Month Eight and Yes, I’m Late

Month 9 of growth, and again, good lighting is so essential – I look like I’m glowing, which is not my normal look

Not that kind of late! No, I’m not pregnant. I missed a month of blogging about my gray transition. Sorry. I was going through a bout of hypothyroidism, which made me not want to leave my bed, and when I did, not want to do anything after that. I just did my yearly blood work and now understand why I felt increasingly draggy over the summer. So the doctor increased my meds, and I am feeling better. Enough to do a quick blog, anyway.

I have to admit I thought my hair would be showing more gray by this point. But it’s still kind of getting covered up by the dyed hair, so that’s part of the problem. It does look quite a bit longer overall, though, so why am I not showing more? Alas, this is a long process, and now I get why people say growing out your gray can take two years from beginning to end, give or take.

But I’m still keeping on, and the look is definitely growing on me. Ha, ha. I recently purchased some Clairol Shimmer Lights shampoo to help alleviate some of the yellowing effect. I tried the vinegar route, but didn’t think it helped much. Of course, I didn’t try very hard (I’ll call that a symptom of my hypothyroidism, and will try again later). I think the shampoo is working, though it’s rough on my dyed hair. I also think I could better tell how well it’s working when I no longer have any dyed hair, since I think the dyed hair affects how the white looks. We shall see.

At any rate, here’s to another month on my journey to silver land. Yeeha!


  1. Thank you! I have had all the same fears, but figured I could just dye it again if I need to. That helps a lot.

  2. I like it – very pretty. Seems everyone I know is growing out the gray. So much is so pretty. I hesitate to grow mine out – I fear instead of pretty gray I would end up with a head full of old lady gray. Eeek! So, I color. And more often than I used to – the color just doesn’t seem to last as long. Sigh. But yours, very nice!

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