Advanced search

Any gorgeous grey haired ladies out there?

(16 Posts)
Daisydaydream Mon 12-Oct-09 21:27:28

Hello, has anyone out there let their hair go grey? I started going grey in my late teens, and have always dyed it. But I'm now in my early 30s and am so fed up of the whole dying process, and how quickly it needs doing again (about 3 weeks before it starts showing again) that I have decided to let the dye grow out and embrace the grey! When I say grey I don't mean a few odd ones, but almost totally grey. I'm quite excited about it! Am no longer a slave to the hair dye industry (or something!)So I was wondering if anyone else has done this, or maybe not ever dyed it and always been natural? What did other people think of it, do people think you are older than you are? Will it make a difference to my skin tone, need to change the make up I wear? I have had mixed reactions from friends, from disbelief, to crying with laughter! Any information or your views would be good, am interested to hear what people think.

Beauregard Mon 12-Oct-09 22:23:23

I have been going grey since i was 16 and am now 33 and very grey.My natural colour is dark brown and so is the dye i use.There is no way that i could go without dyeing my hair.
I dont know what i will do when i get too old to have such dark hair.
All the best to you if you can do it,your braver than me.

LynetteScavo Mon 12-Oct-09 22:27:48

Daisy - are you just going to let it grow, so you have a really obvious line?

Pelvicfloor - I feel you pain; I'm the same.

I plan to have all the colour stripped off my hair, and then a lighter colour put on, so the regrowth isn't so obvious.

Aparently it takes ages, though, and I don't imagine it's cheap.

hazeyjane Mon 12-Oct-09 22:28:03

I too have just stopped dying my hair, I have been going grey since i was in my twenties, and I've just turned 40. A few weeks ago i had my hair cut very short, because (amongst other things) i thought it would make going grey easier to cope with.

So far i can see that I have a lot of grey, it does seem to be more at the sides, so i hope it doesn't look too uneven. I reckon next haircut all the dye will be cut out, and I will se what i'm left with - eeksmile

Beauregard Mon 12-Oct-09 22:29:45

at least that is an option Lynette

Daisydaydream Mon 12-Oct-09 23:02:28

Hi ladies, thanks for replying grin my hair is/was naturally dark brown too, so far my roots are just an inch or so long, and it doesn't look great, but not too bad either. I've stopped using my coloured hair shampoo and the normal shampoo is fading the rest of the dye a bit. I do plan to have the dye stripped off and possibly some foil hilights or similar put in so I don't have a line. Not sure what colour will blend it it, but I plan on talking to the hair dresser first. My hair is shoulder length at the mo, but will keep it in a bob until it's all grown out.

I'm not sure what has changed my attitude as I have considered this several times over the years, and always decided against it minutes later! I guess if I don't like it I can always go back to dying it, or maybe to just hilights in some way so I dont get the awful roots at the parting and temples.

Hazeyjane, what have other people said about yours, did they notice? Do you like it, or does it take a bit of getting used to?

I have started wearing make up more and wearing fancy clips etc in my hair as I don't want to look dowdy or unkempt while growing it out, or like I don't have the time or interest in my appearance anymore iyswim!

hazeyjane Tue 13-Oct-09 11:08:45

Well most people have been aghast at my haircut (pic on profile), as it was longer than shoulder length, so a fairly dramatic change! When I say about going grey they look at me like I am insane smile

It makes me feel lovely and free for some reason.

bodycolder Tue 13-Oct-09 12:47:38

hazeyjane I am so envious You really suit short hair one of the few tbh.You need that sort of pixie face to still look elegant and stylish rather than old lady! A friend of mine decided to grow out her grey and cut her hair into a chin length bob and had a whole head of highlights in a sort of ash blonde It looks great and not so obvious.I have red hair so god knows what will happen to that eventually

bodycolder Tue 13-Oct-09 12:48:42

stunningly pretty

I'm not grey, but your subject line made me think of this article from Saturday's Times.

silverfoxylady Tue 13-Oct-09 19:07:15

Just checking my namechange for this one

Countingthegreyhairs Tue 13-Oct-09 19:14:52

so am I grin

silverfoxylady Tue 13-Oct-09 19:16:21

I have been going grey since I was 16 and have always kept it silver. I love that it's so distinctive (hence the name change) and I've had lots of positive comments, although funnily enough no-one seems to want grey hair for themselves.

I think it helps that I'm tall, slim and confident - I think I look great! It's a bit difficult adjusting to different make up and finding some colours unwearable, but it's worth it to be part of the silver elite.

silverfoxylady Tue 13-Oct-09 19:20:06

wink haha

silverfoxylady Tue 13-Oct-09 19:20:08

wink haha

serinBrightside Tue 13-Oct-09 20:43:50

After a horrific allergic reaction to hair dye 6 years ago I have had to go grey! However my hairdresser did start to use a blonde bleach a while ago (Doesn't contain any of the pigments I reacted to) just to fade the grey in with the darker bits as I looked like a skunk sad.

All the old men on the ward where I work really fancy their chances with me now!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: