Going Grey

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Confession: even though I am only a few weeks shy from turning 30, I have quite a few greyish hair already. A year or so ago, when they first started appearing I went into a panic mode but then Balazs said the sweetest thing: 'leave them as they are, don’t colour them and let yourself age naturally. Be happy about it and embrace it – they are a part of you'. Since that day I don’t mind finding new greys on my head :)

So, when I read this awesome story about Maayan I felt relieved that I am not the only one with grey hair before 30. After masking her greys for years with colouring she finally decided to embrace them. The thing that hit the spot most with me is when she said:  "That's how I know it was the right way to go: it feels like I just took off a mask, not like I am in a costume." Doesn't she look stunning?

Lovelies, do you have grey hair already? When did you notice them showing up? Do you colour your hair? How do you feel about greys? Would you be brave enough to rock the grey hair look like the lady below when you are older? xo

P.S: Also, the ageless fashion gene and the gentlemen edition.
P.P.S: Plus, my favourite age so far and a few other rumbles you might enjoy:)

(Thanks, Rebecca. Photos for Refinery29 by Amelia Alpaugh and the last one by Garance Doré)

28 comments:

Vintage Market Place said...

you are so brave Diana.
I am pushing 40..so yes.
I have had them since high school.
I have colored my hair ever since I was 14.
Gray/white runs in my family. My dad has snow white hair. :)
Amy

Tinacious Me said...

I am in my mid twenties, but I hope that when the gray strands do show up I will be able to fully embrace them! It's a sign of maturity and wisdom! :)
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Ann On and On... said...

Right now I am coloring my gray with blonde. I've always admired those with the salt/pepper hair....or gray.

Young at Heart said...

I always say I'll just let it grow in naturally but then I'm past 50 now and can still count them in single figures.... it just seems to soften the lines on the face too.....my dad had hardly any and my mum still only has a handful so I guess it's in the genes!!

Natasha Fatah said...

Just think of Stacy London from What Not To Wear, she wears her grey with pride and style! :)

Happy Early Birthday!!!

~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Marta said...

Hi! That lady in the picture has beautiful hair, it really fits her face. I don't have grey hair but I think I'd colour it blonde. Marta

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

It runs in my family so yes I always have to deal with the grays--not ready to do the whole gray thing yet, but one day...happy almost 30th!

xo Mary Jo

nicole said...

I'm 29 and haven't noticed any grays yet. My husband, who is eight years older than me, has salt and pepper hair which I LOVE. Great advice from your beau. ;)

Stephanie said...

I'm about the same age as you (I'll be 30 in November) and I already have a bunch. I still like to have fun with my hair color, once in awhile I like to add some red or lighter brown to it, but I'm not neurotic about covering the grays. If I have some gray-ish roots, whatever. I wish my grays would grow in streaks, I think that would look cool... but they're just sort of randomly peppered all over my head. :-P

Pier 39 Prep said...

Yes! Natural is the way to go! Gray hair adds so much character and interest.

Patricia Villamil said...

I applaud women who let their gray hairs grow. I don't think I would, especially because most gray hair is so wild and thick.

Hannah Q. Parris said...

Forget grey...mine is going straight to white! I started getting white hairs about 2 years ago. My mother and grandmother have the most gorgeous white hair, so I'm hoping that mine is as pretty as theirs in the future...no dye for me!

Diana Mieczan said...

Amy, how interesting. I have a friend who was 18 years old when she got her first grey hair. Your dad must look so adorable:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Tina, spot on. I love what you said -" a sign of maturity and wisdom!"

Diana Mieczan said...

You are such a lucky girl, Young at Heart:) And Natasha, thank you. I am really looking forward to my 30s:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Mary Jo and Nicole, how interesting. My Balazs will be 38 this winter and he still doesn't have grey hair.

Diana Mieczan said...

Stephanie, how cool that we are almost the same age! Cheers to 30:)

Lena P Cox said...

The lady in the photo is gorgeous. I colour my hair, because it's only gray in some spots, it's not all over. It's in only one big spot.I'm not ready quite yet however, I will embrace it around 65, I think. My mom is 73 and still isn't ready for her natural colour, so we will see. My mom looks very young.

Diana Mieczan said...

I bet your mom looks beautiful, Lena:)

Sara said...

I first noticed gray hair when I was 21. At 26 there are more appearing everyday. At first they freaked me out but now I am secretly looking forward to rocking a head of long, silver streaked chestnut hair.

Lena P Cox said...

Thanks Diana, you are a beautiful gem yourself

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

First of all, I turned 30 two months ago and it´s really no big deal ;) I am actually happy that I finally got out of my twenties!

Grey hair runs in my family, I found my first one just before 20th birthday! I feel far too young to leave it like that even though it´s just a few but when you have really dark hair, it shows and looks funny. I love to color my hair every 2 months but I know I won´t have a problem whenever I feel its appropriate to just leave it natural.

Great post!

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy birthday, Martie and cheers to 30:)

That's Not My Age said...

I've had streaks of grey/white hair since my late twenties too. Like you I was alarmed at first but now I love it. Agree with Balaz - it's better to age naturally.

Palmera Naturals said...

Runs in my family- I started getting gray hair when I was 10. I was salt and pepper by age 21. I colored it consistently for 15 years and got tired of the maintenance. I had long hair at the time and didn't want to go short so my hairstylist suggested adding platinum streaks to blend with the grey as it grew out. I just couldn't wait so I ended up cutting it short anyway as I didn't like the in-between look. I had a pretty good idea of how much gray I had but it didn't hit me until I cut off all the old color. I still get surprised sometimes when I look in the mirror!

Diana Mieczan said...

Palmera, I bet you look beautiful:) xoxo

Jamie Olson said...

My sisters & I all color our hair, we are 45, 48 & 51. Our paternal grandmother was completely white by her 30's so it's genetic! It runs strongest in my middle sister, she is most likely white under her color.

I've let my color go so my roots are showing & could look much like your color. I keep debating between color & natural, I love changing colors though, so hard to stay natural for me! Looks great!

I shaved my head a few years back to go natural but fell back into the coloring mode as it was growing out. It's really long now but colored light brown, not dark.

Diana Mieczan said...

Jamie, how incredible! I love reading all those amazing stories. Thank you for sharing. :)

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