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Normally the minute women find their hair turning gray, their first reaction is to cover up this cruel reminder of not being young anymore. But these days, those who choose to be free from monthly chemical touch-ups are growing, as they just discover that allowing their hair to grow into natural gray can be liberating!
As Maye Musk, a professional model, put it, "How come I didn't do this 10 years ago?"
Like Maye Musk, more and more celebrities today are embracing their own sense of themselves and picking up the new-found confidence when they allow their hair to become their natural gray color.
High profile examples include Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Carmen Dell' Orefice, Diane Keaton and Rossi Yazemeenah. It's really becoming a trend that you simply can’t ignore, especially when it offers you so many perks.
Some of you may still say that going gray can be frightening and find it difficult to go gray openly. For you, we have prepared a little pep talk to finally break your walls down.
See? Going gray is much easier and more beautiful than you could imagine! Time to come out of your "gray" closet!
Assume that now you've made up your mind to join the silver fox trend, now you may wonder what it is like to change from covering gray to going natural with silvery strands.
Here are three pieces of advice given by Aura Friedman, a hairstylist in NYC, as to how you can go gray gracefully.
1. Grow It Out
It may be a good idea to first cut your hair short, then bleach or color-match the ends to the roots, to make the process less awkward for you.
2. Keep It Bright
Gray hair can turn dingy from minerals present in your water. Once a week, use a violet-tinted product, like Davines Alchemic Shampoo Silver ($25.50, us.davines.com), which will tone down and neutralize any yellow or brassy hues.
3.Keep It Soft
Considering gray hair tends to be coarse, you may need to apply some hair oil to add gloss to your hair. Pump the oil into your palm and, work your way from the ends of wet hair up to the roots.
Extra tips to keep your gray hair in excellent condition:
1. Make sure you take in plenty of B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids in your diet
2. Keep it moisturized to keep it great looking
3. Occasional color correction using a blue-tinted hair product to relieve yellowing
4. Add a hair gloss to smooth out those frizzies
There are also some changes to make about your makeup palette to work best with your gray hair and matured skin tones.
1. Pick brighter shades
2. A warmer blush and lip color like rose, soft pink or coral
3. Dark brown or black liner
There are too many hairstyle choices, depending on your preference for hair texture and length. Take your time and browse through the following gorgeous looks to find the best haircut and hairstyle for yourself.
1. Grey and Layered
The hair that goes best with mature women is no longer just below the shoulders - this hairstyle is a great feminine choice if you are not a fan of shorter hair.
2. White and Grey Ombre
This style starts out white and naturally fades back into a deep foggy hue that's gorgeous for any sophisticated woman.
3. Short and Sassy Gray
This cropped cut hairstyle can frame your face very well. Long side tresses beside the ears modernizes the look.
4. Short Silver Waves
This hairstyle is a perfect choice for those of you who are going for more traditional short gray hair.
5. Classic Bob
We recommend this classic bob cut especially for those who are stuck with straight and thinning hair. The classic bob cut is low maintenance and it can show off the beautiful color dimension that comes with your naturally grown gray hair.
Want more clues on hairstyles for gray hair? This video below will tell you more on how to rock your silver strands!
You may not believe me when I tell you this, but you can still look young with your gray hair! And the secret to your vibrant look lies in confidence!
With your gray hair, any shirt and Jeans, plus sneakers and shades, can make you the chicest "girl" in the crowd!
Meanwhile, you can still choose to be the graceful lady with your gray hair adding to your elegance.
Time to embrace this god sent gift which you have lived long enough to be blessed with!