At what point should you stop dyeing your hair? At what juncture does the idea of you being a natural brunette (in relation to the rest of your appearance, that is) feel a little . . . improbable? It’s something I have been thinking about a lot lately, as I approach 60 and, after nearly a quarter of a century of having my hair professionally dyed brown, I have come to the decision it is time to stop. Time to admit to the world that I am not, in fact, a natural brunette any more. I am almost completely grey. And so it is that I am sitting in my favourite hair salon, finally ready to take the plunge. To go out proud and grey, that is, which means getting rid of all the brown and dyeing it to match my grey — no, hang on, let’s be clear about this — white roots. If this doesn’t seem such a very big deal to you, then perhaps you are a blonde and can get away with leaving them undone for a while. Christa D Souza (pictured left with Josh Wood) shared the … [Read more...] about Why EVERY woman should go grey at 60
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A Llanelli schoolgirl nearly died after taking an overdose because she was allegedly being bullied over her ginger hair, her mum has said. She said the whole family had been left 'devastated' by what had happened to her 12-year-old daughter. At one point she said her daughter had hacked off most of her hair with a pair of scissors. But the biggest shock was when she came home to find her daughter turning grey and unresponsive on the floor. "It's been a very hard time," she said. "It more or less started on day one when she was walking home, girls were calling her names and there was one incident where they even hit her with a stick," claimed the mum, who does not want herself or her daughter named in this article. "The bullying was mainly happening in the hallways where they would be spitting, pushing her and pulling her hair. She would come back with spit all over her and they would call her fat. "We are currently waiting for confirmation of a diagnosis of Asperger's and because of … [Read more...] about Girl ‘bullied’ because of her ginger hair took an overdose and nearly died
It’s the holy grail of hair: how to turn back the clock on damage and restore soft, silky, healthy tresses. In the past, the best we could do was pile on conditioning masks and use shine serums to disguise the signs of damage. Now though, there’s new hope for hair that’s been put through the wringer by colouring or styling. The beauty world is being revolutionised by new ‘inner strength’ technology which rebuilds broken hair from within. "Your hair contains keratin bonds, which are like ladders," explains Sophia Hilton, founder of Not Another Salon . "When you colour or heat hair, the rungs can break. Break too many and your hair snaps. This technology permanently reconnects those bonds, so hair is physically stronger." In salons, bond menders such as Olaplex , L’Oréal Professionnel Smartbond , Wellaplex and INNOluxe V2 (which Sophia uses) can be added during colour sessions, or used as a stand-alone repair treatment. And the idea is popping … [Read more...] about Repair damaged hair with these breakthrough treatments
MOST of us know the term ombré to describe hair that transitions from dark to light . . . but it is time to add a new buzzword to your salon vocabulary – grombré. These days silver sisters are ditching the dye to embrace their natural greys, with 200,000 Instagram results for #greyhairdontcare and 40,000 for #greyisthenewblack. Here, ISABEL DEIBE speaks to four women in their twenties and thirties who have already gone grey gracefully. Elizabeth, 26, says 'accept that people are who they are' MAKE-UP artist Elizabeth Rhodes started going grey at 15 and believes it was genetic and partly due to the stress of having several operations as a child. To begin with she dyed her locks blonde with the help of hairdresser mum Sally but stopped because the chemicals damaged her hair. Photography graduate Elizabeth, 26, from Chester, says: "Being part Trinidadian, I have afro-texture hair. I love my distinctive look and I get a lot of comments because … [Read more...] about We meet four women under 40 who are proud to be embracing their grey hair
THE red squirrel, the wildcat and the grey long-eared bat are now all under severe threat of extinction. They are among 12 species on the first "red list" for wild mammals currently battling for survival in the UK. Here's what we know... What animals are now facing extinction in the UK? The Mammal Society and Natural England study said almost one in five British mammals was at risk of extinction. Climate change, loss of habitat, use of pesticides and disease are to blame for the shocking demise in numbers. It reports the hedgehog and water vole have seen their populations decline by almost 70 per cent in two decades. Any species on the "red list" is deemed "threatened" and faces possible extinction within just 10 years. Three species were given "critically endangered" status. They are the wildcat, the greater mouse-eared bat and the black rat. The next highest threat level is "endangered". Listed here is the red squirrel, the beaver, water vole and grey long-eared bat. The … [Read more...] about What animals are extinct and endangered and when did the dinosaurs and dodo disappear?