Wearing gray hair is something that is the order of the day. For a season, White hair has become a trend and there have been many women who have surrendered to the charms of silver hair. We will no longer have to be going to the hairdresser every two by three to avoid the root effect, however, this does not mean that we do not have to take care of it properly.
For this reason, we have spoken with two renowned stylists who have given us the guidelines and tricks to be able to get the most out of our gray hair. Specifically, we have spoken with Jose Miguel Gallardo, director of the TeaCut hairdressing salon in Seville and Borin, stylist and creator of the wonderful hair products firm LI:OH Products, which They have helped us with everything we needed to know.
Gray hair is a trend in 2023
As Borin already points out, the trend of wearing gray hair and gray hair for several years has been gaining more and more followers. The reasons why they have seen this trend are, basically, because it began to normalize as we saw more and more celebrities sign up for this trend and that far from looking old or unkempt, it gave them a certain character and personality. In her view, this aspect helped break beauty standards established until now and demonstrated how a more natural and sustainable feminine image could empower and beautify as well as being a clear expression of liberation. Without a doubt, we cannot agree more.
For his part, José Miguel admits that he loves to talk about gray hair, gray hair, for women who, a few seasons ago, decided to shake off everything that this type of hair was synonymous with. Old age, neglect, neglect. He loves to see gray, silver, shiny hair on the street that exudes self-confidence, courage, character, authenticity.
The truth is that, be that as it may, as the professionals tell usmore and more women go to hairdressing salons asking for advice to help you through the transition process and then to advise us on how to properly maintain your gray hair, as well as to cut or style it to suit your new colour.
What to keep in mind to show off beautiful hair full of gray hair
Now, the question that we all ask ourselves is none other than What do we have to take into account to show it off in all its splendor and that favors us?
The first thing we have to take into account is that We do not choose when we get gray hair or what percentage of these, neither if they appear in greater quantity, on the crown or on the contour… this phenomenon obeys genetic patterns against which we cannot fight. Of course, if we do not like the pattern that has touched us, we can go to your trusted salon.
The second important thing is hair type: thin, thick, smooth or curly, which will determine the type of cut and since, after all, we are talking about color, as in other cases, the color always depends on the cut chosen.
In addition, we do not emphasize the importance of the color of the skin and eyes. Pink skin is not the same as centrina or light-colored eyes than dark ones. And, in any case, we will have to adapt our makeup routines and others to our new hair color, things as they are.
In any case, when we find ourselves in the transition process, Borin tells us that we can achieve the hair we want in a more radical way by betting on a good trendy haircut and/or bleaching and totalizing in gray to eliminate the remains of dye. Although this process is quite aggressive and is not within the reach of fine, fragile or very dark hair. For this reason, as we will see below, there are other services that they offer us.
In any case, patience is going to be key since the transition can be slow, and it is very important for this process to put yourself in the hands of a good professional who will advise and guide you throughout the process.
Tricks and more tricks to have great gray hair
In any case, as the stylist from Alicante tells us, during the process it will be of vital importance and that let’s hydrate and nourish your hair properly, both at home day by day, and in the salon, doing intensive care rituals like the new The Velvet Rejuvenating Treatment by LI:OH (185 euros) which is of its own creation and which is a completely natural super treatment that restores
completely the health of the hair.
It also reminds us that It is very important to maintain the tone with toning agents (toners) that provide those cold/gray nuances that are so difficult to achieve naturally and even more so with our Mediterranean pigmentation that has a lot of warm reflections and is the cause of the yellow/orange tones so feared by women looking for white or greys. For the correct maintenance of the toning, the stylist must tell us how often you have to go to the salon to refresh it. Although it is usually every 2 to 4 weeks.
In any case, to help in this matter of maintaining the shade, the use of violet shampoos helps a lot, as well as masks of the same hue, the same ones that we use for platinum blonde hair, since these pigments are the most suitable to cancel visually the emerging yellow reflections and keep the gray in an optimal point. For his part, he recommends The Bar Moonlight Purple Solid Shampoo by LIOH (28.90 euros) which is a solid natural violet shampoo and is also super moisturizing, along with the mask LI:OH’s The Bar Eclipse (45.90 euros) which, in addition to nourishing and giving shine, keeps hair free of yellow and orange tones.
More tricks that Borin gives us is that if we practice sports or sweat a lot, he tells us to always try to wash our hair after sweating, since the sweating of some people has a ph that tends to alter the tone.
Furthermore, it tells us that let’s avoid pool water and, if we still go, we have to protect it with caps and a good protector or mask so that it does not absorb the chemicals that some pools have and that can ruin your color.
It also tells us that avoid very direct sun exposureit is better that we cover our hair with a scarf or by applying a suitable protector.
And finally, the abuse of hair straighteners or thermal tools can also deteriorate your color, in addition to subjecting your hair to significant damage, so use it in moderation.
Five options to order at hairdressers
Both José Miguel from TeaCut and Borin are clear that what they ask for the most are these services that are ideal for changing that pattern that we may not like about how we get gray hair and among the ones we have.
- The Gray Balayage, They are ideal for giving light to the contour, especially when it is still dark.
- The Blending Grey, which is the most natural way to wear gray hair, it seems to be woven together with the base color.
- For white hair, ask for a Global Gray with dark root blending. A much better result trendingperfect for women with a percentage of gray hair of 100%.
- go gray, ideal for curly hair if they are zigzag triangles and thick locks. In fine hair, they are precious, fine and veils. They give an incredible luminosity and allow a gradual transition.
- GROMBRE: For hair with white or dark roots and faded mid-lengths and ends – natural roots welcome. Here we join the terms gray and ombre. It is our way of honoring the movement.
In addition, he tells us that for the coming season and, once the metallic and purple tones have been overcome, we could bet on tones such as Pearls Mist, Graphite Shimmer (both ideal for fair and pink skin) and Stell Glow (for more sallow skin), because they are the shades of gray that will win the day. They are specific tones that perfectly imitate the natural tones that occur in this type of hair with which to recover shine, intensity and dimension Without damaging.
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