Inspirational stories of women who accept and love your gray hairPictolic
When gray hair was associated with wisdom and knowledge. In many countries, the gray and perceived, at least in men. But our society is still not accepting the natural aging process of the female human being. With the advent of the first gray strands due to taboos and condemnation ladies have to go to salons and dye your hair. But women of this issue has challenged the society and made it beautiful!
26-year-old Martha Truslow Smith decided that stop wasting time and money on prejudice, and founded the Instagram account grombre as a place of support and a positive relationship for those women who decided to take its roots.
With celebrities like Lady Gaga, who promoted silver/platinum "trend," gray hair is becoming something that the need to celebrate, not hide, although she is slightly skeptical about this. "The fact that silver hair dye — it's just paint, — she told, — but grey hair is a vulnerability that requires patience and tact".
"I have had grey hair since I was 23. I decided to let them grow in 45 years. I get positive compliments every day — most people ask me who my colorist. Their surprised looks when I tell them, this is my natural color, worth every penny I saved on the painting!"
"The decision to let my gray hair grow was the moment of acceptance of who I am. My hair color does not define my youth! I feel young, healthy and beautiful. To have natural white hair inspiring! Love is not controlled by social standards of beauty, but my own. I've never dyed my hair... I like not to be a slave to death. Not to mention the fact that it is much better for my natural curls".
"One of my motivations to stop wearing makeup, was the fact that my husband called the "silver Fox", while a woman with gray hair look like "old". I felt that, continuing to paint, I was perpetuating the sexism. So I sed, and beautiful, and I love it! Never going back!"
"I was 12 years old when the boy I was in love with, pointed out my first gray hair. He didn't want to hurt me, but I was mortified. Since then, there were the years of plucking and dyeing the hair. Now it has been 4 years since I allowed the roots to grow and accepted themselves. I'm 26 years old and I will not change anything".
"Now that my transition is complete and with the winter light my hair seems more white than grey. I love all of their shades! They look different every day!"
"My name is Lin, I am 37 years old. I have had grey hair since high school. Every year they became greyer and greyer. I had to dye her hair almost every month. Four years ago I decided to grow grey hair and embrace your natural color. Despite some rude comments of neighbors, I didn't care, and I went on my daily life. Now people always ask me, "Where I had it done?" They like and even the color! I love my hair and I feel blessed that I took them. I'm so glad to read all of these stories on Instagram. I want to say to everyone who is still struggling to continue to be myself and take her hair color. Because you are absolutely beautiful in their own way!"
"From the age of 13 in my hair got some grey strands. Ever since I dyed my hair over 50 (8 years ago!) and finally, now I took them, I pretend I'm a rogue from X-Men!"
"I'm getting gray from 13 years and have never dyed my hair. In addition, I raise the hair at age 12, and completely abandoned haircuts five years ago. I am completely satisfied with how they look. I never felt like it made me look older! Instead, I get the sweet and magical compliments, some of which I'm sure you know: fairy, elf or Princess Anna. My current life on an organic farm somehow resonates with my natural hair, and for me it is another way to give my feminity to Shine. I hope to inspire as many people as possible to be courageous enough to accept and show who they really are inside."
"I dye my hair since I was 18, now at 42 I can not wait to see my gray curls. Gray hair is liberty".
"I was born with grey and black hair. The first woman in the 7th generation! I was teased constantly because kids are jerks so I started wearing makeup when I was 14. At the age of 29 I had my first son, and I noticed that the gray color was white at the front, so I just started to leave the band and painted like rogue from X-Men. About fifteen years ago, my stylist told me that all my grey white now, so I stopped wearing makeup. The feeling that I found feet! I'm never going back."
"I hope everyone had a happy mother's Day! I received their inheritance from my mother!"
"Think about what you can do when you stop masking your true self".
"I dyed my hair for fun and dramatic image 16 years. When I started to go gray, coloring my hair stopped being "fun". It seemed to me that I hide something that needs to be ashamed of. About 5 years ago I decided to turn gray. My hair themselves have become something that I fought for years with dye — vibrant, bright and unique. So nice to be herself".
"The woman then turned to me and said, "I'm so tired of coloring my hair and I was thinking about, to allow them to grow." We talked a bit about how was the process of growing up over the last year and a half, but her words stayed with me. Leave it as it is. I am fully aware that there is a perception that gray hair is not. What is messy or lack of self-care. I know this because these were my thoughts. These cultural tucked into our thoughts shape our words and, ultimately, our actions. I think it works both ways. Hear me. I don't allow my hair to die for. I allow myself to be myself. I do not abandon yourself. I'm beginning to know myself. I do not shy away from old age. I grow in grace. I'm not running after you. I'm out of the race. Grey is beautiful. I'm beautiful."
"Gray hair has become a huge coup... It was like re-learn who I am... I'm the same, but in another frame (the mind)."
"Almost upset today when someone asked me if I grandma to my niece, but then I came home and my husband said I look like the best version of me."
"I'm almost 47. I dyed my hair for almost 25 years, and finally took your transition to the wise woman, part of which allows my hair to grow out with her natural color... silver-grey. My hair was always my vanity, and being a redhead was cool, but spiritually and emotionally, I am now growing and are ready to share it with others.
"This journey is not only reveals the external woman, but also reconciles her with his interior woman. We are talking about the knowledge that we are wonderfully made and devilishly. And since it's a privilege to grow up, we should wear our silver like a crown of honor. I believe that confidence and self-acceptance is what really makes a woman beautiful... at any age! Be cool, sisters, wearing a silver crown and let it Shine!!"
"Hi! I'm from Guatemala. I am starting to notice gray hairs at the age of 11 years. Now I'm 30. I have not dyed my hair for 4 years. My mom, sister and myself have the same color hair."
"I didn't always like his grey hair. To be honest, some days I love it and some people hate it. The elderly should be gray, right? I couldn't bear it, so I started to paint. I quickly became bored because gray always came back. One day I decided that enough is enough. It's been 4 years, and I'm glad. To let my silver hair to grow was released. Sometimes I Wake up and want to paint, but I know that I never will. It's mine, it's kind of my trademark".
"The end of summer 2018, two and a half year adventure with the gray hair!"
"10 years ago I quit wearing makeup and started her transition journey! Silver sister, continue! They are not concerned with your hair, they're afraid of your hard independence! There is an amazing thing that happens, not only physically, but also spiritually, when you free yourself from social rules and restrictions on our age and appearance that are imposed on us. You can't mute or block the glow of the women proclaimed their freedom! Inside you have so much energy! Stop waiting! Take your strength and run! A woman who loves herself, impossible to stop! Stop dim the lights for the comfort of others! Why hide when you were created to stand out?!"
"I come from a family of people with white hair, so I wasn't surprised when I started to turn gray in adolescence. I painted 20 years, but by the time I turned thirty, I'm tired of spending".
"My mom said I always had a small strand of silver from childhood, but not noticed. Then I had dreadlocks, but I painted them black to make them look healthy and shiny. About 6 years ago my hairdresser at the time said, "Why you are painting those wonderful gray streaks?!! People pay to do this okay!“ Then I stopped wearing makeup and took my hair".
"After 2.5 years, I can say that my transition is complete! I am now the proud owner of wavy gray / wild mane! Love it!"
"I am a Mexican girl, I am 30 years old, but I have had grey hair since 5 years and I really love them. I'm really glad I found hundreds of women like me."
"I stopped dyeing hair in 33 years and never thought about having to start again."
"This is the second time I make this transition. First time was 3 years ago in 2015. I let them grow, but then decided to cut it very short and dyed in the usual brown. But for some reason I was sad that I again closed its "inner light" and this year, after several months of work (meditation, reading, and application of numerous books on self-development, drawing), I decided to let them grow naturally, not only in color but also in the haircut. And this perfectly fits my state of mind and awareness. I am proud to be part of the movement that distributes the courage of a healthy lifestyle and self-acceptance around the world."
"It's been 9 months since I last dyed my hair. A friend just saw me for the first time since my transition, and said that he will never be able to do what I do because it is "too vain". She wanted to tell the compliment, but I said nothing. Not to dye the hair does not mean that I gave up on myself or that I don't care about my appearance. Just the opposite. This means that I have accepted my true self. I love myself for who I am, and I have no desire to pretend to be someone else. I am 43 years old. I dyed my hair for over 20 years. Now, when I look in the mirror I finally see myself. I've never been happier."
"Well... let's talk about fun things. Silver hair too have their quirks, right? Most of all, I I'm laughing about it: when after bath stray hairs tickled the body, but you can't find them immediately because they are white! Fight #silversisters!"
"I struggled with gray hair for my entire adult life. It gave me so much trouble, and I've often hesitated when I saw your photos with gray roots! I finally decided to quit wearing makeup in the summer of 2017 and make authentic self. At first it was not always easy, but the more hair grows, the happier I am with him... one of the best decisions that I could accept."
"I wonder why people hate their grey hair? I think grey hair is a gift from the moon. When the Moon laughs, her eyes produce tears of joy that fall to the ground and land on people's heads!"
There is no better way to end a Monday than with the most dreamy curls and pink.
"I finally saw my hair in a certain light today. This is really... dare I say... awesome. Thank you, strangers... you are right. This is pretty cool. Shiny, silver, and proud."
"I started turning gray when I was about 20 years old, and I think because I've always been a little different (born without a left hand), I decided not to do anything. Now that I am over thirty, people are always asking me where I paint hair — which is surprising, because I'm not doing anything with them! When I tell them that all of this is a natural process, many people don't believe me, and it makes me feel lucky. I always like to see other women with beautiful grey hair, because I see them as part of himself. Sometimes I even feel a little rebellious for something that does not cover their gray hair, and it's really fun."
"Crazy how the light can change the look of your hair. Whenever I walk out I see their true color. Take your transition!"
"Most thought I was crazy, abandoning the paint in 44 years... sometimes I thought I was gone... maybe it is! But if I could just allow others to "feel the freedom" that I have, just for a few seconds... the freedom to have a healthy natural hair again... freedom from time spent trying to paint them every 4 weeks... freedom in my own body... freedom from what others think... then they'll know why!"
"I decided to stop dying her hair, to celebrate the end of cancer treatment in 38 years. Gray hair began to appear, when I entered menopause. Slow changes are initially annoyed, and I was ashamed of them. A year later, the gray has intensified, and my confidence has become stronger. I understand that I must take the new you. A week ago I was 41 years old, and I love their silver hair more than ever".
"A year ago I started this journey — a journey to natural hair. I had no idea what to expect, both from the point of view of the result, and the journey. Some of my friends almost begged me to return to color because, apparently, I was going to commit the unpardonable crime, looking over.. Now I can look older, but I have rarely been so happy with them overall, as during this transition. I learned to love myself for who I am, and I owe it to my hair. I often hear that it's just hair, but the truth is that it's more than just hair.. For those who are thinking — try it! If you don't like, you can always return to hair."
"I don't care what you think of me, I don't think about you."
"I did it! I decided that on my birthday I'm going to make the main cut, to celebrate and get rid of some of my old color tips. I like it! I have had long hair for so long... I didn't think I'd look good with short hair. This, of course, prompted me to think and do things I would never do before. I'm so glad I decided to join you last year!"
"Waves, braids, ponytails galore! There are so many cute ways to make your silver stylish! View @young_and_gray29."
"Changes. Change is normal. The most normal thing in the world, but why change is so difficult for us? It's a fear of not being noticed by the society or the fear of losing ourselves? You've changed so much ..." Very offended. But shouldn't we be proud of yourself when you have changed (positively)? It's good to see the world with new eyes and to be seen by the world in new ways, get to know each other on the other side."
"Found my first silver strands in twenty years, and painted for 20 or more. Then I decided to bleach your ends and attach his grey hair. But after two years I found that I want more grey! And now I wear red lipstick every day! I really never coming back. 'll be me. Allowing yourself to be❤️".
"I started to turn gray in College. In 2001-2015 years I've dyed my hair dark brown, trying to hide their natural hair. Not sure at what point I decided that will be enough to hide who you really are, and it was the best decision I ever made. I was so afraid it would make me look older, especially because my husband has such a childish person. I would say that in 35 years, I look better than ever, and if not... then at least help my confidence at the highest level! Often unfamiliar people ask me about it or compliment. Even without the compliments, I feel very natural, true to myself, and my hair is healthier than ever."
"First gray hair I had in 14 years. Despite the fact that I was raised by my parents with a silver crown, I quickly learned to paint and have been doing this for ten years. I found that with each painting I get no confidence, anxiety and a sense of distortion. I found it strange that I want the chemicals and paint, to feel beautiful. At 24 I decided to go #grombre. Join me on my journey of empowerment and acceptance, how I study, how we can build a community based on the natural benefits of silver beauty (at any age!) I have my own path to platinum beauty."