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Go Gray Naturally With These Nine Incredible Hair Tips

by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

Getting older is a part of life. But as we get older, we are faced with two choices: fighting it, or embracing it.

Fortunately, more and more people are choosing to embrace their age. And when it comes to looking your age, one of the best things you can do is to go gray gracefully!

Just as there are incredible natural ways to deal with wrinkles, there are plenty of tips for letting your hair go gray while still looking your absolute best.

This exclusive list below reveals that not only is gray hair beautiful, but it can actually improve your appearance. These tips are so simple and surprising  for example, I had no idea that gray hair looked better with specific colors of clothing.

And while I might just be starting to show signs of graying, these ideas for going gray gracefully have me excited to embrace a full head of silver very soon.

Which of these tips for embracing the beauty of gray hair will you be trying? Let us know in the comments!

Say 'I'm Ready For Gray'

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For someone who has been dyeing their hair for years, going gray can seem like a daunting process that is sure to make a jarring impression on friends and family. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

Simply tell your stylist that you are “ready for gray.” By slowly incorporating highlights into your hair, your stylist can make the transition to gray seamless and graceful.

So after about six months, you’ll be facing the world with your very own head of stunning silver, without the shock factor of going gray in a day, and without unsightly gray roots as your old color grows out!

Embrace The Pixie Look

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One easy way to transition quickly to a full head of gray is by going with a very short haircut. The pixie look is quite stylish on women, and extremely short hair on men can lend itself to an air of sophistication.

In combination with highlights, this can help to get rid of the old color in just a few haircuts. And, as an added bonus, it eliminates the brittle ends of the hair that are associated with years of hair dyeing.

Use Blue Shampoo And Conditioner

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Many people don’t know that there are specific products that are designed just for people with gray hair. Since gray hair can be frizzier than colored hair, stylists recommend using blue shampoo to keep things in check.

However, it is important to use these products in moderation. Prevention magazine writes, “Use blue-hued shampoos and conditioners only once or twice a month to prevent your hair from taking on a violet cast.”

Pay Attention To What You Wear

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For those sporting silver hair, it is important to know which colors will help you to look your absolute best. Most vibrant colors will make you stand out and look stylish.

Style expert Jessica Jo Fisher told Grandparents.com, “I personally love to use rich blues, greens, and purples to play up both gray or silver hair and the color of one’s eyes.”

Keep Your Eyebrows Original

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With this fabulous new head of gray hair, what color is best for your eyebrows? Surprisingly, experts suggest keeping your eyebrows close to their original color using either a brow marker or dye.

Salon owner Eliza Petrescu told “Even if the hair on your head is silver or gray hair, I suggest dyeing brows light brown. It creates a frame for your eyes that sharpens your features for a more youthful look.”

Stay Safe From The Sun

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According to Futurederm.com, “Gray hair turns yellow due to the sun (not blonde, but a grayish-yellow color).”

They continue, “The more time spent unprotected in the sun, the more damage your hair and scalp receive.”

Fortunately, you can always wear a hat when in the direct sun, or you can apply specifically made hair sunscreen to battle those damaging rays!

Brush On Those Peaches And Pinks

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For women, makeup can be a simple way to complement your stylish and sophisticated silver-haired look.

Expert stylist and makeup artist Yvette Gonzalez says that blush can make a large difference. “Go for shades like apricot, peach, and rose  not beige or tawny colors. [Beige and tawny] make your skin tone look muddy next to gray hair.”

Know What Looks Good On Your Lips

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Similarly to blush, lipstick can largely affect your overall appearance, and can make or break that gray-haired look.

When it comes to applying lipstick, stylists recommend using a nude liner to line your lips. Then, make sure to choose a color that is on the “juicier” side, rather than the subtler or simpler side.

A nice, juicy pink lipstick will really pop in contrast to your stunning hair.

Wear It With Confidence

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But above all else, the most important way to look fabulous with your gray hair is to wear it with confidence.

You only look as good as you feel. So embrace your white, gray, or silver hair fully.

The confidence you project may just convince someone else to “go gray,” too. And don’t be surprised if they come to you asking just how you pull it off so successfully!

These incredible tips may just hold the key to finally going gray gracefully!

What color hair do you have? What other gray hair tips would you suggest? Let us know in the comments.

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