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By far my still most favorite gallery here. The stories they all must have.
What great company! I starting getting gray hairs when I was 11! I am now in my early 50s. With all those years of experience I have found some great products that keep my hair healthy and shiney. You can find them at:
Hurray! I am not the only one on the planet that has stopped coloring her/his hair! I adore the gallery and all the postings. They all say that I am doing the right thing; I am not a freak; I like the way I look! Thank you!
I am 52 and have not dyed my short hair for several months. I feel like a freak at the shopping centre as so many people turn their heads to look at me. Why is it so strange to people for having my normal hair colour. I had been colouring my hair for over 20 years and always hated the process. I always kept it short as it was much easier to colour. Now I am going to grow it long enough to wear a ponytail. To hell with everyone's perception that grey hair is taboo. I know for a fact no one would give a second glance at a man the same age as me with grey hair.
I started to be grey at 12, and I never coloured it. Im very proud about my hair and almost all the people love it too. Now I have 36 and Im going to be white!
I colored my hair for ten years and after my fortieth birthday I stopped cold turkey! I started getting silver at nineteen. People were SO curious. Was I streaking it? The complements are constant. Men are my biggest admirers! Young and old alike! My hair has always been one of my best assets but I have had many more complements since I turned completely silver. My gorgeous thirty-two year old daughter is following in her mother's footsteps. She is embracing it and gets compliments all the time! Natural hair is so much more beautiful and feels wonderful. A great haircut and confidence is all you need to shine.
I am inspired by your photos and the comments. Like others here, I went white early, first with a silver streak in my long hippie hair. About 10 years, I went silver and spikey to get all the dye cut out. Recently have let it grow long because of lack of funds, and was thinking of dying it back. After reading the comments here, I don't think I will. Thanks for the wonderful photos and the super-great comments.
I began turning gray in high school. I am now 51. I started coloring in my 20's. Last October I took a stand and I gave up the color. I've cut my hair very short and wear it semi spikey. I've almost got all the color off. Today I was told by two women that my hair was beautiful. I don't know yet what my style will end up being, but I do know I am finished with color. I am going to be true me! I was asked WHY? by a salon owner. Because I'm going to be me and I want to know what I really look like.
YOU GO GRAY GIRLS AND GUYS!
I got my first gray hair when I was 30, begun dying when I was 40 and I gave up dying my hair since I was 45. Now I am 54. When youre 50, everyone knows youre not 30 anymore, so why try to look it?
These are wonderful. I look great with my hair long and white. I could send you a photo or you can see my Facebook photo.
I'm looking for a photo to help convince a friend with long super-curly hair to stop coloring it but haven't found what I am looking for yet. Keep adding photos; I'll keep checking out this site!
Thanx for wonderful photos.Keep it up. I am 56, and have been colouring for the past 10 yrs. 2 Months ago I got fed up and had it cut down to the regrowth (about 2cm).It has grown a little and I get so many compliments, telling me I'm looking younger. Dark grey/black at the back, with nice silvery grey in the front. It's so liberating--- I love it!! Viva silver-haired people!
I stopped dyeing my hair in my late forties. When it was all grown out I cut it short but realized that I really wanted it long. After two years it is almost to my waistand is very light gray. I love it. Every once in a while I am told I have beautiful hair, especially when it's in a french braid. Don't be discouraged when growing out your gray, you will be happy in the end.
Oh - I love this so much. Seeing people who have been able to keep their integrity, and have not stopped radiating their own personal light into their senior years is a truly joyful vision. Their faces say "this is who I am and I like being me".
I went looking for a site on going grey, after a few comments were made about how my grey has aged me. I will be turning 55 in Jan./10 & my husband is a very young looking man & 5 years younger than myself. Grey comes in early within the family genes,therefore I have been colouring since early adulthood.
It was lovely for me to come across this site! I would agree with anothers comment that younger people need to be shown,as well, to help take away the stigma that grey hair comes only as an aging process. Thank you.
I love this site, very inspirational. I'm 52, independent and strong. I'm tired of looking like everyone else and want my own hair; charcoal with light gray. Who cares what other people think?? It takes courage to be yourself against the 'popular' mainstream thinking.
Wow. I actually know one of the ladies you have pictured (right-hand column, 9th down). This is an old photo, and she has more white now, but she is every bit as classy, strong, and intelligent as she looks. :) I am one who started greying as soon as puberty hit. It's hereditary. I agree with another poster, it would be nice to see a few photos of younger people rocking the grey. It's important for younger people finding it hard to cope with premature grey to know that they don't have to be fearful, and they won't look old. Few people think I should colour it, and most think it's great. I've been stopped in the street by strangers who just have to compliment it. I've always loved it and been very proud to be so different. I coloured it last year, just for fun (not to hide), but have hated the loss of quality, and the endless upkeep. I so miss my white streaks and icing, and am growing it all back out, quick as I can!
I love this!!!!! I let my gray hair grow out when I was 56 (am 59 now) and I have been so happy to be true to myself. I receive constant compliments on my hair, esp as it rapidly approaches all white. My husband loves it, my daughter loves it, and I love it. As someone else said, thank you for seeing the beauty in these faces! (love the koala)
Love the photos. My favourite grey "style icon" is Emmylou Harris. As I've always had long very dark brown hair & am now going grey rapidly I've decided to quit dyeing & go silver.
This is one of my favorite galleries on pbase. Love to see the updates to it. I'm currently in the process of growing out my hair (I'm 39 and have been premature gray since 19, and been coloring it off and on) and ready to see what it looks like. This gives me a lot of inspiration. Some of the most beautiful faces on pbase. V
Enjoyable gallery, I like your portraits, especially I like the grey animals, wonderful collection, vote, Rosemarie :o)
Like I always say, " Gray is a COLOR!" In a day and age where the color gray gets bad press, it is so refreshing to see positive, lovely images! If you are someone considering embracing your gray, look no further than www.goinggraylookinggreat.com. Here you will find a virtual "silver revolution"! Women of every age, color and profession, living proof that going gray can absolutely be looking great!
Thanks for posting this!
What a lovely page - and there are many women on here that are truly inspirational models for graceful, unique aging. I dyed my hair for years, finally decided to test the water in my 50s by going back to my natural colour - only to discover that I am blessed with an interesting natural colour pattern (gray/silver framing my face, dark brown on the crown and back). People often compliment me and ask me how I get my hair to look that way! (I suspect I owe this distinctive pattern to my dad.)
It's a relief...we're beautiful enough (and more) as we are. I'll come back to this gallery for encouragement and inspiration. Thank you
i am so proud of the gray in my hair,i don't want to ever cover it up!i am 44 and it may not be completely gray but it is enough that i get asked if i'm a new senior citizen! laugh! i do have more than my mother in law,who still colors hers,and when i went to visit my mother in the hospital,i was asked if i was her mother that truly does make me feel good because my life events has earned me the right to have everyone of those gray hairs!my husband,45,is completely gray and bald and is to very proud of them!look at the photos,see the gracefulness in each face young and old,i consider myself very fourchant to be among them!thank you for reading my longwinded comment.
Gorgeous gallery full of beautiful faces and personalities! Such is real life and beauty. I would love to see more like this.
Albq nm, i just turned 30 yrs old and i found about 20 gray hairs and i am not big on dying my hair. I want to pull them out but i dont think thats a smart thing to do but on the other hand i dont feel old so why should i look it but i dont want to look like a bleach head NOWAY!!!!!!! so i will just learn to love my gray hair.
I love this!
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I am 52 years young and I let my gray hair grow out since last November. I was dying it black for years. I had enough. Now it is very short and salt and pepper. I love it. I get a lot of compliments. People have told me that I look younger also.
Brooklyn New York
I have long been fascinated with long grey hair. At 73, healthy,sexy, active and a hippie grandma, I wear my hair to my waist. Although I low lighted for many years, now I leave my hair natural and love it. I never wanted to look like everyone else.
My natural hair color is auburn. However, I have been dying it for the last 25 years. I decided that I wanted to go natural and let my gray hair grow in. Of course, I refused to have half red hair and half gray hair and so I wshaved my hair. It is very short right now and I am waiting to see the results. I am taking photos along they way with hopes of writing a book about my experience. I am only 43-years old but I think our world is out of trying to look perfect. This is the main reason I decided to go gray.
This is beautiful! Would love to feature this on our blog!
just decided to let my brassy died colour grow out and at 56, I am starting to feel liberated as I see some pretty white coming through at the front around my face,and grey starting to appear through the rest of my hair. I am fit ,healthy, middle age gowing grey and proud of it! Go natural ladies is what I say, and be proud to be yourselves.... from Heather....
excellent idea and gallery.
This is one of the most interesting concepts for a gallery that I've seen on pbase, and I think the photos are all beautiful, as are the subjects of the photos.
I actually started graying when I was in my 20's. I just went full-gray and am falling in love. Do you have pictures of "younger" people turning gray?
I finally found your site and I believe in my long grey hair. I too refuse to cut my hair just because it is grey. I have people coming up to me all the time and telling me how unique my hair is. Miss Clairol has nothing on me and I refuse to get my towels ruined because I cannot squirt the dye in the right direction. Also I want to change the stereotype of the little old lady with the short kinky permanent with a purple rinse.
love it but I think you need more pictures of women with long gray hair. I refuse to dye my hair to comply with the cosmetic coprorations' fantasy vision of beauty when they are only interested in making more money for themselves. I started getting gray hair was I was 16, now I'm 55 and I LOVE MY LONG GRAY HAIR. I get compliments on my hair all the time and some women even come up to me and tell me that they wish they had the fortitude that I have. it's easy, just honor who you are and where you have arrived in your life.
oh boy, is this wonderful and fun and beautiful and grey! Thanks for the extended exploration of a word many people fear...
grey is beautiful excellent work.
Some of them are really unique. (2nd row fourth frame). a social grace all her own.
Outstanding collection! Voted.
very intresting work
i like your great fantasie
You have a great phantasy!
Wonderful portraits (I also am a gray man)
Many compliments- Umberto
Great work, I see my self in these photos.
Excellent work, dignity, fun, zest for life, go grey power! regards
Great gallery - I really enjoyed the pictures.
Wonderful. gray is beautiful:-)
Hi, I love this album, your idea is fantastic.
I voted you immediately, it's delicate, gently meanigful, rich of talent and, luckily also original...at least you spared me a serial of macro photos of roses or a lot of pictures of usual tourist sights. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
It's cretivity together with skills.
Thanks for seeing the beauty in all faces at all ages.
Great! Glad you included the critters!
i love this gallery. i cast my vote. thanks, denise
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