Why I've gone grombre
I’m almost 40 and have been dyeing my roots for more than five years now. Since i’ve had kids, the gray hair growth has further accelerated. It’s been on autopilot. I budget $150 every 6 weeks and get it taken care of. One day, while I was shooting the breeze with colleagues, I casually complained about my gray hair situation lamenting my loss of youth. My (male) boss casually joked “Why don’t you do what I do?” as he fluffed his hand through his hair. I was like - what do you mean? He responded, “Just leave it alone?”. It hit me then that I’ve never even noticed his gray hair and there it was, peppered throughout his black hair. That single moment was enough to kick off a series of deeper reflections as I wondered why I even had to dye my hair.
Gray hair is bad ass
What is WRONG with gray hair? Absolutely nothing. I’ve been conditioned to think of my life that gray hair is bad or doesn’t look good. It’s not, in fact, it looks good. Check out @grombre on instagram to see what I mean. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I flipped through photo after photo of these incredible people celebrating their natural gray hair. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t actually think it’s for everybody. And you shouldn’t feel bad about dyeing yours. But what I realized is I actually didn’t care for my hair to be fully black.
I’m tired of damaging my hair
It’s true - it doesn’t matter what kind of dye it is, it’s damaging. And while I have strived to keep most of my life toxin-free or eco-friendly, it’s funny how I’ve chosen to give my hair a death sentence.
I would save a lot of time and money
I’m not sure I need to add more to this. We’re looking at about 30 hours a year and roughly $1,500/year.
Want to go grombre?
Talk to your hairstylist. I worked on a great plan with my hairstylist to gradually grow out my grays in a natural way. Worked great! 👌