For years, I've been hiding a secret about myself. I started getting gray hair when I was 21, and ever since then I have been coloring it. I've had many different colors... light brown, dark brown, mahogany, red, and black. My natural pre-gray color was dark brown, almost black, so most of the time I went back to that.
Anyway, one of the reasons I selected "Embrace" as my word of the year is because I've decided to stop coloring my hair and embrace my the gray. I just got tired of coloring it every three weeks! So December 14th was the last time I colored it.
|Progression from January through May 2015.|
I think the hardest thing to get used to has been cutting my hair. I cut it to a short bob and then to a pixie to get rid of the artificial color. Surprisingly, I actually get people stopping me in the stores to compliment me on my hair. That used to happen once in a while when I colored my hair, but not nearly as often as it happens now.
I love the style of my hair in the picture to the left, but I knew I'd feel ugly if I tried to maintain that while growing it out. Plus, keeping that length would have made the growing out stage take a lot longer. But I do plan on growing it back to that style once all the artificial color is gone, which I think will be in another month or so.
|Feeling good about how I look!|
So that's me right now. I'm Embracing the gray and feeling sassy!
Have you done anything bold recently?