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  1. Kimberly Stewart says:

    Mel, thank you for your post. You are lovely and have the most gorgeous skin! I appreciate in your first paragraph that you mention “representing yourself authentically”. I too have stopped dyeing my hair and my only regret is that I did not do this earlier! My inspiration was a good friend who decided to go “Arctic Blonde” and she looks beautiful! Funny how we focus on hair colour when our smile, our eyes, even all those little lines – all become more special in the process. I have been focusing on organic skincare, exercise, and healthy eating and as I approach 50 am so grateful for this time in my life. Cheers!

    1. Mel says:

      Hi Kimberly, that is so kind of you to say- thank you so much. It’s funny how this process can often be the turning point for making many positive changes in our lives for the better. I feel the same, I would have started sooner or not even started dyeing it if I’d known how it would be. Thank you so much for your comment and I can only apologies for the delay in replying. Mel xx

  2. Andrea Reich Vagnarelli says:

    Hi Mel,

    My name is Andrea Vagnarelli, I am a 44 year old mother of 2 girls 11 and almost 8. I live in Port Moody which is a suburb of Vancouver, BC. I just stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest and I am so glad to have found you. I love your blog and all the topics you discuss about your journey in embracing your silvers. I also think that you look great and that you are very stylish. It is so nice to have found someone close to my age who is going through the same issues (I often feel like all alone in this.) I am the only one of my friends who has this much silver and who is embracing it.
    I started dying my hair when I was 21 and had been dependent on colouring my hair every two weeks ever since. Then in March of 2016 after searching for inspiration on Pinterest I thought I would try giving up hair colour (this is my second attempt). It is difficult for me because as you can see from my Pinterest pins in Girl Gone Grey my base colour is quite dark and I do have a fair amount of silver. It has gotten better with time though and I have decided to just embrace the two tone look. I feel comfortable with being my unique self.
    Alas everything surrounding my transition has not been easy. I have to admit that not a day goes by that I don’t miss my dark hair. The thing is I don’t miss the inconvenience and hassle of colouring my hair and my new hair growth is so healthy and shiny. I love running my hands through my hair and the softness reassures me that I have made the right choice. I know that with time and increased length it will continue to get easier. I hope to be fully transitioned and at a length I like within the next year.
    I also have to say that embracing my silvers has been quite a polarizing topic especially when it comes to my husband. He would never say that I must colour my hair but he is totally not on board with my decision. He says that it does not match my skin tone or eye colour and that it “looks bad”. I feel somewhat stuck as I am a very independent liberal minded person who will not colour my hair for the sake of keeping my husband happy but what woman out there does not want to be attractive to their husband? We have been together for nearly 20 years so I think in a way he is morning or saying good bye to the woman he met as a young man. Perhaps it is difficult for him to admit to himself that we are both aging.
    Also maybe I am just over sensitive or it is just the exposing nature of this process but I find that many people say things that are so insensitive or sexist. A good friend of mine for instance said that her co-worker went grey but now she looks old. I think I look my age regardless of my hair colour. Ones face does not lie unless you spend a lot on cosmetic procedures. How do you deal with the negativity?
    Thanks again for posting your blog. I am sure that you will be receiving many letters from women all over the world but I would love to hear from you sometime.
    Kind Regards,
    Andrea Reich Vagnarelli

    1. Mel says:

      Hi Andrea, please can I start by saying how sorry I am that I could not reply to you sooner. I have only just read your message as I have had tech problems with my site, which are now sorted out but that explains my delay in replying. Your decision to go grey is solely your own and is very personal. However, I know how difficult it can be when you don’t feel supported. Perhaps as time goes on, your husband as well as others will get used to your new look. My husband was not sure when I told him I was going to let my hair grow out grey, but now he loves it and I would never have believed he would feel like that. My husband is also grey and he thinks it makes him look older ( I don’t agree but each to their own. I love his silver fox look!)Change is not always easy for some people but as you become more relaxed with your decision, hopefully others will follow. These days, there are so many different hair colours out there , from ombré, bleached white and silver and I even did some work with a beautiful lady who chose to wear her hair green. Anything goes. Have you had your colours analysed? This really helps you find colours that suit you and the right coloured make up and clothes can really lift the complexion. Just google colour consultant or colour analysis and you will find people that offer this service. It will likely really give you a ‘boost’ and may inspire you with your new ‘look’. I have a blog post about this too which might be helpful ‘what colours to wear when you go grey?’ I hope that helps. Mel xx

  3. I really love your site. so interesting

  4. Alia says:

    First time landed on your blog and found it really interesting and informative. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with us. I hope to visit this blog site again in the future with more interesting tips.

  5. Reparex says:

    Thank You for sharing such a beautiful information.

    1. Glad you enjoy it. You’re very welcome 😉

  6. kiesha says:

    thanks for sharing your story and here I am busy buying grey hair extensions for a different look. We all going to get there one day but not all of us is going to embrace it like you.

  7. Lainey says:

    Hi Mel
    Thanks for this very inspirational blog
    I have blonde highlighted hair with darker roots. It always goes a bit yellow. Do you have any advice as to how I should go about gradually going naturally grey? Thanks Lainey

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