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Araceli Nicolas

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A man with gray hair has always been interesting, but the same was not the case with women. Fortunately, something is changing. The confinement and closure of the hairdressers was the trigger of a movement on instagram where women started show your gray hair and feel proud of them.

Celebrities such as Ángela Molina, Pino Montesdeoca, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Jamie Lee Cutis have also played an essential role, who stopped dyeing years ago and chose to wear the grey hair. The gray trend has reached younger women like Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Hilary Duff, Rita Ora, or more recently the Spanish model Laura Sanchez.

Models Laura Sánchez with gray hair.
Models Laura Sánchez with gray hair. – Instagram @wellaproes

Why are gray hairs coming out?

The canas have always been a symbol of aging, although some people have them from a very young age. The dermatologist Alejandro Martín Gorgojo, from the International Dermatological Clinic, explains that “gray hair is hair in which melanin is missing, the pigment that gives hair its color. They appear physiologically after a certain age in relation to genetic inheritance and age, as a consequence of a depletion of melanocytes (cells that synthesize melanin) that leads to a loss of melanin in the hair shaft ”.

Although genetics and heredity play a fundamental role in their appearance, the doctor explains that there are other factors that can cause them. «Diseases like vitiligo, ahormonal changes like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiency as vitamin B12 and intake of some medications they can be the cause of loss of hair color ”. The color of gray hair is also different for each person: white, gray, silver… According to Dr. Martín Gorgojo, color “depends on factors such as the amount of melanic pigment that is effectively transferred to the hair and ambient light.”

The Spanish influencer Carmen Gimeno also bets on showing off her gray hair with a very stylish bob haircut.
The Spanish influencer Carmen Gimeno also bets on showing off her gray hair with a very stylish bob haircut. – Instagram @carmen_gimeno

The best haircuts to show off gray hair

The gray hairIn general, it can make people look older, because it has always been associated with aging. However, choose a good haircut and keep gray hair to prevent yellowing helps to achieve a more youthful look. Regarding the haircut, in general, experts advise choosing modern and short looks. “The pixie cuts, bobs and garçons with short napes, with or without bangs, they update the image “, explains the stylist Rafael Bueno, director of the Rafael Bueno Peluqueros salon in Malaga. Tom Connel, art director of Davines Hair, also bet on the corte pixie, inspired by the actress Tilda Swinton to turn gray into one of the trends of her first proposal of coloring 2021.

Annika von Holdt goes for gray hair in long hair.
Annika von Holdt goes for gray hair in long hair. – Instagram @annikavonholdt

However, famous like the actress Angela Molina, the fashion director of the British edition of Vogue, Sarah Harris, or the Danish writer and influencer Annika von Holdt They bet on wearing long gray hair in an equally stylish way.

How to take care of gray hair so that they are perfect

Although it may seem that going gray is easier than dyeing it every month, gray hair also requires care to be beautiful. On the one hand, having lost pigmentation, it is very sensitive to the sun. The stylist Raquel Saiz, director of Salón Blue by Raquel Saiz, points out that «it would be advisable to use pcapillary solar protectors all year». On the other hand, gray hair tends to rust and yellow, thus showing an unaesthetic tone. To avoid this, it is advisable to choose a specific shampoo and conditioner with violet pigments that tone the color of gray hair, enhance it and prevent it from turning yellow.

Another necessary care is the hydration through the weekly use of a mask. “The gray hair not only involves a color change, it involves associated dryness and decrease in the thickness of the hair fiber, that is, the hair becomes thinner and has a greater tendency to be encrespado. Hence, providing adequate hydration and nutrition will make it healthier and look prettier, “he explains. Manual Mon, founder of the Manuel Mon Estilistas salon.

From left to right: Davines Hair Alchemic Conditiones silver conditioner for gray hair (€ 29.75);  Nuggela Premium No. 3 Silver Shampoo & amp;  Sulé (€ 19.90), violet shampoo for daily use to take care of gray hair;  Violet crush for blondes conditioner by John Frieda (€ 7.30).
From left to right: Davines Hair Alchemic Conditiones silver conditioner for gray hair (€ 29.75); Nuggela & Sulé Premium No. 3 Silver Shampoo (€ 19.90), violet shampoo for daily use to take care of gray hair; Violet crush for blondes conditioner by John Frieda (€ 7.30). – DR

Highlights and dyes to emphasize gray hair

Gray hair does not always appear evenly throughout the hair. Its color can also vary and not be the gray that is desired. Therefore, if the objective is to show off the stylish gray hair one option is to go to the hairdresser to do that transition, always complicated, from the first gray hairs (they usually appear on the temples) to completely gray hair. The stylist Laura Fariña, CEO of the Laura Fariña show, bet on the technique Grey blending, «un balayage in gray tones which guarantees a more uniform effect on the hair and thus avoid the dreaded root effect ».

“This gray balayage – he continues – is very similar to the classic technique. Fine strands are dyed in most of the hair, bleaching to get closer to the natural gray-white reproduction and the gray hair is nuanced. In this way we contribute light, at the same time, that we create a more harmonious effect on hair ».

From left to right: L & # 039; Oréal Paris Elvive Toning Violet Shampoo (€ 3.19);  Extreme Caviar for Blonde and Silver Hair shampoo for white hair by Miriam Quevedo (€ 35);  Maria Nila Sheer Silver Masque hair mask (€ 26).
From left to right: L’Oréal Paris Elvive Toning Violet Shampoo (€ 3.19); Extreme Caviar for Blonde and Silver Hair shampoo for white hair by Miriam Quevedo (€ 35); Maria Nila Sheer Silver Masque hair mask (€ 26). – DR

The main difference between this technique and classic balayage is that “the shades of the highlights are deliberately chosen to blur or highlight gray hair according to the client’s decision “, adds the expert.

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