One morning while getting ready for work, you notice the lady in the mirror with a few silver linings smiling back at your reflection. While the ways of the world says that “grey” is
the sign of age; this is not the end of the world, but a new beginning to all silver haired ladies. Just because there is some refined silver in our hair doesn’t mean we still aren’t turning heads from admiring
glances. Believe me, it happens! By the way, our hair is called silver or platinum, not grey. When I think of the color of grey, I think of battle ships and that is definitely not us!
Not only do we have stronger spines filled with glorious wisdom gained by many years of experience, but by the time we get 75-85% silver in our hair we are completely filled with such confidence, we actually walk taller because we have earned
and learned the height of our worth. After all, our age is only numbers and everyone has them, the only difference is how we use what has been given to us.
I have heard a great many comments about having grey hair, not silver. The truth is many beautiful women have been covering it up for so many years; they honestly do not know the
real color of their hair anymore and nodding with me, they agree. You get used to having a blonde look back at you in the morning. When you part your hair and see all of that “grey” hair next to your blonde, can be
earth shattering. You ask yourself, “what happened and when did all of this begin?” You are more in shock, then able to see the real color of your hair at the time. When you think about letting it grow out, you find
you do not have the patience needed to follow it through, all because of this horrendous looking new growth that seems to scream back at you about age.
Smile; here are some tips for your journey: First, although you may not want to hear this; get a short haircut and you will see your new growth doesn’t look that bad at all because
the old tinted hair will eventually be the lesser. Today, anything goes. Another fact is when your “grey” hair seems to look more yellow instead of silver, sometimes the reflection from your blonde hair will do this
especially if you have been allowing your professional to highlight over the “grey” hair; other times if you spend a good amount of time in the sun will also discolor it. Medication can be a contributing factor,
also well water that can turn your hair orange. All of these problems can be corrected with a clarifying shampoo, vinegar or baking soda.
There are special conditioning shampoos that will help bring out the shimmer in your hair to look more silver instead of a washed out grey. Silver can be very sexy. You don’t have to cover up your natural silver hair to look younger, unless you live in Hollywood, but you should have a good
shaping. If you yearn to be a Sexy Silver Fox, there are some changes that you will need to make.
Take a good look at gorgeous Lee Meriwether, former Miss America of 1955. If anyone qualifies for our Sexy Silver Fox,
it is her. She is 74 years old and actually looks like a young Kim Novak of yesteryear. Lee wears her hair cut tapered short around the nape of her neck and with her sides just tipping over her ears. The top comes
over into a pouf that brings a few pieces touching her forehead. Class! Pure Class and Sexy Silver Platinum!
Wearing your hair long will definitely age you and pull your jowls and lines further downward; however, a customized haircut will bring a new dimension to your face and off set
your best facial features. For some, an attractive layered length is midway upon your neck and will still give you the versatility of longer hair that can be worn back, up or down. I suggest not having your hair
shaped too short, because there are times when the softness of curls and waves are needed. Another realistic tip is to try not to strive to look like you did in high school; because it won’t happen, but with a
little bit of imagination, you can take years off with your silver hair. Just imagine not worrying about getting touch ups anymore, or the upkeep.
With the tinting, comes the old mindset. With the silver comes the new trendy look, that says, “I may have a few years baby, but look at me now!” Doesn’t silver jewelry make
you feel like a queen? Think of the match! At times, it seems that everyone is a blonde, but few people make the most of what they really have and that is the precious metallic natural look of silver. I speculate
that 98% of women today tint their hair.
Their reasoning could be:
1. Covering up their grey
You’ve gotten the mindset that your grey hair is aging instead of silver, wisdom and class, so the first sign of the grey; you begin to cover it up; to continue to give the illusion of youth. So it’s the old “grey” theory
instead of precious silver thought.
2. Bored with their own color
This is when you don’t see the value of what you were born with. You do not see the richness of your individual color. You say to yourself, “I need something different” and granted, there are times your hair
needs to be refreshed to feel better about yourself.