It’s been 20 weeks since my last hair color.
I’m thrilled to see tiny little fuzzy white and black hairs filling in where my hair has thinned. My new hair growth feels silkier and smoother, but my ends are fried because hair salons have been closed since Mid-March. I’m using lots of moroccan oil on my split ends, deep conditioning and only washing my hair once a week. Loving updos for now until I can get a good cut! There are so many inspiring YouTube tutorials for silver hair from my silver hair sisters.
I’m surprised to see so many thin strands of my natural black hair peeking through around my hair line. So cool to see my hair fill in where it was thinning. As a little girl people used to comment about how blue black my hair looked. Over the years my color has changed to a dark brown, auburn with highlights and lowlights, light reddish blond, dark blonde, back to auburn and finally red. Red my signature hair color, as my friends would say. I have to admit, I did question this transition at first. But keeping up with color just became too much.
My red hair color was gorgeous out of my colorist chair, then within a week grey roots started showing up. On one hand I’m lucky, my hair grows fast. I hated my roots and immediately grabbed WOW powder for touch ups. Then about a week later in-between salon visits, I mixed three different Clairol Color Root Touch-up boxes. I’d have a little left from each box to play with until my next professional color. I also started purchasing tubes of professional color from my colorist to stretch out my salon visits.
Before Covid-19 my roots were growing in and I was planning a salon visit. My last color was in February 2020. Then Shelter in Place and all salons closed. For weeks I wore hats, even on Zoom calls. I contemplated getting a touch -up color kit from my salon to tide me over, but by the time I was ready it was too late. My roots have grown in too much for a simple touch-up. It’s now or never to go silver. I’ve had the perfect start!
It’s going on week 20 since my last color. I’m excited to see my transformation, though I have to be honest, being a plastic surgery coach, I hesitated just a little. As my birthday draws near I’m embracing the new me.
Beauty is not defined by age or hair color!!Michele Garber- The NipTuck Coach
I recently posted some pictures on Facebook. Some of the comments from my friends surprised me,” You look entirely different,” and “softer“. Along with stunning, chic, and gorgeous. I’m sure there will be many more as my hair goes through different renditions of grey, and silver. Part of the fun is exploring colors that look best with my skin tone and new hair color. A good excuse to go shopping. It’s time to call on a make-up artist and fashion color specialist.
You can follow my journey on Instagram @shamelesslysilver https://www.instagram.com/shamelesslysilver