Gray Hair by Choice???

Everyday, I see women and a few men spending well over $200 to cover their gray hair. While taking their money my coworkers are dying their hair gray, lilac and every color in between. I found 1 gray hair and cried. My mother made sure to point it out to me while telling me "nuh pluck um out." I found this article last week and had to share.
Check out some Celebs with gray hair before reading the article after the jump.

How Did Gray Hair Become the Hot New Hair Color?

By Jessica Parker

Gray hair on women used to carry a certain stigma, but these days young starlets are rushing out to replicate the silvery sheen traditionally associated with their more well-traveled counterparts.

The article gives a lowdown on the new trend for gray hair. Read on to find out why gray has become so popular, which celebs are embracing this fresh new look and how you can achieve it yourself.

Why is gray hair suddenly so popular?
Gray hair is sometimes considered to be undesirable, and many people choose to cover up or dye their gray hair. However, if treated properly, naturally gray or dyed gray hair can be an extremely stylish and elegant look. In fact, gray hair has hit the headlines recently with stylish celebs stepping out while sporting newly silver locks, this bold new effect just screaming, “Look
at me!”

Inspired by those fashion leaders, the trend is now catching on with young fashionistas everywhere who are keen to challenge the norm, make a stand against the traditional “silver stigma” and experiment with this radical choice.

Who’s doing it?
Kate Moss, Kelly Osbourne, Kelis, Pixie Geldof and Ellie Goulding are just some of the big names who have recently joined the gray brigade, and each of them has interpreted the style in their own individual way. All these stars, though, cleverly match their silky silver hair with perfectly cared for, youthful-looking skin and vibrant makeup to ensure the look is more edgy than aging.

How to achieve the look:
The first step to achieving silvery locks is to bleach the hair from root to tip to a very light blonde. From here, it will be possible to add the gray color with a toner, the key being to make sure you keep it in for the right length of time. This look is tricky to achieve solo, and you might want to head to a salon so a stylist can work their magic on you instead.
Remember, bleaching is hard on your hair, and you need to adapt your hair-care routine to counteract the drying effect it can have. Opt for a deep-moisturizing shampoo and conditioner from top brands like Kérastase or Tigi hair products to keep the hair looking smooth and silky.

Hair-care tips for naturally gray hair:
Naturally gray hair can be a highly chic and bold look, but for the best results, gray hair needs to be looked after with the correct hair-care products, normally including moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. There are professional “anti-aging” hair-care shampoos available that will add moisture to the hair and control the cuticle. Gray hair may also need conditioning color enhancers, as gray hair tends to absorb pollutants from the air and can otherwise look as though it has become stained by tobacco.

Professional hair-care products can make all the difference with gray hair by bringing out the shine and volume needed to create a really strong impression and keeping the color vibrant and clean. Ask your stylist to recommend the right type of hair-care products for you, and be prepared to spend a little more if you want to achieve the best results. Make sure you treat your silver locks properly, and they should stay shimmering and shiny every day!

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