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Greying Hair is Stunning When . . .

Graying Hair

Great haircut and hair care gives greying hair panache!

Just because your greying hair starts showing up randomly now and again, doesn’t mean you need to immediately reach for a cover-up. Hair color is a wonderful thing yes, but it’s certainly not the say-all, end-all, nor the only way to go. Greying hair can be a badge-of-honor of sorts, but maybe more importantly with a great cut and some good care, grey hair, silver hair and white hair . . . can be quite the head turner!“Leave Your Greying
Hair Alone”

Baby boomers have turned the hair coloring industry into a much more flourishing market than it was years ago but, not all greying hair is being covered up. Many women are tired of the time and expense it takes to “wash that grey out of their hair.” And, truth be told, age can bring on chemical related allergies with hair dyes that prevent or deter women from coloring their grey hair.

So have you thought of letting your grey hair go grey, or letting it grow out? We are seeing many more women doing just that and lovin’ it! As a matter of fact, many readers have commented that in going to their natural hair color they have more flattering remarks than they ever had before.

Lin says, “I’m almost 60 and stopped coloring my hair a couple of years ago because it just looked bad – red at the roots and too dark at the ends and I just wanted a classier look. Plus, my scalp stayed red and sore all the time. The upkeep was expensive, time-consuming and just not fun anymore. To my delight, I found out during the growing out process that I have mostly, shiny, white hair and as a white-haired person, I receive more compliments than I ever did as a brunette! The key to looking good is to have a young cut, no granny cuts allowed. I’ve got a bob, it’s classy, easy and dramatic and even my husband loves it!”

The early stages of going grey may not be as flattering for some as later on when there is more contrast between the grey and your natural hair color. In that case, using a semi-permanent hair color or rinse close to your natural hair color may be a better way to transition, at least until your hair gets into a more salt and pepper stage.

How Grey Are You?

This is not a science but greying hair percentages look pretty much like this;

  • 25% grey hair – bits and pieces of grey hair
  • 50% grey hair – a salt and pepper look
  • 75% grey hair – an overall silvery cast to the hair
  • 100% grey hair – white hair or silver hair

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Graying Hair

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  1. So I decided to go gray naturally. My hairdresser decided on a short wedged Bob. Im about 70% percent gray now.
    I have a lot of hair and tend to get the frizzie’s around the hair line. What is a good smoother to use?

    Comment by Cece — April 25, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

  2. Hi Cece,

    You have many different options, but I think that a temporary hair color or lowlights will be your best bet. How to Grow Out Gray Hair is a fabulous article that will explain these options and many more. It’s definitely worth checking out!

    Good luck going natural!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — July 12, 2013 @ 11:24 am

  3. Hello,
    I’m a hispanic women with dark olive complexion. I tried to let my hair go white before but got impatient.
    Want to give it another try.
    My natural hair color is black and I have been dying it dark brown. Have to color it every 3-4 weeks.

    What do you suggest the best for me to grow out the white would be.

    Thanks, Cece

    Comment by Cece — July 5, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

  4. Hi Chris,
    Thank you for your insightful feedback! We love to hear real life experiences from our readers, and it’s great to hear that you feel sexy embracing your natural beauty.

    Have you read our article titled How to Get Irrestible Gray Hair. It reveals tips to make gray hair styles pop! I think that you would really enjoy it. Come on in, and check it out today here.

    Always remember when you embrace your silver, you will feel like gold!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — August 29, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

  5. Thank you for this wonderful article. After having to re-color every 2 weeks, at the age of 60, I choose to abandon hair dye. I have never been so happy in my life. My hair is shiny, healthy and a beautiful silver natural blend. I feel so very free! Without a doubt, the best decision I ever made. ps: I feel sexy too!!!

    Comment by Chris — August 13, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

  6. Hi Deb,
    Thanks for your terrific comment! We really appreciate feedback from our readers.

    We’re so happy to hear that you are embracing your natural beauty! Do you think that people act differently towards you since you have gone gray? One woman tested out this theory. Come on in, and check out the light-hearted article Gray Hair-Wonder if People Would Treat You Different? today. Don’t miss it!

    We wish you nothing but the best luck!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — August 28, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

  7. I love my natural, silver hair … love the freedom and the money I save from not coloring. Thank you for this positive article … more and more I see ladies who are loving the natural beauty they were given with.

    Comment by Deb — August 13, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

  8. Hello Denise,
    Thank you for your support! More and more women are feeling confident in their natural beauty, and it’s a wonderful revelation. Come on in, and check out one of our articles dedicated to celebrities sporting gray hairstyles here. I think that it will bring a smile to your face.

    Have a great, gray hair day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — August 28, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

  9. Thank you Barb for your positive article promoting the beauty of grey hair and for the beautiful pictures! I am 49 years’ old and I am grey and proud. I feel so free of being a slave to colour and empowered by the new natural me. I want to shout it from the rooftops ‘It’s OK to be Grey!’

    Comment by Denise — August 13, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

  10. Hi Joan,
    Thanks for your gracious feedback! We would love for you to join us in your journey learning about new hairstyles and beauty tips. I think that you would enjoy the article How to Grow Out Gray Hair. It’s interesting, informative, and honestly… one of my all time favorites! Come on in, and check it out here. You won’t want to miss it.

    I hope that you have a fantasic time discovering new hairstyling tips with Hairstyle Blog!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — August 28, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

  11. Hi,Thanks for the great article.Its so refreshing to see an honest article not promoting anything but the truth..I would love to read more articles..

    Comment by Joan McGregor — August 13, 2012 @ 11:49 am

  12. Hi Dulcy,
    Thank you so much for your comment! Would you love to learn insider DIY secrets to make your gray hairstyle pop? Come check out the article How to Get Irrestible Gray Hair today here. It’s a must read! I think that you will really enjoy it.

    I hope that you have a wonderful hair day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — August 28, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

  13. Great article, with honest pics showing how lovely gray/silver really can be.One of the best things I ever did was to quite dyeing and go gray.My hair has never been shinier,thicker ,healthier and my wallet fuller..will never go back to dye.

    Comment by Dulcy — August 13, 2012 @ 10:33 am

  14. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for your supportive feedback. If you enjoyed this article, make sure that you check out How to Grow Out Gray Hair. It’s an amazing guide with lots of informative recommendations that allows women to grow their gray out with ease. Don’t miss it!

    I hope that your journey is truly fantastic!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — August 18, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

  15. Thank you for a postive article about natural hair. There is a Gray and Proud page on Facebook for those of you ready to quit putting chemicals on your head and realize that going gray is part of the journey. Embrace who you are.

    Comment by linda — August 13, 2012 @ 10:00 am

  16. Hi Eliza,
    Thank you so much for your amazing review! We love to hear feedback from our readers, and we would be more than happy to have you share our articles on social media.

    If you liked this article, you’re going to love How to Grow Out Gray Hair as well! It’s a wonderful guide describing the best ways to grow out your gray. Personally, it’s one of my all time favorites! Check it out here.

    May you have a happy gray day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — August 18, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  17. Hoorah! After recently reading two disappointing articles using graying hair to frighten women into buying hair products, a refreshing article supporting gray hair. With helpful information on really rockin’ the silver locks to boot. THANK YOU!

    THIS is the type of article I am happy to share on social media.

    Comment by Eliza Fayle — August 13, 2012 @ 9:36 am

  18. Hi Elizabeth,

    We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the photograph. Unfortunately, I am unaware of the specific hair color and technique that was used to create the model’s look. Try visiting your local beauty supply store to find the perfect gray hair color for you.

    Have a great hair day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — March 17, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

  19. love the grey hair color on the picture of the model by beauty and the bath with the shag hair cut under the topic of greying hair is stunning. what hair colors were use and what technique.

    Comment by elizabeth — March 15, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

  20. I have been thinking about letting my coloured hair go grey, after reading your comments about how it will look I feel more confident

    Comment by christine rutherford — December 15, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

  21. Paul,
    When I’m good and ready!

    Comment by Hairstyle Blog — December 31, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

  22. I wonder when Hairstyle Blog is going to take her own advice about letting go of coloring her greying hair?

    Comment by Paul Lynn — December 31, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

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