The most successful way to handle grey hair depends on its color and texture as well as your overall look. If you find that your grey hairs suit you, there's no reason to use hair color to hide them. If, on the other hand, your greying hair seems to be washing out the color in your face, you may want to consider coloring your hair.
Greying hair is a natural part of the aging process, but some people go grey much earlier than others. If half of a person's hair turns grey before age 40, it's considered as premature greying. Many people don't have hair that grey until age 60 or older. Genetics, stress, smoking and some vitamin deficiencies can cause premature grey hair. If your face doesn't suit your grey hair color and you wish to try coloring your hairstyle, semi-permanent rather than permanent dyes are probably the best considerations.
Permanent hair color lasts permanently and usually covers grey exceptionally well, but normal growth of the strands causes a noticeable line between the original shade and the dyed one. Due to harsh chemical ingredients such as ammonia, most permanent dyes can be extremely damaging to the hair. Semi-permanent colors are much gentler, plus they tend to add shine. It's also easier to experiment with different colors to cover your grey hair since a semi-permanent dye may last for only eight shampoos. There is also no noticeable line that is created with permanent colors as semi-permanent color just fades all over.
For men with shorter hair and side burns, a "salt and pepper" greying effect is often said to make some people look more distinguished. For women whose grey hair has a silver cast to it, the effects of greying hairs can be that of pretty strands of silvery highlights. White "cotton ball" types of greying hairstyles aren't usually considered attractive unless a person has darker skin coloring and stronger facial features to carry off the look well. White hair, as well as blue-grey locks, can make many skin tones look too pale or make dark lines on the face look even more noticeable.
Whether you choose to let your grey hair stay or have it colored, taking proper care of it is important. Buying quality shampoos designed for greying hair can give your hairstyle a shinier, healthier look that goes beyond simple coloring. If you do opt for color to cover your grey, it's best to get it colored by an experienced hair colorist for the best result.