For some reason, this going gray post seems to be "popular" right now. If you scroll down you can read how I was feeling about the journey as I was going through it and have a little giggle. The updates from the beginning of my journey are below the pictures.
It's funny that in my very first "going gray update" post in January 2012 I "hoped" that I hadn't missed the gray trend. Four years later it is still going strong and apparently now people who are not naturally gray are sitting in salon chairs for LONG hours trying to get gray.
If you can see me in the sidebar, you know that I made it all the way through the "going gray" journey in one piece! I was actually surprised when a photo from the beginning showed up in my "facebook memories" today. I hadn't realized it had been FOUR years since I began!! I thought it had only been three. I guess time flies when you're having fun. My updates below only go from January 2012 to March 2012, so I've tried to find some other pictures during the process.
This is what it looked like by May 2012. It was maybe three inches of gray roots. I just stopped coloring cold turkey and didn't bother having any highlights or anything put in. The beginning is probably the hardest part. By the time I got to this point, I didn't really even care if people looked at me funny! By this point, they knew what I was doing!
I ended up cutting my hair into a pixie in July 2012 and that was all she wrote! You can tell that the ends still had color on them. I actually kind of miss the funky variation of color.
Cutting into a pixie made the growing out process easier and everyone still loved my hair even though I looked like a calico cat. Hehe. By November 2012, it was still pixied and looked like this. A lot of the color was off the ends by this point. It's a little shorter than I like, but we went really short to get the rest of the color off the ends.
In August of 2014, I was actually in All You Magazine talking about my gray hair. Now, All You doesn't exist anymore. It's been merged into Southern Living, I believe. But, I can still say I was in a magazine! The photo was actually taken in April of 2014, though.
By February of 2015, I pixied again. I got bored. What can I say?
I'm in the process of growing it out again (it's back to chin-length), but who knows how long it will be until I cut it again. Since I don't cure my "hair boredom" with color anymore, I have to cure it with haircuts!
I began my going gray journey in the beginning of January 2012. The last time I colored my hair was December 23rd, 2011. Here are the original posts, from newest to oldest.
March 9, 2012
February 10, 2012
And wanna see something fun? Take a minute to check out the Greyovers over at thegreymatter blog! She has made over celebrities to have gray hair. And they are all still stunning. I'm hoping she'll do one of me, too. ;)
Celebrity Greyovers Part 1
I also bought the book Going Gray by Anne Kreamer.
I'm about to go start it! I opened it earlier to the middle and glanced at one paragraph. Even that random paragraph looked interesting. So, I'm looking forward to it!
Who's gonna do it with me?!? *big grin*
I did find this blog post from December about how the gray trend might still be going! Maybe I didn't miss the gray trend. ; )