Almost 3 Years and No Regrets

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My last hair update was in October 2015. About a year and a half ago! So today I figured it was time for an update. August 2014 was the last time I had my hair highlighted to help with the transition from dyed to natural hair.

I have to admit, when I looked at these photos, I was a little shocked. The top of my head is more white than I remembered. (I don't often look at the top of my head.) 

I'm still happy with it and if the thought of coloring my hair pops into my brain, I think of all the time and money required to maintain it. Not to mention the time that it has taken me to grow out the damaging color. 

If you are growing out your hair, I'd love to hear from you! 

You Asked For It!

I get so many wonderful comments on my blog post : 5 Reasons I Stopped Coloring My Hair and a few requests for an update. The last update was here: 4 Reasons I'm So Glad I Stopped Coloring My Hair which was in January! I don't post a lot of selfies, but if I do, it's on Instagram. That might be the best place to keep up with my hair!

Sooooo... here it is! 

Growing out Gray Hair

I chose today to share an update because this is the first day in over a week that I've put on clothes other than sweat pants! I've been sick with a virus all week and finally started feeling better yesterday. The week before that, we were camping, so it has actually been almost 2 weeks since I've done ANYTHING with my hair!

Growing out Gray Hair

All the old dye is now GONE! I think it has been gone for quite a while, but my hair appears darker now because the highlights are gone. The front is very white and the underneath and back is brown with some white but not enough to notice. 

Please ignore the double chin! It's hard to get a good selfie of the back of your hair!

In other news, we bought a motorhome a couple months ago and are in the process of fixing it up but also using it! More on that later!

xo, Cathy 


4 Reasons I'm So Glad I Stopped Coloring My Hair

There have been some awesome comments on my last hair post "5 Reasons I Stopped Coloring My Hair." See that post HERE. That post was in April 2014, so I'm waaaay overdue for an update! 

As you can see, my hair has grown a LOT in the last 6 months. And I'm considering a shorter cut. I probably just need a trim. But longer thick hair takes soooo long to dry and style. 

The photos are from: May 2014, September 2014, and the last two are today January 20, 2015.

On to the 4 Reasons I'm So Glad I Stopped Coloring My Hair.

1. Saved hundreds of dollars and several hours of time. It may not seem like much, but over the long run it does add up.

2. Freedom! Yes, I feel free... No longer a slave to the bottle, worrying because my roots are already showing. When I started coloring my hair, it was for fun or just to get sun-kissed highlights. When I HAD to color my hair to cover gray roots, it wasn't fun anymore.

3. A sense of community. I've discovered that there are a lot of women doing or have done the same thing! There have been so many supportive comments on my blog, as well as re-pins and likes on Pinterest. 

4. Sparkles. Yes, SPARKLES! In the right sunlight, my white hair is like tinsel.  I love anything that sparkles!

There's still quite a bit of brown in my hair. In certain angles and depending on how I part my hair, you can see streaks of brown. The further back on my scalp, more brown, less gray. Right now I have the "Halo" but eventually it will be all white.

So now the question is... to cut or not to cut! I think I'll get a trim and see how I feel.

xoxo, Cathy