I first noticed it at around 20, 21 years old. There were 2 to 4 white strands hidden away around the top of each ear. I was embarrassed because I didn’t want people to know I had gray hair. I thought there was something wrong with me, like all of a sudden I was turning old.
Fast forward to today: My husband prefers my hair dyed. He thinks gray hair is “old hair”. I would get frustrated trying to convince him otherwise. So we agree to disagree. But he has been supportive of my gray hair journey despite his preference.
After about 2 years or so of growing out my hair, I started watching videos of other ladies growing out their grays like Susan Paget. She had a whole series of videos revealing her grays at different stages of growth. I loved listening to her positive voice and feeling her positive energy.
I could have completed the transition at year 1 or year 2 but waited until another goal was accomplished first. I actually started both goals around the same time, but decided to bundle the two together after a year so I could be held accountable for both.