Coloring your grays is always an option, but we love seeing women who embrace their naturally graying hair… just as they embrace their naturally curly hair! Check out the our tips for going gray gracefully.
9 Tips For Graying Gracefully
Get To The Root Of Things
No one likes half gray, half colored hair! Most women say that growing out their gray was the most painful part of the “going gray” process. Use a root concealer while you’re in the “transitioning” stages, to help blend your color. And be sure to talk to your stylist…he or she might have tips for making your transition a little less painful.
Trim Colored Ends
As you grow your gray out, trim off your colored ends! This will help to ease (and potentially shorten) the transition.
Tackle Different Textures
Are you noticing that your hair is a different texture? That’s because gray strands tend to be coarser than their blonde/brown/red counterparts. Luckily, curly girls don’t have to change their routine much…you can combat your new, coarser hair texture by using heavy conditioning products and deep conditioning often. Your anti-frizz serum (a staple in your curly routine) will also help.
Gloss Over The Gray
Instead of dying your hair at the salon, get a gloss treatment! It will add back some of the shine that you may be missing, and has great conditioning properties.
Looking for another way to counteract yellowing? Try using a purple shampoo or conditioner (like Clairol Shimmer Lights) about once a week. WARNING: it could stain your shower grout blue.
Update Your Look
Remember that when you go gray, you should reevaluate your entire look. Your go-to clothing color or lipstick shade might have to change to enhance your complexion.
Get A Haircut
Gray hair and an outdated style are a deadly combination, so be sure to get a flattering haircut! It will make all the difference.