As you may have surmised from this blog’s title or perhaps from the pictures across the top I am, one of the four women in Los Angeles with grey hair. People ask all the time, if it is my real color, duh! Who, would color their hair grey, how would you do it or more to the point why?
I initially had very dark hair, but I was tiring of the constant upkeep, so I decided to see exactly how much grey I had.
The first time, at age fifty, cut it short, didn’t have enough grey, dyed it back and waited another five years to try again. That would be my first tip to any of you wanting to go grey, “DO NOT TRY TO LET IT GROW OUT.”
Why, you may ask? If you have never colored your hair you might be okay with letting nature take its course, but if you been keeping it dark or even streaking it with lighter shades you won’t be able to handle the ever-widening stripe at your roots! That may make you give up the entire project.
Tip number 3: you can’t really see how much grey you have until it grows out a bit, so bear with it.
Tip number 4: find a more youthful hair style, now you can get by with softer, slightly longer hair because you won’t appear to be trying so hard to look young! Now that you are saving a boat load of money not having color, you can have your hair cut by a really great hairdresser and you can afford the best products for your hair.
Tip number 5: a really good silver shampoo, I am still angry with Frederic Fekkai for discontinuing his blue shampoo, but you can find good ones at any beauty supply shop. Also, try the whole line of MOROCCANOIL products, everything they make is great for your hair.
But, most important is embracing the silver, once I turned the corner I am never going back to grey, I now have silver hair. That’s my story and I am sticking to it!!!