White Hair, Don't Care! Here are 6 Ways You Can Deal with White Hair in Singapore

Published on May 24, 2017

White hair.

Everybody hates it because it makes you feel old and less beautiful - but it doesn't have to be that way!

Though it's part and parcel of growing older, it can affect your self-confidence. Whether you are dealing with premature greying or the effects of ageing, here are 6 ways to deal with white hair ...

1. Retouch It

Colour on the hair roots

Hair Colour Retouch and Scalp Treatment by Focus Hairdressing @ Chinatown Point

The most common and obvious option to conceal white hair is to simply dye it.

Dyeing light hair is easier than lightening dark hair and your roots won't be as obvious until they're about an inch, which means you won't have to go to the salon too often for touch-ups. However, there are a few things you should take note of:

  1. Colouring dark colours over white hair may make it tougher for you to achieve brighter vibrant colours in the future.
  2. Herbal colours may sound like a healthier option but often, they replace ammonia with chemicals that could potentially be more harmful to your health. 
No Bleach Hair Colour at AUBE

No Bleach Hair Colour by Aube Japanese Hair Salon

2. Reverse ombre it

Reverse Ombre

Turn your "tragedy" into a trendy 'do.

Ombre has always been a big trend but with lighter roots, you can do a reverse ombre and don the grown-out roots trend.

Another reason to rock the reverse ombre? You don't have to keep running to the salon to touch-up those roots!

Grey Blue Balayage

Grey Blue Balayage by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central

3. Highlight it

If only a few pesky white hairs seem to be a problem, you can highlight it instead of colouring your whole head.

Highlights make it look less obvious that you are trying to conceal your white hairs and if done right, the highlights will look almost natural. It will also soften the look of the harsh contrast line.

4. Flaunt it

White hair is a blessing in disguise, believe it or not! Take the opportunity to dye your whole head a lighter colour as you never have to pay or face the pain of bleaching your tresses to try cool colours.

Icy Grey Hair Colour at Picasso

Icy Gray by Picasso Hair Studio

Going for a style like the ones above creates a seamless blend between your natural white hair and the purple dye.

Colour Blocking with Grey Hair

Colour Blocking by Evolve Salon

Age is just a number. So while you are flaunting your white hair by mixing it with trendy colours, take it a step further with something funky like Colour Blocking. The contrast is sure to turn a few heads and unleash your inner youth!

5. Embrace it

Grey Hair Highlight

Grey Highlight at 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bedok Point

Embrace #greyhairdontcare and let your silvery grey tresses shine through. Ever since it's introduction, the granny hair trend has been going strong even till now. However, unlike most, you don't have to bleach your tresses to flaunt the look.

What's not to love about never needing to hit the salon for a dye job ever again because your natural grey hair is on trend without even trying!

Grey Hair Rebonding

Tokio Design Rebonding by Hair by Yohei

Still, you may want to consider soft rebonding your hair for additional shine and sleekness!

6. Reduce it

final massage

Revivre Scalp Treatment

White hair is a result of when hair loses its pigment that is brought on by several factors such as genetics, hormones, melanin deficiency, stress and underlying medical conditions. To reduce the number of white hairs you must first identify the cause to determine the best solution. If your white hair is brought on by stress, it's about time you reevaluate your hectic schedule and set aside some time for rest and relaxation. A simple trip to the salon for a rejuvenating scalp treatment can put you in a relaxing mood and decrease the number of white hairs on your head. 

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