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Tips for Going Grey Gracefully!

Updated on May 9, 2019
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Most women who are over 50 will start seeing gray hair, and some will find it hard to let go of their original color, so they choose highlights and dyes to keep their hair vibrant and lustrous.

A survey reveals the average woman spends around three hundred and thirty dollars a year on hair dyes and an overwhelming $50,000 on their hair over a lifetime.

This unbelievable amount of money is spent on getting trims, highlights, shampooing, blow drying and the gorgeous hairstyle at the salon, as most females spend a lot of money on their hair.

Dying a woman’s hair can be very expensive, and for this reason, more and more women are saying goodbye to dye. The big question is should a woman let go of the hair dye, and go gray or should she continue to wash the gray away?

When the money is added up to be too much, she should consider allowing her natural gray hair to shine through; she could save a lot of money and uses gray hair conditioners to enable her natural gray shine through.

Also, why she should think about letting the dye go is after years of coloring her hair, it can feel dry, and the shine that her hair once the experience can turn into brittle, dull and damaged, or she can experience bad scalp irritation. If she encounters one or more of these experiences, it's time to stop with the hair color.

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I am a middle-aged woman who never had a problem with her hair, as most of my life I had healthy looking long hair. Up until, six months ago, as I age, I start noticing my hair thinning and sprinkle with gray strings.

Although I never had thick, coarse hair, my hair didn't feel thin and unmanageable until I allow my beautician to talk me into letting her begin highlighting my hair with color.

After being concerned as I didn't want my hair to start getting short. I start researching the cause of thinning hair to learn it comes from perms chemicals and hair dye. I stop perming my hair and begin going natural. Now I am obtaining full control of my hair, and it's on its way to being healthy again.

As a woman who refuses to stress farther about thin hair, a woman hair is her "Crowning Glory." and losing it can make a woman devastated and can take a toll on her self-esteem.

Ladies don’t stress; there are things and products that can help care for thinning hair. Two things that are good for the hair is to wash and treat the scalp. Wash the hair with the shampoo that has natural organic ingredients.

The type of shampoo that will be gentle and not only on your hair but also the scalp. The shampoo called Pura D'or contains DHT blockers and ingredients that can assist with dry hair and irritated scalp to restore thinning hair. Treat the scalp with a product called Trichotherapy by Philip Kingsley. It is a scalp specialist that reduce hair thinning caused by chemicals or hair dye.

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No matter what shade of color a young woman is looking for, she's likely a devotee who is looking for an entirely new look. A survey shows when a female start seeing gray, approximately 90 percent of women dye their hair and 89 percent desired to improve their appearance, by turning to a hair color specialist.

There are various shades of hair colors that females feel need correction, but the most popular color women ask for is Blonde.

Five Things That Can Happen When You Go, Gray, From Years Coloring the Hair and What You Should Do

1. When you stop coloring your hair, it will be and feel thin: the hair will appeal and feel thinner because dying the hair make the strand more volume and swells the cuticle.

Also, hair dye generates an illusion of depth and light in the hair supplying thicker and more body.

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2. The Hair Texture Will Change: Although texture changes in the hair are inevitable, it can be for the better or worse and the depending on your natural hair can call the shot. The hair can become frail, or it can grow coarser as it recovers from the damaging of color.

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3. You’ll Need a Hair Supplement: So, that your hair grows fuller and overcome the damage of coloring, you'll want to invest in a natural vitamin supplement for hair loss. For some women continually coloring gray mean, thinning, brittle or damaged hair. Moreover, there is a different supply to use to assist thinning hair in growing fuller and thicker, and most women will start to see thicker hair growth and less fallout after using the best growth supplements, Viviscal.

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4. During the First Two to Three weeks, Your Hair Might Have an Uncomfortable Moment: when you first start growing out your natural hair that can mean an awkward hair spotlight in mid of waiting for your length to come in. It may or may not happen, but if it does to ease that awkward moment turn to semi-permanent gloss which will lessen the obvious in your hair and facilitate the transition to brighten your look.

5. Lastly, you’ll want a New Haircut and Style: Now that you are embracing your natural hair, it’s time for a bolder and sassier look. To gain that sassy and mature style that reflects your personality, you need a new haircut and style. Make sure to get the haircut and style that will have a long-lasting effect and goes with the face shape.

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Although most women fear seeing gray hair, some even have the thought gray hair will make them look old but for the ladies who want to embrace the gray hair with an impressive silver style. Below are three astounding gray hairstyles women will love, and people will look at you and see satisfied, intelligent woman. When it comes to an astounding silver style, they are so much more reliable than coloring. The type of styles that come with a silvery shade that is beautiful and will be admired.

Three Astounding Grey Hairstyles Women Will Love

For a woman with shoulder length Hair: center part with flip-out curls is the way to go. A celebrity like Farrah Fawcett wore the modern version of the center part with flipped-out style. It works with a face that is flattering, and the haircuts are face-framing layers.

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For a woman with mid-length Hair: A Classic Bob is the best way to go. This classic never goes out of style bob and celebrity like Rihanna looks great in this style as it will enhance the face shape. Plus, there's no way you can go wrong or be an offense with a classic bob haircut.

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For a woman with short-length Hair: The Choppy Pixie is one of the most popular hairstyles of 2017. Celebrity like Tyra Banks sport this style as it is a style that is attractive regardless of the color of the hair. Has not gone out of style and is short on the side of the head, short on the back and slightly longer on the top.

While one of the prominent benefits of going natural gray is no more harsh chemicals that can dry out and damage your hair and no more high expensive coloring charges, but an affordable abundance of hairstyles you can rock healthy gray hair. A study shows fifty percent of the population has approximately 50% gray hair at the age of 50. Men usually get more grey hairs than women. The three primary reasons you may have grey hair. One, Gray hair is a normal sign that you're getting older. Two, its symbols that hair follicles produce small amounts of a chemical and hydrogen peroxide that has been used to decolorize the hair for a long period. Three, gray is in your genes, and that is the reason you get gray hair earlier than most.

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Welcoming your gray hair does not necessarily mean you will have the limited hairstyle, in fact, it says you are going on looking silvery fresh taking inspiration from coloring to gorgeous gray and sophisticated hairstyles. Although the survey shows, as many as 74 percent of women say they were affected by thinning hair, therefore, some were worried, and others dread the arrival of gray hair. If you fear you may fall into the 74 percent of women who were affected by thinning hair, there's no need to worry. The good news is if you read my guide to embracing the gray hair, you will be well prepared.

Also, after reading this article, you will know how to keep your gray hair under control, keeping it lively and lustrous. You can proudly wear different beautiful silvery styles and understand gray hair is a natural part of the aging process. You choose not be like some women who find it hard to let go of the coloring of the hair; you are going grey gracefully. Moreover, some people try to fight off the appearance of aging, but you are willing to accept that “You look great for your age" and gray is a statement in which society's looks upon women as aging. Lastly, the experience of embracing your natural gray can express you do not feel there is a horrible pressure on you to look youthful, and you can sport your gray hair and look more vibrant.

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Grey Hair Journey: Transitioning to Grey Hair

What You Need To Know About Going Gray

Tips for what to do -- and what not to do -- to go gray gracefully.
Why does hair turn gray?
Ethnicity and gender play a role in going gray
Use special products just for gray hair There are special silver and violet shampoos that are specifically formulated to eliminate the brassiness in gray strands and lighten the silver.
As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color — like gray, silver, or white — as it grows. People can get gray hair at any age.
According to a 2011 research analysis published in The Dermatologist. African Americans begin to gray in their 40’s
Choose the right clothing colors Additionally, wearing vivid jewel-colored clothing (my favorite!) can help offset the cool tone of gray hair and make the overall effect brighter. Stop washing so much
Research has shown that human hair follicles that produce gray or white hair have higher levels of cellular damage caused by free radicals. In these follicles, melanocytes and melanocyte stem cells are absent. Without the pool of stem cells, the next round of hair growth proceeds without melanocytes, resulting in gray hair.
According to a 2011 research analysis published in The Dermatologist. Asians Americans begin to gray in their late 30’s.
Stop washing so much And in between wash days you can also lean on dry shampoo to absorb some of your hair’s natural (or sweat-induced) oils, visibly reducing the day-old appearance. This is particularly important for those of us who live in warm, humid climates — just be sure to use it sparingly! A little dry shampoo goes a long way.
The graying of hair is brought on by predetermined factors due to genetics. Stress typically manifests in hair loss or shedding, though it can result in premature depigmentation in those who have a predisposition to gray hair.
According to a 2011 research analysis published in The Dermatologist. Caucasians begin to gray in their mid-30’s

Why does the HAIR turn gray?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Pam Morris

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    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      10 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hey, Pam, you are welcomed. I want the women folk to copy you. Have a nice time. Thank you.

    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      10 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Thank you, Miebakagh for your views on women hair is beautiful gray. I agree. I don't have a lot of gray yet. But when it comes I am welcoming it and will not dye my hair.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      10 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      @Peggy & @Pam, why should not naturally greying hair be so beautiful? Girls and young ladies are always applying grey colors, including silver, tan, and ash to the hair. Why are the girls imitating nature? The answer is beauty. Greying hair is indeed beautiful. Thank you.

    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      10 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Thank you, Peggy, for your reply, I also think gray hair is beautiful.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      10 months ago from Houston, Texas

      One of my grandmothers had completely white hair at the age of 35. I always thought that it was beautiful. For a few years only I let beauticians highlight my hair but I quit that decades ago. I personally think that grey hair can be beautiful.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hey, Pam Morris, I like and welcomed the stand you take at the moment. It is not surprising that your beautician and this includes all beauticians, and manufacturers of hair products are after the money.

      Bleaching the hair removed most of its natural pigments that give hair gloss, luster, color, and much more.

      I am male and I have never allowed a dye on a little grey (as a result of drug injection by my surgeon) some 20 years ago on my hair. I always take good care of my hair naturally.

      When the dyes fade, the hair gets dull and lifeless. It takes time for them to get its natural shots. Many thanks again.

    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      11 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Miebakagh, thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my hub. I strongly dislike the dying of the hair as well. Most of my life I had long, healthy hair. But I allowed my beautician to talk me into letting her begin highlighting my hair with color along with the perm, not because I had gray hair, but because she shared my hair color was dull, and the highlights would give my hair life, shine and make the hairstyle stand out more. However, after years of perms and coloring my hair it begins to thin out. I notice it was thinning out and not only stop the highlights I started researching and stop perming my hair as well, and I went natural. Today, I love my hair it is being to feel healthy again, and of course, I see streaks of gray, but I still have beautiful hair and the gray blend in nicely. I will not use coloring or perms in my hair ever again.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Pam, I am male, now at over 63-years but approaching my 64 birthday on 5 December. I strongly dislike the dying of the hair. Women that grey naturally looks more beautiful to men. What is the use then of a young woman of 30-years wearing grey hair? I think this is absurd. Thank you.

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