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GRAY HAIR

Gray hair is a typical sign of getting older. Or maybe not? In fact, there are many young people whose first gray hairs are appearing. Researchers have found that stress is a major cause of gray hair. A stressful lifestyle can affect certain stem cells in the hair follicle. These are directly related to the production of color pigments in the hair. The result: The hair that grows back is white. A lack of melanin is also responsible for the development of gray or white hair. You read that right: When your hair turns gray, it turns white when you look closely. Over time, the cells in our hair roots lose their ability to produce the pigments that give hair its color. This is why colorless or white hair grows back. Because this process does not occur at the same time in all hair cells, white hairs mix with those that still contain color particles. As a result, the “gray hair effect” occurs.

WHEN PEOPLE GET OLDER

Men and women alike know the problem. The older they get, the more likely their brown, blonde, black or red hair is to lose its original color. The hair turns gray more and more. Dyeing therefore seems to be the only alternative. But is that actually the case? Does gray hair really stay gray until the end of your life? Or is there an option that the original hair color will return one day? Scientists believe that exactly this is very possible. However, only if the hair has lost its former color due to stress. As soon as living conditions relax again, it is entirely possible that the pigment cells in the hair roots will resume their “work” and produce color pigments as usual. As a result, the hair can grow back to its previous color. However, if the hair has turned gray due to age, there is little chance of getting the original hair color back.

TONES GRAY HAIR

Compared to coloring, tinting is much gentler. To cover gray hair, many women first try hair coloring. However, such an approach is only advisable if the gray content is less than 40 percent. But if you use an intensive tint, you can achieve results that are worth seeing. However, this will only cover your gray hair for a short time. When you tint, your hair’s natural color pigments are preserved. The color does not penetrate deep into the structure of the hair, as is the case with hair color. That's why a tint washes out little by little every time you wash your hair. The gray hair appears more and more again. If you wash your hair every day, the covering effect of the dye will only last two or three weeks.

DYEING GRAY HAIR

For some, gray hair is a horror. Others think gray hair is distinctive, stylish and sexy. If you have discovered the first gray hairs in your hairstyle, you can easily color them. It's best to choose a shade that is lighter than your original hair color. This has the advantage that the approach will be less noticeable later. Another popular option is to create targeted highlights with blonde highlights. They create an attractive contrast and also give your hair more volume. The reason for this is that the surface structure of the hair is roughened by the implemented color particles. The blonde eye-catchers in combination with the gray strands spice up the hairstyle.

If you like, you can color your hair completely to cover gray hair. Brighter, subtle colors make you look younger and more radiant, while dark colors make small wrinkles on the face or dark circles under the eyes appear more noticeable. This may make you appear older than you actually are. Light plays of color, on the other hand, have a “flattering” effect and highlight your youthfulness.

GRAY HAIR CONSCIOUSLY CHOSEN

Gray hair has become a real trend color. Many young people want to give their hairstyle a very special look and decide to dye their hair gray. With naturally blonde hair, it is relatively easy to achieve the desired gray tone. The gray color particles penetrate deep into the hair structure and thus create the desired gray effect. However, if you have brown or even black hair and want a gray tone, the process is much more complicated and time-consuming. It also puts a lot of strain on your hair. First of all, it is necessary to literally pull the brown or black color particles out of the hair using aggressive chemicals. This is the only way the gray color pigments can later be deposited evenly in the hair structure. The darker your original hair color, the greater the strain on your hair. However, it's not just a matter of removing the natural hair color; the actual step follows: The dye is applied to the hair and has to work for at least half an hour.

THE DARKER YOUR ORIGINAL HAIR COLOR, THE GREATER THE STRAIN IS ON YOUR HAIR

However, it's not just a matter of removing the natural hair color; the actual step follows: The dye is applied to the hair and has to work for at least half an hour.

Depending on your original color, a slight yellow tinge may emerge after the dyeing process. To eliminate this undesirable effect, you are well advised to use a so-called silver shampoo. This contains violet color particles that visually cancel out the yellow cast. Do not use silver or anti-yellow shampoo too often as it can have a drying effect. After coloring, give your damaged hair a pampering treatment in the form of a hair mask for stressed hair. You can also do something good for your hair immediately after coloring. For example, by using the Color Lock moisture mask, which provides your mane with plenty of moisture. It also seals the color so you can benefit from the desired color effect for even longer.

In our shop you will find many selected products with which you can cover gray hair with ease. We also have a wide range available for you if you want to dye your hair gray. Of course, you can discover numerous care products such as shampoos, conditioners, conditioners and more in our store. Give your hair the care it wants. Enjoy the good feeling of looking great and having shiny, healthy hair.

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