You can’t argue with the fact that natural hair, whatever that means for you, is in right now. And yes, gray hair is no exception. So, if you’re dreading the arrival of your first gray hairs, don’t! And if you’re already well on your way to full gray, stop hiding it and start embracing it! Here’s our argument on why you should #staygray and embrace your trendy gray hair.
GRAY DOESN’T MEAN OLD (AND WHO CARES ANYWAYS)
By age 30 (or earlier, in some cases) most people are bound to have a few gray hairs so, if you think you’re alone, you’re not! Unfortunately, if you’re a woman, showing any sign of aging has been drilled into you as something to avoid at all costs (take wrinkles, for example) but aging and gray hair happens to everyone so we say, why be ashamed of it? As women, we should wear our grays like a badge of honor! Sure, gray hair comes with age, but so do years of experience and expert-level knowledge. No-one expects you to be 20 forever.
IT’S CHIC AF
Thanks to the rise of both social media and hair dye techniques like balayage and ombre, 2016 and 2017 took the appeal of pastel-colored hair to new heights. With new names like smoke, ice, silver or white blonde, gray is–as it should be–a staple in this growing category of edgy colored hair. So, with that said, if you have more gray hairs than you want, why not make an appointment with your colorist and take your ‘silver’ locks to a new, more trendy level? Gray is not just for grandma anymore.
IT’S A SIGNATURE LOOK
If you feel like the appearance of gray hair means you’re doomed to a lifetime of boring hair, you are soooo wrong. If you need a reminder, think about Iris Apfel, Daphne Guinness, or Linda Rodin. All these women are well-known style icons with signature gray hair. Their gray makes them totally unique and memorable, so take a page out of their books and don’t let gray hair be an excuse for boring. To mix it up, style it differently than you normally would, cut it short or accessorize with colorful, playful jewelry, accessories and bold/loud prints.
IT SAVES TIME + $$ AT THE SALON
Chances are, if you’re going gray and are covering it up, you’re easily at the salon once a month (or every two weeks if you’ve got genetically blessed hair that grows at light speed.) Letting your silvery tones shine will save you those pricey salon visits and will improve the health of your hair overall.
At the end of the day, gray is nothing to be afraid of. It may not be everyday that you see a powerful woman rocking her gray hair, but that just means there’s more room for you to be the first! Remember this though; no matter what color hair you have, healthy hair always looks better and ecause aging hair needs extra care to look and feel healthy, do yourself a favor and replenish your locks with a deep conditioning treatments like Briogeo’s Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask and a wash with a gray specific shampoo like Klorane’s Shampoo with Centaury for White & Gray Hair. Both will add smoothness and softness, and keep your color shiny and vibrant.
Will you opt to #staygray? Let us know in the comments below!