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Celebrating greys

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA CHANDANI
Published : Apr 28, 2020, 5:11 pm IST
Updated : Apr 28, 2020, 5:11 pm IST

With celebrities across the world embracing their grey hair, hairstylists explain how to flaunt your own silver tresses

Akshay Kumar
 Akshay Kumar

Gone are the days when going grey used to be an embarrassing sign of ageing and celebrities paying fortunes to hide them from the world.

With the ongoing worldwide lockdown preventing celebs from seeing their hairstylists, many actors have used this opportunity to stay natural and embrace their greys.

Recently, Karan Johar took to his Instagram account and uploaded a selfie flaunting his grey hair.

The filmmaker confessed that his daughter Ruhi called him ‘buddha’ and pointed out that he has white hair on the camera. KJo captioned the story, “Black white and grey”.

Akshay Kumar too has been uploading short videos to express his gratitude to the frontline workers who are battling Covid-19 every day, and his natural hair is visible to all.

With more and more celebrities across the world embracing their greys, the au naturel look has become a fashionable hair trend in itself. And while hairstylists too believe that it’s better to accept your grey hair, they warn that it needs extra maintenance.

“It is hard to take care of grey hair over coloured hair. With coloured hair, you can go to a salon and get a touch-up and you are good, but grey hair needs timely care,” says hairstylist Khushi Adaniya, who also suggests keeping your hair moisturised with serum.

“First of all, have confidence that you can embrace your natural self. Use good serum after washing and conditioning your hair, it will keep your hair moisturised for the entire day,” she advises.

In the past, celebrities like Ileana D’Cruz, Jacqueline Fernandez, Dimple Kapadia, Ratna Pathak, and Milind Soman too have gone out with their salt and pepper hair on display.

Even Hollywood celebrities like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Sarah Silverman, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Biel and Katie Holmes have embraced their silver tresses.

USA-based celebrity hairstylist Danielle Keasling explains that embracing greys is as good as dressing for an occasion, and you need a particular type of accessories and makeup to match it.

“Use the right shampoo for grey hair and talk to your stylist because he is aware of your hair texture. For women, they can just keep their whites open and long or a messy bun too will look good on them,” suggests the stylist.

Melroy Dickson, General Manager, Education, Matrix India, warns that the unrelenting Indian summer demands that extra attention be paid to your hair.

“With some extra care, you can sail through the humidity and restore your beautiful silver hair. While the harsh Indian summers are known to make your hair parched, the correct hair care routine will keep your greys healthy, nourished, and beautiful.

Follow a simple hair routine and don’t over-complicate it with multiple products. Wash away all the excess oil and sweat with a good cleansing shampoo and your natural hair is ready to flaunt,” he suggests, adding that using a serum will help protect your grey hair from humidity and frizz.

“It will leave you with shiny and manageable hair. While you’re at it, don’t forget to get your daily intake of that much-needed H20,” he says in conclusion.

Tags: akshay kumar, jacqueline fernandez, coronavirus lockdown
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