Photo Sunday – A Video About My Recent Decision to Go Grey




Well, I’ve done it. I bit the bullet and decided to let my gray hair grow out. No more coloring.

I’m not sure if I can do it or not so I’m creating a video journal to kind of cheer myself on.

If you’ve been trying to decide weather to stop coloring or not then maybe we can hold hands while we are in the process of “Letting the Silver Shine”.


  1. SueP in San Diego says

    When I met my mother-in-law, she had been coloring her hair a color that it had never been when she was younger, and it never looked right. My husband and I convinced her to try letting it grow out a few years later, and though it grew out gray and white, she looked so much more natural, and I think even younger. She loved that she didn’t have to pay to have it died and liked the way it looked. I am 50 and stopped coloring my hair almost 4 years ago. It looks better than trying to keep up the dye, and my husband says it’s silver, not gray. Since then, I have been stopped several times by women at the grocery store who tell me that my hair is beautiful, and they want to stop coloring their hair, but were too afraid to try. They have lots of questions. Of course, the first few months are a bit awkward, but with a good haircut, it’s not so bad. The only people who give me negative feedback are the women who cut my hair, who want to color it, and my mom who feels older! Love it that I’m starting to see more models and celebrities with gray hair. It’s time to stop feeling ashamed of something that happens naturally. Gray doesn’t have to be equated with old and run down unless you act that way!

    • says

      So you were about the same age I am when you stopped coloring. Mine is white/silver too. I’m glad it’s not a dull color. :)
      Yeah, I’m expecting some grief at the salon too but I’ll just tell her if she wants me to keep coming in for a cut then she’ll be quiet and let me do things my way! lol
      I’m glad to hear that you don’t regret not coloring any more. I can’t wait to see what I end up with!

  2. says

    Interesting. I will be 60 in October. My natural color is off black. For years (i started greying early) I colored auburn. Then as the grey got harder to cover, I have been lightening up to blonde. I fear that being grey in my work will cause people to say I’m the pricky old biddy and stop saying that I am detail oriented. ~lol~. Go grey if you can. I’ll be silver naturally when I depart Miss Clairol.

    • says

      My hair color was brown with a lot of red highlights but over the years it’s gotten so gray that the color won’t keep for more than a couple of weeks. So I went blonde and that seemed to work. Except that for the past year or so even that isn’t lasting for more than a couple of weeks. So it’s either color MORE or quit coloring all together. I’m kind of excited to see what is REALLY under all of that color. :)

  3. says

    Your hair will look fabulous! Congratulations on your decision to be naturally gray. It took me too many years to make that decision, but since I made it I have never looked back.


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