Post # 1
I am almost entirely grey (white), from what I can see of my roots when the hair dye grows out, and am only 35. I have been dyeing my hair since I was 18 because I have a really dull mousy blond natural color hair and a very fair complexion, I looked monotone. The color I have been using varied from really red to more a reddish brown in recent years.
I have attempted to grow out my hair but then caved as soon as the fear of looking old creeped in. From my maternal grandfathers’ side everyone started to go grey in their late 20’s early 30’s.
Now my questions are as the heading said, would you go naturally grey in your mid 30’s? If so how to do it without looking silly while it grows out and how to look young with grey hair?
Post # 2
my friend started going grey at 15. We are 28 now and she dye’s hers. She has said she would only grow it out and be grey once she turned 50yrs old lol.
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat! I stopped dying my hair 3 years ago. I thought it was better to do it now than when it’s truly all white. That way I didn’t have a really harsh line between the dye and the white. You can always have a stylist blend the white with a dye until it grows out all the way. Maybe a little more forgiving? Good luck!
Post # 4
Im 31 and recently decided to stop chemically dying my hair and try henna and indigo instead, mainly because I want to get pregnant again and last time I went dye free and it looked awful (I’m not competely white, maybe 30-40%, with dark brown). I havent dyed my hair for about 4 months just to let the chemical dye fade and am ordering my henna this week.
I think grey can look great on some people but it’s not for me. Maybe try going a light blonde to get an idea of how it might look?
Post # 5
Thank you ladies, it feels better not being all alone.
I was thinking of perhaps getting blond highlights and gradually going grey… It will absolutely be more forgiving! Lol!
Post # 6
Some girls look amazing with grey hair. Have a look on Google images.
Post # 7
I don’t think I would. I am lucky that at 37 I only have had two grey hairs thus far, but I feel I look way too young to rock the silver yet. When I get more, I am going to get blonde streaks put in and gradually let them come in- so as not to get the dreaded silver root thing!
Post # 8
It really does help! I went cold turkey, but I have rather curly hair. That helped with the blending.
Post # 9
If i wasn’t a brunette maybe. Like if I was blonde and the blonde and grey mingled and I basically just looked “fair”. But no, going entirely grey isn’t for me. I don’t think it would suit me and I think it would make me feel old. I hate admitting that because it’s superficial, isn’t it! Maybe in my 40s….
Post # 10
So I hate the idea of women feeling like they need to go to massive lengths to make themselves look the way the ‘feel’ they should, especially for something as high maintenance as dyeing your hair to consistently keep grey at bay is. I fully support doing whatever works for you, and would never think twice about someone in their thirties having grey hair – it’s so much more common than we often think.
However, it’s this attitude that led me to encourage my Mum to let her grey grow out when she was in her mid fifties. I knew how much work and hassle it was for her to maintain the dye in her shorter hair and wanted her to be free, plus I thought she looked great! It lasted about a year before she started dyeing it again. Recently I saw some old photos of her with her natural hair colour from when she wasn’t using hair dye and I was shocked. I have to admit I felt pretty guilty because I think it did prematurely age her. She looks fantastic with her darker hair, and I think it matches her energy and personality much more.
I think it’s a really individual thing. Some people pull it off as a style whereas it may age some other people. Funnily enough I feel like it might be easier to pull off in your thirties than it is in your fifties, if that makes sense. I second the idea of incorporating some platinum/light blond if you want to try a more blended look. Hope you find a look that makes you happy 🙂
Post # 11
Thank you for the insight.
Post # 12
Haha, I was just looking at my roots last night and couldn’t believe how much gray I now have. I am thankful that my root touch up at the salon is tonight, and I was thinking that I am going to have to change my coloring schedule to every four weeks during the summer, when hair actually grows faster (at least according to my stylist it does.)
I started adding caramel highlights to my dark brown hair when I was in my late 30s to help hide the gray. By the time I turned 40, I started to need base color as well. Although some women do indeed look fabulous with gray, I don’t think I would like seeing myself that way.
Post # 13
Me? Hell no. You? Do what you want! Not all grey hair is the same & some people have a beautiful skin tone for it. My grey is silver wire and I most certainly do not have the skin tone for it.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t go grey at 35 no, but if it works for you then do it. PErsonally I’d start dyeing my hair blonde if I were you, to make the regrowth less noticeable!
Post # 15
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Grey hair is pretty popular right now. If you dress young and still look young, I don’t think the hair will make a difference. If you dress like a granny and have an old lady hair cut… then it might.
I’d ask your hair dresser for a platinum shade… or even have her do the rest grey to match your roots. Don’t just let it grow out from brown…
Here are some grey inspiration photos.