I'm posting this as a reminder to me and an inspiration to others you might be going through the same thing.
In 2009 I lost all my hair from chemo treatments for breast cancer.
When it started growing back in 2010 I was surprised at how grey it was.
I let it grow in for a bit but it was short and curly and I wasn't ready for that look.
I dyed it my "natural" dark brunette colour in the fall of 2010 and continued to do so until late 2014.
Me and my sister Yvonne summer of 2014
After a while, I got tired of that "skunk" line that would appear only 2 weeks after I'd done my roots. It was getting costly and I started dying it myself in between salon visits.
During Christmas 2014 I decided that January 2015 would be the start of my Grey Grow Out!
So I've been growing out my grey hair since January 2015.
I started off by seeing a great hairdresser who was well known for dying young girls hair that popular lilac-ly grey.
He bleached out my dark brunette "box" colour and gave me some low/highlights to transition as my hair grew out.
And after a few months, it looked like this.
I have to admit that it's taking a really long time to grow out all the colour - I'm surprised at how much "caramel" colour I had on the ends.
This was taken earlier this month (July 2016)
I finally decided to see another hairdresser and try to "frost" out the ends and add some highlights.
This is what it looks like today - a bit lighter than I expected but I'm happy with the brighter look for the summer!
Not sure I'll keep it this way but we'll see how it grows out...