“100% grey coverage” may be on the boxes of the hair colour boxes in our bathroom cabinets right now but a trend in colour is moving away from covering up those silver strands and instead embracing the shade. We’ve gathered some tips for going grey, staying grey and also some inspiration to accept the change.
Going Grey Before Your Time
Not everyone goes grey at a specific age It can strike whenever it chooses to based on genetics, diet, lifestyle and more. If this happens to you at an earlier-than-expected time you may be tempted to grab the dye and cover it up at home. As much as this quick fix will do the job know that this is a commitment from here on in. Consider the fact that now, as a trend, it’s alright to have a few strands here and there and moving forward you’re in a better position to continue to go grey. If you have a streak in one spot, rock it a la Stacy London instead of looking for ways to mask your maturing hair.
Seek Professional Advice
It goes without saying that it’s best to seek a stylists help, advice or input when it comes to taking the grey plunge. Often, going grey with the help of a salon means multiple visits to slowly lighten surrounding hair that has yet to turn grey. Instead of you grabbing a bottle of bleach and trying to make it all uniform, an expert can make the transition overall less damaging to your hair. Diane Keaton’s hair is the perfect example of a slower transition from highlights woven within darker hair to silver streaks amidst blonde, she’s most definitely going to her stylist regularly to take her from one stage to the next.
Consider A Chop
Grey hair is notorious for not behaving the way your original hair-colour strands does. It can be wiry, unresponsive to some products and tough-as-nails to tame. If yours behaves this way you may want to consider lopping it off into a shorter style to make it more manageable. Some famous shorter grey styles are courtesy of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Osbourne and Dame Judy Dench. Also, keep in mind that a cut could be the best way to handle going full grey as the idea should alleviate some of the daily (and weekly and monthly) struggles of styling your hair.
Stockup On The Best Products
Grey hair is unlike what you’ve dealt with before and it may go without saying that your products need to adapt to accommodate the needs of your new found silver streaks. Maintaining the colour is not easy if you’re not well equipped so seek out shampoos, toners and treatments that will help alleviate any brassiness and yellowing you may encounter. Try Aveda’s Blue Malva Shampoo & Conditioner for a boost of colour balancing power.
If you’re still not convinced, we’ll leave you with another shot of the best grey hair we could possibly imagine right now, courtesy of 83 year old supermodel Carmen Dell’Orefice. ‘Nuff said.