My 9 Month Gray Hair Transition Progress Report
Hello, Silver Sisters!
It seems hard to believe, but it has now been 9 months since my last hair dye.
See the video below for a short & sweet update, featuring a slideshow of my progress at the end.
Since I’m going gray cold turkey, there’s not a whole lot to report. Basically, I’m just watching my hair grow. It’s a little like watching water boil, but more exciting. 😜
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My gray hair transition routine is still the same:
Wash once a week with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo (to fade the dye) and follow up with Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Conditioner. On Saturday, I wash my hair with Joico Blue Shampoo, followed by Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator.
It’s time for a change, however, as my ends are becoming not just blorange, but downright ORANGE! Just call me “Bozo the Clown” – that’s how orange they are.
To combat the orange, I’m going to try a new product this week and will post the results shortly.
One thing I can’t figure out – why are my dyed ends darker than the faded dye in the middle of my hair? Doesn’t it seem like they should be the lightest since they’ve had more time to fade?
This is what I like about going gray: these little mysteries. It’s fun!
Speaking of fun, I had a dream the other night that Abraham Lincoln and I were involved in an intense discussion…about my gray hair!
He LOVED it! 😜
Do you dream about your gray hair?
A lot of women in the gray hair community have had nightmares where their hair was dyed against their will. Have you experienced this?
A few updates:
In my 8-month transition post, I said I was going to experiment more with colors. I’m still on a tight budget, however, so I have not been able to go clothes shopping. I think it’s time to raid my closet and dresser and see what I can find. It’s definitely time for some color to go with this lighter hair!
I’ve started experimenting with braids!
I don’t know about you, but my manual dexterity is not great – so I haven’t gotten very far. A reader recommended this YouTube braiding tutorial and I want to try some of these, how about you?
Some cosmetics companies have reached out to me to review their products!
Many of these products are geared specifically to mature women. I still have a lot to learn about skin care and cosmetics, but I will be learning as I go and will post the results here.
My first review will be for City Beauty. Their products are cruelty-free, and so far, they all seem to be very high quality.
The most exciting news? I’m now an Amazon Influencer, which means I now have my very own shop for silver sisters! Check it out here: Katie Goes Platinum Amazon Storefront
I’ve loaded it up the shop with products that I personally recommend, as well as products recommended by our silver sisters in their Silver Hair Transition Stories. Am I missing anything? Please let me know!
Other updates, not on my hair, but on this blog and related accounts:
- The blog has had 25,587 visitors and 56,662 page views.
- Instagram followers: 2957
- Facebook followers: 205
- Pinterest Monthly Viewers: 210,000
- YouTube subscribers: 259
That’s it for my 9 month gray hair progress report.
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Katie is the founder of Katie Goes Platinum. After constantly dyeing her hair for over 25 years, in 2018 Katie decided to stop the madness and embrace the gray. Since then, she’s been sharing her favorite gray hair tips, resources, and stories to empower women to feel beautiful during and after their transition to gray hair.