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Nina’s Sparkling Silvers Story!

Nina is a constant source of encouragement in the silversisters community on Instagram. She keeps on inspiring and motivatingΒ  others by her uplifting posts. Her Instagram handle is @naturally_graysful. She is a YouTuber with her channel- Naturally Graysful and a Blogger- Naturally GraysfulΒ  Β  Β  Β 

Nina's transition story as she narrates:

It’s ironic that the thing I feared the most turned out to be my most striking feature that I have come to love.Β 

My name is Nina, and I am from New Jersey, USA. I am happily married to an amazing man and mom to a precious 4 year old.

I don’t remember the exact age I saw my gray hair come in. I do know that because of genetics premature graying runs in my family. My dad was gray in his early 30s. I grayed in my late 20 s early 30s. I dyed my hair with semi permanent color for almost a decade.

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Nina with dyed hair.

Having my son was the catalyst to me going gray. I did not have the time and energy to be a slave to my roots every 2 weeks. My mom had gone through the gray hair transition or β€œskunk” grow out as I called it. I did not like the transition but once her gray crown fully came in it was STUNNING!Β 

Mildred Naturalsilversista and Samantha Pollock were other inspirations for me to go gray. I also am fortunate to have a supportive husband and sister who were my cheerleaders!

I decided for me that I wanted to cut my hair so that the contrast of growing out my hair was less painful. I had already done a β€œbig chop” to embrace my natural hair in 2011.Β 

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September 2017
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November 2017

I did get comments especially that I was too young to have so much gray. I find that self compassion is an amazing tool on the gray hair journey. I learned to accept that some comments did sting and that I did have insecure moments.Β 

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Nina's sparkling silvers in July 2018
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Fully transitioned hair in August 2018

I also was able to learn how to have an emotional boundary and make sure that I was not allowing others opinions to be my truth.Β 

I love using kaolin clay and purple shampoo and conditioners to brighten my white and gray. I also try to use styling products with no color to help avoid yellowing my hair. I am still testing what works for my hair.Β 

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Growing out a pixie, October 2018
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July 2019

After going grey I felt even more comfortable in my skin to wear a red lip and Lots of Color. I find that I wear less jewelry because it’s like my hair is it’s own piece.Β 

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"Red Lips", Nina in May 2018

My major support was my hubby and sister and the amazing silversisters community on Instagram.

I have never felt so comfortable in my own skin as I do now. I challenged the belief that I would look old going gray. I also proved to myself that beauty is not defined by the color of my hair.

I am seeing that when you see more of those who look like you you feel you belong.

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Nina's words of wisdom:

I am so happy to see the many women breaking the stereotypes especially that women only gray when they are older.

I love that we are showing gray can be beautiful.

I would say to women that no one escapes the gray hair process. When you embrace your gray you may be pleasantly surprised and how much you gain rather than lose.

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This blog has been created to give voice to the women around the world embracing their natural grey hair. You can be one to boost their thoughts and experiences by sharing this post. Thanks!

Here’s the pin to share this story to your favourite greyhair Pinterest board!

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If you are fully transitioned and have an inspirational story to share, feel free to contact here.Β  I would love to hear it.

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