6 Things Women With Grey Hair in Their 20s Know to Be True
Going grey is a different experience for everyone. Like taxes, it's inevitable—but where some women can make it to forty without a single white hair, others go full on silver fox in their twenties. Premature greying is linked to genetics, so there are really only two options: embrace it or don't. Either way, there are common experiences (and frustrations) shared by all affected. Grey hair can grow in with a different texture than the rest of your hair, making it difficult to style. It can also be hard to hide but just as tricky to enhance—essentially, it's the ultimate pain in the proverbial. Whether you've got one or two snow white strands or a significant percentage of grey hair, keep scrolling for six things women in their 20s with grey hair know to be true.
Batiste Neon Lights Dry Shampoo ($10)
What once was a perfect topper to particular outfits only becomes a legit necessity on days your dye job is overdue. From straw boaters to beanies and everything in between, you find new ways to make hats work for all occasions. To avoid hat hair, keep a can of dry shampoo handy at all times. Bonus: The soft volume it delivers also helps disguise grey roots.
Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer ($18)
If your roots grow out super fast, you'll know the pain that is spotting those pesky grey flecks only a week past D.D (Dye Day). To stretch out time between salon appointments try these techniques; switch up your part (this works well when your greys are concentrated in one spot), try a root cover up, or have a go at using coloured hair mascara.
Evo Fabuloso ($40)
Who cares about rent when your greys are so grown in you feel like you've got reverse balayage? (Seriously, we know rent is important but, you know, priorities.) Because we all live in the real world (one where landlords need to make bank on time) we suggest investing in a quality colour depositing treatment. It's a quick and easy way to temporarily mask greys without resorting to a DIY dye job.
Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer ($22)
This is really only a solution for the brave, desperate enough to deal with a few sparse greys by removing them completely. Obviously it's not a permanent solution. (It's also not for anyone with more than a few snowy strands.) Plus, it kinda hurts. That said, we have been known to attack our partlines with a mini pair of tweezers when a pre-selfie hair flick shows up a few rogue greys.
Color Wow Pop and Lock Crystallite Shellac ($30)
Since white hairs are often wiry and coarse, your usual products don't always hit the spot styling-wise. Look for two-in-ones that help soften greys without weighing down the rest of your mop. A lightweight gel gloss is ideal for smoothing the cuticle without slicking your hair down. Texturising sprays are also handy for adding body which takes the focus away from dappled roots.
Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo ($20)
No-one is more supportive of the white hair trend than you. When else has being in vogue been so easy? If you do choose to go all white (or all grey!) keep your colour fresh with a purple toning shampoo. Like blondes, white looks best when it's free of brassiness.