Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Five years ago today......




Personally I'm ok with going grey, I know a lot of woman prefer not to let nature take it's course and keep colouring. For me I didn't want to be exposed to the many toxins in hair dye so I stopped dying my hair five years ago today. Two years later I signed up to study naturopathy.

More and more people are becoming aware of environmental and health issues that can be caused by chemicals and it is becoming quite fashionable not to dye ones hair (not that I have ever followed fashion trends).

 It's not uncommon to see other 50 year old women break out of the old mold society has for woman, that they should be hiding their grey hair as one phase of life shifts into the next.

 I'm quite enjoying my autumn years which is the term often described for 45-65 year olds and as I did in my youth I keep going against the norm.

I think grey is a sign of a rite of passage into cronehood and increasing wisdom.

What do you think? How many others are letting nature take its course and going grey?


28 comments:

  1. yes I am in the grey club, I started going grey fairly early on (from my dad's side) I quite like it. I have seen many women going grey or are completely grey and think no matter the colour of the hair if they are a beautiful person that is what shines through!

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    1. Yes you are soo right. There is quite a change going on where woman especially are not buying into the magazine photoshopped model look and more women are wanting authenticity re body image. It is rather powerful and wonderful I think.

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  2. I also quit coloring my hair around the age of 50, I'll be 66 on Friday. My hair is mostly silver these days, and down to below my shoulder blades. I did not like the cooking feeling on my head when coloring my hair and having to do it every few weeks. I'm more comfortable being my 'natural' self.

    I think you are a lovely woman.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Happy birthday for Friday! I really want long silver hair when I grow up.

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  3. I covered the grey for many years, largely because the husband felt it made me [and by default, him!] look older than my years. When my hair began to thin, the coloring merely served to highlight the sparseness rather than to enhance my appearance. I stopped the hair dye and went au natural, but was reluctantly persuaded to use Nioxin products to preserve the remaining hair. After a short while I made the decision to stop using any and all chemicals on my hair and scalp, opting instead to use only therapeutic-grade essential oil products from Young Living. At age 68, my hair is almost all white but seemingly healthy and no longer thinning.

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    1. My hair is very fine and the dye was damaging it too. I'm quite lucky Brent likes the natural look and doesn't mind my wibbly wobbly bits... he is quite worried if I loose weight the boobs will shrink too.

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  4. i love your hair! i only have 5 or 6 gray hairs so far. my hair is still dark brown like it has always been. i don't think i will ever dye it if i turn gray.

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  5. I too have let Mother Nature have her way with my hair.....I try to say silver and avoid gray when speaking about the color change.

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    1. yes like silver sounds more distinguished indeed

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  6. I have blond hair and while I do have some grey (I'm 55), it tends to blend in so not very obvious. I do understand coloring it though. In our poor job market with so few openings (USA), it helps to look younger so many women cover the grey.

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    1. my friend is blond and any greys blend in. I've some friends over 50 who are having trouble getting a job over here. But then there are not a lot of jobs. The young kids are all getting part time positions as there are not many fulltime jobs around.

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  7. I had this argument with my brother a few months back he is a hairdresser. I have never dyed my hair and never will.

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    1. Most hairdressers try and talk to me about dyeing my hair. I don't like getting my haircut - it is up there with going to the dentist.. I was meant to go yesterday but chickened out and cancelled by appointment...

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  8. I'm in the platinum blonde club too! I started to go platinum in my mid twenties. Lucky for me my hair moved from auburn to strawberry blonde to platinum with ease. I was always being asked who coloured my hair or what colour dye I used. Ha! It was all natural. For the past three years I have used Baking Soda to wash my hair. If you haven't tried that please give it go. It makes my hair lovely and soft and shiny. No nasty chemicals for me.

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    1. I just haven't got into the no poo club yet..... I know it is really popular,

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  9. you are gorgeous with your gray!!! I am not dyeing my hair, for now I have mostly brown with bits and pieces of gray :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm a bits n bobs gray girl too smile love it!

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  10. I stopped coloring early this year and my grey-silver hair is coming through quite nicely. I agree about our Autumn years.....and I love the feeling of recognizing my age.

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    1. Th transition stage was quite horrible, so pleased I did it while homeschooling and not working. I started as it was coming into autumn so just wore hats out. I'm quite enjoying being 50 it's been quite a change where as I no longer give a toss what others think of me

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  11. Grey hair is beautiful and the transition is fascinating. Good for you. I love my silver hair, and am so glad I avoided getting into dyeing and putting all those toxins into my scalp. Dyed hair actually gives quite a hard look when the wrinkles come, and it's hard to stop dyeing for many women.

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    1. I've enjoyed the transition glad I made the choice.

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  12. I really like grey hair. Your's is beautiful----I just love crinkly hair like yours. I started getting grey in my early 30's so it was easy to just let it keep getting grayer and grayer. No one really thinks much about it when or considered it aging when you get grey at that age. My grandmother had the most gorgeous silvery grey hair and so I hoped that mine would turn out to be the same shade. Happily it has. I think that even if it hadn't come in a really pretty color I wouldn't have gone to dyeing it since it's such a pain to keep up and I think not at all good for your hair or yourself either. I always look askance at those 70 year old blondes. Just seems odd somehow.

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    1. i plucked my greys out at 30. 45 finally just let nature takes its course. Lucky you having silver I hope i get there too.

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  13. Yup letting those widom highlights shine through. I get excited every time I find another one. But I have had women tell me they will hold me down and dye my hair. They get quite angry when I tell them Im not going to dye it.
    But I think you look fantastic. Silver sisters rule!

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  14. Haven't dyed for about 10 years. I also let my hair grow long, very long. Why not? I can wear a bun! Or a pony tail. Or a braid. What fun! Glad to find you. First time I've read your blog. Come by and see us at Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a minute! We're in Washington state USA. We'll have a whole grain scone and some Tension Tamer Tea!

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  15. Haven't dyed for about 10 years. I also let my hair grow long, very long. Why not? I can wear a bun! Or a pony tail. Or a braid. What fun! Glad to find you. First time I've read your blog. Come by and see us at Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a minute! We're in Washington state USA. We'll have a whole grain scone and some Tension Tamer Tea!

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