The Newest Inspirational Hair Trend Is Embracing Your Natural Grays | 22 Words

I have a great gray hair role model in my life. My mom stopped dyeing her hair years ago, embraced her amazing gray locks, and she hasn't looked back since. She gets compliments galore on her long, soft gray hair because it is beautiful and perfect. Just the fact that she lives so confidently with her gray hair made me realize I never want to dye mine. There are certainly grays sneaking into my own hair these days, and honestly, I love it. It adds a whole new dimension to my hair that wasn't there before.

The awesome women who run @grombre are all about celebrating the beauty that is gray hair. The movement is described as "a radical celebration of the natural phenomenon of gray hair." And I love it so very much. The @grombre Instagram account features gorgeous women showing off their natural grays and telling their stories. Here are some of our favorites.

"I feel more confident since I decided to let my grey shine," this woman wrote.

"I dyed my hair a while ago and immediately regretted doing so; like I’d washed my identity away. While I’m still learning to deal with the new texture, I love seeing my tinsel tresses in the mirror!" And I love that she called her hair "tinsel tresses!"

“Going gray has been a life changer for me," one user wrote.

"I have a completely different outlook on aging and life in general. The process definitely gave me willpower I didn’t know I had. The journey is empowering! I love my hair! I love me!" Empowered women can do anything!

Vickie wrote, "With my confidence and a head full of silver/gray hair I've begun to get more and more compliments as my hair color changed."

"Being myself, embracing my beautiful strands way before it became a thing has been and still is the best glamour decision I have ever made." Yes, Vickie!

Zoe is a baker and also looks like a glasses model.

She is stunning! Just like her long, curly hair.

23 years old and gray. Stunning.

Greta wrote, "This is my hair! It was difficult to accept at 13, but at 23, I love it!"

Natalia let her hair go naturally gray when she was also 23 years old.

Most of the people that she encounters don't realize that these are her natural locks. People ask her who her hairdresser is all the time!

This 22-year-old has been going gray since she was six years old!

"I dyed my hair for more than ten years with everything I could get my hands on," she wrote. "Two years ago, I decided against coloring them. My greys are a part of my identity."

“Going into the new year with saying goodbye to dying my hair," this awesome woman wrote.

"It’s been 8 months since my last color job and I am embracing the change with hope and grace. Since my first grey hairs in middle school to my now 36th year of life, I felt it was time to live beyond black hair dye and let it shine. Looking forward to what the year may bring."

Another woman started embracing her grays a year and a half ago.

Now, she gets compliments on her hair every day, as she should!

Oh man, I love this pixie cut!

She's been watching her natural grays come in for eight months now, and they look awesome if I do say so myself.

“There’s no turning back now!" Suze wrote.

"If you are on the fence about going silver, I say let that $@&# go! It’s not about looking younger, older, better, worse. It’s about feeling more like yourself and accepting the gifts as well as the downsides of aging." That's great advice.

Maria wrote, "This journey is not just about embracing the outward woman but also making peace with the inner woman."

So true. Going gray isn't a choice, but deciding to embrace it is!

This might be the chicest photo I have ever seen.

Eve is rocking her pink sweater and gray curls.

How gorgeous is this woman? 

Vyshnavi wrote, "I have been gray for the better part of my life and have lived under the shadow of hair color for as long as I can remember... I just wanted to break free and accept myself as I am and this is a small step towards achieving that end."

This was the "best decision!"

This woman says that deciding not to color her hair again was "the best decision I made." Love it!

There's so much joy and confidence in her eyes.

This is how we should always be photographed.

"This is us."

When this woman stopped dyeing her hair, her grandmother criticized her at first, but she said, "this was us. This was our hair. She finally stopped dyeing this year. And tonight, she complimented my hair."

Nichole is thankful for the girl-boss graying community.

Nichole wrote, "Just wanted to give the biggest shout out to all my @grombre sisters. I’m so very thankful for this community, and without it, I don’t think I’d have gotten this far. Thank you all, for sharing your journeys to inspire us, along the way. I’ve made it 14 months, thanks to you."

This woman felt like she was "hiding something" she was supposed to be ashamed of when she was dyeing her hair.

So, she decided to go gray five years ago and hasn't looked back!

Going gray can teach you more about yourself.

This badass woman wrote, "Going gray was a huge game changer for me... It was like learning who I was all over again... same me in a different frame (of mind)."

This fairytale goddess is "profoundly happy."

She wrote, "I’ve been greying since the age of 13 and I’ve never dyed my hair. Furthermore, I’ve been growing it since 12 and I have entirely forfeited cutting it five years ago. I’m profoundly happy with the way it looks. The color and the length combined are one of my favorite attributes."

I love the color of her hair!

This woman wrote, "Deciding to let my white hair grow in was a moment of acceptance of who I am. My hair color does not define my youth! I feel young, healthy, & beautiful. Having white natural hair is empowering!! Love not being controlled by societal standards of beauty but my own. I have never colored my hair...I love not being a slave to dyeing it. Not to mention it is massively better for my natural curls."

Lhin went gray when she was in high school and used to dye it almost every month.

She gave up on that four years ago, and now, "I want to shoutout for someone who is struggling with a similar story like me; keep being yourself and embrace it. Because you are absolutely beautiful in your own way!"

Jess wrote that women come up to her all the time and tell her she's brave for going gray.

"To them, I say YOU ARE!! Stop buying into the lie that showing your age subtracts from your beauty...you are a stunning sex pot and each and every grey adds to that!"

This 26-year-old gave up on box dye and good thing she did because her hair is gorgeous.

I love a gray streak like this and am honestly kind of jealous.

This woman is a straight-up silver fox.

This woman's gray hair has allowed her to model for stock photos and earned her the nickname "Silver Fox" from her husband. I'll say!

Listen to these wise words from Lashawnda:

"I will always share the experiences that shaped me into being a better human being. My daily goal is not to live in perfection but in gratitude and peace. If that inspires you to laugh or think about something in a different way, well then we are in sync and running toward our life together."

I absolutely love the color and look of this woman's hair!

It looks so soft, which is definitely not a creepy thing to say, right?

Natalie never thought she would love going gray, but she gets so many compliments on her hair.

It's because it is beautiful, Natalie!

This woman, who goes by @SilverByChoice on Instagram.

She says that she went gray at 27 and got bored with dyeing her hair at 43. Love it! Share this with a silver fox in your own life!