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Be more Andie – find your happy (silver) hair

Andie MacDowell is happier because of her silver hair. She told ‘People’ magazine In this interview: https://people.com/style/andie-macdowell-on-embracing-her-gray-hair-i-am-happier-i-really-like-it/    “My sister’s full-on silver and she’s only 18 months older than me. I thought she looked so much more beautiful being silver. I was jealous.”   The L’Oréal Paris international spokeswoman added: “During COVID, I could see the roots with my face and with my skin and my eyes, and I liked it I felt that I would be happier,…

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Is it “brave” to have silver hair?

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has been in the news this week, talking about ageing, including the issue of her grey hair. Brava!  The Hollywood star, 57, spoke to ‘Allure’ about the reaction to her hair when she was pictured dining in Manhattan last year, and her silvers generated more headlines than a Royal wedding. You can read the full interview here: https://www.allure.com/story/sarah-jessica-parker-gray-hair-interview  She said: “It became months and months of conversation about how brave I am for having gray hair….

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Silverstruck ( a poem about silver hair)

Introduction This poem about silver hair was inspired by the writer Donna Ashworth, whose meaningful words reach so many women. You can find out more about her work here: https://donnaashworth.com/ While my usual chosen written medium is blogging, I wanted to turn my hand to poetry, as I’ve always enjoyed reading poetry. I wanted to combine my love of writing with my love of silver hair, so one day, around my 49th birthday, this poem was born. You…

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Keanu, where are the other silver sisters my age?

This week, we applauded the beautiful woman – formerly known as “Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend” and now recognised as Alexandra Grant – on her stunning silver hair. We silver sisters have been thrilled to see photographs of the loved up couple together.  How radiant and happy they both…
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Mixed reactions to silver hair

When I started my silver hair transition, I understood that this would garner both positive and negative reactions. I’d seen enough social media posts to know that when a woman – especially one in her 40s or younger – grows out the grey, everybody has an opinion….
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Framed! Painting a perfect Profile Pic

Images of friends, family and colleagues as paintings flood my social media feeds. Well, I think it’s them, only they’ve been remastered, and even creepy Nigel from procurement looks like he was Raphael’s  muse. This latest craze surrounds the ‘Profile Pic’ app, a piece of mobile software that uses artificial intelligence to create profile pictures that look as if they had been painted by one of the great masters. Interesting. I have long blamed the camera – not my chocolate…

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Silver Hair Month by Month – One Year

March 2021: The dye is cast The last dye is applied to my silver hair/roots in a weekly ritual, performed by my husband. Ah, the mystery and romance of 20 years together. As I am not double jointed with an owl’s field of vision, dye dabbing is one of Richard’s chores, along with de-fluffing the vacuum filter and putting the bins out. Even though this DIY dye concoction is hardcore Majirel and ammonia, it can’t cut through the white hairs….

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Silver Hair Month by Month – Preface

When I embarked on my silver hair transition, I wondered if I’d have the mettle to see it through. What kind of grey would I have? Would I like it? Would I be able to face friends, family and colleagues without an array of floppy hats and Axl Rose bandanas? If I made it past those hurdles, how long would it take? Would I be one of the women who goes from brown to grey overnight, or would I be…

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