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How to Go Grey Gracefully?

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  1. mary says:

    I just found your blog. I’m 53 and have been going blonde for several years in order to go grey eventually. Well I started in early April 2017. So excited that I took that first step. Almost 2 months into it, so weird to look in the mirror and see different stuff every day. The patience part is hard but fascinating when you never thought you could do it. At what point did you cut your hair?
    I’m at

  2. mary says:

    I started early April 2017 going grey finally! I wish I could cut it off but that would be really bad possibly.
    my email is if you know any tips.
    thanks for your blog.

    1. Mel says:

      Hi Mary, Thanks so much for your comment and apologies for taking so long to reply. If you haven’t already, I would come over to Instagram and there you will be amazed at how supportive the going grey community is and there you will most certainly find tips along the way. I also am fairly active on Instagram and I always love sharing any tips that I find helpful along the way. Good Luck xx

  3. Clare Grantham says:

    Aaaah! I am going to be forty in 3 days time and for a while now I have got totally fed up with the up keep of roots and full head dying plus my scalp now gets so sore. I have naturally black hair and a lot of silver hair going on which is really noticed and commented on “time to do ur roots” . I am considering having my hair stripped at hairdressers and try going it alone from there. Big doubts tho.

    1. Mel says:

      Good for you for making that decision. Stripping can be really damaging to the hair and some hairdressers don’t advise it. I thought about getting my hair stripped but opted for highlights, which really helped ease me into the transition. Youve got to do what is right for you. Take your time and what ever you decide, will be the right decision.

  4. Laurie L says:

    Hi Mel…just found your blog as well. Im 55 and decided to transition a couple of months ago. I agree it is at the same time an exciting and scarey thing to do…..i have always been told that I look much younger than my chronological age…So this will be a real test to my ego and least at first. I am taking the colour lift highlighting route with tons of oleplex treatments. I am trying to keep my long hair during the process. If anyone who reads this is in the Toronto Ontario I recommend Sarah at Grateful Head. She is doing a fantastic job keeping me from looking like a Crazy Cat Lady.

    1. That’s brilliant Laurie! It sounds like you have a good plan in place. Gray hair doesn’t make you look older. It’s a complete myth so I know you will be fine. no doubt you will feel empowered by your decision. Thank you for your comment and good luck with the process. So pleased you have a supportive hairdresser too. It makes a huge difference and a great source of support too, which you need in the early transition stages. Mel x

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