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Episode 128. Going Grey: The Ups & Downs of Growing Out My Natural Hair at 40

Episode 128

My hair may be changing, but so am I.

Growing out my grey is about soooooooo much more than hair. A year in, I’m more genuinely confident –that doesn’t mean I love every day, but my gosh, I see the growth literally and figuratively. I see the beauty and the potential. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom, but I know how quickly this transition will fly by, even if it takes years.

In this episode I talk about:

  • Why I’m growing out my grey
  • Shout out to my hairdresser Tiana
  • How it all started
  • How it’s going
  • Vanity
  • Non-toxic shift
  • Primally Pure
  • The ups & downs of growing out my grey
  • Reflection
  • Self acceptance
  • Slowing down
  • The slow process of growing out my grey
  • Detachment
  • Understanding my whys behind my choice
  • Other people’s reactions to my decision
  • Feeling “old” or looking “old” with grey hair
  • The disbelief of others that I’m actually doing it
  • Obvious disapproval of others
  • Insults—intentional or not
  • The people who love it
  • Authenticity
  • How others have inspired me
  • How I’ve kept that ripple of inspiration going
  • Deep, instant connections
  • “You know you could just dye it” reactions
  • Why others choose to grow their grey
  • Months of unfolding
  • Endless support of Silver Sisters
  • #silversisters
  • #grombre
  • #growingoutmygrey
  • #greyhair
  • #grayhair
  • #silverhair
  • #greyhairmovement
  • Two funny stories about growing out my grey
  • Brad Paisley’s song “Then”
  • Fertility = youth
  • Different perspectives on aging

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