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  • This picture was taken the day after I last coloured my hair. Just over a week ago! I've been trying to stop colouring my hair for ages now, but have never been brave enough to go past 5 or 6 weeks. I recently stocked up on about 4 or 5 boxes of hair colour and as I looked at them, piled up in my drawer, I thought to myself, 'no, can't do it!'. I'm 42, I've done it for 10 years. I'm tired of it. 🙋
Every time I colour my hair I hate the process, the mess, the smell, my stinging, burning head, and watching my hair fall out as I wash the colour out. And not just the long, possibly old hair that would fall out anyway, but little baby hairs, hair that shouldn't be falling out. 🙆
At this stage of the journey I realise I'm at the bottom of a mountain, looking up at the peake, wishing I was at the top already. But I'm ready for the treck. I'm ready to turn and see the views as I climb. I'm ready for the challenges it'll bring, I'm ready to grow, not just my grey, but my spirit. I'm done hiding. 💆
The last time, I tried to ditch the dye alone. This time I'm gonna put my journey our there and hope that it'll encourage me to follow through. 💁
I hope you'll come join me! I'm inspired by @gratefulandgray, @stagesofgrey, @rawthyself, @mindy.gale and @mypathtosilver  and I'm so excited to find more wonderful #silversisters to come along for the ride! 🥰😊 #silversisters #goinggrey #goinggray #goinggreygracefully #grayhair #hairdye #hairdyeing #dyenomore #grateful #naturalbeauty #trustmothernature #
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    @gladlygogrey

    This picture was taken the day after I last coloured my hair. Just over a week ago! I've been trying to stop colouring my hair for ages now, but have never been brave enough to go past 5 or 6 weeks. I recently stocked up on about 4 or 5 boxes of hair colour and as I looked at them, piled up in my drawer, I thought to myself, 'no, can't do it!'. I'm 42, I've done it for 10 years. I'm tired of it. 🙋
    Every time I colour my hair I hate the process, the mess, the smell, my stinging, burning head, and watching my hair fall out as I wash the colour out. And not just the long, possibly old hair that would fall out anyway, but little baby hairs, hair that shouldn't be falling out. 🙆
    At this stage of the journey I realise I'm at the bottom of a mountain, looking up at the peake, wishing I was at the top already. But I'm ready for the treck. I'm ready to turn and see the views as I climb. I'm ready for the challenges it'll bring, I'm ready to grow, not just my grey, but my spirit. I'm done hiding. 💆
    The last time, I tried to ditch the dye alone. This time I'm gonna put my journey our there and hope that it'll encourage me to follow through. 💁
    I hope you'll come join me! I'm inspired by @gratefulandgray, @stagesofgrey, @rawthyself, @mindy.gale and @mypathtosilver and I'm so excited to find more wonderful #silversisters to come along for the ride! 🥰😊 #silversisters #goinggrey #goinggray #goinggreygracefully #grayhair #hairdye #hairdyeing #dyenomore #grateful #naturalbeauty #trustmothernature #

  •  7  13  1 hour ago
  • Today’s silver haired beauty! ~I’m often asked about the process of how to get back to your natural color or “going grey”. It is a process and it does take time when the goal is to keep the integrity of your hair.  With Olaplex and deep conditioning treatments, it can happen faster than just growing it out.  Here is one of my guests that took on the challenge.  She was blonde for a few months but the end result is what she wanted in 4 sessions total. 
#springhilltnhair
#olaplex
#goinggrey
#silverhairbeauty
#franklintnhair
#havenhousesalon
#courtneyraystyles
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    @courtneyraystyles

    Today’s silver haired beauty! ~I’m often asked about the process of how to get back to your natural color or “going grey”. It is a process and it does take time when the goal is to keep the integrity of your hair. With Olaplex and deep conditioning treatments, it can happen faster than just growing it out. Here is one of my guests that took on the challenge. She was blonde for a few months but the end result is what she wanted in 4 sessions total.
    #springhilltnhair
    #olaplex
    #goinggrey
    #silverhairbeauty
    #franklintnhair
    #havenhousesalon
    #courtneyraystyles

  •  3  1  2 hours ago
  • One thing I’ve struggled with in the last few years of having grey hair is the BRASS! It drives my crazy how easily my hair turns yellowish from products, heat, and environmental factors (pretty sure the NYC smog isn’t doing my hair - or my wrinkles - any favors 😂). I’ve tried a variety of purple shampoos but find they usually either a) leave a purple pigment on the whitest parts of my hair, or b) don’t get much brass out. #Greyhair people of the internet, do you have a shampoo you love?
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    @katedinota

    Downtown Brooklyn

    One thing I’ve struggled with in the last few years of having grey hair is the BRASS! It drives my crazy how easily my hair turns yellowish from products, heat, and environmental factors (pretty sure the NYC smog isn’t doing my hair - or my wrinkles - any favors 😂). I’ve tried a variety of purple shampoos but find they usually either a) leave a purple pigment on the whitest parts of my hair, or b) don’t get much brass out. #Greyhair people of the internet, do you have a shampoo you love?

  •  190  42  4 hours ago
  • Sage advice. #Repost @stagesofgrey
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12 MONTHS and 12 things I wish I’d known before embracing my grey: ⁣
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1. It’s not nearly as scary as it looks 😉And you’re actually really going to enjoy the grow out process. ⁣
2. You’ll get lots of compliments. More people like it than don’t. Shocker, I know! ⁣
3. It’s going to take longer than you think, so just relax and enjoy the ride. ⁣
4. You’ll get lots of unsolicited advice. Know what YOU want and your reasons WHY and stay true to that. ⁣
5. Get a purple shampoo, it wards off the yellow that creeps in from sun exposure! But try to avoid it......wear a hat!⁣
6. Grey hair will NOT make you look older. Grey is a color, not an age! ⁣
7. You’ll look back at yourself with the dyed hair and not recognize that girl-in more ways than just outward appearance⁣
8. The silver hair will make your complexion glow and brighten your eyes. Mother Nature knows EXACTLY what she’s doing. Trust her. ⁣
9. Heating tools are not your friend. They can turn your hair yellow if too hot or overused. Try to limit your use as much as you can. And watch the temperature isn’t too hot. ⁣
10. You’ll make new silver sister friendships. A community of women who love to lift you up and encourage. There’s no other group quite like them. They are unparalleled. ⁣
11. You’ll grow a lot more on the inside than on the outside. You’ll learn and grow in ways you never anticipated. You’ll gain confidence, perspective, patience, self love, and acceptance of self and others.⁣
12. And perhaps most importantly......why oh why did you wait so long? 🤔⁣
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#silversisters #silversister #grombre #greyisthenewblack #freethesilver #silverhair #grayhair #grayhairdontcare #greyhair #greyhairdontcare #greeneyes #openlygrey #openlygray #instagray #transitioningtogrey #grannyhair #skunkhair #saltandpepperhair #ditchthedye #nomoredye #dyefree #goinggreyonpurpose #silverhairdontcare #goinggrey #greyhairmovement #silvercrown #greyhairjourney
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    @ideamajesty

    Sage advice. #Repost @stagesofgrey
    ・・・
    12 MONTHS and 12 things I wish I’d known before embracing my grey: ⁣

    1. It’s not nearly as scary as it looks 😉And you’re actually really going to enjoy the grow out process. ⁣
    2. You’ll get lots of compliments. More people like it than don’t. Shocker, I know! ⁣
    3. It’s going to take longer than you think, so just relax and enjoy the ride. ⁣
    4. You’ll get lots of unsolicited advice. Know what YOU want and your reasons WHY and stay true to that. ⁣
    5. Get a purple shampoo, it wards off the yellow that creeps in from sun exposure! But try to avoid it......wear a hat!⁣
    6. Grey hair will NOT make you look older. Grey is a color, not an age! ⁣
    7. You’ll look back at yourself with the dyed hair and not recognize that girl-in more ways than just outward appearance⁣
    8. The silver hair will make your complexion glow and brighten your eyes. Mother Nature knows EXACTLY what she’s doing. Trust her. ⁣
    9. Heating tools are not your friend. They can turn your hair yellow if too hot or overused. Try to limit your use as much as you can. And watch the temperature isn’t too hot. ⁣
    10. You’ll make new silver sister friendships. A community of women who love to lift you up and encourage. There’s no other group quite like them. They are unparalleled. ⁣
    11. You’ll grow a lot more on the inside than on the outside. You’ll learn and grow in ways you never anticipated. You’ll gain confidence, perspective, patience, self love, and acceptance of self and others.⁣
    12. And perhaps most importantly......why oh why did you wait so long? 🤔⁣
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    #silversisters #silversister #grombre #greyisthenewblack #freethesilver #silverhair #grayhair #grayhairdontcare #greyhair #greyhairdontcare #greeneyes #openlygrey #openlygray #instagray #transitioningtogrey #grannyhair #skunkhair #saltandpepperhair #ditchthedye #nomoredye #dyefree #goinggreyonpurpose #silverhairdontcare #goinggrey #greyhairmovement #silvercrown #greyhairjourney

  •  9  0  7 hours ago
  • I am headed back to Seattle next week to visit my youngest daughter and to also spend the weekend with two of my childhood buddies.  One of them is flying in from Phoenix for our reunion.

I just purchased a new trench coat, as my old one is 15 years-old.  I’m going to need it with all of my upcoming visits to the Pacific Northwest.  Yep, I am officially stalking my daughter every month. 
Just kidding. (not) 👀🤦‍♀️😂 Honestly, I am so fortunate to have my childhood BFF living in Seattle.  She is a true blessing in my life.

Happy Saturday my friends! 💕
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    @okaywithgray

    California

    I am headed back to Seattle next week to visit my youngest daughter and to also spend the weekend with two of my childhood buddies. One of them is flying in from Phoenix for our reunion.

    I just purchased a new trench coat, as my old one is 15 years-old. I’m going to need it with all of my upcoming visits to the Pacific Northwest. Yep, I am officially stalking my daughter every month.
    Just kidding. (not) 👀🤦‍♀️😂 Honestly, I am so fortunate to have my childhood BFF living in Seattle. She is a true blessing in my life.

    Happy Saturday my friends! 💕

  •  364  25  8 hours ago
  • When hiking Camelback Mountain is way less exhausting than people-ing. ⛰⁣⁣
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Introverts, drop an emoji if your personality has kept you from attending events, conferences, functions or gatherings that you REALLY wanted to attend because you knew how much it could bless you or benefit you??👇🏼⁣⁣
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I feel you, sister. I really do.🙏🏼 But I’ve learned a way to enjoy these occasions while adding and receiving value! 💞⁣⁣
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Here are a couple of my tips for introverts attending conferences or other gatherings of lots of people.....⁣⁣
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1. Keep your emotional batteries charged!🔋 Don’t drain yourself by trying to be in the mix of EVERYTHING because you think you “should.” After hours of planes, airports & touring the beautiful resort property, attending receptions and parties, THIS girl skipped an activity unapologetically recharge for a few hours to hike the Cholla Trail! I’ve found other breaks as needed throughout these 3 days to make sure I’m my absolute best to learn from these extraordinary speakers & network with other like-minded biz owners.⁣⁣
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2. Challenge yourself to talk to a certain number of people. I know, i know....small talk is laaaaaame.🙄 But here’s how I’ve learned to embrace small talk. As an introvert, i am super curious & inquisitive and love to learn. When I’m engaged in small talk (which i USED to think was utterly pointless) I’ll tap into that introvert quality and work to find something interesting about this person...as everyone has a story! What can I learn from this conversation?🤔 What am I curious about in terms of what makes this person tick? Introverts are great listeners so it’s usually not hard to get the other person sharing fascinating tidbits! ⁣⁣
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3. Repeat to yourself: I belong in the room just as much as anyone else. Think of the many who DIDN’T take that step. Don’t allow what value you came to receive to be compromised because of “introvert guilt.” You do not have to be an extrovert to be successful or participate in discussions. You can be present, but listen more than you put in. You can be part of a group, but be quiet. It’s not rude, it is who you are.💜⁣⁣
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If you have any other tips, I’d love to hear them!
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    @gracegritandgray

    Camelback Mountain

    When hiking Camelback Mountain is way less exhausting than people-ing. ⛰⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    Introverts, drop an emoji if your personality has kept you from attending events, conferences, functions or gatherings that you REALLY wanted to attend because you knew how much it could bless you or benefit you??👇🏼⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    I feel you, sister. I really do.🙏🏼 But I’ve learned a way to enjoy these occasions while adding and receiving value! 💞⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    Here are a couple of my tips for introverts attending conferences or other gatherings of lots of people.....⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    1. Keep your emotional batteries charged!🔋 Don’t drain yourself by trying to be in the mix of EVERYTHING because you think you “should.” After hours of planes, airports & touring the beautiful resort property, attending receptions and parties, THIS girl skipped an activity unapologetically recharge for a few hours to hike the Cholla Trail! I’ve found other breaks as needed throughout these 3 days to make sure I’m my absolute best to learn from these extraordinary speakers & network with other like-minded biz owners.⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    2. Challenge yourself to talk to a certain number of people. I know, i know....small talk is laaaaaame.🙄 But here’s how I’ve learned to embrace small talk. As an introvert, i am super curious & inquisitive and love to learn. When I’m engaged in small talk (which i USED to think was utterly pointless) I’ll tap into that introvert quality and work to find something interesting about this person...as everyone has a story! What can I learn from this conversation?🤔 What am I curious about in terms of what makes this person tick? Introverts are great listeners so it’s usually not hard to get the other person sharing fascinating tidbits! ⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    3. Repeat to yourself: I belong in the room just as much as anyone else. Think of the many who DIDN’T take that step. Don’t allow what value you came to receive to be compromised because of “introvert guilt.” You do not have to be an extrovert to be successful or participate in discussions. You can be present, but listen more than you put in. You can be part of a group, but be quiet. It’s not rude, it is who you are.💜⁣⁣
    ⁣⁣
    If you have any other tips, I’d love to hear them!

  •  144  16  9 hours ago
  • Repair and moisturize dry, damaged hair with our SECOND CHANCE Shampoo and Conditioner. Sulfate free, Paraben free, Cruelty-free and Vegan. ✨ “My hair is looking better than ever.” - @loveinsmallspaces_
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    @betternotyounger

    Repair and moisturize dry, damaged hair with our SECOND CHANCE Shampoo and Conditioner. Sulfate free, Paraben free, Cruelty-free and Vegan. ✨ “My hair is looking better than ever.” - @loveinsmallspaces_

  •  34  1  9 hours ago

Top #goinggrey Posts

  • 29 måneder senere og udvoksningen er næsten komplet - jeg mangler 5-6 cm, og så ryger de sidste afblegede spidser. I fronten, hvor de hvideste bidder er, vokser mit hår ikke så langt som bagtil, så resultatet er (indtil jeg bliver 100% Gandalf 🧙🏼‍♂️) det eftertragtede (I ved det!) dip dye-look 👋🏽 Det vil jeg så forsøge at rocke efter bedste beskub🤘🏽(en opgave, der forstener mig lidt, som I kan se) #goinggrey #grombre #silversisters
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    @trinelundager

    29 måneder senere og udvoksningen er næsten komplet - jeg mangler 5-6 cm, og så ryger de sidste afblegede spidser. I fronten, hvor de hvideste bidder er, vokser mit hår ikke så langt som bagtil, så resultatet er (indtil jeg bliver 100% Gandalf 🧙🏼‍♂️) det eftertragtede (I ved det!) dip dye-look 👋🏽 Det vil jeg så forsøge at rocke efter bedste beskub🤘🏽(en opgave, der forstener mig lidt, som I kan se) #goinggrey #grombre #silversisters

  •  2,121  163  2 October, 2019
  • Happy 8 months #grombre to me 🙌🏼 Ask anyone who knows me and they will share I wasn’t worried about what others would think if I let my grays grow out... but I personally didn’t like a single one from the moment they started showing (about a week after the salon appointment). I was born with dark hair and having dark hair just felt like ME. I remember about 5 years ago thinking for the very first time as the grays started increasing, “is this upkeep really worth it? Worth planning my life around? Worth the cost? Worth the time? Will I still feel like me without my dark hair?” So I tried highlights in attempt to gradually transition but that was even more upkeep than before! It may sound ridiculous sharing all that but losing a piece of myself was a subconscious fear that kept me from embracing my silver sparkles. I didn’t even realize I’d allowed part of my identity to be connected with my hair! This journey has helped me let go of that fear and embrace a process that feels like a long lost art...the art of going gray and WELCOMING every strand (instead of asking my friends to help me pluck them throughout college lol 😂 thank you @mrsrickdaugherty @lisdaisygirl @the_real_jennifer_capunitan @fountainsl7)💗 It is WELL with me and I’m still ME and being able to say that feels GOOD! Confession: THE LAST FEW MONTHS ON THIS JOURNEY FELT SLLLOOOW 😆 like “is my hair even growing” lol?! I didn’t even want to take a pic honestly but know I will be glad I did. I do like that when I pull my hair back in a ponytail (and squint just a bit) it’s a sweet glimpse of what the full grown silver glory will look like and makes my heart smile ☺️ anyone else in that “is it growing” phase? 8 months down and only 16 more to go, 1/3 of the way through, YAY 🥳 And cheers🥂 to the art of going gray!!! #stillme #goinggrey #goinggray #silversisters #silversisters2020 #grombre #silverhair #grayhairdontcare #grayhair #greyhair #greyhairdontcare #greyhairmovement #grayhairmovement #openlygray #openlygrey #saltandpepperhair #silversparkles #grayhairtransition #youngandgray #youngandgrey #goinggreygracefully #goinggraygracefully #grayandproud #greyandproud #silverhair
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    @melissaschellinger

    Happy 8 months #grombre to me 🙌🏼 Ask anyone who knows me and they will share I wasn’t worried about what others would think if I let my grays grow out... but I personally didn’t like a single one from the moment they started showing (about a week after the salon appointment). I was born with dark hair and having dark hair just felt like ME. I remember about 5 years ago thinking for the very first time as the grays started increasing, “is this upkeep really worth it? Worth planning my life around? Worth the cost? Worth the time? Will I still feel like me without my dark hair?” So I tried highlights in attempt to gradually transition but that was even more upkeep than before! It may sound ridiculous sharing all that but losing a piece of myself was a subconscious fear that kept me from embracing my silver sparkles. I didn’t even realize I’d allowed part of my identity to be connected with my hair! This journey has helped me let go of that fear and embrace a process that feels like a long lost art...the art of going gray and WELCOMING every strand (instead of asking my friends to help me pluck them throughout college lol 😂 thank you @mrsrickdaugherty @lisdaisygirl @the_real_jennifer_capunitan @fountainsl7)💗 It is WELL with me and I’m still ME and being able to say that feels GOOD! Confession: THE LAST FEW MONTHS ON THIS JOURNEY FELT SLLLOOOW 😆 like “is my hair even growing” lol?! I didn’t even want to take a pic honestly but know I will be glad I did. I do like that when I pull my hair back in a ponytail (and squint just a bit) it’s a sweet glimpse of what the full grown silver glory will look like and makes my heart smile ☺️ anyone else in that “is it growing” phase? 8 months down and only 16 more to go, 1/3 of the way through, YAY 🥳 And cheers🥂 to the art of going gray!!! #stillme #goinggrey #goinggray #silversisters #silversisters2020 #grombre #silverhair #grayhairdontcare #grayhair #greyhair #greyhairdontcare #greyhairmovement #grayhairmovement #openlygray #openlygrey #saltandpepperhair #silversparkles #grayhairtransition #youngandgray #youngandgrey #goinggreygracefully #goinggraygracefully #grayandproud #greyandproud #silverhair

  •  773  41  4 October, 2019
  • One of my first externally visible signs of menopause came by way of my eyelashes stopping growing length and in some spots actually not at all. It was really devastating for me emotionally and I had no idea why it was happening. It felt like such a vane thing to be concerned with, but for me I’d been told and believed my entire life my eyes were my best facial feature. According to my mom I was born with eyelashes over my eyebrows. To say I was low about it is no exaggeration.
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Our focus as a society on the eyes is not cultural it’s genetically encoded in us. In the same way we like full red lips, round butts, broad shoulders, v-shaped waists, we like long dark eyelashes. Nature made us that way so we could find a mate.
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I wasn’t in need of finding a mate (I had one), I just wanted my eyelashes back. A talk with my doctor didn’t offer up much in the way of the why or what I could do. It wouldn’t be until years later I would fully come to understand the why. That bitch menopause again.
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I took matters into my own hands with eyelash extensions. I’m not going to lie, they looked exquisite. For about a week. Then as they started to shed, twist and turn, the nightmare began. Ultimately I ended up with a severe reaction to the glue which left my eyes looking like two giant vaginas. Yes, it was that’s severe.
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I had them removed, and mine were now all broken off. Trust me the Elizabethan era, with a focus on the forehead is not a good look.
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I did further research and discovered castor oil, gave it a whirl and within six months they were not only back to their glorious length, they were darker and thicker.
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If your struggling with loss of eyelashes, eyebrows, or even on your head I can highly recommend this as a possible natural solution.
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Use 100% organic Jamaican black castor oil nightly. Apply sparingly to clean lashes with clean finger to tips no more than half way down. It will take three-6 months to see results.
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NOTE: I have no mascara or other cosmetics on my lashes in these pictures.
  • @alanasparrow Profile picture

    @alanasparrow

    One of my first externally visible signs of menopause came by way of my eyelashes stopping growing length and in some spots actually not at all. It was really devastating for me emotionally and I had no idea why it was happening. It felt like such a vane thing to be concerned with, but for me I’d been told and believed my entire life my eyes were my best facial feature. According to my mom I was born with eyelashes over my eyebrows. To say I was low about it is no exaggeration.
    -
    Our focus as a society on the eyes is not cultural it’s genetically encoded in us. In the same way we like full red lips, round butts, broad shoulders, v-shaped waists, we like long dark eyelashes. Nature made us that way so we could find a mate.
    -
    I wasn’t in need of finding a mate (I had one), I just wanted my eyelashes back. A talk with my doctor didn’t offer up much in the way of the why or what I could do. It wouldn’t be until years later I would fully come to understand the why. That bitch menopause again.
    -
    I took matters into my own hands with eyelash extensions. I’m not going to lie, they looked exquisite. For about a week. Then as they started to shed, twist and turn, the nightmare began. Ultimately I ended up with a severe reaction to the glue which left my eyes looking like two giant vaginas. Yes, it was that’s severe.
    -
    I had them removed, and mine were now all broken off. Trust me the Elizabethan era, with a focus on the forehead is not a good look.
    -
    I did further research and discovered castor oil, gave it a whirl and within six months they were not only back to their glorious length, they were darker and thicker.
    -
    If your struggling with loss of eyelashes, eyebrows, or even on your head I can highly recommend this as a possible natural solution.
    -
    Use 100% organic Jamaican black castor oil nightly. Apply sparingly to clean lashes with clean finger to tips no more than half way down. It will take three-6 months to see results.
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    NOTE: I have no mascara or other cosmetics on my lashes in these pictures.

  •  1,973  404  11 hours ago