journey. I told my hair stylist today that the weirdest thing for me is to see myself in pictures. I'm used to seeing myself in the mirror, but when I look at myself in a picture I don't recognize myself!  I guess that will change over time. 

If you are contemplating letting yourself go gray...I say go for it!  It has been the most freeing experience!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your journey. I just started growing in my gray with my last color in November 2015. I'm contemplating going short to shorten the growing in phase and your blog helped. You have beautiful silver hair. It makes you face bright and beautiful! Thanks again!

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