Embracing Your Greys



There’s a quote which states ‘It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand’. This statement is truly applicable in many situations throughout life; there are times when we may feel that something we are going through is very difficult or that nothing good can come from it, when a lot of the time the opposite is true. Everyone has their own individual challenges that they must face and overcome.


The hair on top of our heads is something that people can sometimes take for granted. As children, hair seems to grow and flow with ease, but the older we get the more that changes. Not only may it start thinning for some people as they get older, but there may also be a noticeable change in colour. The greying of hair is normal and usually happens to those who are over a certain age. “Fifty percent of the population has about 50% gray hair at age 50,” says Dr. Anthony Oro, professor of dermatology at Stanford University. And like skin, hair changes its texture with age, says Dr. Heather Woolery Lloyd, director of ethnic skin care at the University of Miami School of Medicine.”


Scientists are hard at work on reversing the effects of grey hair, but it’s important to embrace the way your hair is naturally. If your hair is thinning, there are wonderful steps you can take to promote healthy new hair growth, but the greying of your hair is something that should be worn like a badge of honour. For those who don’t agree with that statement, there are many options to choose from.


It’s important to know that your hair doesn’t turn grey but actually will start growing that way, which means that naturally it’s supposed to happen. Whether you decide to embrace your greys or alter them, make sure you consult with your Ottawa hair stylist first. They will be able to help your hair look it’s best regardless of the colour.