Aging beautifully, to gray or not to gray......... hair and aging? At Red Lotus Skin Salon in Beaverton OR, Master Esthetician Patricia Barnett talks to women about going gray and would like to share to thoughts from our favorite anti-age persoRead Now
Tonya Zavasta talks about graying hair and how to make the process easier.
When are you going to be ready to go naturally gray? Every woman will have to decide for herself. Going gray is not only a big step for us women, but we've got our loved ones to consider.
My mom and my husband stand adamantly against my going gray. My husband Nick tells me:Don’t go gray. Not yet. He says that now, people may think he’s traipsing about with a “younger woman.” He likes that. When I go gray, the illusion’s over.
But there are exceptions. The model Yasmina Rossi is definitely one of them. When touring for my raw food presentations, I met several gorgeous gray-haired women. When you meet such a woman, you get a strong feeling she must be someone special. She no longer hides her age, she brags about it.
So…to go gray or not? After looking at lots of heads and faces, in person and online, I’ve concluded: Several conditions must be met to make gray hair work for you.
How to Prepare for Gray Hair
First: a good complexion! Gray looks good on a wrinkle-free face. And you can have that face. Wrinkles are optional—provided your sound skincare routine isn’t.
Your first essential practice for a wrinkle-free face: a daily masque application. I put mine on first thing in the morning. I keep it on as long as it takes to tidy up my bed—just two or three minutes will do nicely—then take it off with a masque removing brush.
A green clay masque absorbs excess oil, draws out impurities, and tones the skin. Your masque removing process is as important as the masque application itself. A masque removing brush gives additional exfoliation and instantly makes your skin look fresher. Learn more about exfoliation and many other anti-aging skin care practices in my ebook Guide to an Ageless Face.
Second: full healthy hair. No baldness at the temples. This can be achieved too. But you’ll need give daily attention to your scalp--both hair stimulation and nourishment.
Third: good posture and a slim body. Adding raw foods to your diet will help you achieve yourideal weight and fitness level. See my books for more information.
How to Ease the Transition...The Skunk Period
When it comes to gray, it’s eventually all or nothing. But somewhere in between, for all of us, there’s this challenging period—two different colors on your hair, with a distinct dividing line: the “skunk period.”
If you’re ready to transition right now, this article might help: Transitioning to Gray Hair.
Make the change when you feel comfortable. Pick a moment when you feel excited to open a new chapter in your life.
How to Reverse and Prevent Gray Hair
If you’re dreading it…then you’re just not ready. No problem! If you find yourself at the stage where you'd rather delay all that gray, instead take a look at this article: How to Reverse and Prevent Gray Hair.
Prevention is Easier Than Reversal
Whether we are talking gray hair or a smooth complexion, prevention is always easier than reversal.
Those silver years are coming. The sooner you start preparing, the better.