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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.

How to Control Excessive Hair Growth in Men

Unshaven man

Excessive hair growth in men is not something many people end up thinking about. After all, most traditional images of masculinity involve embracing facial and body hair for men. A certain level of hair is simply considered healthy and attractive. Not all men enjoy maintaining all that hair though and some experience hair even in excess of that. The end result is a situation where they can end up feeling like they can’t really achieve the look they desire because there is too much hair that needs tending constantly. There’s no one to really give them tips on how to control it beyond shaving either. Fortunately, controlling excessive hair growth isn’t actually that hard if you know the reason why you’re experiencing it. We’ve got a quick look at potential reasons why you might be experiencing excess hair growth and some ways you can get it back under control so that you can feel like you look your best.

Finding Reasons
Excess hair growth is one of those issues that can end up having a variety of causes. There are plenty of people who experience it naturally thanks to certain genetic traits. This can be annoying, but in general isn’t anything worry about. However, you might want to pay slightly more attention if the excess hair growth is if it isn’t something you’ve been dealing with for most of your life. You’ll then want to look into what happened before you started experiencing the problem. In some cases, particular medications can cause reactions that lead to excess hair growth. The problem should be able to be greatly reduced in most cases by ceasing the medication. Other cases can end up being the result of an underlying illness that is affecting the body. These issues are often ones that affect the organs of your body that regulate hormones, but it can be other reasons as well. Regardless of the reason, a sudden increase in hair growth is something to potentially discuss with a doctor.

Man shaving

Reducing Hair Growth
After isolating a potential reason, you’ll want to figure out the steps that you need to take to help ensure you can maintain the look you want. For many men, this will largely involve wanting to find a way to reduce overall hair growth without permanently removing it. This can be achieved in a number of ways depending on the location of the body. Your face is generally the area you’re going to need to be the most careful around to help minimize any lasting issues. The skin is simply more sensitive in that area. Minimizing excess hair can be as simple as finding the appropriate targeted product. There are plenty available that help by breaking down hairs or otherwise damaging their ability to grow. It is also a potential source of issues for one’s skin though. In general, that’s why shaving is typically ideal for the face. The body has more options as waxing and similar treatments can remove large areas of unwanted hair and make them slower to return. Over time, the hair should thin some from root damage without needing to worry about it being gone permanently.

Removing Excess Hair
Actual permanent removal of unwanted hair is also comparatively easy. It will involve undergoing particular treatments though that require multiple sessions to properly achieve. This is because of the way hair grows. It has growth cycles where each time a different follicle surfaces from the root. As a result, you have to actively destroy each follicle to properly remove the hair. Laser hair removal is one of the more common ways of doing this, but it, unfortunately, tends to have limited effectiveness for anyone without lighter skin and dark hair. That’s why electrolysis exists. These treatments take a much more intensive approach and involve a technician literally applying electricity to follicles to try and kill the root properly. The process is time-intensive, but spread out over up to a year to help minimize the amount of time spent on a given area. It does tend to produce clear results over time though as most of the time the hair growth will have been permanently stopped.

Removing excessive hair growth isn’t hard, but it can be pushed against by society for some men. They get told that attempting to remove the hair somehow damages their masculinity. The truth is that you should do what you need to do to be comfortable with yourself. Society at large has no place determining your particular aesthetics or grooming habits. So be mindful of any new excessive hair growth, but beyond that control it as you wish.

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.