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Gray hair - friend or foe?
Truth be told, it can be a little of both.


This article expresses our philosophy at Tijeras Hair Co. about going gray.

Gray hair used to be a change dreaded by women everywhere. Today, however, gray hair is considered sharp, sophisticated — even sexy. If you decide to let your hair go natural, here's how to achieve the perfect gray hairstyle.

While signs of gray are perfectly acceptable to some women — signaling age, wisdom, and confidence — those pesky white strands can be a big problem for others. Whether you decide to put up a fight or let nature take its course, here are a few tips you should know about going gray.

Gray strands are associated with age, but they can strike at any time. Whether you’re 29 or 69, grays are more color resistant than the rest of your hair, which makes darkening or lightening your locks particularly challenging.

If you have strands of silver and white but have not yet reached the salt-and-pepper stage — when gray is anywhere from 25 to 75 percent of your hair — an option is to visit a salon and turn your grays into highlights. A good stylist can do this in one of two ways: transform your harsh-looking, slate-colored gray hair into a pretty shade that goes with your normal color, or put a glaze on your hair so the healthy strands shine and the grays simply look like natural, sun-kissed highlights.

When your hair turns more than 90 percent gray, it’s time to consider going all the way. A head of snowy white or really pretty silver hair can be so attractive on women — when done well, it brightens the complexion. What people notice is not that you’re gray, but that your hair is alluring and feminine. The silver fox look is best achieved in a salon, and you'll need to invest in special shampoos and conditioners designed to keep your sensitive white locks from turning brittle or yellow.