Getting closer to that full head of grey. I still get asked occasionally if I’m going to let it stay this way. I laugh because I can’t see getting this far and going back! It’s been almost 2 years since I made the active decision to stop dyeing and 2 1/2 years since the last time I did. 2 years ago, I was not at all comfortable with the idea, but I was less comfortable with the time it took to dye my hair, how quickly the grey returned, and most importantly, that it took away from time with my baby girl. I struggled with going back to coloring my hair for a good year after that. But now? I have an occasional thought of, “I would look younger with colored hair” when I see an old pic of myself or someone with dark hair who I thought was in their late 40s/50s who turns out to be in their 60s . But then I think, but why do I need to “look younger”? I look like me and I love my hair (most days) and what it is becoming. If I ever did want to change it, it’s not more than a box away. But this hair here? This shows I put the work in and I’m proud of that. I was always someone who was VERY comfortable in her own skin and dancing to the beat of my own drum, not caring what people think as long as I was happy. This grey journey made me realize that I wasn’t as confident in my authentic self as I thought. It made me very uncomfortable, sad at times, down on myself. But I’ve come out on the other side and here to tell you, if you are on this journey, be patient and kind to yourself. Others may judge, but trust the process and yourself, and you will find your beauty, confidence, and resolve stronger for the journey.
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