“Shall I Go Grey?” is not a question, I imagine, many men outside of show business EVER ask themselves. They just DO go grey and that is the end of that. But it’s a question that has popped into my mind of late.
I myself have been going grey since my early twenties, taking after my mum, who started with a small tuft of grey at the front of her hair that slowly spread backwards. I have actually been colouring my hair since I was 15 and I’ve had it every shade of red, brown and black that you can think of. I even went blonde once, but it turned yellow and I looked like someone from the Simpsons…. post a photos you say. erm NO.
Recently though, I’ve got a bit bored with constantly having to colour my hair, I am sure it does it no good and so I have honestly thought about stopping. Of course, the internet was the first place I thought to consult about this decision, which naturally led me to Instagram and in particular to the grombre account, which champions women who go grey early:
@fabytaiacovelli is celebrating 6 months! Quite the milestone in a tough journey filled with bumps and also a lot of beauty. What was the hardest month for you? What about the moment you realized you absolutely adored yourself? Have you gotten there yet? What’s the most meaningful comment of support someone has given you? Comment below. #grombre #gogrombre
All the women featured on there look fantastic and I have to be honest, this does spur me on. Of course I do have some concerns…
- Will I look old. Not older… but OLD?
- Will I be able to wait it out until my whole head is grey before I cave and dye it?
- Will people judge me?
- What if I hate it?
But one thing I always try to do in life is give things a go. So I might speak to a local hairdresser about a transition plan so maybe it’s not such a tough adjustment for me, but then I might just go for it. If I do hate it, I will just stop.
Also, the colour of my hair doesn’t define who I am! It doesn’t even define my age. I’m almost 44 and basically a girl who laughs at fart jokes. The lack of pigmentation in my curls doesn’t change that one bit.