Seize the grey (hair)

Grey hair

I published this ‘Seize the grey’ post last year on my suzyturner blog and thought it would be good to re-hash it for The Grey Brunette. It is all about grey, after all…

Whilst going through some of my photos, I noticed this pic and loved how it highlighted all my grey hair. Or should I say, all my silvery whites 😉

If you were a regular reader of my other blog, you’ll already know that I love it when women wholly embrace their natural grey hair as I have. I quit the dye a long time ago. It must be nine or ten years now. I went for the chop and had a pixie cut. I adored it from the very beginning. To be honest, though, there wasn’t an awful lot of grey hair, but it slowly came. And now, at 45, I have loads and I just love them!

I understand that many women just can’t ‘give in’ to the grey. It makes them feel older—or it makes them think they look older. Oddly enough, since I quit the dye, I feel a bit younger than I did before! Probably because I no longer dread the re-growth and have to have it dyed every couple of months (or more). That was the biggest pain in the arse. So when I stopped, I felt liberated. I love my natural hair now—more than I ever did before.

Seize the grey!

I know I’ve talked about all this before—several times, in fact, on the other blog. But I felt like revisiting it right now because we’re all stuck at home (again). We’re all in the same situation. And all those women who obsessively visited the salon every six to eight weeks, now simply can’t. And I bet many are struggling. So I really feel like now is the time to embrace your natural colour and actually see what that colour really is. There are so many women out there that have no idea what colour their hair is beneath all the dye because they’ve been colouring it for so long.

So, I say, ditch the dye. For now, anyway. Don’t even try the DIY dye kits you can get at the supermarket. Reveal your true self. Your true, beautiful self and be liberated. Seize the day—or Seize the Grey as I like to put it! If you click on that link, it’ll take you to my new Seize the Grey Pinterest board which is full of pics of beautiful women with grey hair who don’t give a shit what people think. They love their hair and the way it makes them feel, and that is all that matters! Are you ready to seize the grey with me?

grey hair

Speaking of hair, check out my latest ‘attempted’ style on Instagram. It was a bit of a disaster lol. My mother-in-law kindly gave me some of her old heated rollers and I’m struggling to get my hair to stay curly. It starts off ok, but then just flops and goes a bit frizzy lol! See my Instagram post here.


I’m totally obsessed with jeans and dresses, so I’m predictably wearing them again here! The dress is really old. I bought it from Primark so long ago. The jeans are actually jeggings and the trainers are my favourite pair of Skechers.

The necklace and ring were gifts from my mother-in-law. When I told her my favourite colour is green, she immediately sent me these. Aren’t they gorgeous?


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11 responses to “Seize the grey (hair)”

  1. Lise says:

    Hi Suzy, I have just started the no more dye process, two months in and I am excited to see my natural hair colour. It looks like alot of white, I was originally a very dark brunette, with a cool skin tone and blue eyes so looking forward to a massive change which I believe will be for the better. I am sick to death of colouring roots every three weeks and my white hair does not hold colour very well any more. So, I know it is going to be awkward for like 18 months but I am going for it! You look fab btw. Your MIL spoils you rotten – you must be a great DIL!

    • Suzy says:

      Hi Lise! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m delighted to hear about your changing hair. Are you blogging about it? Or are you on Instagram? I’d love to see the transformation.
      I do try to be a great DIL LOL 😉
      Suzy xx

  2. Ha… I am one of those women who obsessively visit the salon every six to eight weeks haha. I solved the Covid dilemma by buying the dye from my hairdresser and I did a good job. My mother was 92 before she stopped dyeing her hair, so there is no hope for me.

    • Suzy says:

      LOL Greetje I understand. It’s not for everyone! But you look fabulous, and if you don’t mind dyeing it that often, then great!
      Big hugs
      Suzy xx

  3. Lovely says:

    Cool post! Your hair looks amazing! Love your dress and jean combo and your jewelry is beautiful! Your mother-in-law has great taste!

  4. Andrea Nine says:

    Suzy! I had no idea until you commented that you started a new blog! I love it! Your hair looks amazing and that outfit is so you and so adorable! Happy new week my beautiful friend!

    • Suzy says:

      Andrea, thank you so much!! It’s wonderful to be blogging about all the stuff I love but on a site that it much more suited than my author blog! I’m excited to see what the future holds.
      Hugs Hugs
      Suzy xx

  5. mireilleftm says:

    I am still highlighting my hair which does cover my grey (which is more white than grey) but am doing it less often than before. Mabye every 8 months. I do how your hair looks. For me I think with some littles still running around, I am not ready yet to go all natural.

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