30 Gray Hair Before and After Pix that Will Blow Your Mind
Inside: Gray hair before and after pictures as far as the eye can see!
Before I ditched the dye last February, I fretted at the way I looked in photos. I blamed it on the aging process, but I now think it was the dyed hair that sapped all the color out of my face.
Why do I think this? Because once I stopped
I am surprised to find that I look younger in photos now than I while I was dyeing my hair.
Other silver sisters I’ve spoken to feel the same. It’s a common refrain in the gray hair Facebook support groups: Mother Nature knows what she is doing!
I asked my silver sisters if they’d be kind enough to contribute their photos to this post so we could check this phenomenon out.
I think you’ll see what I see: the gray creates a softening/brightening effect to the complexion, which is really flattering, especially compared to the harsher effect created by dyed hair.
All of the Instagram and other photos on this site are used with permission.
Stunning Before and After Pictures of Grey Hair from Instagram
AMAZING TRANSFORMATION PHOTOS FROM THE SILVER REVOLUTION
The next group of Before/After pictures were shared with me on
Sometimes, people ask me “Why is there a need for support groups?”
Why?! Because it is nearly impossible to go silver without getting some (or a lot!) of negative feedback, so it REALLY helps to have a great group of online friends giving you the support that you might not be receiving at home or in society.
Anyway, on to the photos:
Look again at the photos: Even the ladies who are not fully gray have a vibrancy to their complexion. To me (at least), their faces seem brighter.
And, as opposed to the scare tactics thrown at us by ad agencies and beauty magazines, I don’t think any of these ladies look “20 years older!”, do you?
WHAT WOULD YOU LOOK LIKE WITH GRAY HAIR?
If you’re on the fence about going gray, or if you just started your transition process and are curious about what you might look like in the future, check out these fun apps!
They aren’t 100% accurate, but they’re definitely entertaining.
Hair Color Booth (Apple)
Hair Color Changer (Android)
As you can see above, gray hair does not automatically make one look older, despite what the ad agencies would have us believe.
In fact, in many cases, it improves our looks by enhancing our complexion and by making us happier internally as we stop worrying about what other people think and start following our own path.
Want to see more beautiful transitions to gray hair? Check out Joli’s article: Full Transitions to Gray Hair for inspiration.
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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.