I began going grey in my early 40's, but it wasn't until mid 40's that I decided to start colouring my hair. At that stage it was every 4-5 weeks at the hairdresser for a 1-2 hour time frame. Soon, as the greys became more pronounced the visits increased to every 3 weeks. Does that sound familiar? What I struggled with the most was the time commitment, and the exposure to all the toxins in the hair colour and the fragrances in the hair salon. During this time I was reskilling as a nutritionist, studying all about nutrition, often while having my hair done. Never waste a minute, ever. I felt the need to look younger, but this was not the authentic me. Instead I was bathing my body in toxins, which it had to work hard to get rid of.
I had a fabulous hairdresser, who decided to go out on her own. In her own salon, she researched every single brand of hair colour on the market, looking for the lowest toxic, organic range possible. She tested Origin and Mineral, liked the results and began using all the products in her salon. This was fabulous for me. I was having a wonderful hair colour with minimal toxins. So if I had the product why decide to go grey?
It was an overwhelming feeling, that it was time. I am a nutritionist. My message is to live a low toxic life, with natural, beautiful food. It has taken me over a year to get to this stage. I am not fully grey, but with clever blending and dulling down of the colour on the ends has given me this new look that I embrace.
So will going grey mean that I won't be as attractive or sexy. Why the hell not. George Clooney looks dam good grey, and so does my husband. And I find the both of them very attractive, especially the latter.
For me ageing is about embracing who you are. I do my best to look after the body that I have with good food, exercise, great company and laughter.