I fully believe that life is precious and to have a fully working mind and body (most of the time) is a privilege on its own!
We know we won’t be here forever and we won’t always have young, agile bodies, but that’s okay because growing old is a privilege denied to many! We should appreciate every day like we’re doing to die because we are! (Wow, that got deep quick, didn’t it?)
Swifty getting to my point here, I just believe that we should treat our bodies in the exact same way, we should appreciate it in every way possible, even the bad parts because we should just be glad we have one. There’s so much emphasis on fake beauty these days and trying to obtain the perfect selfie or social media worthy body and it’s just not obtainable (especially if you’re no good at photoshop!)
So why not be natural and love who you truly are? Hair dye is a HUGE industry in both the UK and the US alone and beauty companies sell millions of DIY kits each year, not to mention the astronomical prices of going to a beauty salon for a dye job these days!
So, if you’re thinking of ditching the dye but aren’t sure, then we have some fierce women who took the plunge, said senora to the Clairol and look AMAZING for it. Grey hair is no longer for Grannies!
How much more convincing do you need!?
1. “My first grey hair memory was when I was 7 years old. I remember being at school, I had long hair, and it caught my attention. I yanked it out, but never really thought much of it because I thought it was normal.”
This woman has spent most of life trying to hide her beautiful grey locks, after nasty comments from her friends, her boss and people in general, until at age 42, when she decided to ignore everyone else and do what was best for her! And she looks amazing for it! Her smile says it all!
“I have been dye free for 6 years now; I love me and my hair. I get compliments ALL the time. As a matter of fact, people, in general, think I’m in my 30’s; I’m 48.”
2. Deciding to let my white hair grow in was a moment of acceptance of who I am. My hair colour does not define my youth!
Such positivity from such a stunning lady, she radiates beauty and health. & I think she totally rocks this look! Absolutely fabulous!
“I feel young, healthy, & beautiful.”
3. “I was 12 years old when the boy I had a crush on pointed out my first grey hair. He meant no harm, but I was mortified.”
Some people can be so insensitive, especially when you’re at school! But I’m glad to see that her then (hopefully ex) crush’s harsh words didn’t affect her for the rest of her life, I personally think that she looks like a superhero! I love, love, love this look!
“Since then there were years of plucked hair and boxed dye. It has now been 4 years of growing out the roots and fully embracing the grey. 26 years old and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
4. “Now that my transition is complete and with the winter light my hair seems more white than grey!”
And what a beautiful transition it is! She looks absolutely stunning, I actually thought she was Jennifer Aniston for a second!
“I love all the shades though! It looks different every day!”
5. “My name is Lhin. I am 37 years old from Thailand. I have had grey hair since I was in high school.”
Lhin was another victim of insensitive comments from family, friends and even neighbours! It put an unwelcome pressure on her to keep dying her hair for years until she came to the realisation that what other people think of her, is none of her business. Her life is her life.
“Nowadays, I am asked by people all the time, “where did I get my hair done!?”They love it and want to have this colour too. I love my hair and I feel blessed that I embrace it and let this colour become me.”
6. “I’ve been greying since the age of 13 and I’ve never dyed my hair.”
This lady has never even touched a box of hair dye and has always fully embraced the grey locks that nature has given her! She loves being likened to a fairy, an elf…and even Elsa from Frozen! And to be honest, who wouldn’t love that!?
“My current life on an organic farm somehow resonates with my natural hair, and for me, it’s another way for my femininity to shine through. I hope to inspire as many as possible, to be brave enough to embrace and show who and what they truly are on the inside.”
7. “I have dyed my hair since I was 18, now at 42 I can not wait to see my grey curls. Gray is freedom”
What a look though, this is absolutely stunning! & I can only imagine how gorgeous those curls are going to look once that silver fully makes its way through! Wow.
8. “Born with grey and black hair. First female in 7 generations! I was teased incessantly because kids are jerks so I started dying it when I was 14.”
It makes me so sad to see that most of these women have only dyed their beautiful, natural hair because of some mean, nasty comments from other people! Surely, if you’re going to be an ar*sehole, could you not just keep it to yourself!?
“About year and a half ago my stylist told me that all my grey was now white so we went for it. I feel like I found hardwood under the carpet! I’ll never go back.”
9. “Hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day! I get it from my momma!”
I don’t know about you, but I honestly would have trouble knowing which one is the daughter and which is the mother here. So beautiful, keep being you, ladies!
10. “Think of all that living you get to do when you stop masking your true Self”
I couldn’t have put it better myself! These beauties are so inspirational.
Personal story time: It’s nothing to do with being grey for me, personally, however, I was dying my hair blonde from the age of 17, because I thought that’s what ‘society’ wanted, I thought blonde was beautiful and that my mousey ash brown hair was not. I did this to the extent of ignoring the fact that my hair was falling out already due to an autoimmune condition and that its overall health was becoming atrocious and I was close to losing it altogether. Then, at the age of 30 (nearly two years ago), I finally decided to think of myself, my health and stuff the dye and now I am embracing my darker, natural, ashy brown roots (literally!)