If you have been struggling with grey hairs, or feeling like it’s a burden to continue dyeing and damaging your hair, there’s a new hair trend that will make your heart sing.
Women face constant, unfair pressures over their appearances, be it through the filtered corridors of Instagram or via the glossy covers of magazines.
One of the biggest indicators of this kind of double standard is the way in which women are taught to vivify their grey hairs. We’ll all go grey (or bald) the older we get, it’s just a fact of life, with some people greying earlier than others – even getting grey hairs in their early twenties – or at 13 like I did.
Women have been dying their hair at the very first appearance of gray for generations, believing that it does not look good or it makes them look older. Yet, you can dye it, cut it, and wear your hair as you like it, as long as it makes you happy.
However, could 2019 be the year that women of all ages reclaim and embrace grey hair?
The awesome women who run @grombre are all about celebrating the beauty that is gray hair. The movement is described as “a radical celebration of the natural phenomenon of gray hair.” And I love it so very much. The @grombre Instagram account features gorgeous women showing off their natural grays and telling their stories. Here are some of our favorites:
“I feel more confident since I decided to let my grey shine,” this woman wrote.
“I dyed my hair a while ago and immediately regretted doing so; like I’d washed my identity away. While I’m still learning to deal with the new texture, I love seeing my tinsel tresses in the mirror!”
And I love that she called her hair “tinsel tresses!”
“Going gray has been a life changer for me,” one user wrote.
“I have a completely different outlook on aging and life in general. The process definitely gave me willpower I didn’t know I had. The journey is empowering! I love my hair! I love me!”
Empowered women can do anything!
23 years old and grey. Stunning.
Greta wrote, “This is my hair! It was difficult to accept at 13, but at 23, I love it!”
“Going into the new year with saying goodbye to dying my hair,” this awesome woman wrote.
“It’s been 8 months since my last color job and I am embracing the change with hope and grace. Since my first grey hairs in middle school to my now 36th year of life, I felt it was time to live beyond black hair dye and let it shine. Looking forward to what the year may bring.”
Maria wrote, “This journey is not just about embracing the outward woman but also making peace with the inner woman.”
So true. Going gray isn’t a choice, but deciding to embrace it is!
These curls are even cuter with their natural grey shining through.
This woman felt like she was “hiding something” she was supposed to be ashamed of when she was dyeing her hair.
So, she decided to go gray five years ago and hasn’t looked back!
Going gray can teach you more about yourself.
This gorgeous woman wrote, “Going gray was a huge game changer for me… It was like learning who I was all over again… same me in a different frame (of mind).”
This fairytale goddess is “profoundly happy.”
She wrote, “I’ve been greying since the age of 13 and I’ve never dyed my hair. Furthermore, I’ve been growing it since 12 and I have entirely forfeited cutting it five years ago. I’m profoundly happy with the way it looks. The color and the length combined are one of my favorite attributes.”
This 26-year-old gave up on box dye and good thing she did because her hair is gorgeous.
I love a gray streak like this and am honestly kind of jealous.