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Hello! My name is Anna. I’m a blogger and communications professional from the UK. I started my silver hair transition in March 2021.

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Mourning my silver hair transition

After 22 months of growing out the grey, I am, finally, fully transitioned. My silver journey is complete. I have reached the Holy Hair Grail and claimed the silver chalice that we aspire to as fledgling transitioners. It’s a voyage of self-discovery, determination and true grit. There’s been laughter (usually…

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Greyvolution

Poor grey has a bit of a dull reputation,Upstaged by sister silver’s ostentation.Showy silver routinely gets all of the praise,Yet we’re often derogatory towards the greys. Grey: battleship, dishwater, concrete, slate – None are complimentary.Silver: precious, sparkling, shiny, stars -A positive inventory.We don’t say ‘grey is the new blonde’ as…

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Poem – Stripped

I stripped my hair colour with great devotion,Using a skull and crossbones type potion.This paint stripper ripped the dye out – how lucky,But it turned my hair brittle orange, like Chucky. Coated my head Mahogany in hasty defence,As easy as creosoting the partition fence. I stripped my hair of health…

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Poem – “Have you let yourself go?”

“Have you let yourself go?” My friend asks, stroking my hair.”Yes I have,” I reply, to her disappointed glare.”Never mind,” she says quickly. “Let’s get this grey mess corrected.”Frog marched to the salon, her own demons projected. “Have you let yourself go?” My aunt accuses, controlling.”Yes I have,” I declare,…

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Colourful clothes to complement silver hair

Or, ‘Do I look like a children’s entertainer?’ Let me preface this blog by saying that there’s nothing wrong with children’s entertainers. From Timmy Mallett and Derek Griffiths, to Floella Benjamin and Mr Tumble, animated children’s TV presenters (UK) have entertained my children and me for years. Their bright clothes…

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Anna

Hello! My name is Anna. I’m a blogger and communications professional from the UK. I started my silver hair transition in March 2021. You can read about my journey, starting here: https://shinyhappysilver.com/silver-transformation-part-one-the-first-47-years/

This blog combines my passions for writing and silver hair.

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