Going grey is an emotional decision, fraught with too many negative connotations that drive many women to dye their hair from the first sign of grey.
Going grey often used to mean rushing to the hair salon to conceal those first few silver hairs with hair dye. But nowadays nothing is more flattering than self-confidence, and we’re all about embracing the colour change with grace.
Nowadays guys are going grey — on purpose.
The newest hair trend for young guys have them looking a lot more like their older peers, with completely dyed fake grey heads, according to The New York Times.
Celebrities from YouTube star Tyler Oakley to Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and former One Direction star Zayn Malik have been sporting the look.
While in the US online searches for grey hair dye are up, and a Google trends report from last year also noted that there was an increase of 234% in searches for grey hair.
Despite this bold mindset, it can be difficult to know how to care for grey hair. It’s often a different a texture than you’re used to, plus it requires a change in your normal hair care routine. Here are some hair tips to keep your locks healthy and happy as you go grey.
1. Get to Know Grey
Grey hair is thicker and less oily than other colours, so it needs specific products to keep it looking soft and shiny. Choose formulas that are made for mature or dry hair – these contain ingredients such as keratin that revive and soften greys.
2. Learn the Best Hairstyles for Women in Their 40s and Beyond
When looking to grow out their former natural colour and completely embrace the grey, many women branch out and start trying midlength or short hairstyles. These styles make it easier for the colour to grow out quicker – and regular trims will help speed up the process while keeping hair healthy. If you’re thinking of cutting yours, talk to your hair stylist about cuts that will flatter your face shape or hair type, or search online or in magazines for short or medium-length styles you like.
3. Use Targeted Products
An intensive moisturizing hair mask will not only help smooth grey hairs that have a habit of sticking up but also will give your hair a glamorous shine. Be sure to use a deep conditioner for regular moisture boosts – it’ll keep your hair in fantastic shape so any style looks great.
4. Protect it from Damage
Grey hair is more vulnerable to breakage and damage. Use a leave-in conditioning treatment to help mend split ends and prevent future breakages.
Are you ready to embrace your grey hair?
Share your own best tips for caring for grey hair in the comments below.