Photographer: Ash Khosla
Welcome ...

You have probably stumbled across my blog page by searching on the web for items to do with women and grey hair. Maybe you are grey already or are thinking about it and just need a little bit of inspiration to take the plunge?


Well, I am grey and I am proud! Not the old 'over the hill' grey - but the new generation 'grey and chic' grey. And, I want to inspire other women to have the confidence to give grey a go. I want women to have choice. I'm not saying that women should not dye their hair - but they should have the confidence to choose. There is a huge trend for women going grey and it is becoming very popular.

Photographer: Vanessa Mills (Naturalistas Project)

The way I see it, the beauty of grey hair is one of nature's best kept secrets and is only revealed if you give it a try. If you don't like it, you can always dye again. The most important thing to keep in mind is not to be afraid and don't be put off by other people's opinions. You will get people who will be negative about it, even your closest family and friends, especially during the transitioning phase when your hair will most likely look a mess. Keep focused and keep in mind the end goal. Only then will you see the new you - and then you can judge if you like it.

And, remember, it's only hair! 

After you read this page, please take time to click on the sections along the top of the page to see more. Thank you x


Why I dared to be grey:




 My contribution to the Sky News Tonight 
debate about the grey hair gene:


38 comments:

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    1. I agree with you Ann, it's such a nice thing to see grey celebrated!
      hugz,
      Lucy

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  2. Hi. I love your hiar! I think it is realy cute. I am a new GFC follower and email follower via The Ultimate Blog Challenge Group on Face Book (Shanna MommiesandBeyond). I would love to invite you to visit my blog @http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
    Nice to "meet" you!

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  3. Hi,
    There is nothing like natural, so welcome grey as well. :)

    P.S. My first visit here, nice blog. :)

    http://www.iredeem.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great Job!! I did the 1yr trial run just as I turned 40. It seemed to bother everyone else WAY MORE than it bothered me. I was not as fortunate as you to have my grey completely throughout my head. I had streaks in the front, like the bride of Frankenstein. LOL
    My teenage daughters HATED it. I finally gave in at the Year mark and went back to coloring for the time being. I don't like the time and effort it takes to maintain the color. It won't be long until I am ready to stop again.
    I applaud you for your choice, and YES, you do look amazing with Grey Hair.
    I am glad you joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge and look forward to reading more of what is happening for you.

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    1. My mother-in-law would dye her hair when my ex complained about it being grey. It would look great right after she dyed it. But then she'd let it go grey again. She never said why, but now that I'm older I know. It looks great right after you dye it, but three days later and there is a grey skunk line at the top of the hair where you part it or at the temples and forehead line if you pull your hair back. Guess what? My ex let his hair go grey and never dyed it.

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  5. Thanks for leading me here, Denise. I love your blog and all your helpful tips. Your hair is beautiful.

    Please also check out my blog: http://madeline40.blogspot.com.

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  6. Your hair is beautiful!! I am thinking of going grey as well...just have had enough of dye, but I will be cutting ALL my hair off when I do!
    I am so excited to find this blog!
    Grey never looked better!
    Tonya

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  7. You look so gorgeous with your silver hair! You actually look younger~ than when you had colored hair(from your pictures). :o)

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  8. I'll be following your blog with interest. I am slowly acquiring more grey in my tailbone length hair and sometimes feel tempted to cut and colour and conform to what is expected of someone my age. But I know I'll only regret it. Your photos show me that grey can be absolutely stunning also.

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  9. Age doesnt really matter, as long as you know how to handle yourself.

    grey hair

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  10. I agree! Grey is ok. But there is nothing wrong with other colors ;)

    See something here on hairstyles for women over 50

    By, Ana

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  11. I love your gorgeous gray/silver and your haircut is so becoming:) I've been growing out my natural color for 6 months and even though the first 3 months were difficult because of the calico, I kept going and I'm SO glad I did!! My "color" coming in is mostly silver on the crown but surprisingly dark brown (almost ash) at the back. I love it and it feels wonderful not to be someone I'm not. I colored for over 30 years and now I wonder why I thought I looked so good with fake colored hair :(

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  12. How fabulous! Isn't it gorgeous? I've always wondered why aging gracefully has always been frowned upon (probably to feed the industry that uses hair dyes) but the salt/pepper transition to grey/silver is such a beautiful stage of growing older. Fabulous photos, Denise! Love the salt/pepper... it's gorgeous! :D

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  13. You look amazing!

    When I discovered my mallan streak years ago, I died my naturally red hair some rather strange colours to overcome my fear of 'getting old'.

    About 3ish years ago, the dye burnt my head so I said 'off with the hair' and I just let the dye grow out and went grey.

    I discovered that I have a blondey / grey bit in the front and the rest is peppered and the best part is I LOVE IT!!

    I think I look healthier - it is my natural colour after all and it is so easy.

    Thank you for blogging and helping others - when I was in a quandary I couldn't really find much to help me. Jx

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  14. Your hair is lovely, thanks for the advice I stopped colouring my hair a few months back and now look like a badger �� but I'm looking forward to being all grey!

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  15. Well done. You're offering such great support to others who are really struggling with this. I've been thinning things out for the past couple of years. Every now and then I put a light wash in and currently I've not done anything for months so the grey is very visible. We'll see how it all pans out as time goes by. :-)

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  16. I found you via the Bel Tel article. I had been considering going grey for some time and had started and stopped but had never gone through with it. Then my hair started thinning and I decided to stop using hair dye and grow it out, thanks to the inspiration from you!

    I'm now almost 5 months in to growing out my shoulder-length hair (no I'm not cutting it) and my hair started to grow back in once I stopped dyeing it so I'm really happy. I'm an American, living in Northern Ireland, and I never could find my proper hair color over here that I had back home so I suppose it's just as well!

    Thank you again.

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  17. Awww - thank you 'Fat Sparrow' for your lovely words - I am so glad that the Belfast Telegraph article and my blog helped to inspire you. That's all it takes - just a little spark to encourage women to do what their heart is telling them they want to do. Thanks x

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  18. Thank you all for your lovely comments - I really appreciate the positive feedback x

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  19. Thank you for the inspiration! I am 30 and after having my third daughter my hair has drastically changed. I always felt like I wanted to just have my natural color and go gray since I noticed the change and it has been nice to find others who have done this and are sharing their experience. Thanks!

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  20. Denise - I'm Texas Playwright Chick and am blogging in the A2Z Blog Challenge this year and my theme is:
    SHADES OF GRAY

    Would you be willing to be my D, my name is Denise on the day for 'D'? It's about 12 questions, simple easy and is about going Gray/Grey....which you've done so beautifully and gracefully! Would LOVE to have your input. D day would be this Friday, April 4th, so I know it's a tight schedule, but I haven't been able to find a lady to be my D-lady. Would you? Could you? Pretty Please? I followed you on Twitter, (I'm @playwrightchick) and if you follow me back, you could PM me your email and I could then send you the survey. I hope you will! Thanks, Cheryl Duffin

    www.playwrightchick.com

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  21. Your blog is the best! I'm thinking of letting go of my hair coloring. At 65 I'm well into the age of gray hair. Strangely enough I just started to go gray and it is progressing slowly. What got me thinking about it is that the hair on my temples are beginning to gray. Last week I used a root cover up to get me through to my every three month hair coloring at the salon. I feel this is it! I don't want to be doing that every month. I'm still concerned about the process of doing it and really appreciate all the terrific photos and words. I was surprised by all the young gals willing to do it.....yay!

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  22. I'm finding your site amazingly helpful as I'm just embarking on this journey myself. I'm loving the grey and don't mind having the badger stripe, but it's really making me hate the dyed colour that much more. I'm seriously thinking about taking the short cut within a couple of months (after years of growing out a layered cut) so I've bookmarked your site to help keep me inspired as to the kind of end result I'm aiming for. Thank you x

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  23. Thanks so much for your comment Kat - I am so glad that my blog has helped you. If you are on Facebook you should join a group called '1000 Silver Women' and like a page called 'GGG Going Gray Guide'. These will give you further inspiration and help you on your journey. Keep going and you will not regret it! Thanks x

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  24. I flollow your blog, it was very informatic. i say some thing for you :-
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  25. I quit coloring and let my hair go gray a few years ago for many of the same reasons you did. I saw someone while on my morning walk back then that had beautiful gray hair. She was out running and I thought - I'm going to do it! I've never looked back. Now I'm learning I need to change the color of my wardrobe. I had been wearing many warm tones and I'm finding I don't look good in these anymore. I appreciate your blog posts. It's good to find others who've had the courage to go gray.

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  26. I'm very happy to find your blog... maybe it is okay afterall!

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  27. Very informative, thanks for sharing us your ideas,well Beauty is of two kinds, GOD-Gifted and achieved by artificial means. Both type of beauty needs care and attention; beauty makes you attractive and appealing....


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  28. I could not even consider coloring my hair again! All the misconceptions I had about going gray are dispelled. Some said it would be frizzy, turn brassy etc. These things can happen and it all depends on the products you use, the cut and the best investment a shower water filter!

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  29. An interesting blog. I give big thum up for very usefull and interesting information.

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