As we age, our hair naturally loses pigment, resulting in grey or white strands. However, many people choose to color their hair to maintain their youthful appearance, but after years of coloring, the idea of embracing grey hair can be daunting. Going Silver or natural, is a personal decision, but if you’re ready to make the switch, there are some things to consider. In this blog, we’ll share some tips on how to go natural if you’ve been coloring your hair for a long time.
1. Plan your transition: Going natural or grey is not an overnight process, and it requires some planning. You should consider your lifestyle, personal style, and how much time and effort you want to put into your hair. You may decide to grow out your hair and gradually cut off the colored hair, or you may choose to dye your hair a shade closer to your natural grey color. Or maybe highlight the longer colored hair to break the line of demarcation and NOT have to cut off your length. Either way, be patient and stay committed to the process.
2. Be realistic about the outcome: Grey hair can come in many shades, from silver to white to charcoal. Depending on your natural hair color, your grey hair may have more warmth or coolness to it. It’s important to manage your expectations and be realistic about the outcome. Embrace the unique beauty of your natural hair color, and remember that going Silver is a natural part of the aging process.
3. Take care of your hair: Grey hair can be coarser and drier than colored hair, so it’s important to take care of it. Use GMLH shampoo and conditioner+rinse designed to manage dry or coarse texture, grey hair, and all types of hair to keep it moisturized and shiny. You may also want to use GMLH 15-Minute Mask or our ultimate moisturizing GMLH treatment to nourish your hair and prevent breakage throughout the growing-out process.
4. Update your makeup and wardrobe: Going Silver can be a big change, and it’s important to update your makeup and wardrobe to complement your new look. Neutral colors like black, white, and grey can be flattering, and bold colors can also look great with grey hair. Experiment with different makeup looks to find what suits you best. Sometimes just a bright lipstick is all you need.
5. Embrace your new look: Going Silver/ grey is a big decision, but it can also be liberating. Embrace your new look and the confidence that comes with it. Remember that you are beautiful no matter what your hair color is.
In conclusion, going Siver/ grey after years of coloring your hair can be a big decision, but with some planning, patience, and self-care, it can also be a rewarding one. Remember we at the George Michael Long Hair Salon have embraced going “Silver” for those who are ready and we know how to help you achieve your best look moving forward.
Embrace your unique beauty, take care of your hair, and have fun with your new look.