OK. So here it is. My gray hair transition is complete, and i love it! All in all it wasn’t so bad. I DID end up cutting it super short, which I hated more than words can describe, but it grew quickly. It’ll take another year to get all the length back, and in the meantime I am still living with a less than ideal cut, but I’ll share photos from December so you can see the amazing colors.
I. LOVE. It. Love. Not like. Not tolerate. LOVE.
I love that I don’t live with a constant rash and scalp scabs from allergic reaction to hair dye. I love the money I’ve saved. I love how my natural color looks so much nicer with my skin tones. I love everything about my silvers. Everything.
So ladies, if you feel like it’s time to make the jump, I recommend you do! Yes, the first 5 months are tough. Not going to lie. But the end result is worth it!
Some have asked, and the answer is yes! My gray hair transition continues!
There are days when I seriously do what I said I would never do–consider a pixie hair cut, but so far I haven’t gone that drastic (although in my bangs area it’s very short). My plan is that when my bangs get to the length where they look soft and lay down how I like them, I’ll know it’s safe to cut the rest that short. I don’t want a poking up pixie. I am trying to stay looking soft and feminine, if possible.
In any event, here’s some updated photos.
You can see that it’s a few inches of gray now. And it’s been 6 months. So….agonizingly slow hair growth for me. You can also see that I cut a good 6 inches off of the dyed hair. That eliminates about a year of grow out time. So far so good. I think I’m over the hump.
It hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be, but my grey is also very salt/pepper so it’s not too dramatic that it can’t blend into the dyed parts. All in all, not too shabby. I’ll keep going.