Women start going gray at different stages of their lives. Some start seeing scattered gray strands as early as their twenties, others in their thirties and forties, and some don’t start seeing their color change until even later than that. There’s a certain amount of societal pressure to fight the going gray process and to do your best to turn back time. While we’re big proponents of finding ways to use hair dye in your favor, we are also big believers of going gray gracefully.
We want to start off by saying that there’s no wrong way to handle going gray. There’s no shame in wanting to mask your graying strands and maintain your original hair color. Hair is often a big part of our identities and it can be challenging to let go of the vibrant color we’ve had for so long. That being said, there’s also nothing wrong with aging into gray hair with grace. Whether you’re dealing with prematurely gray hair or hair that goes in the natural gray hair direction later in life, you’ll appreciate these tips for going gray gracefully.
Going Gray Gracefully
Masking the Gray
If you’re looking for a way to mask your graying strands, then you’ll want to talk to your hairstylist. While there are various drugstore kits created to help you D.I.Y. this process, we always suggest going to a professional whenever possible. Your stylist will be able to dye your changing hairs so they match the rest of your base color.
Whenever you dye your hair, it’s important to begin incorporating products into your routine that will protect your colored strands and keep them healthy. We suggest switching out your usual shampoo and conditioner for TIGI Copyright Custom Care Colour Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo uses keratin and coconut oil to keep strands vibrant.
Transitioning into Going Gray
If you’re open to starting to transition into full-on gray hair then this is the best option for you. Your stylist can help you transition your hair over a period of time. Slowing the process down will help you avoid an almost-overnight transition from your original color into the silvery hue. Dying your hair in a slower process will help prevent excessive damage to your hair. Plus, it will give you more time to adjust to the change.
Embracing the Color Change
Are you ready to go all-in? No matter what your age or stage of life, we think there’s something undeniably classy and sophisticated about a head full of gray hair. Go all in and let your hair do its thing. We’re willing to bet you’ll look more elegant and beautiful than you could have imagined.
Keep your freshly gray strands moisturized and healthy by incorporating a hair mask into your weekly routine. Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Intense Moisture Mask is one of our favorites as it penetrates each hair shaft to deliver 10 times more moisture. You’ll also want to check out these shampoos for gray hair to keep your color glowing.