Hiya Silver Sisters! \(^-^)/
Whoa. I look kind of like an ice-princess in that picture up there, don't I? But, meh! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I need to put my best "silver fox" face forward because it's my official #GrannyHair photo!!!
Have you guys heard of this latest, #1 Intsagram hash-tag taking the internets by storm!? It's called "#grannyhair", and although it is 1.) prone to being slightly offensive and 2.) potentially a super damaging hair look to pull off, I still think it's kind of cool!
Basically, young people are bleaching their hair and dying it GRAY! Just tonight, while picking up our sushi from a nearby sushi shop/ Japanese market, a hipster couple walked in and the girlfriend had dyed gray hair! It was actually really funny and kind of awkward coming face-to-face with her. I don't think I was too much older, and to run into another person with dyed gray hair and me standing there with just gray hair, it was an amusing situation. I don't even know why.
At first, when I read about #grannyhair, I was like: "Hey! I'm not a granny! I don't look like a granny just because I have gray hair, do I?" But then after a few minutes, I realized that I love grannies, and they're great, and also, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! So these young people who are going gray, are doing it because they know that gray can be BEAUTIFUL, and it is!!!!
I have to admit also, as much as I lament the trend's name, the looks that some of these people are getting are GORGEOUS.
I needed to do my part juuuuuuuuust to make sure that these young whipper snappers know and see that #grannyhair can ALSO be as nice with "natural" granny hair. There wasn't much au natural representation. So, I snapped my selfie and posted it to Instagram with the hash-tag. It got a very supportive response! I'm glad people are open to the "I'm just gray" granny hair look too. :)
On a side-note, for those of you who might be wondering, from what I understand, to get the dyed granny hair look, you need to bleach, strip all of the color out of your hair and then re-dye everything gray. It is one of the most potentially damaging things you can do to your hair and from what I have read, the gray dye often fades and fades in a patchy way. There is actually way MORE time and up-keep to this style than simply covering your naturally gray hair. So, while I'm having fun with #grannyhair, I personally urge those of you on a "gray hair journey" to not consider going bleached and dyed gray. There are more healthy, less difficult ways to grow out your hair.
Here are some links to stories on the big trend. Have fun and wear your granny hair proudly!!!! ;)
Is Granny Hair the Latest Trend Right Now? - Aplus.com
Granny Hair is the Hottest New Trend on Instagram - Buzzfeed
Women are Choosing to Dye Their Hair Grey - Elite Daily
Also, have you guys seen the influx of pro-gray hair articles lately!? It's AMAZING and makes me so happy. YEAH!!! :)
Here are some links to just a couple of them:
6 Reasons Gray Hair is White Hot Again - Huffington Post
Gray Becoming Hallmark of Coolness - Dispatch.com
Isn't this great stuff? I think so.
Ok, back with more soon! Noah's been on spring break since last Wednesday, but next week our schedule will get back to normal. (Right now we're busy buying mood rings that looks like cats and playing at the park).
Until next time, have lots of fun and think spring!