If you’ve noticed your first few grays popping into your locks, you may have had a moment of panic. Let’s be honest, most of us really struggle with the idea of getting gray hair at all. We get it, it’s one of those things that’s kind of become a stigma in our society. But before you get too stressed out about your first few grays, we have some ideas to keep you feeling great about your hair. We’re sharing our favorite tips for dealing with your first few grays so you don’t have to feel bad when/if they pop in.
Don’t Pull Them Out
Ok, we’ve heard SO many women (and men) talking about plucking their first few gray hairs. While that old wives tale about plucking one and 10 more show up ISN’T true, experts do say that plucking your hair can be incredibly dangerous to your hair. When you pluck hair on your hair, it can cause a lot of damage to the hair follicle – causing it to not even be able to further produce hair in the future. So while we get that it seems like an easy fix to just pluck your first few grays – avoid it because you don’t want to be stuck with missing pieces of hair later on.
Try To Switch Your Part
Experts suggest that many people develop gray hair in one particular area when they get their first few. That being said, sometimes just switching up the way you part your hair can be a quick fix to kind of masking where you have those first few gray hairs. If you have more grays on one side of your hair, try parting your hair on the opposite side to cover them. If you’re not really sure which way you should be parting your hair, just try playing around with different parts until you find one that works.
Go For Highlights
If the part changing trick doesn’t quite work for you, another suggestion from experts is to actually incorporate some natural colored highlights into your hair to cover the grays. It’s a nice way to get a natural look, cover your grays and also change up your look. It works really well to create highlights to hide the grays because they’re typically very small areas that go seamlessly over the grays. If you’re new to the highlighting world, it’s suggested to choose a highlight color that’s very close to your natural hair color (or base color) to create a natural look.
Root Concealers To The Rescue
The great thing about living in the world we do, is there are so many options to beauty problems we face. Thankfully, at-home root concealers have become very popular and are more readily available than ever before. They’re great because you can just touch up the grays you have in the comfort of your own home and they’re really easy to use. The only thing to take note of, is most of these root concealers are temporary – so if you don’t want to be touching up your grays daily this may not be the best option for you.