Gray Hair is Beautiful
This is about sex appeal in the strictest sense of the phrase. The first of our hair and beauty tips for gray hair is that it can be beautiful! In searching the internet for photos of glamour girls with anything from a sprinkling of gray to the whole nine yards – there are four results. They are Emmy Lou Harris, Meryl Streep, Nichelle Nichols, and Dame Helen Mirren.
We don’t have sexy gray haired women running around because they’re all dying their hair.
How are we supposed to view graying or gray-haired women as sexy if the only visual we have is 90 year old Aunt Martha? The media could be blamed for this, but, women who touch grays up every week only let them know you don’t really want to see any sexy gray haired women. Not in the mirror and not in the media.
As we age, we want to retain our youth. A lot of us have used eye-cream since our early 20’s – we’re all about retaining our looks as long as possible.
Hair and Beauty Tips For Gray Hair!
Gray hair represents the loss of pigmentation. It’s wiry because it’s sheathed in more cuticle than most hair. How good you look with gray hair is determined by its texture vis-à-vis the rest of your hair; plus how it goes with the tone of your skin and eyes.
Graying hair is the start of a natural lightening process to which you should adapt the colors of your clothes and makeup.
Here are some beauty instructions for your gray hair:
- Leave-in conditioners and moisturizers will soften coarseness.
- Consider having a professional add “low lights” streaking of your original color to give shading to gray areas.
- Observe the pattern of graying. Some heads gray all over, some acquire streaks, some gray grows in to frame the face. Have your stylist shape and celebrate it.
- If you color your hair, pick a tone one or two shades lighter than your original color.
- Going too light or too dark will make you look older.
- To test the look, try a semi-permanent solution that lasts 6-12 shampoos before going for lasting color.
There are health and beauty tips to help you naturally boost your grays:
- Give yourself a regular scalp massage. This will keep your circulation healthy and supply your roots with the nourishment they need.
- Use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated to keep your grays in line. Vitamins and supplements will keep them from getting too wiry, dry, and haggard. These can also help keep your hair from going bronze.
- Increase your protein intake. Not a lot, just enough to feed your hair. It’s not a miracle cure, but it helps.
Gray hair can change the way you look. If you’ve decided to go gray, or you already have gray hair, you need to look at what you’re doing with makeup. And, if you don’t wear makeup, now may be a good time to start.
Gray hair will definitely make your complexion look more pale and could give you a washed-out look. You need more colorful makeup to boost your skin tones and define your features. Here’s six simple makeup tips for a great new look with your gray hair.
- Don’t just stick with the same old makeup base – check-out your current color in the daylight with a mirror and move up a shade if it’s too pale.
- Brown Eyes – use a gray or brown palette of eyeshadows.
- Blue Eyes – use a trio palette of gray, slate, and navy.
- Blush is a must – Use rose tones and pastels. Cream or cream-powder is best to avoid a powdery look.
- For lips – use rose, red, apricot, or peach but NOT brown shades. Brown looks too muddy and dull with your gray hair.
- Give definition to your brows – keep them shaped and add a boost of subtle color with a brow shaper or brow pencil. If you’re using a pencil, apply it against the direction of the hair growth for a more natural look. Then gently smooth back I place with brow brush or your finger.
In summary, try these new hair and beauty tips at home and experiment until you find the look that works. With the right makeup, you and your gray hair will look fabulous!