The key to maintain is to refrain.
When it comes to growing in the grey.
Maintenance in hair care is no different from any other area we need to look after; cautious, regular and considered are the principles I work towards.
Going grey can be wonderful freedom but a torturous process.
It’s high maintenance on the journey and low maintenance once you arrive where you want to be.
My hair is so easy to care for but it wasn’t always. It took time to get here and a load of patience. Every month, I either wanted to cut it all off or re-colour and now I don’t give the colouring any thought but it has taken time to sit comfortably with this.
The journey to a full healthy head of silver is easier if:
Acceptance is part of your vocabulary.
A desire and excitement for the outcome is 100%; embrace and welcome the newfound freedom.
Maintenance is a given and a regular cut and blow-dry are seen as a reward, not a punishment. Haircuts may be more frequent for the growing out period so choose a hairstylist you enjoy and go with it.
An investment now is a saving later; hair care and excellent products make everything better.
Refrain from more colour and stay strong. The idea of the inspired photo gallery comes in here.
Don’t listen to doubters; agree to disagree. We are not all in agreement and there is no correct answer.
Treat yourself; try new hair accessories, switch up the style.
Going grey is just as much about the small practical switches as it is about the emotional changes.
It is fraught with conflicted feelings and second-guessing but it is also a time to celebrate us,
to grow our self-confidence and to celebrate the release. xv
There Are Many Ways To Embrace Grey
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