Embracing Your Gray Hair (2)

Jamie Lee Curtis with gray hair
 
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If you are allergic to dye, you must and I repeat must consult with a stylist so that he/she can help you find the safest coloring option as you transition to gray hair. But, once you have made it to the finish line, you are no longer beholden to monthly hair coloring and touch-ups and appointments with a stylist.
 
Now, you have a whole new head of hair to work with and a new color that is all yours. However, you may notice that gray/white hair can be a tad more brittle so you will need to change up your styling routine to ensure softness and shine. Blue shampoo and conditioner will now become your best friend, about twice a month that is.
 
Like with bleached blondes who have to use purple products to avoid brassiness, you will want to avoid off-color hues like yellows that can creep in. This can be done at home or at a salon and while you are at the salon, pick out a feisty, chic new hairstyle to rock with your new color. Channel your inner Diane Keaton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emmylou Harris or Glenn Close. And for you men … think George Clooney or Anderson Cooper.
 
It will be a lot easier for a male to go gray but women can do it with just as much class and dignity and style. As long as you have a great stylist in your pocket, you will not regret going gray and in fact, you will embrace the way that age has made you look so sassy and again, super chic. Right now is prime time to go gray as the youth is desperate to find the right way to gray themselves out, not realizing that they should just wait a decade and they will go gray gracefully.
 
You may be scared and you may have buyer’s remorse and that is okay. It may be something that you have to try a few times before you can really commit. But once you do, you are finally free from chemicals, monthly colorings, grays peeking through, and high maintenance.
 
Natural gray hair is sexy, if done right and with these tips, there is no doubt that you will be able to embrace the gray. It will show that you have lived and is just as daring as someone who goes from dark to light hair and vice versa. Have fun and good luck!
 
By Mandi N.     ©hairfinder.com
Photos by PR Photos
 
See also:
 
Going Gray
 
Gray Hair Myths
 
Simulate Gray Hair