When I go on Facebook or bump into old friends I haven’t seen in forever a huge majority of former dirty blondes, redheads, mousy browns and even rich brunettes are now striking blondes. It’s not difficult to see why so many women takeÂ the plunge. MostÂ look fabulous!
I say most because though there’s a right shade of blonde for almost everyone, some women will find it a challenge to find the right shade. If your skin tone is cool and you have blue or green eyes or if you were blonde, strawberry or light brown as a child, chances are you’ll look naturally gorgeous with blonde hair. If however you had dark hair as a child, have a warm complexion or brown eyes you should consult with a
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If you have found a telltale gray hair (or two), it is not necessarily an indicator that lines and wrinkles and sagging are coming soon. Some women get gray early or during perimenopause that can start at age 35.
Why does our hair turn gray? According to Washington DC dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, “Gray hair has lost all of its melanin so the color appears washed out. Genetics and stress can be contributing factors, along with aging. Hydrogen peroxide, which is produced naturally in the body, interferes with melanin. The body also produces catalase, an enzyme which breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. When catalase production slows down, hydrogen peroxide can build up, and