Like Taylor Hicks, the American Idol winner of the fifth season of “American Idol” known for his prematurely gray hair besides his bluesy pop voice, Kadeja Jackson Baker started getting grey hair at the age of 16. Now 38, after dying her hair in her 20’s, because she thought she had to, starting from 7 years ago she decided she would go with her natural color. On her wedding day, she decided she was going to keep rocking her grey hair.
Miami-based makeup artist Tia Codrington posted behind-the-scenes bridal glam TikTok videos starring Baker and they quickly got over 1 million views with hundred of people praising Baker’s beautiful look for her wedding, and her amazing gray hair. In the video, Baker is getting makeup applied to her face while she has her gray strands pin-curled up away from her face. The caption:
“I loved my bride’s natural gray hair. She’s had it since she was 16,”
One TikToker commented,”Came here to see more of her and those fabulous grays”. Codrington shared the feeling, as she told “Good Morning America”:
“I initially didn’t have any expectations when posting the videos other than to share her beauty through my eyes, but witnessing how she embraced and embodied the beauty of her hair was something I felt compelled to share,”
“It was amazing to know that she had options to change her hair color or try something different for that day, but chose to be herself and wear her natural hair color.”
Baker was surprised and shocked “in a good way” at all the attention her videos got:
“I did not expect for the responses to be as plentiful as I look at myself in the mirror every day and did not think it was that big of a deal that I was embracing my natural hair and look,” she said.
Baker wanted her bridal glam to be a true reflection of her personality and style, just with a glamorous approach. She spent long hours designing and planning her custom=made J. Drl Olmo wedding dress. With her bridal hair specialist, Martine Saintval, Baker decided to go with an old Hollywood glam pinup look with soft waves, and let her hair down for reception, for a long luxurious beach wave look. She was a happy bride:
“Overall, I would describe the wedding look as timeless,” said Baker.
Gray hair don’t care is written on the video.
Lots of compliments on TikTok. And also some women sharing they also went gray at an early age, but can’t help but dye their hair, at least for now:
A true babydoll: I had mine since I was 10 I pray it gets like that😩 she’s so beautiful
user7672398426344: I’m gonna embrace my grays one day…. not today though. 😁
sherickayates3: Jus like my mom she’s grey at 15 thou
PrincessDeja: I’ve had mine since I was 9 bout ready to dye it🙄
S: Wait so it is normal to have gray hair at that age bc I started getting gray hair at 15 lol
melissa dunn768: I know a newborn that was born with all gray hair and she’s now 15 years old
Anita Novak: I was 15 when I started to get my grey hair. Hated it but love it now.
user6447353155849: I had mine since my 20’s
BRB: My sis had hers since she was 17 she’s 42
user8453251706671: Hers is beautiful, but I don’t have the courage to embrace it at 40 😬
Mal_1_Fam: my gray hair ain’t graying like hers 😏😏😏😏
KewannaC: So beautiful. I found one strand of gray hair on my head and I have been so careful with it. I absolutely love it 🥰
Kay Hale: I’ve had my grey since 11 years old and I always dye it. Now watching this makes me not want to dye it anymore!🥰🥰🥰
Lylyn: Love this. I started going grey at 11 🥰
JUST_LAY: I wonder if my hair going to be like this cause I been having a lot of gray hair since middle school
sarah: i started getting greys at 15…i just thought i was crazy
Betty Polk522: If men can be distinguished with gray hair, why can’t we (women) be beautiful with gray hair. The bride is BEAUTIFUL!!
Barbara: I had gray hair in high school. Before 30, I was all gray. I started coloring it in college. To this day I REGRET it; ruined my hair. it’s now gray 😎
RebelQueenAri: I’m gonna embrace my grey hair, I think it would look fireee with my curls
Everyone do you! #mwetoo. There was one comment, “same I’ve had mines since I was about 5 and none of the dye I use seems to work😭”. If anyone is looking for a good natural hair dye, for brunettes, try Hairprint. It’s currently #1 on “Best Hair Dyes” on TopXPicks, and there is also a recent post on it on Me We Too. Make sure to use the pre-wash, to remove shampoo/hair product residues, etc. for the best results and for it to work, in case your hair is hard to dye.
To the person “S” who commented, “Wait so it is normal to have gray hair at that age bc I started getting gray hair at 15 lol”, that’s what Me We Too is for….post away! But really, what is normal. We are all normal and we are all weird! <3
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