Let’s preface this by saying I apologize for the image. I did my best to search for grey-haired young women, women with white hair and young women with streaks. I ended up finding multiple images of fully-brunette granddaughters visiting their silver-haired grannies in the hospital, brides posing with their greyed-out parents at their wedding and buxom babes with streaked sugar daddies in limos.
Let’s buck the trend, shall we?
My mother went completely grey in her early 40s (as did my aunts and uncles) and dyed her hair for nearly a decade until she grew tired of the time and energy it took to hide her grey hair. One winter, she left for a girlfriends trip to Florida as a highlighted brunette (attendees on the trip included her hairdresser) and came back a silver-haired fox. I was too young to appreciate the boldness of her fashion statement at the time, but since the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, I was bound to come to a similar solution of my own.
I’ve been dying, highlighting and combing over my greys since my early 20s, and after chopping my locks off this summer for the Posh bob, I finally came to grips with the long grey streak that’s transpired on my right-hand side. I dye the rest of my hair, and leave the streak alone.
Depending on how it’s styled that day, I can either completely hide or show off my streak (for which I’ve been getting a lot of compliments). I’m not sure why I shied away from my hair’s natural progression for so many years, but in Hollywood terms, streaks and greys are slowly becoming accepted, especially for those showing earlier than their years may presume.
Want proof? Check out these images of J.Lo's roots, Stacy London's streak and Nicole Kidman's hair for starters. You might be surprised how many greys are out there!
What are you doing with your greys?
Posted By: Lipstick Lolita