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Going Gray Gracefully: Things That You Should Know about This Important Process

Blowing Out Small Candles On CakeYour mother has lost her battle with gray hair decades ago. She has been the slave to expensive coloring products for as long as you can remember. Unfortunately, her dyed locks look anything but natural; not to mention the fact that she is always complaining about the unaesthetic regrowth that always makes her schedule an appointment with the best colorist in town, hoping for a miracle. But the truth is that there is nothing miraculous about the pigment that comes from a tube. Sooner or later, its positive effects will fade away, leaving you with a bunch of dry, unruly grays. This doesn’t have to be your story. You can actually go gray in style and learn how to take care of your aging hair every single step of the way. Here are a few easy tips on how to become a stylish silver fox.

  1. Perfect Your Makeup Skills. Your skin should always be in perfect harmony with your gray hair. Keep in mind that, as we age, our skin also tends to become lighter. This is the main reason why the gray hair-pale face combo is often perceived as unflattering. However, you can change the rules of this game by perfecting your makeup style. Smokey eyes could be the central piece of your new signature look. If you’d rather accentuate your full lips, you may want to rely on matte trendy colors that will minimize the paleness of your face. For a wow effect, also choose to rely on a complementary blush with a subtle shimmery effect.
  2. Make Wiser Fashion Decisions. When your hair and skin look like a million dollars, you can pretty much wear whatever you like. However, when you’re dealing with a fading color, you can seldom afford the same luxury. According to an article published by the Telegraph, women who want to go gray in style should stick to the same family of colors and favor softer versions of their favorite tones. Love fuchsia? Well, in this case, couldn’t you settle for dusty pink or salmon pink? Softer colors are easier to wear and will also help you avoid the dull funeral look that may also add years to your face.
  3. Take Vitamins for Hair. Pills for hair based on catalase will enable you to take pride in a beautiful, natural color and also achieve stronger, healthier, more luscious hair in a matter of a few weeks. Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide molecules, ensuring a more uniform, youthful hair tone.
  4. Remember That Sometimes No Plan Is the Best Plan. In some cases, you may want to delay your decision when it comes to getting a new cut or altering your color by adding highlights, lowlights or extensions. It’s OK to be indecisive. As a matter of fact, you may want to put your makeover project on hold until you notice the first two or three inches of gray hair. This will help you get used to your new “bleached” image and determine whether or not you should rely on any other tricks (extra layers, face-framing highlights and so on) to go gray in style. At the end of the day, remember that going gray is a personal decision that should only be influenced by your own perception of beauty.