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Five Reasons to Love Your Greys

Smiling mature woman with greying hair

Grey hair is an inevitable part of life as you age, and while your initial reaction may be to cover these up and try to hide them, you could instead learn how to love them. The 20% of greying American women who choose not to dye their hair have managed to do this, and this has resulted in them feeling more empowered and free than ever.

Not Dyeing Your Hair Saves Time and Money
If you have already been dyeing your hair for a few years now, take a minute to think about how much money, as well as time, you have spent on this. Whether you dye it yourself or have it done professionally, this is something that will have to be repeated every couple of months, meaning that the time and money that it takes from you can really add up. By saving money on all of that hair dye, you will be able to treat yourself in other parts of life.

Challenge What is Expected of You
In many societies, women are now expected to keep themselves looking as young as possible, and many feel as though they do not have a choice when it comes to dyeing their greys. However, think about the generations who are younger than you, and the type of message that you want to send to them. If you would prefer for women to be able to simply be themselves, and be proud of the way that they look, then you need to begin leading by example.

Mature woman feeling empowered

Feel Empowered
As mentioned above, keeping your grey hairs, and being proud of them on top of that, is something that challenges society’s expectations of women. By doing so, you will no doubt end up feeling empowered and free, as you are no longer following an unwritten set of rules that do not actually benefit you.

Show Off Your Wisdom and Maturity
Grey hair tends to mean that you have reached a certain stage in life, and with this stage comes added wisdom and maturity. Rather than dyeing your hair or cutting out your greys, leave them in so that other people can perceive you to be just as wise as you really are.

Woman with stylish greying hair

Grey Hair Does Not Need to Be Boring
Grey hair has actually been quite trendy in recent years, and many celebrities have proudly sported the shade. While many women think that grey hair is aging and boring, this definitely does not need to be the case. You can still experiment with different cuts, styles, and shades of grey, still allowing your hair to showcase your personality.

Many women who embrace their greys tend to call them silver, rather than grey, as silver is seen as a medal of sorts, while grey has more of a negative connotation. Whatever you want to call it, this is a part of life that you will not be able to avoid, so rather than trying to put off dealing with it for as long as possible, embrace it, love your greys, and be proud of who you are.

Hair Transplants Aren’t Just For Men

woman looking at hair
Most of us begin losing our hair at one point or another. It is a problem that comes with age. The body gets some cue we’re not entirely certain of and begins sabotaging our appearance. For many of us, our hair is a source of pride and confidence and losing even some of it begins to disrupt our carefully managed view of ourselves. Many women feel the loss particularly keenly and we end up seeking out ways that we can manage it without it being too obvious. This involves turning to stylists and discussing our options for disguising the loss or finding hair pieces that help to fill in the affected areas. Regardless of method, it provides a bit of confidence that often feels easily disrupted. You can do better though. Hair transplantation works for women too despite having a somewhat high barrier for entry than it does for men.

Differences in Hair Loss
What makes it more difficult for women to get hair transplants is that, on average, men and women tend to lost their hair in different patterns. Male hair loss tends to occur towards the front of the head with the hairline receding over time along with accompanying thinning on the crown. This leads to baldness over the top of the head with the back and sides still being relatively full. By contrast, most women experience a pattern of hair loss best defined by the gradual thinning of hair all over their heads. The overall pattern of thinning is comparatively harder to try as opposed to patterns of focused hair loss as experienced by men. Not everyone follows these generalized patterns though. Women whose pattern of hair loss that mirrors men’s typical hair loss are actually lucky in that it is quite possible to treatm with a hair transplant by comparison to the expected form of hair loss.

Woman looking at her hair
Methods of Hair Transplant
The manner that hair transplants are done is what ultimately determines the feasibility of it as a treatment. There are two popular forms: line/strip and follicular unit extraction. The line methods, as you might expect, involves the removal of a thin line of hair from an easily disguised location that is then transplanted to the new location. The hair is typically taken from the back of the head and towards the neck for women as hairstyles for women tend to favor longer hair and thereby disguise the transplant better. However, follicular unit extraction is also highly viable and more precise in its methods. It involves removing bunches of hair, typically four to five, from an area of the scalp for transplantation elsewhere. This provides a more subtle differences than the strip method as natural hair growth will generally disguised the removed areas almost perfectly. All removed hairs are transplanted to the desired areas on the head after removal though and go on to behave more or less like the hair did before.

Assessment Required
Before you can actually get a transplant you’ll need to be properly assessed so your doctor can decide whether it will work for you. There are various potential conditions that can lead to hair loss that will reverse themselves natural after treatment. Additionally, there are conditions that will make it harder to get good results out of the transplant. Assessment follows standard medical procedure in that it involves blood tests and examining you overall health to ensure that you’re a good candidate. Women with hair loss more like men, as stated before, are more likely to be good candidates for hair transplants. This is because the focused thinning means there are more areas of healthy hair available for a doctor to take healthy hair from for the transplant. Some women with generalized thinning can be lucky though and retain healthy areas of hair that can be pulled from without making that area thing as well. It is important to remember that there is no way to alter the potential for treatment in this case, but a doctor can give you other potential options if a transplant will not work for you.

Hair transplants for women are rarer things than they are for men. This is largely due to the fact that most women lose their hair in a different pattern than men that makes transplantation much harder. It can be done for some women though. Try to have realistic expectations about these procedures though. Transplants can’t give your the hair of your youth back, but they can give you an overall healthier and fuller look for the you of the now.

Get Beachy

Both summer and tropical getaways are permanently associated with beaches. The warm sand and saltwater-scented air conjure a variety of ideas depending on what you like to do. Most of us end up thinking about enjoying ourselves in the sun or indulging in a little time in the waves. This has the added bonus of adding a special sort of “beachy” look to our hair and features if we’re out there long and often enough. You know the potential downsides of going out on the beach though. The constant sun beating down on your skin is consistently doing damage even when you’re wearing sunscreen. Getting a tan isn’t necessarily the healthiest thing for your skin either despite it looking attractive. So how do you get the beach look without the downsides? It is simpler than you think.

Woman with beachy hair

The Hair
Easy, relaxed curls and waves have long been the hallmark of beachgoers. Hair ends up being lightly textured from the salt water, sand, and wind. This look is frequently associated with California, but it is truly the property of the beach…though you can get around that with a little know-how. Knowing that beach hair is frequently the result of it coming into contact with salt water is really all anyone ever needed to figure out. This has lead to a wide variety of products cropping up that can give you the perfect beach hair without spending any time at the beach. You’re looking for sea salt or saltwater texturizing sprays. They are specifically designed to cultivate beach hair. You can add it this by using the texturing spray on a drying braid or bun as well to give your hair that extra encouragement for waves. Hair is only part of the look though.

Woman with tanned skin

The Tan
It is hard to recommend that anyone genuinely get a tan. Outdoor tanning is far better than indoor tanning, but both are distinctly dangerous for your skin. You end up being constantly bombarded by UV rays that work against your goals of appropriate skin care. Each kind of UV ray does differing damage to your skin. The worst ones are responsible for premature aging. Those wanting to take the best care of their skin should be trying to minimize their time out in the sun. You can do this by finding sunless tanning products. These products cause your skin to take on the appearance of tan without needing to spend any time in the sun. Notably, they are well past the old days where such products were a joke and a good way to turn your skin orange. Instead, you can now find a wide variety of reliable products capable of giving you the level of tan you want. Most of them work through repeated use and will have specific instructions on how to get the tan you want and maintain it without going outside. With the hair and the tan done, you only have to worry about the rest of the look.

Summer style

The Look
Most of us know the value of a good outfit. A carefully chosen one can set a mood or stop a room by inviting attention. Things are no different when you want to get the beach look. You can get the look by favoring airy, summer clothes. Remember that the beach clothing is typically worn over bathing suits and as a result is seldom skin tight. Cultivate an airy, relaxed wardrobe that looks ready to be set aside at a moment’s notice for playing in the surf. Light blouses, sun hats, and wide legged pants are all capable of catching the wind and fluttering like they’re in a sea breeze. Sundresses are also good options. Sandals are a must to complete the beach look too. There’s a lot of room for variation here as you can mix and match many different styles within these themed kinds of clothing to perfect your beach look.

Hair, tan, and clothing all come together to create a beach look. Most of the time they are simply the effects of going out and enjoying the beach, but you can tame these formerly wild happenstances and make them your own. You don’t need to harm your skin to look like you’ve just come from the beach. All you need to do is remember these tips and work on perfecting your own look. It will certainly give you a fresh and beautiful summer look even if you haven’t seen a beach in months.

Can Beer Improve Hair?

Woman drinking beer

With all the talk of beer and Oktoberfest at this point of the year, people inevitably begin to wonder if they can combine a drink they enjoy with some part of personal care. That or there’s an incident with a clumsy friend and everyone gets to find out together. It isn’t just the product of accidents or ill-considered thoughts late in the evening, though. People have legitimately looked into whether or not you can use beer to care for their hair and skin. OROGOLD did run into claims specifically about beer being able to improve people’s hair both immediately or within a week of beginning to use it routinely. These were interesting enough that we’ve put together an overview of the experiences people have had with beer used in this manner.

A Bottle A Day Keeps the Oil Away?
One of the main things people have found is that using beer appears to actually help clean oils out of hair in a somewhat effective manner. Even the oiliest of hair can get this benefit with the quick application of a bottle of beer. There is a catch to this direct use though. Your hair does need those oils. Anyone without oily hair can rapidly find their hair becoming brittle and dull thanks to their not being enough oil left after the direct use of beer. Oily hair can generally replace the oils fairly well. The beer can also cause unwanted reactions from your scalp. Some claim it generates a response that improves hair, but most people experience their scalp drying out from the beer. This is because of the alcohol involved. It makes actually using beer directly a problematic and inadvisable option for most people. There is also the fact that you’ll smell like you’ve had beer dumped on you.

Beer and Products
You’re much more likely to get benefits from products incorporating beer or its ingredients into their product’s ingredient list. These will either lack or control for the alcohol content of beer. As a result, you’ll be able to get the benefits of the nutrients in the ingredients without needing to deal with drying effects. A wide range of shampoos, conditioners, and other hair products actually do use beer in their ingredients and they are genuinely good for your hair. Both the beer as an ingredient and their other hair supporting ingredient choices do things that the direct application of a can of beer will never do for your hair. OROGOLD firmly recommends considering such products instead of directly applying a beer to your hair. The quality of the beer you use really won’t change the effects of the alcohol on your hair and scalp.

At the moment, there is very little to suggest that drinking a good quality beer routinely will offer you any real benefit to your hair’s health either. There are potentially useful components within a beer that your body can use, but it is largely alcohol. Alcohol is a relatively mild poison for the body ultimately and as a result drinking beyond a certain amount of it routinely will actually have a negative effect on how you look and feel. Remember that most things are okay in moderation and this applies to alcohol as well. Just don’t expect it to become a miracle hair product. It cannot and will not ever really replace a properly formulated product created specifically for hair care.

Using unexpected things in personal care appeals to OROGOLD, but there doesn’t seem to be much to the idea that beer will improve your hair on its own. The products that do use it as an ingredient include other ingredients as well to counter possibly damaging effects and boost positive ones. Goods products are good products regardless of their ingredients. Feel free to try a few products like those as they won’t hurt you, but try to take our word for it that you don’t want to try dumping a bottle of beer over your hair routinely.