Friday, 10 June 2016

One Month Down...

So it's about a month/6 weeks since I last dyed my hair - can't remember the exact date, but it has definitely been a while.  My roots are mostly covered up in this pic, but you can see them quite clearly at the front.  I would usually have panic-dyed by now, but I have stuck to my guns and I am feeling quite proud of myself for that, even though I currently HATE my hair.

I still haven't decided what my next step will be.  I've read a lot of articles and spoken to a lot of people - some professionals, some fellow grey newbies - in order to make as informed a decision as possible.  

I thought I would take this opportunity to share a few of those articles with you here:


  1. Keep the faith. I went with the chopping it all off option and have kept mine both grey and short for over a year now. How about lightening the rest of your hair so the contrast isn't so sharp?

    1. That's what I would like to do, however if I bleach my hair it will go orange. I've just had it all chopped off (well, as short as I was willing to go), and I am going to dye it (with the help of my hairdresser!) to a kind of 'ash brown' colour. The colour contrast against my current reddy brown isn't really working out.

  2. Hi Alex, I'm enjoying reading your blog and will follow your journey with interest. I've got really dark hair which now has a fair amount of grey and am sick fed up of the hamster wheel of colouring every 6 weeks. I talked to my hairdresser the other day about next steps and she pointed out that although I'm v grey at my temples and along my parting, my hair is still totally dark at the back. *sigh* so we've started putting in lighter highlights to gradually move things on - I feel I may get to a point where I just get fed up and go cold turkey though. We shall see. I'm 40 by the way, and have spent the last two years coming to terms with my curls and ditching the straighteners and now would never go hoping that I can learn to embrace my grey in the same way!