Do you have the first gray hairs? No problem, because that's completely normal. However, you should definitely leave these things behind...
In childhood and adolescence, it is assumed that gray hair will only develop when you are 60 or 70 years old. But the reality is different: around 60 percent of all women get their first gray hair at the age of around 30.
But how do you best deal with it? Can you prevent graying or should you pluck out the first hairs? And do you have to adapt the care? One thing is certain: you can do a lot wrong. These are the mistakes you should avoid:
Even if the first gray hairs are a shock to you: plucking them out doesn't change anything, or even make it worse. If you catch the hair without a root, it will grow back just as colorless. However, if you also pluck the hair root out, it will no longer grow back. That may not matter with a single hair. However, if you keep removing hair from your head in this way, your hair will gradually be thinned out. So plucking out your gray hair is not a good idea at all.
It is completely normal for us to all turn gray sooner or later. However, you shouldn't ignore the graying. Have a close look at how quickly and where the gray hairs are increasing. Does anything seem strange to you, e.g. B. because the gray hair grows particularly quickly or only in certain areas, a zinc or iron deficiency could also be the reason. If in doubt, you should consult a doctor.
It is well known that smoking promotes the aging process. However, many people do not know that nicotine consumption also affects their hair. If you want to lose your original hair color as late as possible, you should do without the glow stick.
Gray hair suffers from daily shampooing just like pigmented hair. Wet hair breaks more easily, becomes roughened and dull. If you do not sweat profusely every day (e.g. when exercising), it is sufficient to wash your hair two to three times a week.
If you want to hide your gray hair for as long as possible, you should plan for regular visits to the hairdresser. Your hair expert can give you the best advice on how to B. hide the gray strands with a slightly different cut. He can also give tips on what special care your hair now needs.
Gray hair differs not only in color from its previous head of hair, but also in texture. Sooner or later it will therefore be necessary to adapt the shampoo and other care products to it in order to shine with the new color with healthy and well-groomed hair.