Would you let your hair go grey? Can Grey Hair be Sexy? What is society’s viewpoint? Although things are moving in the right direction, there is still some prejudice against grey hair for women. So, how can we help change that current perspective? I’d like to explore this together…..
Let’s start by looking at the messages still being ‘put out there’ in society. Can women themselves change this message collectively? Would you let your hair go grey? Can Grey Hair be Sexy? How can we empower more women to consider embracing their greys!
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I started my journey to my natural hair as I was leading up to my 40th birthday. My hair was suffering very badly, as a result of excess heat and regular hair dying. So often in the end that it was days not weeks before I was reaching for the box dye to cover my re- growth.
Hence, I started my journey to grey and it was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. So much so, that I blog about it and share this message, that indeed, for women, letting the grey come in, does not mean that you have ‘let yourself go’. On the contrary. I feel more confident, sexy and more content with myself than I ever have!!
I want to start off by sharing the messages I have heard over the years before, during and after I let my hair go grey;
Grey hair will make you look older;
I need to cover my greys as soon as they peek through;
Natural Grey Hair suits that person but it definitely won’t suit me.
That woman with grey hair has beautiful hair; aren’t they lucky. My natural colour won’t look like that.
Grey hair only looks good on younger people.
Grey hair only suits people with cool toned skin.
I guess if I am completely honest, I believed most of these at one time or other. It took it was the time in which I was so fed up with myself and at rock bottom, that I questioned everything I believed about how grey hair looked on others and how it may potentially look on me!
Whilst I am no sex symbol by any stretch. It is still important for me to feel sexy. Could having grey hair still make me feel sexy and attractive?
This was the pivotal point where I started to question my thoughts on grey hair and I soon came to realise with the help of some women on Pinterest who were already transitioning or rocking their grey hair, that yes, indeed, grey hair can be sexy. We can so easily go along with our prejudices (because we all have them), without ever questioning them.
I realised quite quickly that grey hair is just that- grey hair- another hair colour choice.. simple!!! Why complicate it?
Please let me add that if you choose to believe that dyeing your hair is best for you.. then that’s amazing. We must always respect our ‘sisters’ decisions to do what’s right for them. That has nothing to do with us!
However, saying that, women should never believe that the other choice isn’t there and isn’t a good one! It is and it will be waiting for us all our lives, whether we ever embrace it or not!!!
Can having Grey Hair be Sexy? Society, please don’t tell us that grey hair isn’t sexy!!!!! It is when it is embraced, looked after and is worn upon a woman with confidence.
When we question old outdated beliefs then things start to change. This includes racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism to name a few.
This world is aching for change right? Let’s start to question everything we have come to believe in and always choose the most loving and accepting way.
Where do you stand on this?
Can having Grey Hair be Sexy? Do comment below on where you stand on this topic…..
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