At some point, everyone will experience a moment when they realize they are getting older. For many people, it’s looking in the mirror and seeing a gray hair for the first time. Or even worse, someone else points it out to them. While many thoughts may be going through your head when the moment happens, it’s nothing to panic about. Your approach to quality hair care going forward plays a big role in how your hair will look after your first gray hair appears.
Evaluate Your Diet
Gray hair can be a sign of some sort of nutritional deficiency. Strong and healthy hair requires a diet full of proteins like fish, nuts and eggs. Getting plenty of iron can help as well. And it could be that the nutrients aren’t getting to your hair follicles for some reason, so massaging your scalp gently can improve the blood flow and help the nutrients get where they need to go.
Avoid Plucking or Tweezing Gray Hairs
The first thought many people have when they see a gray hair is they need to grab their tweezers right away. This is actually the worst thing to do as part of your quality hair care routine since a new gray hair will grow back in its place. And since genetics may be the reason for the gray hair to begin with, you’ll likely be getting more gray hairs in the future. If you pluck or tweeze them all, you could experience thinning of the hair over time, which no one wants to deal with.
Highlight or Color Your Hair
If you can’t stand the thought of having a few gray hairs, you could think about coloring or highlighting it. Always wash with sulfate free shampoo to keep the natural oils as much as possible and maintain the color you chose. Start with a subtle change in color so you don’t regret any drastic changes later on. A lighter color like an ash blonde is often a go-to choice to offset the gray hair.
Embrace Your Gray Locks
Instead of panicking and making significant changes to your hair, you may choose to embrace the new look and continue growing it out. You don’t have to change your quality hair care routine or invest in new hair products for Remy hair as a result. If anything, a new haircut may be in store depending on the look you want to go for. Assuming the gray hair is a result of genetics, you’ll come to a point where you have to decide whether to fight it or embrace it.
RemySoft knows the wide range of emotions you could be feeling when you discover your first gray hair. We can assure you everything is going to be ok and we have a solution for whichever direction you decide to go with your hair. Feel free to give us a call at any time and we can help you by talking through some options.