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This is what happened when I stopped Dyeing my Hair

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  1. Kerry lavelle says:

    Hi Mel , thankyou for sharing your silver hair journey, and life journey with us, I am also transisoning to silver hair new year’s eve tonight and my silver roots are starting to shine through I’m at the first month, also as you wrote like wise I really feel like I need to be me and what ever makes me feel better and happier, I’m a bit lost sometimes which direction do I want to take , am I ever going to be good enough, am I confident enough all Ifs

    1. Hi Kerry. Thank you so much for your comment. yes it can totally feel like that at first but from my experience, I have never felt better about myself and I love my hair colour and there is no reason why you won’t feel that way too. The first few months are the most difficult generally but once you’re through that then the rest is a breeze. I found it empowering and confidence building and I really wish I’d not waited so long but it’s all in the timing. Happy New Year and do keep in contact. Mel 😊

  2. Jo Hillon says:

    I have been thinking of embracing the grey for months now. I had my hair dyed blonde a year ago, after years of being dark, as a way to hide the grey. But with the various lockdowns it has only been done twice since then. It’s now been nearly 4 months since my last appointment and I think I’m ready to make that transition (I had 6 months between appointments last year and I wish I had done it then). I have long hair so it’s going to be a long process, unless I get the courage to go shorter (and can persuade the other half that shorter hair is only for a while 😂). I’m turning 50 in 3 months and I’m loving the idea of a new decade, a new colour! Reading your experience has certainly helped me to make my decision, especially after so many comments of “why, it will make you look old before your time”. I’m going to do it!!

    1. Hi Jo, thank you for your comment. It certainly seems as though you have made up your mind. It is all in the timing and with a new decade looming, it seems like a great thing to do for yourself. Forget the myth about looking older. I actually look at photos of myself 5 years ago before my transition and I think I look younger. My skin is better due to no chemicals on it from dye, the colour suits me whereas the dyed dark hair was too harsh and did me no favours. Don’t be put off by others that may not see what you envision. Sometimes the best way to do it is to ‘show’ them. You will have other women very intrigued and you will likely inspire others as you go along. Mel

  3. Jo Hillon says:

    Hi Mel, thanks for the reply. I have definitely decided to do it. Your post has spurred me on, it’s so inspirational. And you look amazing! I’m following you on Instagram now for ideas and tips, and to keep me going if I feel like giving up. 50 is the year of the grey 😍

    1. Amazing. So pleased you’re over on IG. So many inspiring women over there. Exciting times ahead 😍

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