How To Grow Out And Embrace Your Gray Hairs Successfully

 
It’s 2020, and now more than ever women are embracing their gray strands of hair and letting them grow out — it’s truly beautiful! And if you’re someone who has been thinking about growing out your gray hair, now is a better time than ever to try it out. And if you are feeling hesitant, I’m here to be your cheerleader!
I’ll give you a bunch of tips on how to rock the gray hair and feel great about it! Also just FYI, I may only be twenty years old, but I literally wanted to dye my hair gray for the longest time. If that doesn’t make you totally want to pull off the gray hair look, I don’t know what else will. Also, why should men be the only ones referred to as silver foxes? Women are stunning with silver hair too!

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  1. STOP dyeing your hair — Obviously you should stop dyeing your hair in order to  let the gray come through. But did you know that hair dye has been linked to cancer?! Yeah, I know it’s crazy, but it’s true. According to Everyday Health,Permanent dyes contain a cocktail of chemicals (the darker the dye, the higher the concentration that may cause cancer).” Hair dye can cause your scalp to have lots of itchiness, sores, redness, and burning while applying the dye or afterwards. Which obviously is not good for your scalp! If you color your hair a lot you can use a color remover, such as Color Oops to get the color out of your hair and to start fresh.
  2. Transition to gray hair with lowlights — Okay, I’m not saying you should dye your hair even more. But sometimes, even if you take out the color in your hair with the product we mentioned above, the process of your gray hair growing back out will not be even. Lowlights will help soften the transition to gray hair. They are low maintenance, and the trick is to add lowlights that would pair well with your natural hair color.
  3. You can also try balayage — This is another way to help your hair transition easily. Ask your hairstylist which color would look best with your natural hair so that you can make the transition to gray hair look more even and natural.
  4. Transitioning from blonde to gray — If you’re blonde and you decide to grow out your naturally gray hair color, you’re pretty much in luck, as you don’t have to make any special effort to achieve this look. Just embrace your hair growth and soften the demarcation line between gray roots and the dyed blonde hair lengths.
  5. Transitioning colored hair to gray — The darker the color of the dye, the more difficult it will be to transition to natural gray. Talk to your stylist about a temporary solution to get to gray from dyed hair. However, if you want to keep your strands healthy, just get the regrowth lines softened and wait until your hair grows out and becomes fully gray.
  6. Coconut Oil — All the years you’ve spent dyeing and bleaching your hair has likely left it pretty damaged. And regardless of if the damage is still visible or not, it’s always good to try out overnight natural hair treatments to help replenish your hair. Coconut oil is a great hair treatment that you can leave in your hair for several hours, or even all night. But make sure to put a cap over your hair or a towel over your pillow if you do decide to sleep in it. Just heat up 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Once it’s melted, rub it all over your hair and roots. Leave it in for several hours or overnight and there you go — you’re on your way to completely healthy and natural hair!
 
Finally, you can always just say f*ck it and grow your gray hair out no matter what it will look like. Just remember, you look beautiful! And you do not have to spend money at a hair salon just to embrace the grays; in fact, retire from the hair salon, sis. It’s time.

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Here’s a list of celebs who are embracing their gray strands, especially since quarantine started. I feel like one of the best ways to feel more confident when embracing a new look is to look at people who have already done it and are big in the public eye. If they can embrace it, you can too!

 

Will Smith

 
 
 
 
 
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Kelly Ripa

 
 
 
 
 
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Jack Black

 
 
 
 
 
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Tracee Ellis Ross

 
 
 
 
 
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Jessica Biel 

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Christie Brinkley 

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