Gray Hair Transition Update

by Adelina
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How Choosing Gray Hair Changes Everything.

I am about 17 months into my transition in these photos. The first photo was taken in March in a photoshoot I had with Susie Lang @women.60. plus, and the one below was taken on my stoop in Brooklyn. Both photos were taken on the cusp of the pandemic and nobody knew exactly what was ahead, and the fear in the air was palpable. Susie and I completed our shoot, and then scurried home.

For months afterwards, most of my shoots were taken on my stoop, or a few blocks away from my home. Nobody was venturing too far from home in the early days of the virus. They were frightening days indeed. Especially in the cities. Especially New York City.

I was in full grombre stage here. Half gray, half colored hair creating an ombre effect, thus the term grombre was made famous in the community coined by the inspirational Martha Truslow Smith @grombre

I post a lot of photos with straight hair because the gray hair looks more pronounced and I can see exactly where I am. At this point in the journey, I am committed and comfortable with my gray hair. The two or three colors no longer bother me, and I am starting to get compliments from passersby. What has choosing to go gray changed in my life?? For one thing, as a creative New Yorker, I wore black and gray most of my life. Now, I am exploring brighter bolder colors more often, and feeling more comfortable in them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 

In chatting with Susie Lang before our photoshoot, she mentioned feeling invisible after a certain age, and wanting to take charge by doing something different. That birthed her amazing Instagram page featuring her stunning photos of women over sixty in all walks of life ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 

Same here. Since going gray I am exploring new things and approaching life with boldness. A literal coming of age. 😀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 We are not fading into the background the way previous generations did, we are taking charge, and looking fabulous while doing it!

What are you doing differently since becoming a silver sister? ⠀⠀⠀⠀

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