Ring-a-ling, hear me sing, soon it will be all gray
A quick holiday update on my 43 Shades of Gray series. I am at about week 10 and hanging strong. I've done a few things to help with my transition:
1) Added some layers.
I shared with my hair stylist two pictures of hairstyles I like: Jacyln Smith and Diane Keaton. I laughed when she responded that I essentially had that hairstyle and the difference between how I look and how they look is called "styling". Styling, as in effort?? Say it isn't so??!! Okayyyyy... I will put some more effort into it.
2) Invest in a flat iron and some product.
My stylist added the layers and then flat ironed my hair, explaining how it tames the gray frizzies. I had to agree she was right. I also added pomade to my routine to help with shine and texture (showing off those new layers). The flat iron investment was not frugal in the least, but I felt the investment would pay off since I no longer have the expense of coloring my hair. For now, I've decided to flat iron my hair every other day. So, one day I am Jaclyn Smith with bouncy hair and the next, I am Diane Keaton with straight locks. The best of both worlds.
3) Be open to low lights in the future.
Again, my stylist and her wisdom. She didn't push me on the idea of low lights, but suggested that as the gray becomes more prominent, the low lights might be a good investment for the last few months of transition. Noted.
Here I am at 10 weeks. The silver is really coming in and I actually like it. I really like my silver streak in the front. Sorry for the bad selfies. I still haven't mastered the skill.
|Layers and my budding gray streak.|