How to Deal With Grey Hair A.K.A Aggressive Blondes
At The Styling Lounge, we don’t say grey hair, we say aggressive blondes. Those little bastards can really ruin your morning if you happen to spot one in the mirror.
So, why do we get them?
As we age, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. How tragic! When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin (colour) and will become a more transparent color, resulting in white/grey strands.
Is there anything you can do about it?
In a word: no. Also very tragic.
Many people believe stress is a big factor in turning grey, but it has actually never been proven. Some medical issues can cause grey hair, but generally it’s all down to age and genetics.
What can you do when those aggressive blondes start to become a problem?
Well, you can choose to colour or disguise them. Many of you will grab a box dye, throw it on in a panic and change your hair colour entirely. This does not have to be the case. I strongly suggest popping into the salon for a consultation. There are many different options and the amount of aggressive blondes you have will determine how we tackle the issue.
Here are some of the different ways we can deal with grey hair:
If you are naturally blonde then lucky you, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about a few stray ones as your natural colour will disguise them well. However, the more they lose their pigmentation, the more noticeable they will become. Adding more ash-toned highlights or going a little lighter will help disguise them.
For light brown hair with a light scattering of the little buggers, I would consider highlights or lowlights, again opting for ash tones. This will add contrast to your hair and shift the limelight away from the grey.
If you have over 50% aggressive blondes and they are extremely noticeable, we would need to think about a full-head tint. This would need to be maintained with regular re-growth appointments.
Dark brown isn’t the only option for an allover colour. Another option is to lighten your hair with highlights or an allover colour.
Of course, you can always just embrace the grey! I don’t see many going for this option, so if colouring is the ‘root’ (get it) you’re going to go down, then I suggest getting yourself a salon quality shampoo and conditioner to ensure the colour lasts and stays in great condition.
Colour Wow is a great product to use yourself at home in between appointments when those aggressive blondes start to poke through. Simply brush some on and it will last until you next wash your hair.
See, after that first pesky grey appears and you’ve stopped having a mini melt down, it’s really not that bad. Says me that has a meltdown every time.