Gray Hair… Is It Still A Thing?

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Gray Hair... Is it Still a Thing? It sure looks good on some folks.

Gray hair is likely one controversial topic among women who naturally have gray hair color and those who are dying their strands gray! I know you’re thinking gray hair? Who wants that? It’s a fact plenty of women want gray curls.

Yes, you read correctly. Young ladies across the country are trying to achieve a look that takes years to achieve in one hour or less.

Fabulous and Gray

Many women would jump through a ring of fire to reverse gray hair so why in the world are women and young ladies are dying their hair the most dreaded color known to women?

Well, if you look at who’s fifty lately, you’ll know that we are not the average looking grandmothers. We’re fabulous and grey and we are embracing what’s natural rather than hide from nature.

Reasons for Grey Hair

For one reason or another (medically or chemically induced), the pigmentation changes in our hair just as it does with our skin. Once the color cells start to break down, our hair takes on a new color. So you see, our hair doesn’t turn gray; metaphorically, it’s born that way.

Since age affects all parts of our body, the hair is one of the most apparent ways of showing our age. Dr (Anthony) Oro, a dermatology professor at Stanford University, believes most people start to form gray hairs around the age of 50, if not before.

Not only does age play a role in graying, so does ethnicity. Are you surprised to hear this? You shouldn’t be as we have known for some time now that there are apparent differences in the races aside from the obvious.

Dr. Heather Woolery Lloyd, Director of Ethnic Skin Care over at the University of Miami School of Medicine, confirms the variance in skin and hair pigmentation.

Race matters even when it comes to gray hairs. Studies show that blacks tend to gray later in life as opposed to whites and Asians.

Caucasian women are likely to want to hide their grays faster and earlier in life than the other two groups of people. In addition, redheads seem to inherit grays quicker.

How you treat your body on the inside, shows on the outside. If you smoke, have a vitamin deficiency or don’t eat right, regrettably, it could be the reason for your crop of gray hair.

Vitamin B12 is crucial for the body, but at the same time, we typically store toxic matter in our bodies, causing it to react to whatever is in our systems. Attempt flushing the body and replenishing it with fresh, wholesome foods and nutrients.

Who Wants Gray Hair?

Even with the current phenomenon of processing silver hair dye, plenty of women are still screaming, Gray hair? Is it still a thing? Women and men are taking to using modern solutions to cover the gray like wearing wigs

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Gray hair with dirty brown highlights – interesting yet attractive combination.

Some simply dye their locks, however, everyone may not be familiar with how it’s done. Frequently, we ask these questions with regard to covering or removing gray hairs:

1Can I use a rinse instead of permanently changing my hair color?

Typically, rinses do not do the job of the chemicals in gray hair dye and it will not cover any gray strands. One misconception of hair coloring is that is must be of another color. You can keep your current hair color or opt for an Ombre look featuring two your favorite shades.

2Will I have to change the way I treat my hair?

Anything that disturbs the natural balance of things, must be treated as something new. Pampering the hair now takes on a new level and extra attention must be given to keep the hair healthy and manageable. See this site for tips on caring for chemically dyed hair.

3What’s the Best Hair Color for Gray Hair? 

While some of us like our gray hair, others want to color it.  What to color it with? Well, there’s Garnier Olia Hair Color, 4.0 Dark Brown.  You can choose a permanent or semi-permanent color, but a rinse won’t cover your gray hair.  

4How often can I color my hair? 

Typically, as needed, but about every 4-6 weeks you may need a touch-up.  Some do it as early as three weeks without problems.  

5Can I use hair dye over my bleached hair? 

Um, I wouldn’t suggest doing it at home.  Perhaps going to the salon is the better or wiser choice. You can end up with a color that you wasn’t expecting and wind up going there anyway, so be safe and spend the extra dollar.

The old wives tales have it you can worry yourself to death, or at least, end up with a gray head of hair. If stress can cause the hair to fall out, isn’t worrying within reasonable consequences of graying hair strands?


Read more:

https://www.modernsalon.com/tag/4379/gray-hair

https://www.allure.com/story/how-to-make-your-gray-hair-stay-gorgeous