About 10 years ago I found out that I am allergic to hair dye. Allllll hair dye. When use hair dye I break out all over my face, my face swells to almost twice its size, and my scalp oozes. It is not pretty...I look like a Startrak character. Believe me I tried to get rid of my gray using all kinds of methods. I was furious that I didn't have a choice in the matter and that over time I would be walking around looking old before my time. Boy did I have a "poor me" day when I finally decided that I had to find a way to live with myself gray hair and all.
After about a year of no dye, I began to have a surprising experience. I was beginning to get more compliments with GRAY HAIR!! I couldn't believe it. People were coming up to me to tell me they loved my hair. I even had one person come to me and ask me where did I go to get the gray streaks in my hair. I mean really...SERIOUSLY? I thought who would elect to be gray, who would put gray streaks in their hair. I soon found out that actually a lot of women put gray streaks in their hair and surprisingly more women are allowing their gray hair to grow and FLOURISH.
Since my "embrace the gray" lifestyle I have never felt more attractive or secure about the way I look. I feel like now I am even more unique! Most importantly I have grown to be PROUD of my gray. I earned it. My gray hair is a visual look into the 57 years God has blessed me to be on this earth. My gray hair is a badge of honor. One that I wear proudly.
Bottomline...I am embracing my gray!
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