7 tips approved by colorists to graze in beauty

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If your monthly salon visits no longer seem worth it – or the price – there is an increasingly chic easy solution: gray! The secrets of these celebrity stylists will help you transition to gray hair.

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1 – Be patient with your gray hair

There are a lot of interesting things that can happen when your hair turns gray, but for most people, at best, this is a process that takes forever and is certainly not going to happen overnight. “If you want to let your hair turn gray,” says Lauren Hack, celebrity colorist and co-founder of LAUREN + VANESSA Hair and Beauty in New York, you should know that patience is paramount. It will be a shock to the eye and it might put your emotions on edge, but you will need to focus on the end result and keep in mind why you made this decision. In short, do not panic and do not jump on the first bottle of tincture that falls on hand. There are a few ways to ease this transition.


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2 – For beautiful gray hair, make strands

This may seem counterintuitive, but experts recommend adding subtle pops of color to transition to more evenly graying hair. “When you decide to let your gray hair grow naturally, start by dyeing it gently so that the roots grow more harmoniously,” says Kali Ferrara, senior colorist at the Roy Teeluck Salon in New York. Itís easy for an experienced colorist to apply a lighter base color that will blend with the highlights. Avoid warmer colors like reds and Venetian blondes, however, warns Kali Ferrara. These shades could indeed backfire and contrast even more with your roots.


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3 – Lightly darken your gray hair

As an alternative to locks, Lauren Hack suggests adding locks that are less vibrant than the natural color of your hair. “It reduces the color of the sprout and requires less maintenance – maybe every 10 to 12 weeks. “And if you really want to dare, you can ask your colorist to do a double treatment of your hair to give it a platinum or gray tone, and then let it grow as is. Itís important to note, however, that you will likely need more than one or two salon appointments to achieve the desired result.


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4 – Give your gray hair a good cut

If you do not want to add a new color to your hair and you are looking for a solution requiring less maintenance, Kali Ferrara recommends that you keep your roots as long as possible, then opt for a short cut to to remove all that remains of color. During the growth phase, you can hide your roots with a headband, hat or a beautiful scarf. “This is a radical change, but it may also be the new look you are looking for! she explains. See your natural hair color as a new adventure, a gesture of freedom. ”


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5 – Use good quality products at home

The texture of gray hair is quite different from the hair of your youth. George Papanikolas, hairdresser and artistic director of Matrix, explains that they are generally thicker, frizzy and dry. To combat this, he recommends treating your locks with moisturizers that will keep them silky and shiny. Her favorite? The whole range of Biolage R. A. W. products ďThey do not contain sulfates or silicones, so they are soft, but they are rich in powerful and natural ingredients which keep the wicks super hydrated. He recommends Biolage R. A. W. Re-Hydrate Mask. You should also add a shampoo with purple highlights to combat the coppery hue and keep your hair color bright. Stephanie Brown, colorist at Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York, recommends Clairol’s Shimmer Lights. “Itís cheap and itís effective!” ”
Make sure you choose the right product for your hair type.


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6 – Opt for salon treatment

Some salon treatments such as keratin and moisturizing masks are often more powerful than the ones you use at home. Mara Kadish, colorist at the Warren-Tricomi salon in New York, recommends giving your hair a nice shine effect, which you can do every week in the salon or at home. “A shine will give them a more finished, more polished look, because gray hair tends to look more curly and less smooth,” she says.

Another must-have treatment: Olaplex, which Mara Kadish describes as “a product that nourishes your hair”. ďIt restores the links that were broken in the hair, making them stronger, more voluminous and shiny! she says. Itís really like a magic wand for hair. ”


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7 – Try other hairstyles

Whether you’re trying to cover up or cover it up, Mara Kadish suggests trying a few of the styles that are going to get you out of your everyday look – a ponytail, a different stripe or paint them towards the ‘back to “hide” the roots. “Changing creates different looks that make gray hair look really cool and intentional,” she says. Keep changing and trying different styles as they grow. ”




Gray hair: 13 things that will happen if you stop coloring

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Many women turn to coloring from the first gray hair. But more and more of them are choosing to let nature take its course. If you choose to drop the dye, this is what you need to do to go gray with style.

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1 – When should you definitely go gray?

This is a completely personal decision. Typically, Mike Liang, a colorist at the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in New York, suggests waiting until 80% of your hair is depigmented or white. If your hair starts to get increasingly dry, brittle, damaged, or your scalp is often irritated, you should consider dropping the dye.


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2 – This will save you

Whether you make an appointment with your colourist for highlights, a color or for the roots – or that you adopt the more economical solution by doing this at home – maintaining a color is expensive. Stopping dyeing your hair can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year.


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3 – Your hair could go through a delicate phase

Giving up dyeing requires patience, especially during the intermediate period, which lasts two to three weeks. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to ease this transition without using permanent dye. Clairol’s chief colorist James Corbett recommends using a semi-permanent gloss such as Clairol’s Natural Instincts to facilitate the growth phase, or opting for subtle streaks around the face to make the demarcation line less visible. You can either do a few strands around your face to increase the brightness, or touch up the roots if you are looking for a quick solution (these dyes are washable).


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4 – Your hair may look more sparse

According to James Corbett, dyeing makes your hair appear thicker for two reasons: it swells the cuticles, giving each strand more volume and creating an illusion of depth and luminosity, which makes your hair appear to have more body. Itís for this reason that when you stop dyeing your hair, your hair looks much less voluminous.


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5 – You may want to change your makeup

The color makes your complexion brighter. When you give up the color, your skin may appear a bit dull and you may feel the need to apply more makeup. “Especially at the start, you will probably want to have more contrasting lips and eyes to bring out your features,” continues James Corbett.


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6 – The texture of your hair will change, for better or for worse

“Depending on their natural texture, your hair may become rougher or brittle when you get gray,” says Mike Liang. “Dyeing can be beneficial to the texture of your hair since the fatty lipids it contains tame rebellious strands and frizz,” adds James Corbett. But the health of your hair can also improve if it has been damaged by color. ”


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7 – You will have to find the right products

When your hair turns gray, it’s important to find shampoos and conditioners with moisturizing ingredients. Mike Liang recommends Julien Farel’s Hydrating Shampoo, which is supplemented with hyaluronic acid, a molecule that loves humidity and can retain up to a thousand times its weight in water. You may also need a new styling product. “After you stop the color, you may need an ointment, foam or texturizing spray to get your hair back in shape and body,” says James Corbet.


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†8 – You should do new exercises

Even if we associate gray hair with old age, but it is not because you have chosen to live with your natural color that you should necessarily feel old. “Some women are looking for other ways to feel young, such as engaging in new exercise routines,” said James Corbett.


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9 – And you may also change your wardrobe

“A change in hair color sometimes results in a complete overhaul of your look,” says James Corbett. The color of your hair is an important part of your image, especially if you are identified with a very particular color. “You may feel the need to wear a daring necklace or to choose eye-catching bags to be able to feel yourself again.”


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10 – You may want a new haircut

“When a woman regains her natural color, she often wants a bolder or more sophisticated hairstyle to perpetuate an appearance that reflects her personality in this new chapter in her life,” says James Corbet. And if you are wondering if you can still wear long hair after 40 years, the answer is yes!


The most beautiful gradations of color

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And if we dared the shaded hair? For several seasons now, this colorful gradient has seduced more than one stylish girl. More subtle than the tie and dye (two colors with a clear demarcation), less classic than a balayage (a lightening on the whole of the hair), this coloring is a perfect balance.

To have this beautiful melted result, the colorist applies little product at the mid-lengths and a lot of product at the tips. As in makeup, the important thing remains the blurring. The advantage of this hair trend?

It can be done on natural hair as well as bleached hair. Thus, a brunette can obtain a ombre hair with caramel lengths and blonde tips. But a discolored blonde can very well opt for a gradient going from (false) blonde to blue. It’s all a question of taste … and color. Here are the prettiest ombre hair spotted on Pinterest.

SHADOWED HAIR LIGHT CHESTNUT

SHADOWED HAIR LIGHT CHESTNUT
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DARK HAIR

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HAIR BLOND

 

HAIR BLOND

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HAIR MID LONG HAIR

HAIR MID LONG HAIR

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HAIR BLEU

HAIR BLEU

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HAIR Golden

HAIR Golden

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GRAY HAIR

GRAY HAIR

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HAIR ROSE

HAIR ROSE

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