It’s a big decision to stop colouring your hair and let the grey grow out. The first thought is that it’ll make us look older and dowdy. But yet, we have all seen women, and men for that matter, who have that shiny snow white pearly hair and they look fabulous. Unfortunately most of them were endowed with that beautiful, pure white crown of glory- naturally. And the sad part is a lot of women don’t even know what their hair looks like underneath that monthly colour application. Oh, they’ve seen signs of it but are not sure what it really looks like. And we’ve also seen the disastrous ‘hat’ of too-dark hair on older people where it just looks fake.The big question is how to go grey and look sensational. You may be surprised at just how easy it will be.
First you must decide how you want it to look? There are actually some options in the going-grey game and it’s encouraging to know that it so in-vogue right now- at least more than it ever was.
Decide what you want
Do you want to just be grey or would you like grey with a few blond highlights or a combination of high and low-lights. This really is a wonderfully slow way to get there. Or do you want to have a little funky splash of auburn red, pink or blue? Really!This is absolutely in style right now and the good news- it’s temporary- so hey, why not? It also is in vogue to have pearly white/grey roots on the top half and have the bottom dipped in black or a darker colour. But perhaps you should save the fun for after you’ve already been there for awhile and get a little more daring. No matter what you want you have to start somewhere.
How to get there
First, start with just letting go of that monthly colour application. If you have a trusted, great hairstylist be sure to ask her how best to do this. She may suggest starting with adding highlights as you let your hair go natural. This is the most common way to do it. And adding blonde highlights to grey hair is the most painless way to do it. If you think about it, it’s the most flattering way and you can be sure you will suit this look. Why? It just makes sense that it you are at a time in your life that nature is softening your colour, then blonde is as close to grey as you can get- in lightness. Therefore, there will be no question whether you will suit it-as long as it’s not too yellow. But there are shampoos to deal with the yellow, so have no fear.Your hairdresser may also suggest adding soft medium blonde low lights here and there with the grey so it’s kind of a several toned look. This look can be most flattering as multi-tones makes the hair look thicker.
Focus on shine
If your hair is dull and frizzy, it will not look dynamic and classic, it will just look old. It’s the shine that will bring life to your hair and your look. Shiny means vibrant and alive and that’s the only way to go grey, naturally. There are so many products that will help to make your hair shiny that are trending right now. Be sure to use a quality conditioner and follow up with one of the great leave-in oils that will add shine and make your hair look fantastic.
Unless you have full and gorgeous hair, long hair usually will drag the face down as you get older, especially when it is grey. There are a few women who can pull this off but to look good the hair must be shiny, bouncy full and healthy.If you intend to wear it in a stylish chignon or bun that is very ‘in’ right now and will look classic. However, the best way to counter-act the mature look of grey hair, make sure you have a dynamic, youthful cut. This is the biggest key to looking young while wearing grey hair. A chic, young cut will go the mile in making grey hair look great.
If done right you can go grey and not have to look older. Incorporate the colouring suggestions above if you don’t want to go all the way. And don’t be shy when it comes to a little fun with colour, as mentioned above. Wearing a little extra tasteful make-up will add colour to your look as well.This way you will beat the down- side of the grey invasion and own it with pride!