I’ve been grey all of my adult life (I’m now 38). I decided to stop covering up my grey when I turned 25. Call it my mid-life aha moment. But it wasn’t because I predicted the cool factor that grey hair now possesses. I just wanted to keep the hair I had. Because my hair grows as fast as a “is Beyonce pregnant again?” rumor, I was dying my hair nearly every week and perming/relaxing it every 4-6 weeks. I don’t think I really need to explain exactly what that was doing to my hair. Thin, brittle and a little disrespectful to the lifestyle of fabulousness I wanted to live, my hair and I had a “come to Jesus” moment and thus birthed my life as gorgeous in grey.
The problem is, for us naturally grey people the hair industry ain’t checking for us. I don’t care how many celebrity cool points #TeamGrey garners, I’m not convinced that this trend will change anything for us. There are very few products that actually work to make embracing grey hair easier. And through loads of global advertisements, the hair industry has made it clear to women with grey hair that we shouldn’t be grey. This fact alone makes me love this grey trend–proving to a room full of white male executives that grey hair is far from making us look or feel old.
Read the rest of her rant at Gorgeous In Grey!