There are some women who look their best once they turn grey, or rather, silver in this case (“S”).
Look at Pink – she rocks that short silver do, doesn’t she?
There’s always been such a stigma involved in having silver or grey hair. Personally it scares the living daylights out of me, so I continue to dye my hair every month. I look around at all the healthy senior women I know and wonder how they could have taken that first step to silverdom!
There are a few tips you can follow if you would like to grow gray gracefully:
1. Highlighting you hair can hide the roots and gradually ease your way into silver. Start with a whole head of highlights in a pale blond color and then a little at a time, change the highlights to a silver color, eliminating all the yellow blond color.
2. There’s something called low-lighting which I don’t understand, but you can ask your hairstylist to do. And weaving and foils – hairdressers are very familiar with the high stress surrounding the process of going gray and they have developed a whole arsenal of tricks to fool the eye!
3. Cut it really, really short and endure it for a month or so. Then cut it really, really short again. By the second or third time you cut your pixie cute hair really, really short – it will all be gray!
Try on wigs and see how you will look in different styles and different shades of gray. Some of the best looking healthy senior women of our time have gone full speed ahead gray – like Helen Mirren and Emmylou Harris and Judi Densch. Embrace it – it happens to everyone (well, maybe not me!).
And then there’s those healthy handsome silver-haired men we could never forget about. Thanks, Richard!