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What are some tips for women who want to go gray after coloring their hair for years?

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Women who want to go gray gracefully can cut off the ends of their dyed hair and start using a lighter color each time they dye their roots, notes Good Housekeeping. This helps blend the transition from dyed hair to gray hair more gradually.

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Going gray is a slow process that can frustrate women enough to just start dying it in order to hide the gray. After a time, women may want to try letting their hair go gray but the sudden gray growth along dyed hair looks unattractive. Beyond using a lighter hair dye with each coloration, women can also switch to a semi-permanent hair dye which appears more translucent compared to the permanent dyes.

Those with gray streaks may want to have their stylist add in lighter colored streaks throughout their hair to make the gray streaking look intended and more attractive. Make sure to use a lightening shampoo or pale purple hair dye to counteract any yellowing of the gray hair and keep it looking shiny.

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