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GREY HAIR: Embrace being a bonafide silver fox

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Men! Going grey isn’t the end of the world. But most people watch the first appearance of grey hairs with mixed feelings. Today, greying hair is no big deal but you may want to adapt your hair style to the new reality. It’s all about embracing the natural change.

Demonstrate how attractive the salt and pepper hair styles can be and how it adds an appeal to style. Long hair and edgy hair fashion experiments rarely go well with greying hair. In contrast, short hair styles make you look more distinguished and elegant, whether natural or dyed, grey hair seems to be gaining cachet.

GREY DOESN’T TRANSLATE TO OLD, LOTS OF PEOPLE FIND GREY HAIR IN THE TEENS AND TWENTIES.

To increase the appeal of greying hair you should not only adapt your haircut but also your hair care and styling habits. Greying hair contains less melanin, which protects from the damaging effects of UV rays on the hair’s keratin. Hair also gets thinner with increasing age. As a result it needs more UV protection and more care. Using a vitalizing shampoo and nutrient-rich conditioner for hair and scalp restores the vibrant nature of your hair.

Gel and pomade are rich in oil and are well suited for men’s salt and pepper hair styles because they condition the hair and provide appealing luster.

For those who don’t feel the same about going grey, read on.

Going grey, which for most people will be a gradual process, is a fact of life. It’s going to happen. You do have a couple of options. You can color it or you can leave it be. If you choose to color your hair, use a permanent dye, preferably one designed for greying hair. Keep in mind that “permanent color” isn’t forever. It will fade and there will be the inevitable roots to deal with. Coloring grey hair also takes more time, since the hair shaft takes longer to absorb the dye.

Grey doesn’t translate to old, lots of people find grey hair in the teens and twenties; however it doesn’t mean that your body is aging faster than everyone else’s. Genetics is the key factor in premature greying. Rest assured all your college roommates will eventually start getting grey hair. Everybody does. Some people don’t start graying until they are in their forties, fifties or even sixties.

YOU ARE GOING TO GET GREY HAIR SOME TIME OR THE OTHER. IT’S NOT A BAD THING THOUGH

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT GREY HAIR

  • The most common myth we’ve heard about grey hair is that plucking one leads to many more greys. But it’s just a common myth. One grey hair doesn’t turn all the surrounding hair white. But you must not pluck your hair as this act can damage your hair follicles.
  • Fact- Since grey hairs have a coarse texture, they tend to be dull and so need conditioning treatments regularly.
  • People think graying of hair is a sign of ageing and turning old. But that’s not completely true. Genetics is also responsible for greying hair. Your hair could also turn grey prematurely if you’re a smoker. So apart from health issues, smoking affects your skin, teeth and hair too.
  • Noting that the process of graying is a multivariable equation. Stress hormones may impact the survival and / or activity of melanocytes, but no clear link has been found between stress and gray hair.
  • Fact- Grey hair can be harder to color as it is more resistant to hair color or hair dye due to a decreased amount of melanin.
  • Fact- Grey hair can also be the result of a medical condition. If you are deficient in B12 or suffer from a thyroid imbalance it can also cause your hair to go Grey.
  • Fact- When your hair is half white and half colored, it’s called “salt and pepper”
  • Fact- Smokers are 4 times more likely to have gray hair than nonsmokers and smoking has been conclusively linked to accelerated hair loss.
  • Hair turns gray slowly over time. As you get older, the production of your color pigment slows down and gray hair begins to appear.

In other words, if you are starting to grey, do it with style and with the knowledge that your self-confidence about your looks comes not from the grey but from how well you grey.

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