Another year has gone by. Seeing more gray hairs? The older we get, the fewer the pigment cells will be around to produce melanin and this turns hair gray or silver.
But did you know that people can get gray hair at any age?
Some people go gray at a young age, usually as early as when they are in college or sometimes in high school, whereas others may be in their 40s or 50s before they see their first gray hair. When we go gray depends on your genes. When did your parents go gray? You can probably expect the same.
Some good news: The gray or silver is your natural hair color. In other words, it’s exactly the hair color you’re supposed to have at this time in your life.
Here are few tips for transitioning to your natural gray hair this year:
Do prepare for a long transition. Our readers have reported that it takes anywhere from four to eight months to go from coloring your hair to a natural state of gray. If you have longer hair, it might take longer. If you do decide to go gray, be prepared to be patient.
Pick silver hair-specific products. When your hair turns gray its protective cuticles thin out making strands coarse and vulnerable to breakage. Take good care of your hair by using products designed for gray hair.
Consider a new cut. Work with a hairstylist who embraces your gray or silver. If your hair is long, getting a short cut is the fastest way to transition. If you crop your hair above the collarbone during the in-between period, this may lessen the contrast between pigmented strands and silver. In addition, the layers also assist in camouflaging multiple hues. A choppy cut looks youthful and helps to hide the roots. Be sure to get a contemporary cut for your gray hair to keep in looking chick and glamorous. Once your hair has completely transitioned, inform your stylist to adopt above the shoulder, styled layer that provides movement and smoothly shapes your face.
Don’t forget to condition. Since gray hair can be coarser than your pigmented hair, it might require more conditioning. Choose conditioners that are made for curly or coarse hair.
Pick the right shampoo. Gray hair is very porous and usually soaks up everything you put on it, including the pigment contained in the shampoo. Always skip the green tinted shampoo in place of clear formulas. You can also try out the purple tinted shampoo to tone down the brassiness.
Have any tips for newbies? Let us know!