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Does Gray Hair Age You?

Posted on February 09 2018

Guest blogger, Amy Johnson, is one of our community writers, known as @amyonwigs on Instagram. Read her thoughts on grey hair below:

Many of us “mature” ladies came to the world of wig-wearing as silver “foxettes”—already gray-haired and not coloring our hair anymore. And, in many cases, we were wearing our hair in shorter cuts. So, this posed a dilemma when we decided to start wearing a wig. Should we buy a wig in a different hair shade and style, or should we stick to the gray tones and cut we were used to? 

 

Staying In My Comfort Zone

When I made the decision to start wearing wigs after 22 years of struggling with thinning hair (due to Androgenic Alopecia), I decided to go bold! I went straight back to my ORIGINAL bio color of dark brown and in a style I wore in my 30s. It was a bit of a shock to my sons (who are in their 20s), but my husband fully enjoyed revisiting our early days when I was a brunette. I also bought a couple other wigs in various shades and styles to see what I could pull off. It was absolutely revitalizing and a true blast!

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Back To My Beloved Grey

After a time, I actually started to miss my gray hair. I know that may sound surprising, but it’s what I had been used to for so long. And at 53 years old, I felt that being gray-haired was normal. So, I decided it was time to try out a gray wig and see how that felt.

Enter “Sheer Elegance” by Gabor in the stunning shade (which is VERY close to my current bio shade) of Sugared Charcoal (GL 44-51)—a stunning mix of the darkest brown with 50% silver gray. This combination made youth and maturity collide like a match made in Heaven! The style of this wig is peppy and chic, while the color added a polished style--perfect for a sophisticated woman with high energy. I felt youthful but still my age, if that makes any sense. No woman wants to LOOK old, but it’s nice to keep the jewels in the crown we earned. [Below: Amy's in-depth review of Sheer Elegance by Gabor]


If your bio hair is gray, know that wearing a gray wig doesn’t have to mean you’ll look like a fossil. With the right wig style and a positive attitude, you’ll look and feel fabulous!

How do you feel about grey hair? 

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1 comment

  • Eileen: February 19, 2018

    You look so cute in all your wigs Amy, but I really love the grey’s on you, super sophisticated and classy but also sassy! #pugmoms

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