I haven’t had a haircut since April.
I kept putting it off because I actually enjoyed watching my hair turn all kinds of crazy colors.
In the gray hair community, this is known as calico hair, which is ABSOLUTELY fitting, as you can see below:
I also put it off because I was a wee bit afraid that my salon owner might feel less than enthusiastic about the transition to silver hair. She’s younger than me, and when I first mentioned my desire to go gray, she wasn’t too enthusiastic.
However, I couldn’t keep putting off getting a haircut. So, I marched over to the salon, showed my stylist some pictures from Pinterest, and she gave me the most AWESOME haircut!
I have to say, seeing the back of my head gave me pause:
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It looks COMPLETELY INSANE due to the way the silver is growing in. But I am going to suck it up and see this process through to the end.
I got some surreptitious glances towards the top of my head (!) when I first entered the salon, but by the time I was done, I got an enthusiastic response from the other ladies and the salon owner.
Yay! No need for the sassy retorts I had practiced beforehand!
If you are interested in a haircut like this for your transition period, I was told I need to get a 1.5″ barrel curling iron to achieve this effect. I haven’t used a curling iron since 1985, but I’m willing to try!
Ooh: one last thing!
As I’ve gotten older, my hair is less shiny.
Whenever I get a haircut, my stylist uses this amazing product on my hair: Enjoy Protect & Shine. It makes my hair incredibly shiny and tames the frizz.
I always mean to buy it between haircuts and always forget. This time, I’m NOT going to forget as it really works!
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.