I began my "going gray" journey back in the very beginning of 2012. I can't believe it's been 5 years since I began. My "going gray" journey was a little quicker than some people's, because about 6 months in I got impatient and got a pixie.
Even then, I still had some color left on the ends. When I began to go gray, most people were supportive. I figured I picked a good time to do it since people were trying to intentionally color their hair gray. The whole granny hair thing was just getting traction back then. I remember hoping back then that the granny hair thing would last long enough for me to get through the growing out phase. I believe people are still doing it, right? It's an awesome time for people who are naturally gray underneath all of their color to go back to their "authentic" selves.
I'm not going to lie. The first several months are hard. You're at that stage when people are looking at you and might be wondering what in the world is going on on your head. I mean, "Are you intentionally letting your roots show like that?"
If you have been throwing around the idea of going gray, you don't have to do it alone. There are so many wonderful support groups on Facebook. Some of them are extremely active with people in all stages of being glitterific. There is everyone from people who are possibly considering maybe stopping the coloring to women who have been dye-free for decades. Everyone cheers everyone else on. If you have questions you can ask questions. Or, you can just be there to support everyone else.
Here's a list of Facebook groups for Gray Hair. You have to be approved to get into most of the groups as they're closed groups.
Gray and Proud
Silver is the New You
Going Gray & Lovin' It
GGG Going Gray Guide
Going Gorgeously Gray
And if you want to read about what I was feeling in the first month after I decided to go gray, please read this "Thank You" post. I truthfully don't even remember writing it. That just goes to show you that the transition process doesn't last forever! And remember, gray hair doesn't have to be dowdy, matronly or boring! It can be vibrant, youthful and fun. Just join the groups above and you'll see that!
Have you considered going naturally gray? I would love to cheer you on!
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