Saturday, 23 May 2009

Gray Hair is Beautiful

This is about sex appeal in the strictest sense of the
phrase. Health and beauty Tip #1 - Gray hair can be
beautiful!

In searching the internet for photos of glamour girls with
anything from a sprinkling of gray to the whole nine yards
- there are four results. They are Emmy Lou Harris, Meryl
Streep, Nichelle Nichols, and Dame Helen Mirren.

We don't have sexy, gray-haired women running around
because they're all dying their hair.

How are we supposed to view graying or gray-haired women as
sexy if the only visual we have is 90 year old Aunt Martha?
The media could be blamed for this, but, women who touch
grays up every week only let them know you don't really
want to see any sexy gray-haired women. Not in the mirror
and not in the media.

As we age, we want to retain our youth. A lot of us have
used eye-cream since our early 20's - we're all about
retaining our looks as long as possible.

Health and Beauty Facts About Gray Hair

Gray hair represents the loss of pigmentation. It's wiry
because it's sheathed in more cuticle than most hair. How
good you look with gray hair is determined by its texture
vis-à-vis the rest of your hair; plus how it goes with
the tone of your skin and eyes.

Graying hair is the start of a natural lightening process
to which you should adapt the colors of your clothes and
makeup.

Here are some beauty instructions for your gray hair:

1. Leave-in conditioners and moisturizers will soften
coarseness.

2. Consider having a professional add "low lights"
streaking of your original color to give shading to gray
areas.

3. Observe the pattern of graying. Some heads gray all
over, some acquire streaks, some gray grows in to frame the
face. Have your stylist shape and celebrate it.

4. If you color your hair, pick a tone one or two shades
lighter than your original color. 5. Going too light or too
dark will make you look older.

6. To test the look, try a semi-permanent solution that
lasts 6-12 shampoos before going for lasting color.

There are health and beauty things you can do to naturally
boost your grays:

1. Give yourself a regular scalp massage. This will keep
your circulation healthy and supply your roots with the
nourishment they need.

2. Use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated to
keep your grays in line. Vitamins and supplements will
keep them from getting too wiry, dry, and haggard. These
can also help keep your hair from going bronze.

3. Increase your protein intake. Not a lot, just enough to
feed your hair. It's not a miracle cure, but it helps.

Makeup Tips for Gray Hair

Gray hair can change the way you look. If you've decided
to go gray, or you already have gray hair, you need to look
at what you're doing with makeup. And, if you don't wear
makeup, now may be a good time to start.

Gray hair will definitely make your complexion look more
pale and could give you a washed-out look. You need more
colorful makeup to boost your skin tones and define your
features. Here's six simple makeup tips for a great new
look with your gray hair.

1. Don't just stick with the same old makeup base -
check-out your current color in the daylight with a mirror
and move up a shade if it's too pale.

2. Brown Eyes - use a gray or brown palette of eyeshadows.

3. Blue Eyes - use a trio palette of gray, slate, and navy.

4. Blush is a must - Use rose tones and pastels. Cream or
cream-powder is best to avoid a powdery look.

5. For lips - use rose, red, apricot, or peach but NOT
brown shades. Brown looks too muddy and dull with your
gray hair.

6. Give definition to your brows - keep them shaped and add
a boost of subtle color with a brow shaper or brow pencil.
If you're using a pencil, apply it against the direction of
the hair growth for a more natural look. Then gently
smooth back I place with brow brush or your finger.

In summary, try these new tips at home and experiment until
you find the look that works. With the right makeup, you
and your gray hair will look fabulous!


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