January 07, 2018
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When I was young I modelled for Goldwell. We traveled to Germany and were models for the new hair colors and hair trends of that year. I was told they would make me blond. Ok. No problem. I always liked dying my hair different colors. Sometimes I colored just my fringe, sometimes I became a redhead. As my mother said, never a dull moment.

From a long, long time ago

But something has changed. The first grey hairs show themselves. So coloring my hair is becoming something else than just fun. And I feel I have to make a decision. Will I color my hair because of the grey hairs that are starting to show? Or will I leave it as is?

When we lived in Oman, our neighbor (about the same age) said she would embrace her gray hair from the beginning, and she did. And it suits her.

For now, I decided to dye them myself. But strolling over the internet I saw that the grey hair trend is a trend.

This trend unravels through a variety of dye jobs, such as solid grey, grey ombre, grey balayage etc. These hair color ideas are for young girls and brave guys. I read that the riskiest age for trying gray hair is around 35, because you may really look older than you are. If you are over 40 and you want to embrace your gray hair and enhance it, you can also rock the trend beautifully. Well, I am nearly 50, so maybe I can rock it too?

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Grey is the new blonde!

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In order to go grey you have to pre-lighten the hair to a clean white blonde and then tone with a personalised grey mix tone. So it is not so easy as I thought.

I also learned that the main problem with grey hair is dryness. And when you color it, it is going to be even drier. And another problem with grey hair is you can look washed out. So make-up (even just lipstick) and some color in your clothes become more important. And some say; Be aware of your jewelry, too: “Your metal color will definitely now be silver rather than yellow gold or rose gold.”

So the question remains: what will you do, go grey, keep colouring or go and embrace the new grey trend? To be continued as I was looking at images of these grey hair trends, my daughter said; very nice Mom, but not for you.