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Scared of going grey

Scared of going grey

When grey hairs first start appearing, it’s pretty easy to keep on top of them with a bit of colour gloss and an occasional squirt of root touch-up spray. But sooner or later, the maintenance gets serious. Semi-permanent colour glaze gives way to permanent dye, and the root covering schedules shifts from every few months to once a month or less.

Of course there’s no reason why you can’t carry on colouring forever, but there may come a point when you start asking, ‘Is it really worth the effort?’ The good news is, grey hair is officially on trend right now, so there’s never been a better time to make the transition to the silver side. If you’re ready to embrace the silver side, here’s some advice on getting it right. Because these days going grey DOESN’T mean having granny hair.

OK, I’m going grey. When should I accept this is my new colour?

It varies from person to person, but above 80% grey is when keeping on top of regrowth becomes a real burden. Needless to say, the darker you were naturally, the harder it is to maintain your original colour. Some women find they’re covering regrowth every 10 days, and the dye can look dense and artificial. This is especially true if you’re dying your roots at home because it’s very hard to avoid the old and new colour overlapping.

Won’t I just look 10 years older if I go grey?

Not at all, grey is now an accepted colour option and is totally on trend. You’re as young as you feel, and this will totally come across. That said though, there really are shades of grey – and if you’re blessed with a bright, icy grey, it tends to look more striking and youthful than a duller, slate grey. Don’t be afraid to flaunt those grey locks, you have earned them.