Midday Fix: Going gray, looking great

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George Bruno and Diana Jewell

To purchase a copy of the book:

Going Gray, Looking Great!: The Modern Woman’s Guide to Unfading Glory

Saturday, October 26
Meet-up – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Marriott Courtyard Magnificent Mile
165 E. Ontario

Strut – 4:00 p.m.
“The Bean”
Millennium Park


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The Skunk Stripe
Many women grow out their roots for six months or so and the chop their hair off, either into a buzz or pixie cut.

Highlights or low-lights to blend gray.
But only do this once, as you’ll just make the process longer by coloring your hair.

Gray hair is more coarse when it first grows in – use a Leave-in Conditioner made for silver/gray hair.

Gray hair tends to yellow. Use a blue or violet shampoo. The blue tint in the shampoo counteracts the yellowness.

Avoid heat tools
Hair dryers, curling irons and flat irons cause chemical reactions that can turn silver hair yellow.  Instead of using a hair dryer AND a flat iron, use a paddle brush to blow-dry hair straight in sections.  Purchase a hair dryer with a “cool shot” button.

Conceal the grays
Have your hair cut into layers or use a zig-zag part – this confuses the eye and makes the line less noticeable.

Use hair accessories like headbands and barrettes to cover roots.

Experiment with updos instead of wearing your hair down.

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1 Comment

  • Cathy

    I'm sorry, all the photos of before and after grey hair, the women all looked younger and better with the dark hair. I have only one friend who went from dark hard to white/grey hair and she looks great. Not many can look better, they usually just look older. The women with the grey looked like mothers to the before grey photos. Sorry, I know you all thought they looked just great.

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