Tips and Tricks for Tackling Greying Hair

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Grey hair can be an amazing look. In fact, many people dye their hair grey or silver on purpose, and the greying look as you age can be beautiful. However, sometimes people don’t appreciate grey hair, especially if it starts coming in early. If you’re starting to see grey hairs, and you’re not ready for that to be your permanent look, you may be searching for a way to keep your greying under wraps.

Genetics plays a big part in how early your hair greys, so there’s not always a good way to reverse or prevent greying hair. However, when you start noticing greying hair, you can implement some damage control. Here are the top ways to keep your hair lustrous and colorful for as long as possible.

Supplement with Vitamins and Minerals

Sometimes, your hair can start to go grey simply because you’re not nourishing it well enough. If you boost the amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet, you can slow the greying process down, especially if you catch it early.

A few specific vitamins and minerals are of note when it comes to hair growth, strength, and color. B vitamins, especially B-12, and to a lesser extent, vitamins D, E, and A are all important vitamins for hair. Important minerals include copper and selenium; zinc and iron are also important to keep your hair healthy.

Use Natural Dyeing Techniques

If you want to restore some color to greying hair without opting for a full dye job, use natural dyeing techniques. These techniques don’t have the longevity or intensity of a chemical dye, so they probably won’t work very well if your hair’s been almost entirely stripped of color. However, if you only want to cover up some general grey spots, they can work beautifully.

You can use many different hair dye recipes to naturally bring back some of your color. If you’re naturally blonde, lemon peel and chamomile flowers are common ingredients. Red hair can often benefit from beet or carrot juice. Many people create brown hair dye with coffee, cinnamon, or henna, especially if it has a reddish tint. You may be able to dye your hair back to black with tea, nettle, or black walnut, but remember that you’ll probably have to do it a few times per week.

Learn to Appreciate It

Grey hair doesn’t have to be a curse. Plenty of people start greying in their 30s or even sooner, and most of the time, it’s merely genetics. If you play it right, your grey hair can be a sign of maturity rather than something you desperately try to cover up.

It may also soon be easier to deal with early greying hair. Big-name celebrities have dyed their hair grey in the past, and it’s not an uncommon sight to see young adults with beautifully dyed grey hair. Although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, the salt-and-pepper or even fully grey look can be perfect for a variety of styles.

Dye It Chemically

If you want to get rid of the grey hairs, and nothing else seems to be working, you can try a chemical dye job. This is by far the most effective way to do it; you can get a long-lasting dye for less frequent applications, and a talented stylist can mix dyes to find a look that matches your pre-grey style.

This is one dye job you don’t want to do yourself. Although you may be happy to mix up box dyes at home and try things out at other times, dyeing grey hair is tricky business. If you mess it up, you can cause even more damage to your hair and wring more of your natural color out of your locks. Instead, trust your dye job to an Ogle School salon. That way, you’ll know you’re getting the right look.


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Although you may feel dread when you look in the mirror and see that first grey hair, there’s no reason to freak out over it. You may be able to reduce the rate at which you grey, and even if you’re not able to, there are plenty of other options. If you decide to go down the dye route, book an appointment at Ogle Salon to keep your hair looking professional.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.