Going Gray

Hindsight :: when the cure is worse than the problem

Hindsight :: when the cure is worse than the problem

About a year ago I decided to let my natural silver out. I'd been dying it brown for nearly two decades and so when the silver started peeking through, the contrast was stark. I embarked on a mission to see if there might be a less conspicuous, more graceful way of doing it.

Well, I'm here to tell you that there's not...

Blonde is [not] the new gray

Blonde is [not]  the new gray

So it's been seven months since I've blogged about my gray experiment. The last entry (in July 2015) found me hoping that my hairdresser, Stacie, would come across a silver shade that would stick. The idea was that if we got the blonde light enough, the silver would cover it and my transition to gray would look a little more natural. Not as easy as it sounds...

Seasoning

Seasoning

Nettie and I have long suspected we could be friends. We run in many of the same circles and we've chatted as we're coming and going. But we'd never sat down and had a conversation, conversation--until last week. I noticed on Facebook that she had decided to grow out her natural gray hair color, and that seemed as good a reason as any to finally get together for afternoon tea at Starbucks. Besides wanting to get to know her, I wanted to document the process that I'm also going through.