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Still obsessed.  

This process of changing from 30 years of coloring my hair to taking the plunge and letting it go gray - it takes a long time. So here is the mid-point of the going gray process.

1. I’m still liking it. As long as I can keep up my exercising routine, and this new neck serum I’ve found (MyChelle Firming Serum), I’m okay with looking older.

2. What's absolutely amazed me is this: My hair, sans the haircolor, is thicker! In my life, even before I started coloring my hair, I've never had lots of hair. But with this gray hair, the hair itself seems to be thicker (not a scientific statement, just a personal observation), and there seems to be more of it.

3. This new texture - I guess gray hair has its own texture - is awesome. It’s got body. I don’t have to use the hairdryer as much.

4. It’s coming in more silver than gray. I have no idea if that will last, but I like silver.  

5. You can see from the photo that there is still some henna at the ends that I will eventually cut off. I’m kind of holding on to it as a last homage to color, but will cut it off when I can do it without my hair being too short.

Everyone’s hair is different. But if you‘re on the edge, here’s one woman who is (so far - this is not to say I won’t be running to the henna at the last minute!) happy with the no-color hair.

Namaste,
Suzann
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      Denise Richardson wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • Girl enjoy your golden years, life is so precious and it is to be treasured gray hair and all. I try to tell my daughter who is my hair stylist to let me grow gray/old gracefully she hates my gray hair and keeps color in it, but for me I welcome my wisdom up top lol. Enjoy your gray!happy



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      Laurie Zieber wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • I think it is wonderful that it is turning silver.
      The gray I have is dull- not sparkly!  

      BTW, I have a friend who turned mostly silver and she said the same thing about the texture and thickness.  

      Again, wish it were me- but I must keep coloring!

      Good for you!!



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      Suzann wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • Hi Neicy and Laurie - thanks for your comments and encouragement. I’m not at all sure I won’t run for the henna in a moment of weakness, but for now the “gray experiment” continues.

      Love you,
      Suzann
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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • I applaud you! And you‘re very pretty. You may find that your natural color coming through at this juncture in your life enhances your pretty skin tone and your eyes.

      Keep the photos coming. You may inspire some of us to do the same



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      UK Girl wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • I admire you - I would love to but I know in my heart I was born to be blonde ......... my Nana was a flame red head until her death at 93 she never left that bottle alone and my godmother was the same ....she was known as the Red Queen it was her trademark ...

      My mother is silver and she looks great but I’m chicken ...



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      Angelcart wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • The first thought that popped in my head was “Emylou Harris” whom I love!  I hope I get to the point your at now someday myself.  Right now I still highlight.  Yes, please post more pics.happy



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • Kudos to you! I went au natural last year, and have no regrets! Silver is beautiful!!!



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      Suzann wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • You guys are fabulous - thanks for the comments! And blessings back at y‘all!!!!

      Love,
      Suzann
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      Raquel2526 wrote Jul 24, 2009
    • Wow!  What a neat - and brave - post!  Thanks for sharing your experiment with us.  My greys came in this year, quite abundantly, around my temples, sideburns and hairline.  Right where it counts, huh?  I tried it to see if I liked it and could be at peace with it, but, alas, I could not.  I’ve been coloring for about a year now and find it to be such a chore.

      I often wonder when I can just “let it go“...  thanks for your inspiration and courage!



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      Suzann wrote Jul 26, 2009
    • Hi Raquel,

      Thanks for your feedback. If you’ve only been coloring your hair for a year, you‘re absolutely golden! Besides my experiment in “aging my own way,” I was also concerned because I’d been coloring my hair for at least 30 years!!!  

      Anyway, you look so young, Raquel.  

      Love you,
      Suzann
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      Allinet48 wrote Aug 1, 2009
    • Confession-coloring hair for at least 12 years-maybe next year I’ll go naturalworried



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      Mybludragonfly wrote Dec 10, 2010
    • I have been coloring my hair for 25 years or so.  I found my first gray in my teens.  Anyway, I was looking for gray hair blogs because I am in the process of growing out my dyed hair, and wanted to find others in the same, or have done the same thing.  Anyway, It has been interesting so far.  Some people have been accepting, some not so accepting.  But it is a decision that comes from inside either a person is ready or they are not I have found. One definately has to be confident. And it is odd because we should embrace what we are given, not what we feel we should be. Or society thinks we should be or look like. Anyway, It has been a few months of ups and downs for me. The first time I went to have some help with my hair, I just wanted to have it cut, I was actually going to have it short because it had grown enough to do so, and I allowed the man dye it blonde, because he said it was be an easier transition. Why I did this, I have no idea. It was the worst decision ever. My hair was completely bleached out, and a spongy mess. Then one of my friends, that is a hairdresser spotted me, and said there was no way I could walk around like that. She got ahold of me and dyed me darker again. So the process began again. Now I am about an inch into it, and no one is touching my hair I have found someone that respects my decision, I have had it cut, most of the dry, damaged hair is off.. What a nightmare. And I am on my way.  I nice color silver is growing in, and I am very excited.  I am 42~



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      Suzann wrote Dec 10, 2010
    • Dragon, good for you. Stick to your personal intentions. I love silver hair, if that’s the color that’s growing it, it’s going to be gorgeous!!!!!



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