A beautiful head of naturally gray hair coupled with a quality haircut and chic styling can look positively striking, no matter how old you are.
Look around and you will see more silver haired women who have discovered that gray hair can be gorgeous! The right hair cut makes a huge difference. It’s a good time to try a fresh look…maybe even a little more trendy than usual. Here are some tips from Hier and Haines stylists.
The Awkward Stage
Going gray gracefully takes some preparation — mentally and physically. Remember…we still equate gray with aging. And then there’s the “grow out” process. Start with your hairdresser, who already knows your hair, and can recommend salon techniques to get you through the awkward stage.
For many, the “two-tone” phase — usually the first three months — is especially intimidating. No one wants to see that harsh grow-out line between the two shades. Your hairdresser may recommend highlights and lowlights to help the gray hair blend in. The effect is a modern, fresh look with the mix of natural colors.
For some women a short haircut is the answer because it speeds up the transition process. Many short hairstyles are modern and stylish. If you decide later that a medium length hairstyle is better, you can always grow it out.
Texture Changes in Gray Hair
Naturally gray strands tend to change the texture of your hair. Gray hair tends to be dryer, and may have a life of its own. You can combat the coarseness with salon protein keratin and deep conditioning hair treatments. Most hairdressers recommend that you condition your hair more frequently.
There’s one group of women who can actually benefit from the texture change in gray hair: those with fine hair. The rougher cuticle and denser feel of strands produces a thickening volume that thin-haired types most likely ached for in their youth.
If you hair tends toward curly, moisture is especially important to keep those curls bouncy. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. And, by the way, you will probably need less conditioner than you used to use because gray hair tends to be less damaged than colored hair.
The Perfect Shade of Gray
Going naturally gray is like switching your hair color. Your gray hair comes with its own natural hues. Matching highlights to skin tone will make sure that your new hair style will be complimentary.
If you are ready to embrace your natural gray and look gorgeous, we are ready to help! Make an appointment now.
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