Yay Or Nay: Grey Ombre Hair

Yay Or Nay: Grey Ombre Hair

What if I told you guys I’m looking for a hair makeover? And what if I told you I want that makeover to involve a drastic change in color?

What if I told you I want that color to be grey? Right now you’re either nodding your head yes or yelling “NO!” at your screen, but regardless of what your opinion on this subject might be, it is something I need to thoroughly evaluate myself. I want you along for the ride though!

Join me as I create my own pros and cons list for grey ombre hair, and who knows, maybe change your mind? Or come to a definite decision if you’re on the same boat as I.

First up, let's take a look at my current inspiration photo from @loveisinthehair_byjanet. Gorgeous, no?

Up close & personal. #loveisinthehairbyjanet

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1.  It just looks really freaking cool!

Okay, let’s just cut to the chase. I kind of want to be friends with everyone who sports this look. It just looks so pretty and stylish and, since it’s currently super trendy, I know I won’t have to worry about having an outdated look. I also think it looks especially good on dark hair, which I happen to be lucky enough to have. No need to dye my roots darker for the ombre effect, so I’m totally good with that!

2. It goes with any skin tone.

When talking hair coloring, we always worry about what shades we could really wear, since some hues just might not look the best against the color of our skin. As a neutral color, grey won’t really give you that problem. If you don’t believe me, look up “grey ombre hair” and you’ll find gorgeous women (and some men!) of all skin tones rocking the look. It’s good to know that if done well, I could definitely pull it off.


1.      It takes hard work to maintain.

This one’s kind of a given and maybe not much of a con since I’d expect it to be this way. But maintaining the color and keeping your hair healthy after all the bleaching—especially if you have natural dark hair—will require a little extra effort.

What kind of effort, you may ask? Investing in sulfate-free products, hair masks, color depositing products and possibly more frequent visits to the salon.

2.      It can look like you’re ageing prematurely… if badly done.

This is always a risk because what if you don’t get the desired color? I mean, I know what specific shade of grey I’d like to achieve for my ombre. You know, out of the 50 there probably are. Haha, Get it?

So, time for my final verdict. And to be honest, I made up my mind a long time ago.

Grey ombre hair? It’s a yes from me! If you’re willing to go through all the hassle to keep your hair looking good and healthy, the end results will be totally worth it. Having said that, keep your eyes open on my Twitter and Instagram to see if I actually make it happen.

Until next time! 

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