Getting your first gray hair can make you feel older than you, but there are many ways to treat the problem. If you only have a few gray ones, then you can choose to pick them as they appear or dye them as they continue to grow. A third option is to let your hair go gray naturally while embracing your new look.
A number of people decide to keep gray hair because they look elegant and distinct. Still others may cover their gray for a while, but generally choose to save time and money by traveling home or dyeing their hair. If you choose to let your hair grow gray, then the process will be gradual, because the grays usually appear on the sides of the head first, then around the crown, and finally in the back. Those who choose to leave their hair as they grow in gray can follow some helpful tips to keep hair shiny, healthy and vibrant.
Many people, men and women, choose to keep their hairstyles manageable when they have gray hair. A short hairstyle not only looks sharper, but is also practical and flattering for those with gray hair, which tend to be dry and coarse. In addition, the shorter the hairstyle, the more time people will notice the gray as they grow.
Some people do not want to wear their hair entirely gray, but like the "salt and pepper" look. If this idea interests you, then you can try adding highlights to your hair. This will add minor color streaks that accentuate some of your gray hair while covering other strands.
Over time, you may notice that your gray hair has some yellow tinge because of air pollutants. To avoid this, you must use a purifying shampoo at least once a month in order to get rid of the product buildup. Blue or silver shampoos for gray hair are also available – they are designed to gently remove any yellow cast iron while bringing out the natural gray color of your hair. Make sure you completely saturate your hair when using these tinted shampoos, because if you do not completely cover your hair with the product, you will get stains of uneven color.