We’ve talked about gray hair before (as well as aging gracefully in general), but not in a long while, so I thought we’d revisit — ladies, do you dye your hair? (One friend told me she went blonder to help hide the grays!) Do you rock the gray — and if so, do you care for it with special products? I’ve noticed Amazon has a ton of products to brighten gray hair and keep the yellow out, which I’ve been told is important.
For my $.02, I haven’t ever dyed my hair (not counting some experiments as a teenager with “wash out red dye” (it was a thing) and, briefly in college, experimenting with blue hair dye), but I’m starting to wonder whether I should! I first started seeing gray hair at age 26 (thank you, bar exam!) and it’s definitely growing. If I had darker hair I would LOVE to rock the salt and pepper look — one of my old editors had hair like that, and I always thought it was so chic and cool. If I were to go all gray I would equally love to rock the silver hair look — one of the partners I used to work for had a super stylish silver bob. (I even like the silver streak look, like Stacy London!) But now, where it’s brown hair mixed with about 1-2% gray hairs throughout… I’m less of a fan, and have been trying to make an effort to tweeze about 5 silver strands each night. (Which apparently is the worst thing to do, whoops!) I suspect I’ll hold off dyeing it until the percentage of gray grows to 5-10%, but that’s me.
(And just in case this is in question: I don’t think there’s anything professional or unprofessional about gray hair — I think it’s totally a matter of personal choice. In my situation I have noticed that my gray hair tends to be a different consistency than the rest of my hair, which sometimes requires extra attention to smoothing so I don’t get a frizzy, frazzled look — the halo of gray! — but maybe that’s me.)
So let’s hear it ladies — do you have gray hair(s)? How do you feel about them? How do you care (or cover) them?
- The Gorgeous Way To Gray [Prevention]
- What NOT To Do When Those First Gray Hairs Pop Up [Huffington Post]
- The Gray Hair Bible [Oprah]
- How to Love Your Gray Hair [Ladies Home Journal]
- How To Go Gray Naturally [Huffington Post]