I was seven years old when I noticed my first gray hair; I was amused, and thought nothing of it.
Since my earliest memories, I can’t ever recall a time when my parents did not have some degree of silver, or salt & pepper in their hair.
I dreaded the gray hair “skunk line”.
The cold turkey approach would only last about 3 months, or 2 inches… then I’d go back to the bottle. I grew tired of the damage caused by the dye (burned scalp and peeling skin) and I was sick of worrying whether anyone knew that I had gray hair. (Sometimes, I’d pack a box of dye just in case we’d be gone too long on vacation!)
Right before I turned 42, I decided that it was time. My heart was ready. I thought, “Who am I kidding? You’re gonna be 42… deal with it.”
So, I challenged myself to go 12 months cold turkey. If I didn’t like what I saw at the end, then I’d go back to the bottle.
One major change that I have implemented recently is losing weight and getting healthy.
I have lost a total of 37 pounds; I still have more to go. I have changed my eating habits, no sugars, no flours. I think the diet change shows on my skin; people don’t believe that I’m 48.
It’s a matter of the heart. If you don’t feel it, don’t do it; you’ll only get depressed (I did).When you are ready, go all out, ENDURE, and the end result will be WONDERFUL & FREEING! You’ll be happy you left Miss Clairol; you’ll make new friends!