Everyone knows someone who sports a gorgeous shade of sterling—to say nothing of Emmylou Harris, Diane Keaton, and the rest of the silver all-stars. And these striking women don’t lack sex appeal. Nonetheless, even though many of us admire gray hair on others, we are often left wondering how the heck to style ours. Well, look no further as we share with you exciting new ways to style your silver locks this summer to give you that elegant and vibrant appeal. Try these tricks for a smooth, chic look—and that everlasting shine:
Go All Grey
If you have been dyeing your hair, the transition to all gray can be a tad bit awkward. But fret not; you can enlist the services of a pro, a qualified hair colorist at your nearest salon to fix that. Don’t attempt to do it on your own this first time around. They may suggest coloring your gray roots as they grow in with a demi-permanent dye or an ammonia-free color that covers up to 75 percent gray.
Use the Right Shampoos for Gray Hair
Wash your hair with blue-hued shampoos and conditioners only once or twice a month to keep your hair from taking on a violet cast. Try the hair care products like Winsome & Wisdom #BlondeMoment Shampoo available on Amazon. Lather a couple of times once a month with a silver-specific shampoo like Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Shampoo, also available on Amazon to keep your silver locks from taking on a yellowish cast. Users also swear by the plant-based AVEDA Blue Malva Shampoo for that soft, bright grey hair.
Ask your stylist to give you a clean modern cut with clean edges. Instruct him (he should know anyway) not to use a razor, as that causes the ends to fray, making your whole style appear untidy.
Gray hair can start to look unruly if it is not trimmed regularly enough; so make that appointment with your stylist every 6 to 8 weeks.
Protect Your Assets
Environmental pollutants and UV light can rob any hair color of its natural luster, making it look dull. To prevent buildup, wash your hair at least every other day with hydrating shampoo and conditioner with antioxidants, which help to safeguard against UV and environmental damage.
Now that your hair looks super, complement it with gray-flattering clothing and makeup and watch the compliments roll in. Experiment with classic charcoal and silver clothing, which makes gray hair even more striking. But don’t stop there; incorporate whites, blacks, shades of gray, and completing jewelry– ruby red, deep purples, and sapphire blue.
So there you have it! Everyone can pull off the look. So the next time someone tries to convince you or worse, you try to convince yourself that gray hair won’t work with this eye color or skin tone. Just remember that for every one of those preconceived notions, there’s a fabulous woman with gray hair rocking it out there for them herself. And the world is certainly noticing.