April 6, 2015

going gray: the year of the selfie

tonight i managed to lock myself out of my office. 
and my homework in my office. 
sounds like a great time to write a post. 

today, it has officially been one year since i gave up on hair dye. 
when i started this journey, i shared it on my blog to hold myself accountable. 
to my readers. 
who basically include my parents, sister, and bernie.
maybe i should have just texted them. . . 

anyway.
so far?

i'm pretty stinking proud of myself. 
i've stuck with it and embraced it as a temporary. . . albeit several year. . . process. 

along the way, i have searched the internet for other people's stories.
suffice it to say, there aren't a TON of blogs about women choosing to go gray in their 30's. 
but there are some out there. 
and i really appreciated hearing. . . and more importantly, seeing. . . how the process has gone for them. 
so. . . here's mine in return. 
mainly in pictures because there isn't much to say. 
"look. there's gray hair."
"and now there's more. . . "

but. 

there's one awkward part. 
(at least for me.)
this.
requires.
SO. 
MANY. 
selfies. 

these are not things i regularly take.

or share. 
but, it is awfully hard to look at the top of your head without them. 
and i decided to spare bernie from this new life task. 
so. 
selfies it is. 
here we go!

JUST GETTING STARTED. . . April 6, 2014

MAY

a few of these seem to have a blue filter. 
i don't know. 
apparently i was in the mood for blueish gray hair on occasion. 

AUGUST




SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER



i think i made anth help me take this one. 
such lucky kids i have. . . 

DECEMBER

based on the artwork in background, this one appears to have been taken in my office. 
you can really see the lovely contrast between the gray and my highlights. 
i had highlights done when i started growing out the gray, because i thought things would blend better. 
word to the wise?
just grow it out. 
i am now contending with natural, highlighted, and gray hair. 
oops. 

 JANUARY



FEBRUARY


february was exciting. 
i finally reached the point where the gray goes all the way back to my ponytail. 
so what i'm saying is. . . i now look like i got one of those hairpieces at a stand in the mall. 
in the wrong color. 

MARCH
here's one featuring not just the top of my head. 
neat. 
also...it shows that, after a year, i'm not quite there yet. . . 
darn curls. 

APRIL 2015: A PHOTO WITH OTHER HUMANS!



i feel like the savvy boys should at least make an appearance on their namesake blog. 
if you look closely, you can see a christmas light in the background. 
they are strung around the boys' bunk bed.
eternally.
oops. 


anyway. 

i still have a long road ahead of me. . . 
"a long road."
ha. 
that sounds a bit dramatic for "sitting around and waiting for hair to grow."
but. . . i'm still not ready to cut it off. 
i've just gotten used to looking a little bit messy. 
but. . . between work, school, the boys' sports, and our new obsession with Sherlock, life is a little bit messy right now. 
here's to looking how i feel!
?

2 comments:

  1. You are so beautiful, Krystyne. And I'm reading your blog too so if you decide to stop posting things like this you'll have to add me to the texts. :)

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  2. Your curls look great in any color!

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