VLOG: Growing Out the Grey: An Update + Tips on Transitioning

I’m seven months into my transition to natural grey hair—yay! Although I’ve touched on this subject a little in previous posts, this is my first in-depth discussion of what this process has been like for me, plus my tips if you’re considering growing yours out, too.

Looking for grey-spiration?

These are some of the Instagram accounts I follow that were listed in the video, plus a few more:

You may also want to check out my grey-hair Pinterest board.

Please let me know if any of you are planning to grow out your grey, or how you’re doing if you’re in the process!


  1. Hi V,
    Hope you’re well lovely. I think it’s been around 3 or 4 years since I’ve actually read a blog (or done anything with mine). I’ve just caught up on your posts for the past year, wow. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each and every post/blog you’ve put out.
    Loving the grey grow out, I can envisage how chic it will look. Sarah Harris a fab grey-spiration.
    Lots of big changes happening my side, hope to catch up with you again soon.
    Sandee x

    1. Hi lady! I don’t know why I’m not getting notifications for some comments anymore…sorry for the late response! Thanks so much for coming back and catching up, and for your kind words. Blogging has changed so much from back in the day, right?

      Anyway, hope you and your family are well, and all your changes are good ones! Hugs to you!

  2. OMG – V, your story is so like mine. I’m a few years older than you, and I tried to transition a few times starting 6 years ago in my early 40s, but I caved to all the pressure from my family, friends, hairdresser. Then 4 years ago, I said screw it; I’m doing it. I transitioned for almost a year and then got a new job where I felt incredible pressure to look younger to fit in to the corporate culture. Now that I’ve been back working at home for the last year, I’m slowly starting the transition again. You look amazing, and as always I love your attitude about life. You keep doing you!

    1. Thank you Gina! I have seen comments from some other ladies on Instagram about having a tough time growing out grey in a youth-oriented corporate culture. I totally get that, and if I were in that kind of environment daily, I might not be growing mine out either. Thankfully my work is very diverse, and I’m only there once a week, so it’s not an issue. Also, I don’t have fully white roots, so the grow out is much, much more subtle.

      Good luck on your current attempt at transitioning. It’s never easy, but God, it is just so liberating! Sorry for the delay in responding. My comment notification settings are so whacked and I don’t seem to be getting them anymore. Thanks for popping by again!

  3. I actually feel that it looks beautifully sophisticated. Almost, “planned”. I do feel that greys look so much better on women with dark or black hair. My hair is “mousey brown” or “golden blonde/brown” in areas, so it isn’t as flattering. Keep it going – I love it!

    And seriously. . .you’re nervous with public speaking! I was just telling my husband how I could honestly subscribe to you since you have a calm, pleasant tone to your voice. Interesting dialogue and just genuine “conversations” that make me feel as if you’re talking to me. So refreshing when you listen to the monotonous quotes and “valley girl” sounding bloggers that flood You Tube.

    Finally, where are you now? I’d love an update. June is the last post I’ve found. I’d love to follow you and hear more of what you have to say. Thanks for your time.

    1. Hi Kari, thanks for the sweet comment! I so appreciate it! I am so with you on the valley girl-speak!

      I just uploaded an update…it’s on my homepage or on YouTube now.

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