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Gray is beautiful: why natural gray hair is popular and powerful

Gray is beautiful: why natural gray hair is popular and powerful

With so much focus on anti-aging and age-defying beauty products, the thought of getting older is portrayed as something to fight and not embrace. Many women today, however, are working to change this stereotypical view.

Older women are evolving the way we see gray and ditching the need to conform to an anti-aging regime. You can go gray gracefully and don’t have to abandon looking your best.

Gray is the new black

Gone are the days of covering up gray hairs. For most women, gray hair will be a reality before the age of 50, but it is not as bad as it was once thought to be. Once the sight of a gray hair would cause panic and despair, but now it’s just a new door of style opportunities opening.

Gray hair is graceful, and many women show it off proudly. Some even highlight it with vibrant and fun colors like lavender and pink. When those gray hairs appear (and they will appear) you have to decide if you want to work to continually keep them covered or flaunt them proudly.

Though there are some all-natural ways to cover up the grays, it’s a never-ending process that sucks you in. Or you can let go of the stereotype that gray is bad, and let yourself and your hair be free.

Think of the time you have now that you don’t have to constantly make appointments for those gray hairs that show up like clockwork. Even better, think of the money you save as you forgo those expensive treatments.

Your golden years should be about relaxing and enjoying life. You put the hard work in and you deserve to be carefree. Embracing your gray hair not only frees up your time and money, but it frees up your spirit so you can just live.

Some women may not be able to embrace their gray as easily as others. This usually has to do with just how early in life the grays show up. Women with red or blond hair tend to gray more easily than others so when it shows up in your forties, it can be disconcerting.

Top stylists and avid gray supporters recommend highlighting as a way to accent your gray and keep it attractive rather than dull.

Highlights and lowlights give character to your hair and can make gray fun. Taking the opportunity to try new, more structured, or even short haircuts can also give you a new look. 

A pixie cut of gray hair screams sophistication with just enough edginess to make you different. Keeping gray hair short and sassy makes you feel younger. When you throw in hints of extra color, you’ll be the envy of the town.

The best gray you can be

When it comes to gray hair it is important to make sure you maintain a healthy shine so as not to dull your gray. Outside of adding color and a new style, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your gray looks vibrant and full of life.

♦ Polish your grays. Gray hair can be drier naturally than pigmented hair, as part of the aging process, so make sure you use the right shampoos and additional conditioners to add shine and vibrancy. Blue-hued shampoos are best as well as any that are made from natural plant-based products.

♦ Lighten up. Dry hair can often be frizzy, but using heavy gels and oils or waxes can drain even more life from your hair. Choose light sprays to add softness and shine. Natural shine sprays will keep the frizz tamed without weighing your hair down and add just the shine you need to draw attention.

A perfect light-weight but thoroughly hydrating oil is the Hair La Vie Serum. Packed with 7 nutrient-rich and toxin-free ingredients, this serum is easy to apply to your strands, absorbs quickly, and smells wonderful. Your hair will be left frizz-free and easier to manage. 

♦ Accessorize appropriately. Much of the reason gray hair looks dull is because of your clothing and makeup. Avoid earth tones when it comes to clothing, and opt for charcoal, blacks, whites, and deep blues that will make your gray hair more striking. For makeup choose liquid or cream blushes to give you a youthful glow and choose rose or apricot colors instead of beige tones.

Final thoughts

Gray hair has always had a bad reputation because it means getting older. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Getting older also means experience, wisdom, and grace. Your gray hair can be just the right touch to set you apart from the crowd. With the right care, a little lightweight Hair La Vie Serum, and styling, gray hair is nothing to be ashamed of, so let the silver fly.

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