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Going Grey..

So a little back story on my history with hair colour..

I have been colouring my hair since I was 18 but the kicker in this scenario is that I have been colouring it my natural colour.. nothing wow, nothing trendy and certainly nothing new.

My hair is pretty much jet black and just as I have only ever known my father as a Silver Fox it appears I took his genetics on that front and started my 'silver streaks' at about 16 years of age.

If any of you get your hair professionally coloured you will know that there is no change from $100 and possibly $200 depending on your salon.. as a result I did it at home myself and as my hair grows fast it was a twice a month gig.

So call it a mid life crisis, call it getting so bloody fed up with the routine or call it feeling empowered at 40 (I claim the later), I decided to stop and just go grey.

I was inspired by Annika Von Holdt but Kitty was worried I would look old. Just quietly this spurred me on to show her that its not right to judge someone that way and that I could rock anything I wanted too!




The reason for my post is that loads of people have asked me how I went about it.. so here it is.

1.  I started to colour my hair in lighter brown and plum colours so that I would have less build up of heavy dark colour..
2. When I was ready to take the leap I got a product that strips colour from your hair but doesn't use bleach so won't dry it out hideously.. 
3. I was left with funky two tone hair so I chopped it into a bob and it now is 3 tone :)
4. I just let it grow.. 

I have done one conditioning treatment but the grey is softer and healthier than the rest so once it has grown more I will go to a pro to make the grey look even sexier with maybe some blonde tones or to even it out and also get a another haircut so shape it up and let it grow out with form.

Curious what I look like now?


Kitty likes my 3 tone hair and a few people have asked who does my colour!!

How so I feel? I feel empowere.
I get a little insecure when I bump into my much younger friends and their eyes keep flicking to my new halo as they talk to me but truly I feel like I am making a statement.
I feel like my statement is that I just don't feel the need to be perfect and that is a good thing.

Are you grey? 
Do you want to be?
What age did yours start? 


2 comments

  1. I want to go grey I did not colour my hair for just over three months to check out the re-growth. But I am not grey enough yet. My grandmother and Dad had/have the most beautiful snow white grey hair. So fingers crossed genetics will be on my side. So semi-permanents for a bit longer...

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  2. I think you look beautiful! Cannot wait for the full transformation x

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