I am 51 years old and my hair is already completely white. I used to wear it blonde until a few months ago when I felt really tired of going to the hairdresser to touch up my roots every 3 weeks! Furthermore, with the increase in prices and inflation, it was really becoming too expensive for me. What to do then, how to wear my white hair? How to look young with white hair? Like any woman, I want to be beautiful and I am always looking for anti-aging ideas, especially now that I have let my hair go natural. However, I want to share with you these 5 expert tips that have really helped me rejuvenate, love myself, and embrace my white hair:
How to look young with white hair: Opt for a new haircut
When you want to look younger with white hair, the first thing that professionals advise to change is your haircut. Soft layered styles are preferable, and blunt styles should be avoided at all costs. As you age, the shape of your face changes and becomes more angular, so opting for a haircut that rounds out the face is always a good idea. Soft and layered hairstyles such as a long bob that reaches below the jawline with layers around the face have an instant anti-aging effect on the face. Ask your hairdresser to try to create natural movement and volume in your hair. Then, try to avoid using heat styling tools on a daily basis to keep your hair in good condition and healthier.
Avoid too long hair to look young with white hair
According to hairdressing professionals, the myth that having long hair that reaches below the chest makes us look younger is false. Hair that long is very difficult to maintain and style, and poorly maintained hair is always a bad idea. As mentioned in the previous point, to look younger with white or gray hair, you need a style that lifts the face and doesn’t pull it down like overly long hair.
Use the right care products for white and gray hair
Using appropriate products for your hair type is very important to look younger with white or gray hair. There are plenty of products designed for mature hair, but it is recommended to avoid products that are too heavy or greasy. Light formulas are always preferred when it comes to white or gray hair. And in the case of curly or frizzy hair, it is better to use products that help enhance your curls by giving them vitality. But be careful: using too many styling products such as mousse or hairspray can have the opposite effect and make you look older.
Add dimension to your white or gray hair
Even if you no longer want to dye your hair, it may be worth considering adding some lowlights to give them more dimension. What are lowlights? They are exactly the opposite of highlights: that is, strands of darker color. For white and gray hair, this could be black or dark gray strands. This style is called salt and pepper and the results are usually very beautiful and rejuvenating. The dark strands give much more dimension to white and gray hair by making it appear thicker and silkier. This hairstyle is very easy to maintain and you will only need to redo your hair once or twice a year. You will not regret it if you decide to do lowlights: your hair will appear more voluminous, you will have a better complexion and you will feel rejuvenated and refreshed!
Pay attention to your makeup if you want to look younger with white hair
Makeup can help us look even more beautiful at every age, but if you have decided to let your hair go natural with white or gray, it becomes even more important. However, try not to overdo it: a light foundation or tinted cream is a good base for women over 50. If you are trying to hide and camouflage your wrinkles, it may be a good idea to try a makeup primer that fills in the crevices in the skin and makes them less visible. Highlighting your eyes is also very important, but professionals recommend using natural-colored eyeshadows such as pink or peach. And don’t forget to emphasize your eyebrows, which frame your face!