Move over fashion colors, “granny hair” is taking the beauty industry by storm and it doesn’t look like this trend is fizzing out anytime soon. From the runway, magazines and to the salons, women are asking to go…gray!
Surprisingly, this look is extremely difficult to achieve (if it’s not o’naturale) and maintain. But once achieved and on point, it’s definitely worth the effort.
I should know. Because I’m now sporting some granny gray of my own! And so far I’ve found that grays do have more fun!
Coming from someone who has colored their hair for over the past decade — and when I say color, I mean that I have had my hair every color and style under the sun from a pink and violet mohawk, to long red hair, to pretty much not having hair at all — I don’t think there was never a moment I thought I would want to be gray. And now here I am sporting an absolutely amazing gray pixie!
I’ve gotten a lot of reactions about my granny locks and the polls are in: Everyone loves it! I even got asked while I was out, if I worked at The Root Salon because she recognized my hair.
Most people are surprised how much it brings out my eyes and complements my skin tone. This is something I’ve never heard before with any hair color I’ve sported. Gray has given me the opportunity to play around with my makeup and try new things. So far, I really dig having gold and pink tones in my eye shadow, a darker blue eye liner and topping it off with a coral lipstick.
Now this bold look requires some commitment. It took about 6-7 weeks to get the color where its at now with several haircuts in between and it needs to be touched up every 3-4 weeks. I try to only shampoo my hair 2 times a week, (if that) with a sulfate- free, color friendly shampoo with cold water. This helps my color from fading faster and turning a beige/ yellow tone. I try not to blow dry it and keep heat tools off (I don’t really have a lot of hair so it’s easier for me). I also have been staying out of the direct sun for long periods of time as well to help maintain the tone.
With that said, I don’t think I’ve ever been more happy with a hair color before. I look forward to having this trend stay and hope we can all embrace the gray we have inside of us!
Blog by Stefanie Whitman