One of the top searches that brings readers to my blog is, “At what age should I stop coloring my hair?”.
I think if you have landed here looking for the answer to that question, chances are you are thinking about transitioning to grey hair and that you are hoping for validation of your thoughts.
Maybe you need a push or a little courage.
But no one, including me, will be able to give you a definitive answer and say you must stop dyeing your hair at X age. I mean, there is no law after which you will be fined for buying hair dye. Relax. It’s not an irreversible decision. If you do try to go grey and you don’t like it, you can always go back to colouring your hair.
Deciding to stop or continue is a personal choice. You must do what makes you feel happy and makes you feel good about yourself. If that means stopping the dyeing at 30 or continuing till you are 90, I applaud your decision to do so.
Personally, I stopped covering my gray at 51. I was tired of the upkeep more than the outlay of money. And I was really, really bad at the maintenance so it was an easy decision for me. I cut my hair super short to make my transition stage immediate and have loved my silver linings ever since.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t wavered or thought about going back. Whenever I see younger pictures of myself or see someone with fabulous highlights or some funky colours like pink or purple, I get a tinge of the maybe’s. But then I remember how much I hated going to the salon every 4 weeks or I get a compliment on my hair colour and I am back to loving it.
In response to the most searched question, I decided to put a poll on my blog to survey my readers. Here are the results so far with just over 1600 respondents.
At what age did you stop coloring your hair?
50-59 – 33.23%
40-49 – 22.80%
over 60 – 21.71%
30-39 – 8.73%
under 29 – 1.76%
Another 8.55% said they would never stop dyeing their hair and a surprising 3.21%, said they had never colored their hair. I don’t know how they didn’t fall to the temptation in their younger years because I changed my hair colour more often than my underwear in my teens and early twenties.
If you would like to join the poll, here it is:
For more information, check out my other posts about transitioning to grey hair:
- 5 Helpful Tips To Easily Transition To Gray Hair
- Grey Hair:When Is It Time To Let Nature Take It’s Course
- 7 Signs You Are Ready To Go Gray
- 7 Simple Steps To Super Sleek Silver Hair
- 7 Must Wear Fashion Colours To Make Your Gray Hair Pop
- 9 Ways To Calm Grey Hair Frizz
- Hair Do Or Dye:Embracing Change & Putting Down The Bottle