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When do I go grey?

Alright I think in the last year I have had over a quarter of my clients ask me ‘When should I let my hair go gray?”

I’m pretty sure it’s because all the hype around gray hair right now, but this brought up a valid point and/or question. So here is MY OPINON! First you need to see how much or what % of gray hair you have. For instance, if you have 50% gray in the front part (your part, temples, and crown area) of your hair and the rest is 25% or less you are most likely not ready to go gray. I say this because at this point you can cover your gray with ease and typically your skin tone is not ready for the color change.

Which brings me to my next way of figuring out if you are ready to move towards going all gray. Skin tone is such a major part of the equation. The reason so many people are going gray in so many different tones is because it does not always look good on everyone. If you are someone who always looks good in warm tones (golds, coppers, reds) you will most likely not be a good candidate for the gray trend. It’s not for everyone which is not a bad thing.

So, let’s say you have 75% gray in the front part of your hair and the back is 50% or less I would say start transitioning if you are ready to see yourself with gray hair! I strongly recommend going in stages, so your hair and your mind can handle the transition. It can be a bit of a shocker in the beginning, but the end result can be so beautiful and less maintenance in the long run. There are things that you will have to do with your gray hair to keep it up, such as purple shampoo and a clear gloss occasionally, all are super simple and easy things to maintain your new gray look.

To rap up, going gray can be a major change. If you decide to go that route, make sure you are mentally ready to see yourself with the cool tones and are ready to see yourself with grey hair. I personally love grey hair and love seeing people go thought this transition. Make sure you are seeking the right stylist if it is not me that will lead you though this journey. It’s worth sticking it out and going though the stages.

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