Time for a moment of honesty! I had my first gray hair when I was 15! And at that age, any guesses what I did? I pulled it out. Now I know, there’s a saying that if you pull out a gray hair, two more will grow back in it’s place. And perhaps that’s what happened in my case. At my age, I feel like I have a significant amount of gray hair, and I did start dyeing it a few years back once I was no longer able to part my hair a certain way to hide it. But I stumbled across an article today about the benefits of going gray. So I figured we could consider these at least.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I have seen some beautiful ladies with gray hair. And there for a while, women were even dyeing their hair gray. (Is that still a trend? I’m out of the loop!) According to my mom, my maternal grandmother had a beautiful streak of gray in her hair. Which, that could be where I got mine from because they definitely seem to be more prominent in a certain spot. Honestly, I’d love to embrace my gray hair. Because I’m a bit too cheap to pay someone to dye my hair. And then I ALWAYS make a mess when I dye my hair at home. I have proof on my bathroom cabinet, the bathroom wall, a pair of pajama pants… and a towel.
I don’t dye my hair very often… maybe every 6 months or so. I’ll let the gray go for a while until I get tired of seeing them. Then I cave. I have also made the mistake of getting a color that’s a bit too dark. My hair is naturally black, or at least a very dark brown. Dyeing my hair too often has definitely caused it to look rough at times. And I never really want it to look like I dyed it!
Ok, so what are the benefits of going gray? Here at 5 benefits, according to Best Life Online.