Rules for a Successful Transformation to Gorgeous Gray Hair
The going with naturally gray hair question has come up often enough in my classes Finding the Right Hairstyle for You! to know that it is on a lot of your minds.
Just picture yourself down the road a few more years or decades, whatever the case may be. You’ve been coloring whites since you can’t remember, and now you are tired of the hassle and expense of touching up gray roots every 4 to 6 weeks. How do you go about going “au naturel” with a beautiful gray hair style?
Most of you know you shouldn’t just let your grays grow out – way to scary! If you see someone using this strategy, please help them out with what you learn here. (The easiest solution you can give them is to go on a mission to find a great hair colorist.)
Some women have been left without answers to this question and therefore think they have no alternative but to look hideous in the process, or they just keep coloring their hair when they really don’t want to.
So, first of all, if your hairdresser “hems and haws” think twice, and engage a good hair colorist. You want a hair colorist who is confident in the strategy they are going to use. If your hairdresser seems shaky, there is a good reason. They are not sure what to do with coloring gray hair! If a hair dresser takes you on with this attitude, they are surely getting experience at your expense. Follow your instincts carefully on this one. If it just does not feel right, be assertive.
Natural Gray Hair Strategy Suggestions:
- If your hair has been permanently colored or bleached, a short haircut will be the quickest and simplest to your goal. Then you can use a semi-permanent hair color or hair color rinse in your natural shade to blend till your hair grows out.
- You can have a hair colorist blend your new growth with “lowlights”. Lowlighting is just the opposite of highlighting. Depositing streaks of hair color using a semi-permanent hair color to blend gray hair until the old hair color has been fully cut out. Your natural hair color will start to come in naturally, but without a line of demarcation.
- The darker your hair color is, the trickier the process of going gray natrually becomes. The process of lowlighting hair may take a bit longer, but it is worth the effort. This is why going with a short haircut would be a good idea. It will make the process much smoother, quicker certainly less expensive.
Next time you place an order at Amazon take a peak at “Going Gray, Looking Great! By Diana Lewis Jewell,” she’s the guru on the topic. And for more ideas on going gray naturally check out my article How to Grow Out Gray Hair.
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