I went from long dark hair to short white hair within a year!
And I’m so pleased I did.
As a Yoga Passionista and Activist for the Fabulous Fifties and Sensational Sixties, going grey is a major topic of conversation. Do I or don’t I? How do I deal with the grow out and what can I expect is a typical question.
So here’s what I did.
I even made a short video below giving a little idea of some of the process. Mind you, either way it can be a long process and some of the sexiest most attractive women I know are grey and rocking it.
A word of advice however….. Find a hair stylist you trust and have an idea of just how much grey is coming through with your hair. I went from long dark red hair – pictured here – and it wasn’t so much my decision as my hairdressers decision to send me blond as the prerequisite to grey. Let’s be honest, I was a little too scared to simply let it grow out and go grey.
Long and Dark took more maintenance than I was ready to give
Short and blond however is surprisingly cheaper to keep and easier!!
Check out my recent video trip and conversation with my stylist. She was adjusting my short white to a gorgeous silver grey.
In my constant upkeep of my red hair I was noticing the roots were looking lighter and lighter. It was becoming a nightmare. As I slowly worked my way up into shorter hairstyles, Suzie my ever trusted hairstylist who’s contact is readily available by clicking here if you’d like to go see her, said ‘How about we go blond?’ After the initial shock, I said, ‘let’s do it’. Now this would only have been possible with a stylist who holds complete trust. So what are the 3 main questions? This is what I’ve found.
I’m terrified of going grey. Will it be a shock for everyone around me not to mention myself?
Isn’t it funny how we often think of others responses to our suddenly ‘ageing’ ourselves by allowing our grey to come through. My advice is get a great cut. Know the shape of your face and what kind of cut will suit it. Wear makeup with pride and whatever earring accessories you might like and rock that look.
How will I update it? Isn’t grey hair all about dry, wirey, listless hair?
It’s only dry, wirey and listless if you let it go that way. There’s a plethora of fabulous products out there to keep your hair healthy, with that silvery tone. Grey hair simply has no colour tone, but it’s strong, so it can appear a bit ratty at times. Make sure you have a good leave in moisturiser and give it a deep treatment often.
I can’t stand the thought of growing it out. Can I have it immediately sent a nice grey?
Absolutely you can. This may take a 3 step process that might have to happen over more than one trip to the hairstylist. It depends on what colour you begin with as to firstly how much is involved in stripping it out. Then the hair has to be bleached white and then finally the choice of blond colour whether it’s grey, or a golden ash goes over the blond.
My video above was taken as I went super short but was a little too white. Suzie my stylist used a process called ‘dubbing’. She popped a little deeper grey into the roots and let the rest of the hair remain silver. I now have an idea of just how grey I am and when I know I’m nice and light I’ll let the blond grow out and the natural grey take over. And I’m looking forward to the journey.
A personal tip:
What will keep your grey hair looking fabulous besides great product, is a good diet. Make sure you’re getting your quality fish oils, Calcium Magnesium and a pharmaceutical blend of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Here’s an article from my favourite group of scientists about what it takes to keep healthy vibrant gorgeous hair and nails. To get the right vitamins into your body you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go shopping by clicking right here.
My mission is to help the Sensational Sixties and Fabulous Fifties know that they can look amazing and rock a head of grey hair. While they’re doing that, they can improve their flexibility, agility and strength and have the best second half or third act of life that they can imagine. Contact me any time or head to my class schedule for more information about Yoga, Water Yoga, Meditation, Food and Nutrition Coaching and help with Menopause.