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Gray Hair Getting You Down? 3 Ways To Rock Your Gray!

Rocking Gray Hair Is Fun!

Although I’m only in my mid-twenties, I’m considered too young to have gray hair, and for the most part, I don’t. However, ever since I was about six years old, I’ve had a patch of gray hair at the back of my head.

At the time, the trend of ridding hair of grays was popular. So, even though I thought it was cool, my friends and family members mentioned that I should think about dying my hair to match the rest of my head.

Since I knew my hair was going to continue growing gray, I didn’t want to bother myself with dying it continuously. I’ve always thought that gray hair was cool and ethereal. When my mom started getting gray hair, she immediately wanted to dye her hair back to a deep black.

After talking with her, she finally decided to embrace the fullness of her gray hair. After realizing how much she loved, she asked me for all kinds of tips on how to upkeep her look.

Luckily for her, and you, we’ve got three fantastic ways to rock your gray hair!

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The Three Best Ways

I’m not ready for a head full of gray hair, but if you want to rock your gray hairs, that may be the first thing to consider. When my mom asked me how to embrace her gray hair, I told her to think about transitioning to gray hair entirely.

The thought of being entirely gray was intimidating to her, so I reassured her that the transition didn’t have to be sudden. To rock gray hair, I think that a new hairstyle while embracing gray roots, and strands can be extremely helpful.

Also, if you find yourself with a lot of gray hairs, a protective style that makes use of gray or silver hair may be something fun to try. These three ways give you a full scope of what it’s like to have gray hair and embrace it wholeheartedly.

For me, the easiest and most straightforward way is to get a protective style that uses gray hair. However, the other methods are just as fun as well. If you still need more info on how to rock your gray hair, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Let’s dive deeper into these three methods!

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Go Full Gray!

The idea of transitioning to gray hair seems intimidating, but with the right hairstylist, you should be able to make a smooth transition. It is essential to know that you won’t transition overnight, and depending on the color of your natural hair, it may take a few sessions.

Gray and silver strands are inherently lighter than your natural color. When it occurs naturally, the process is much more comfortable, but when it doesn’t, it’s more complicated. When most people notice gray hair, it’s spread out throughout the hair.

Most times, it’s not in one selected section or spread evenly. Dying your hair to gray will rid your look of the patches and unevenness. Now, the most crucial part of this transition will be having a hairstylist that will give you the best treatment possible.

You don’t want to make such a significant shift on your own, especially if you don’t have experience lightening hair. Creating wholly gray and silver looks are difficult, but a hairstylist should get you right. Don’t be afraid to bring a picture into your session so that they can have an idea of what you want your hair to look like.

The more precise you are, the better results you’ll have. Rocking a gray look doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you prepare correctly!

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Snip Your Hair Into Something New!

When people notice that they have gray hairs, they usually want to change them. I believe that most people see them after having a hairstyle for too long. Sometimes, the best answer to embracing gray hair is to incorporate a new style into your life.

Take a new haircut for a spin and see how you feel. Add some highlights and see if you think differently. Doing something different is the easiest way to feel brand new. Most times, the less we’re willing to try out new styles, the more dissatisfied we’ll be with our overall appearance.

When my mom decided to embrace her gray hair fully, she got a new hairstyle. Her new haircut was a short bob kind of look, and it looked amazing! She admitted that all she needed was a new look for her to love her gray roots.

Now, she doesn’t even worry about them, primarily since she’s grown to love them so much. Don’t be afraid, try something new!

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Gray Protective Styles Are IN!

Whenever I want to experience the magic of gray hair, I choose to do a protective style. There are so many different variations of protective styles that I sometimes become overwhelmed.

However, my favorite protective style when trying out color is braids or yarn twists. Braids are great because they’re created with synthetic hair, and don’t require that you manipulate the nature of your hair.

They are a safe way to pursue a new color without comprising the health of your hair. Sometimes, if I’m feeling adventurous, I wear a new color in crotchet hair.

Crotchet hair is a bit, but it’s similar to braids. It doesn’t require you to change your hair much, it’s protective, and you get to enjoy a new color!

Who knew choosing gray could be so fun?

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Embrace The New You!

Due to the stigma, gray hair is often frowned upon. However, I think it’s time that we stop trying to fight the aging process. Gray hair has the potential to be beautiful.

If you follow these three steps, you can rock your gray hair with joy and ease! Don’t be afraid to step into the gray area, and embrace a new you.

The more that you embrace your grey hair, the more that you can be fierce with a new look!

Let us know some of your favorite ways to rock gray hair by commenting below!

About Simi Muhumuza

Simi is an undergraduate student at GSU. She is studying psychology, and is an avid black mental health advocate. She is also a poet, and is working on a book that will be released next year. She DJ’s on her spare time, and can be reached on all social outlets as @simimoonlight.

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