Do Not Pluck Your Gray Hair
“If you pluck a gray hair, then seven more strands will come to its funeral” is nothing more than an old wives’ tale with no kind of scientific backing.
However, if you do pluck our your gray hairs, you are ripping that hair strand out of the root. This will damage your growth follicle and that specific hair strand on your head will never grow back. For example, if you tweeze your eyebrows enough, you will never see thick eyebrows again.
Plucking your gray hairs will only result in very thin and extremely low dense hair, with the continual growth of gray hairs. There is absolutely no benefit to plucking nor tweezing your gray hairs.
Do Not Do Wild Color Experiments On Your Own
As soon as you see your first gray hair, you may get the twitch to color your entire head of hair immediately. Instead of going for the most vibrant color you can find, test your gray hair first to see what kind of color would be best.
Not every gray hair is the same and neither is every coloring treatment. Lowlights or highlights are a great step for coloring your hair, as they will allow the gray hairs to blend and you don’t need to commit one hair color to consistently touch-up.
You should also consider natural coloring like henna. Try henna* to have fiery red highlights or do a henna* treatment then an indigo* treatment for a black/blue-black color to blend with your natural hair color. Don’t be afraid of coloring your hair, but do not hesitate to see a professional to ensure the health of your hair is preserved.
Do Not Slack On Your Healthy Hair Regimen
One thing that I have found about my gray hair is that it does not feel nor look the same as my soft and coily hair.
That pesky piece of hair is very coarse and very fine. My gray hair literally sticks up no matter how much edge control I use to lay it down.
Gray hair can be a bit rough and wiry, so it’s in your best interest for your hair to not slack on your hair regimen. Continue with the protein treatments and the deep conditioning* treatments.
Be sure to moisturize your hair often and efficiently, for example using the L.O.C. method. The more gray hairs you obtain, the more you should reevaluate your hair care regimen to suite the needs of your hair in the present time.
When was the first time you saw your first gray hair?