It’s a decision that most women have to make. When should they let their hair grow gray naturally? For some, it happens with the first signs of gray. Others, who chose to color their hair, will discover that growing out gray hair takes time. Here are some tips for a graceful transition to your natural tones.
Going gray gracefully takes preparation. Your stylist, who already knows your hair, will give you the best professional advice. There are many salon techniques that can ease the gradual transition from colored to naturally gray. Your skin tone and the original hair color and texture should be considered. Our complexions tend to get lighter as we age. Using a dark color to cover gray may no longer fit with your skin tones and will look fake.
Manage That Awkward Stage With a Fresh Look
Growing out gray hair is like switching your hair color. No one wants to see that harsh grow-out line between the two shades. Your stylist may recommend highlights and lowlights to help blend in the gray hair. The effect is a modern, fresh look with the mix of natural colors.
- Highlights add lighter shades to some of your gray hair, letting the rest blend in for a naturally brighter look.
- Lowlights are like highlights in reverse. They add darker shades to some of the gray, letting your natural color become the highlight.
Your gray hair comes with its natural hues. Your stylist will match the highlights and lowlights to your skin tone. The amount of gray you have will determine how many highlights or lowlights to add as well as subsequent changes to this ratio as more gray comes in.
Soften Your Look With the Right Hairstyle
After you’ve added highlights or lowlights, think about your hairstyle. Loose hair frames your face for a soft, natural look. Gray hair that’s relaxed and full of movement will make you look and feel young and irresistible. If you love your gray and are looking for a free-flowing, perhaps even chaotic, look, trust the expertise of your stylist.
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