In the medicine cabinet of life, there are a few tough pills to swallow, and one of the hardest ones is that ageing is inevitable. That said, in today’s day and age there are many popular and widely accepted ways to try to combat or slow the look of ageing from botox to hair dye.
Now, working in the beauty industry, we have nothing against hair dye (obviously). That being said, we’re also here to remind you that everyone is beautiful at any age, and in fact, ageing should be something to celebrate!
When you’re ready to embrace your grey hair we are here for it, which is why we’ve put together our top tips to help you transition into silver-hood.
1. Ready, Set, “Demarc”!
Demarcation lines in the beauty world are lines or differences in your hair either in texture or colour. Dying your hair can affect its natural texture, with your natural hair being stronger than your dyed hair because it hasn’t been exposed to any chemicals.
To help with blending the two textures we recommend getting a healthy trim and use hair conditioner as part of your hair care routine to repair any damage as you begin your journey to silver foxiness
When you’re transitioning from your dyed hair colour to your natural grey colour, you want to avoid any major contrast if possible. This can be a bit tricky, especially if you’ve been dying your hair black or dark brown.
We recommend that you transition from permanent to semi-permanent dyes if you’ve been dying your full head. If you usually have your hair highlighted, consider going from a full head to half head highlights to help introduce the transition in colour.
2. Girl, Cover Your Grey Roots
Roots at any age are generally avoided, but as you embrace your beautiful grey hair it can be especially important to some women to avoid that look of suddenly ageing. That said, many of us are social distancing and quarantining so now might be the best time to grow out your colour without having to go out in public with aggressive roots.
However, in the event you have a backyard wedding to attend or you just don’t want to call into yet another Zoom meeting with massive roots, then we suggest investing in a root concealer or trying some of our favourite quarantine-tested, UV-approved tricks to cover up your roots.
3. New Hair, New Products
One of the biggest issues women have with transitioning into their grey or white locks is that after they’ve grown it out, they realize that the colour can be a bit dull-looking or even a bit patchy as your hair pigmentation changes.
Never fear, there are products to remedy this issue! We recommend investing in some purple shampoo and conditioner that are specially formulated for your hair to help even out the tone and add shine to your hair. Pair this with a mousse for some extra body and volume and you’ll wonder why you didn’t embrace your greys sooner!
4. Keep the Change Rolling
When you decide to opt for your natural grey hair colour don’t look at it as “giving up” as so many people do – take this as an opportunity to update your personal style. Try a new hairstyle to complement your colour, or even add some new pieces to your wardrobe to complete the transition into fabulousness.
We’re not saying you need to replace all of your clothes What Not To Wear style, but rather some simple upgrades can make a huge difference in making you look and feel more put together.
Accessories: Revamp your style and wardrobe with bright accessories like a chunky necklace, scarves, or a purse. Be sure it compliments your skin tone and more importantly your new ‘do!
Glasses: If you wear glasses, try updating your specks that really fit the shape of your face and style. Opt for something more modern to channel your inner Dianne Keaton.
Lipstick: Try experimenting with different shades of lipstick to complement your new look. Shades with hints of coral tend to go best, but make sure to try a few once your grey locks are all grown in.
5. Get Ready for Grey-tness
As they say, like a fine wine, we only get better with age. Instead of fighting against nature, you should work with it to let your beauty radiate through.
Some women take this opportunity to use their grey as a base and experiment with less traditional colours, so have fun with it! Plus with grey-haired goddesses like Meryl Streep, Jamie-Lee Curtis, and Judy Dench to look up to for inspiration, who wouldn’t want to join the ranks of the elite?
Ageing for a lot of people is scary, and it hits people differently whether you’re turning 30, 40, or 70. Good things take time which means the best is yet to come!
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge to become a silver vixen and need some style advice, contact us at Urban Vanity Hair Salon & Beauty Bar in Brantford today!