Can Grey Hair Be Beautiful?

I want to jump into the ” go grey/ not go grey” debate?  I recently posted that covering up grey hair is one of the top five anti-aging tips.  That being said, grey hair  can be beautiful, but its not that easy– or for everyone.  While going grey means you don’t need to get monthly tough-ups, its far from low maintenance.  When hair goes grey, it changes texture as well as color.  Grey hair usually becomes coarse and curly making  it more challenging to cut and blow-dry.

Grey hair is also not a single color, but appears in a range of shades.  Snowy white or pale silver hair has a natural glow and flatters  many skin tones.  ( It looks especially beautiful with pale skin and blue eyes).  By contrast, salt and pepper grey  has little shine and can be unflattering to  skin shades with yellow or olive undertones. 

To look good, grey  hair needs to be well cut and carefully styled.   Bad hair days are worse with grey hair.  Pulling  it back into a bun or pony hair does not work nearly as well as in other shades.  Finally if you have a youthful face, grey hair can lend an air of gravitas– a nice tool if you are in finance or law.  But if you have  any of the 12 signs of aging (eg  lines, wrinkles or age spots)  grey  hair tends to add years to your appearance.

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