Greys...a girl's bestfriend

make-up junkie
on Sep 02, 2009 @ 04:25 pm

I am officially out of my 20's now and I've noticed my grey hairs are becoming more and more visible! Also, ever since my son was born 3 yrs ago the greys just kept coming. I haven't dyed my hair since before I was pregnant and I often go back and forth about whether I want to dye my hair. The grey hairs didn't bother me terribly when they started coming in but now I'm getting comments from my mother, clients, and even my husband that they can see them more and more. I really like my natural dark hair and don't want to bother colouring simply because I'm lazy. I tell everyone I'm starting a new trend - grey highlights! I'm only 30 and for some reason I'm kind of comfortable with the greys. Not sure why...

What do you guys do? Do you cover your greys? Are you embarrassed by them? If you don't have greys will you colour your hair right away as soon as they start coming in?

7 Replies

Love my greys on Sep 02, 2009 @ 07:21 pm

Hi Make-up Junkie - I am dark skinned with long jet black hair. I too am into my thirties and have some very visable greys. I love them! I've had a few mentions here and there about them, however, I pay no attention to these. I have never dyed my hair, wait I did, once in university and I did not like what this did to the natural colour of my hair. I don't know if it is possible to dye your hair black so it looks natural??

I like my greys because:

1. When I got my first few greys I was devastated. I think I even cried, they started in my twenties. Then as I went back and forth on the decision to dye, I kind of felt like these were my badges into being a mature, responsible woman - and oddly, I really ran with this. Until I found the ones in my eyebrows!!! These I pluck out!

2. I look younger than my age and my greys make me look a little bit more my age. Especially in my work where I deal with the public all day.

3. I think they're sexy.

4. My greys are not too course. They are soft like the rest of my hair so they fall naturally in place. So, I don't see the need to get rid of them right now.

5. I flaunt them! When I pull my hair back or half up, I make it a point to make these part of the look. I'll bring them to the front so that they are seen, not hidden.

6. I agree, I think this is a great trend to start and I believe that there are more women out there like us than you think.

I'm sure I could come up with more...

I hope this helps a bit. At the end of the day I'd say do what makes you feel comfortable, confident and sexy =) If that means dying your hair - than go for it. Maybe something completely different than your natural hair colour. OR - stick with the grey and see how the trend sticks! You've definitely got a follower in me.

Ali de Bold
Not as brave on Sep 02, 2009 @ 09:11 pm

I've had grays since I was 19. Thanks Mom!

I love the position you girls are taking, but I'm the opposite. I cart myself over to the salon every few weeks. I don't feel old enough to have so many grays and I feel I would look 50 with them.

I do agree that if you feel sexy you will look it - regardless of your position on those pesky silvers!

I'm with MC on this one... on Sep 03, 2009 @ 08:26 am

I too have prematurely graying hair. I noticed the first ones in my early 20s but they were probably there sooner - with my blond hair they simply weren't as noticeable.

I think that if my grays were a little more organized and in a better spot, I would consider flaunting them. One of my profs from university had lovely black hair and her grays were in her bangs only. She wore her bangs long and pulled to the side, so it looked a little like Rogue from X-Men. I thought it was beautiful!

My grays, on the other hand, sit like a dainty little hat smack on top of my head. I joked that it was my halo, but no one was fooled ;) I'm a dyer now.

My hair has also changed in texture and the color has gone from a rich strawberry blond to a dark blond that can look like that gross slushy snow on the side of the road at the end of winter if I don't put in just a few highlights and keep my grays covered. I think it definitely ages me and so I will continue to color for the foreseeable future. What a pain though!!

make-up junkie
Grey's it is! on Sep 03, 2009 @ 03:29 pm

yellowsun - love your reasons for loving the greys! I couldn't pinpoint why I felt comfortable with them but you hit it on the nail!

misschickie - if my hair took to colour well like yours does I'd be dying my hair all the time!

mamaluv - I agree if the greys are not in a good spot then it looks like a skunk (although Stacy from What Not to Wear rocks this!). But you've got gorgeous blond hair - I always find greys look nice and not as noticeable.

thanks for the encouragement ladies - I will embrace the greys!

natural on Sep 04, 2009 @ 02:18 pm

I'm in my early 30s and have noticed a handful of gray hairs that I
pull out. I know over time I will not be able to keep up w/ that
routine and eventually the grays will win. When that day arrives, I'll
just let it go gray. I'm not a granola hippy girl by any means, but I
do like to stay pretty natural. I've never colored or even permed my
hair. But believe me ... I sure wanted to back in the 80s and when it
was sooooooo cool to have that tight curly perm!!

greys on Sep 08, 2009 @ 01:16 pm

I have a handful that I tend to pull out once in awhile when they bother me as they are right where I part my hair. Most of the time I just end up dying my hair to get rid of them!

Now that didn't take long.... on Feb 24, 2010 @ 11:32 am

Hi Ladies - long time - thought I'd post this one for Ms. Make-up Junkie .... check it out. I told you we'd be starting a trend. I still love mine and will long after the trend fades out.



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