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To Dye or Not to Dye? The Going Grey Dilemma.

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  1. Sam says:

    Hi Mel.
    I decided to embrace my natural hair about 3 years ago at age 47. I was fed up with ‘needing’ to dye my roots every couple of weeks. I was shocked and cross with myself when it dawned on me that I felt ashamed of the grey coming through, and decided it was time for some self acceptance and to fly in the face of my fears and societal norms. It’s the best decision ever. I feel better about myself now I’m no longer ‘hiding’, not to mention time and money saved from sitting in the hairdresser chair (sorry – not sorry!). I have had more compliments on my hair now it’s multi toned/silver streaked/unique than I ever received when it was dyed. I feel good that a few of my friends have thought my choice and my results good enough to give the silver strands a go for themselves. Grey hair is nof for everyone, but yes it IS a choice! To each their own – whatever makes you happy. X

    1. Exactly Sam. Your story is similar to mine. It’s such a good feeling to know we inspire other women to give it a try through our personal experience. Women deserve to feel that they can make that choice freely without feeling shame about the fact that their hair is grey. After all, it’s just another hair colour right? Thanks so much for your comment 💗

  2. Cynthia says:

    Mel! I love your posts and my story is similar but I really began letting my grey show in 2019! When a family member was extremely ill and had to be hospitalized. In that moment I realized and something clicked in me, I cannot focus on my hair right now, I have to make some changes and so that’s what I did! And we, me and my sister did it together. She was so ill with an undiagnosed gut issue, that she couldn’t die her hair either. We both went grey young, her when she was 18 and me when I was about 24. The truth is , it is one of the best decisions I ever made!!!! And I don’t care what others think anymore. Not about hair at-least lol! But I have to tell you, I get a lot of compliments from all ages and all sexes. And it’s because I am happier , I am letting my light shine, not matter how little. Silver hair is so beautiful and I am so grateful I found a community for women who support this great and scary decision to LET OUR REAL HAIR COLOR show! Thank you, Cynthia F.

    1. Hi Cynthia, what a wonderful story! I love the community of women who encourage and support one another and like you, it was one of the best decision I ever made. Funny how it takes us to a point where we are ‘forced’ to make the decision only to realise that actually it wasn’t that scary after all. Only liberating! Mel x

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