A little bit about me, the creator of Katie Goes Platinum

Hello, fellow Silver Vixens!

My name is Katie, and I’m a blogger/photographer, wife, and mother in Southern California.  I started going gray in my teens and dyed my hair for over 25 years.

Every so often, I would see a woman around my age with beautiful, naturally gray hair and I would think about growing out my grays.  But I would always stop myself.

I was afraid of looking old.  I totally bought into the mindset that going gray meant you were “letting yourself go.”

image of woman with dyed black hair


February 2018: Shortly after my last dye job.

In February 2018, at age 50, I decided I’d had ENOUGH!

I just couldn’t bear the thought of spending any more money and any more time trying to hide my natural hair color. 

By a strange coincidence, one of my friends had just started going gray and she gave me that extra boost I needed to make the transition.

To my surprise, the minute I decided to stop hiding my age, I felt so liberated that it has changed my outlook on life in general.

I’m bursting with creativity and energy, and I’m hoping to transmit some of that in this blog!

On these pages, I’ll be discussing the gray hair transition (emotions, products, hair care), and once I’m finally all gray, I’m sure I’ll also have some tips & tricks on how to take care of your gray hair.  

It’s great to see women of all ages choosing to go gray.  Maybe we can finally get rid of the notion that gray hair is frumpy!

In the meantime, here are a few blog posts that will help you start your gray hair journey:

Why I Am Embracing My Gray Hair

How to Go Gray

3 Reasons Why Going Gray is a Big Freaking Deal

7 Weird Things That Happen When You Go Gray

Silver Hair Transition Story: Kim in Los Angeles

And here are some of the Resources I offer:

International Gray-Friendly Salon Directory

Katie Goes Platinum Amazon Shop for Silver Sisters

Gray Hair Resources

Blogging Resources

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Thanks for your understanding!