Paula Joseph’s Transition to a Silver Sister
Paula is 51 and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia USA.
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I don’t remember how I old I was when I discovered my first gray hair. I started coloring my hair just for fun in my 20s.
The first time I colored, I was approached in a mall by one of those people who
It was supposed to be semi-permanent but my hair soaked up the black. Good thing that I liked it!
Dyeing really became a chore in my 40’s. All my friends colored their hair and we would commiserate over our roots every three weeks.
I have colored my own hair and have gone to a salon.
I decided to stop coloring because I was so sick of having to do it close to every 2-3 weeks – I was lazy! And my good friend made the transition before me so I had support.
When I transitioned, I had dark brown hair. I only colored my part and let the underneath grow out for quite a while.
I then let the skunk stripe grow out for several months and then I got a very short pixie.
I have been dye free for a few years now and I love it!
I felt bad about myself every month when those roots showed through. As soon as I was fully gray, I felt fierce!
I have never been much of a make-up wearer, but I find that I concentrate more now on my lips. I love LipSense lip color because it stays on for hours. I do a bold lip and some mascara, when I wear makeup.
If I am really fancy, I will use my Boom Stick color and highlighter.
As for colors of clothing, I still wear a lot of
black but find that jewel tones look good with my silver. When I wear coral, I get a lot of compliments.
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