Many women over 60 ponder the problem of whether to continue to colour their hair, or whether to let it go grey; have you done the deep thinking? Have you made the decision and decided to switch up to grey? The door has now opened to a whole new world of hair experiences.
MAKING THE MOST OF GREY AND SILVER LOCKS
There are many semi-permanent rinses formulated especially to enhance grey or white hair. Your hairdresser can help or you can scan the shades at the hair product outlet and D.I.Y. Because it’s just a shampoo in, leave and rinse off program with no regrowth to worry about, you can easily D.I.Y. As mentioned, you will have glossy, thicker and more manageable hair with a beautiful even-toned pearly hue, a semi-permanent rinse will be most beneficial if your hair has coarsened.
You’ve made the first move and stopped tinting your hair. Now a chance to make the second move and develop a new hairstyle. White and grey hair calls out for a chic style – perhaps audacious? Perhaps eccentric?
Short styles open up the face and give a youthful appearance, they suit the older lady well, especially with an upward sweep at the sides – push up with your fingers when styling each morning. A few soft waves worked into any style are flattering and overcome a too severe look.
Long, loose grey or white hair is not always flattering to mature women. If you choose to keep your hair long, work out a variety of upswept styles. The French roll is always smart. Curls may just be swept up and secured with combs. Try to do better than pulling it back into a ponytail. Practice different up-do’s and look out for gadgets that help create upswept styles; combs, pads, clips and so on.
SEVEN TIPS TO KEEP GREY AND WHITE HAIR LOOKING TIP TOP
TIP: Touch-up around the hairline with grey eyeshadow on an eyeshadow applicator. Also good to hide pink scalp along a hair part.
White and grey hair can sometimes drain colour from the face, so you may need to use slightly deeper, but still soft, make-up shades.
Rose and fuchsia lipsticks (never brown) and experiment with glamorous reds.
Pastel hued blush, or if you are brave, try bronze – nothing looks better with white hair than a sun kissed glow.
Make up your eyes from the brown, grey and beige spectrum. Keep brows noticeable and use black mascara.
Shining, glossy, glamorous grey or white hair will make you look polished and show the world that the silver fox look is an attractive alternative.