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  1. Green Diva Meg (reply)

    August 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Ronnie, great post. if my natural hair color looked like yours, i would be thrilled, but alas my hair is a very dull grey/brown. although maybe it’s time . . .

  2. Ronnie (reply)

    August 2, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Thank you, Green Divas, for the opportunity to write about why I ditched the color! And thanks Meg for the sweet comment. I had no idea how “silver” my hair was because my hairdresser kept telling me I was all dark in the back. I thought it would look awful – silver up front, dark brown in the back. She was wrong – or maybe she was worried she’d lose my business – twice a month root touch-ups!

    It should be noted that I do not judge those who color. My mother, my best friend, and most of the women I know and love, color their hair. Hey, I colored my hair for 25 years. It’s difficult for women to ditch the dye and not feel like they’ve thrown in the towel. The beauty culture is build around looking young. But I’m living testament that “silver” (no gray for me) hair doesn’t make you feel or look older. So, if I can inspire women to be the healthiest they can be, I’ll keep writing about it!

  3. Rachel (reply)

    August 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Great article Ronnie! One solution to the conundrum is henna. I just started hennaing my hair and wrote about it in Mommy Greenest–I love it!! All natural, the color is great, and my hair gets a deep conditioning to boot 🙂

  4. Green Bean (reply)

    August 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I decided never to dye it after my mom – after years of dying it – had a major allergic reaction. Her face was completely swollen for a week and that was the least of it. These are more great reasons.

  5. Ronnie Citron-Fink (reply)

    August 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks, Rachel and Green Bean!

    Rachel, I never considered henna, although I knew it was chemical-free, because I thought it left hair looking one dimensional matt-colored – also heard it was a messy process. But your hair looks great. Would love to know what brand you use – not for me, but I’d like to include it in the book. Heading over to Mommy Greenest now…

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