On social media, I often get asked why I don’t cut my hair short. I have been told it will hasten my gray hair transition, enhance my self-esteem and free me from worrying about satisfying the sexist desires of the men in my life.
When I made up my mind to go gray back in February 2018, I researched different ways to go gray. As I’ve said before, I was a brunette for 50 years and knowing myself pretty darn well, I knew that I needed time to shed that identity.
Now I’m at what some have called the “Salt, Pepper and Paprika” phase of the grow out. My hair is mainly white, with dark brown/black underneath, and a smattering of faded, orangey brunette dye on the ends.