Why I Chose My Gray Hair

  1. RORY says:

    Hello, I have been following you for about 1 year now. I really enjoy your blog. Your topic for today is timely for me. I am going gray. My hair is about your length and I have started to grow out my gray since late Nov. I have a great stylist and she is awesome with short hair. So I want to have gray hair and a great cut. I am unsure about what to do about taking out the color and putting in a light blonde but, my hair is medium brown. I may just keep cutting it and not do any coloring fearing the health of my hair. Thanks for your tips. Have a great day.

  2. Tracy Lawley says:

    I too have embraced my gray, but not completely. Ha! I continue to add low lights just to add a bit of color as my husband isn’t ready for total gray. We’re working on it. Love the Hair Biology Products. Thanks for your introducing them.


    I love your grey hair.
    you look beautiful.
    Started growing out mine January 2021 and I love it.

  4. Judy says:

    My comment to this post is YES, YES and YES. When I was younger there was a beautiful (older) model with gorgeous short silver hair. I thought she was so beautiful and said when the time was right, I’d happily go gray. Well several years ago, my stylist commented about a section of forehead hair that was turning silver and she suggested we start the process. I have multi shades from almost charcoal in back to silvery tones throughout. I do wear it shorter. I have SO many compliments from friends and they all are shocked when I tell them it’s all natural. Now that I know about the issues with all the chemicals that colorants have…I know it was the right move.

  5. I love your hair.
    You look beautiful.
    I am 57 years and I started growing out my highlights last January (2021). I love my new “Regal Look”

  6. Sylvia Espinoza says:

    To the Blog Sisters pondering to gray or not to gray, I highly recommend you go for it, but remember it’s indeed a process you and your stylist can tweak along the way. A saucy, sassy, ahem, sexy cut goes a long way in providing the new self-confidence you may need. Prepare for the sweet looks and compliments sure to come your way! Hugs to all!

  7. Diane says:

    I was a little worried about going grey. I followed a couple of groups on facebook for ideas. Now I’ve been grey for well over a year and love it. No more worrying about roots, fading…. it is so liberating!
    You have to be ready though ladies… don’t let anyone talk you in or out of it.

  8. Linda says:

    Hi Beth.
    After 20+ years of coloring my hair , my hairdresser began telling me of my natural color changes. I made the decision to go natural at the onset of Covid 19 when beauty shops were closed. Over the past 3 years my hair has transitioned from gray to white and I am
    pleased that I made the change!

  9. Gray says:

    Hi Beth! I have been following you for several years now, and I did a blog post last week on going gray. I introduced you and put in a link to your blog, and told my ladies that you have many posts about this topic. So thanks for the timely post!!!!

  10. Sharon says:

    I went grey during the pandemic in 2020 when we were going no where including the hair dresser. I think your grey hair is beautiful.

  11. Kathy Rea says:

    “I do me.” Love it!!!! I am normally a short hair girl, but grew it out two years ago. I see your fabulous short hair & think it’s time to chop!

  12. Janine Smoker says:

    I took the plunge to go gray during the pandemic and never looked back! My hair is so much healthier now and my husband and family loved the new look. People think I have the white streaks framing my face put in, but nope, they’re all mine. I earned them! I recently saw a post on Pinterest that calls them “wisdom highlights”. Go gray girls!

  13. Judy Holmes says:

    You look fabulous! I love your desire & strength to “do you” – healthy outlook & so much more fun than trying to be someone else! I started letting my grey come in years ago. I switched to wash-out dyes for the first year or so & then my hair was ready to go grey on its own. People always think I am adding silver highlights to my hair – ha! I am glad you stressed getting a current haircut & wearing lipstick as doing so makes a huge difference in going grey. That said, I cringe when I see gorgeous hair from the back but a disconnect with an aging face & dyed hair when I see the woman from the front. For me, that look ages a woman much more than grey hair would.

  14. Beautiful
    I also sent gray when I turned 60 and like it a lot.
    I always been a natural type of women!!
    I notice you wear all colors Nd they all look super
    Beth are you sure I am protected,
    even if I see my name and e mail all the time now?
    Thank you for sharing

  15. Becky says:

    Like you, I got my first white hair at 17. I have white hair instead of gray or silver & have never colored my hair. One stylist referred to my hair as virgin hair because it has never been colored, permed or had any chemical treatment. Going white was fairly painless as there were no roots to hide. You are absolutely right about a good cut & youthful style. I wear mine in a bob with bangs because that’s who I am. Thanks for sharing your story.

  16. Julia K. says:

    Hey Beth —
    I also decided to go au naturel at the beginning of the pandemic when I couldn’t get to my stylist. Quarantining was a natural time for that. Plus I was spending so much time and money getting my stubborn silver touched up. I let it grow for a bit and when I did get to go see my stylist, we went short, shorter, shortest! I loved the super short pixie. I love the pixie on you, too! It took some time to get rid of all the color, but now it’s still short and all me. Turns out at 64, my silver is still just in the front, with some salt and pepper elsewhere. It’s so much easier. I only shampoo 2x/week and just use the purple shampoo. Other days I just get it wet to style the bedhead. One of my dearest friends was totally silver when we met at age 29. To those who are considering it, I say go for it. You can always color again, but don’t be surprised if you choose not to do so. My stylist was uncertain, but now loves the way it looks.

  17. Bea says:

    Over the past two years I have let my hair go grey. About a month and half ago I had my hair cut into a pixie cut as you recommended. . What I have found is freedom and a different kind of confidence about myself. As I am approaching 80 in a year in half I need to look my best self. For me that is au natural. Easier upkeep! Loving it after many many years of coloring and styling. Going grey is truly a personal choice.

  18. Andrea says:

    Kudos to the stylists and hairdressers that have the integrity to say ‘when.’ Let’s face it, high/low lights and colouring in general is definitely good for their bottom line, so I truly admire them for recommending what they think is the best choice for a client’s hair instead.

    I did the change, fraught with lots of hilarious miss steps along the way. The irony now being, those who made the most ‘remarks’ about my decision, are now turning up to my stylist asking for my high/low lights 🤣. My hair is a mix of auburns, steel, grey and brilliant white, but in such a way that it looks like fine deliberately done colours. My stylist and I have great giggles as she has said, no amount of money can get my mix. She was the one who held my hand during my home ‘experiments’ and fixed them. She assured me that my hair, regardless of the final natural colour, would suit me, because it was nature’s choice for me.

    You are so right about cuts, makeup, wardrobe too. Nothing worse than my 73 yr old gal pals trying to do nude makeup. If a person is not sure how to do ‘grey’ makeup, when it’s safe for them, they should consider having a makeup artist do an assessment. Let them know what your life style is, your preferences, and just go for it. I don’t look great in my coral lippies now, but have found some divine roses/berries that I adore.

    You are spot on, Beth. Life is a journey – embrace your life and enjoy the ride. 🌷

  19. Betsy says:

    I made the decision a few years back after spending way too much time and money trying to look “natural”. I have never looked back – even when a stranger stopped me on the parking lot of the grocery store mid-way through the process and told me that I would regret my decision to go gray! It is liberating, and I get complimented on my true color more than I ever did when I thought I was hiding the fact that I was going gray.

  20. Carolyn says:

    Your hair looks great! You are the one who inspired me to stop coloring my hair. It was the fall before the pandemic and who knew that without color my dark hair was silver and gray. My hairdresser helped it along and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks, Beth!

  21. Cindy says:

    I don’t have much gray yet but when the time comes will go for it. I wouldn’t want the hassles of keeping up with root touch ups constantly. I think your hair is beautiful. I so agree with wearing a flattering lip shade. It does make all the difference. With gray or without, once we are of a “certain age.” I also think it is fabulous that you where all colors. Personally I think you can rock camel & the warmer shades as well as cool tones. Fashion & makeup should also be fun& some bloggers are so rigid in what they say should be worn. Glad that isn’t you !!

  22. Michelle Hamric says:

    Beth, your gray hair is beautiful! In fact, you were my inspiration for going to my natural hair color. I was completely gray/white by my mid-30’s but kept coloring. Fast forward to COVID 2020 and it was time to start growing out the color. I love my natural color and wonder now why I waited so long. No regrets!

  23. Kathleen says:

    I too spotted that first grey at 16.
    At 52 when I was coloring every 3 weeks my husband looked down in passing and said “your grey is so shiny and healthy looking, you should just let it go” That was it for me. My stylist bleached sections of my hair to streak grey through so I did not have the stripe at my partline. we also cut & styled it short. and I haven’t had color since It is so easy not to have to worry about coloring everytime I receive an invitation “do I need to touch up my roots” Love my hair, and still get so many compliments on it

  24. D. Kimmons says:

    Your hair is beautiful and you have the perfect eye color and complexion to carry it off. I once tried going gray but looked really washed out. Perhaps a bright lipstick would make a difference as you suggested. It certainly would make life easier than worrying about roots showing and frequent salon visits. I applaud you!

  25. Julie says:

    Hi Beth, as you know because I’ve mentioned it before you were my inspiration for going grey. I started about three years ago and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done as regards to my hair. Your short style gave me the idea at the time as well, so again thank you. My hair is healthier because of not putting all the chemicals on which again is a bonus. Lovely to look back at the styles you’ve had too, even though I always love your hair in a short style xoxo

  26. Cheryll Ssmpsin says:

    I let my hair go gray in 2014. My husband was gravely I’ll, and I missed so many hair appointments that I decided to see how it would look without the color. My hairdresser thought I would hate it, but I loved it and haven’t looked back. I have always admired your hair and your style.

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