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Dealing with Gray Hair

Sooner or later we all have to deal with gray hair. Whether we’re in our twenties, thirties, or forties, that first dreaded gray hair will eventually show up. Although not a big deal at first, eventually the number of gray hairs will reach a point when we must decide what to do about it. Although some people look stunning or distinguished with gray hair, this is not true for some of us. If your gray hairs have reached the point where plucking them out is no longer an option, there are ways to cover your gray hair and make it easier to manage.

Before coloring your hair, be aware that gray hair does not hold color like other hair types. It has a different type of texture and does not contain the pigments found in non-gray hair. If not done properly, your gray hairs may not absorb the color or the color may fade out after shampooing only a few times. To avoid this, your hair stylist can add a solution of peroxide to your hair before coloring. After the peroxide has been on your hair for a short time, the gray hairs should be able to hold color better.

Another option is to have your hair highlighted. Highlights will help the gray hairs to blend in better and presents a more natural look. Highlighting techniques generally work better on people who have blond or light to medium brown hair. If you have dark brown or black hair, you know what a contrast there is between your natural and gray colored hair. People with dark hair may opt to keep their hair trimmed shorter to minimize the effects of the gray color or they may choose to change their hair color completely to a lighter shade. Coloring you hair black to cover up gray is generally not a good idea. As people grow older, their skin tones change as well as their hair. It usually does not look too natural for a fifty or sixty year old person to have dark black hair.

As you get older, your hair loses a lot of its shine and natural oils. In order to have healthy looking hair, you really need to watch what you eat. Choose a diet that provides your body with the protein and vitamins it needs to stay healthy. Not only will your hair look better, but your body will thank you too. Ask your doctor what vitamin and mineral supplements will help keep your hair in good condition. Your hair stylist can also suggest special shampoos and conditioners that contain nutrients known to keep gray hair looking its best.

Everyone grows older, but by taking care of our hair and body we can look great at any age.

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