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11 Nov 2021 Category - article

What causes hair to turn grey?

    You’re going about your normal life and suddenly you look in the mirror and see a few strands of white hair.

    When you look at your hair in the mirror, you will see that it is white.

    However, there are many people who feel that they are the only ones with grey hair compared to the same generation.

    In this article, we will try to explain the causes of grey hair, how to improve it, and the effects of where it grows.

    We hope this will be of help to those who suffer from grey hair.

    How hair turns grey

    The hair follicles contain hair matrix cells, which are the cells that produce hair.

    The melanin pigment that decides the colour of the hair is called melanocytes (pigment forming cells), and they are next to the hair matrix cells that are the source of hair tissue.

    However, the cause of grey hair is a decrease in the functioning of the cells, which means that the melanin pigment is not produced or passed on to the hair matrix cells, resulting in grey hair.

    Let’s take a look at some of the causes of grey hair.

    What are the causes of grey hair?

    There are many factors that can cause grey hair, so check if you are doing anything that could be causing it.


    The most common cause of grey hair is heredity.

    Hair cells are inherited from parents, so the influence of heredity is very strong.

    For example, if one of your parents has thinning hair, there is a greater chance that your child will also have thinning hair.

    Similarly, you can tell if you are likely to grow grey hair by looking at your parents’ hair.


    The second strongest cause of grey hair is the effect of aging.

    The hair matrix cells and melanocytes that produce hair work less and less due to aging.

    So, after a certain age, it is easy to grow gray hair.

    Especially after the ’30s, grey hair will increase in many cases.

    [Nutritional deficiency】

    As the cause of grey hair, it is thought that the function of hair matrix cells decreases by lack of nutrition and grey hair increases.

    When the proper nutrition is not taken, it affects the development of hair and the function of hair matrix cells that make hair is also decreased.

    The nutrients from the food we take from our body are distributed throughout the body and reach the hair last.

    So, it is important to manage your diet to get proper nutrition.

    [lack of sleep]

    It is said that the best way to sleep is to get about 7 hours of sleep every day, but if you don’t get a good night’s sleep every day, your body won’t be able to rest properly and your hair will be affected by the decline in body functions.

    During sleep, cell division is activated, which leads to hair growth and body growth, but if you don’t get enough sleep, your body will become tired and will not be able to recover properly.

    [Lack of exercise】

    In our twenties and thirties, we don’t get the chance to exercise as much as we used to.

    If you don’t move your body, your body’s functions will start to decline little by little.

    The flow of capillaries, which can be the cause of grey hair, is also reduced when you don’t exercise, which makes it harder for nutrients to reach your hair.


    In today’s modern society, we need to learn how to deal with stress in a good way. This stress is said to be one of the factors that disturb the autonomic nervous system of the body, and the stimulation caused by stress can lead to physical problems.

    Of course, the same is true for hair, where the functioning of hair matrix cells may be reduced and the flow of capillaries in the scalp may be impaired, making it difficult for healthy hair to grow.

    Spending time in a distressed or overly stressed state can also lead to more grey hair.


    In some cases, diseases cause the function of melanocytes and hair matrix cells to decrease, resulting in grey hair.

    Also, alopecia areata and other diseases are very common that the first hair that grows back after the loss of hair grows back as white hair with no melanin pigment being cultivated.

    When you are ill, your body works less well and this may have a small effect on your hair.

    Causes of grey hair from teens to 40s

    In fact, the rate at which grey hair grows varies greatly with age.

    However, some people start going grey at a young age, and many people in their 40s still don’t have many grey hairs.

    We would like to explain what causes grey hair in each age group.

    Causes of grey hair from teenage years

    • Heredity
    • Disease

    The most common cause of grey hair in the teenage years is the influence of heredity. There are rare cases of youthful grey hair or grey hair growing in one part of the body.

    Causes of grey hair in your 20s

    • Genetics
    • Lack of nutrition
    • Lack of sleep
    • Stress

    These are the three most common causes of grey hair in your twenties.

    In this generation, when you start working, living alone and the stresses of work are also likely to cause you to go grey.

    The lifestyle is different from when you were a student, and you have to be careful because lack of sleep and irregular eating habits can also affect you.

    Causes of grey hair in your 30s

    • Heredity
    • Lack of sleep
    • Lack of exercise
    • Stress
    • Aging

    Many people in their thirties start to show signs of grey hair.

    In general, the number of people with grey hair increases in their thirties, as they become more stressed at work and at home, and their bodies become more tired, which leads to aging.

    In our 30s, we are more stressed at work and at home, and our bodies become more tired, which leads to aging.

    The lifestyle is different from when you were a student, and you have to be careful because lack of sleep and irregular eating habits can also affect you.

    Causes of grey hair in your 40s

    • Heredity
    • Lack of sleep
    • Lack of exercise
    • Stress
    • Ageing

    In your 40s, the percentage of grey hair increases significantly, making you look and feel older than you are.

    Some people will continue to have black hair, but in general, the proportion of grey hair will be between 20% and 40%, and in many cases, the number of grey hairs will be higher than in the 30s.

    How to improve your grey hair


    It is not possible to prevent grey hair due to heredity, but it is possible to improve grey hair if it is caused by other factors.

    In some cases, the hair will return to the black by allowing the body to work properly and by allowing the melanocytes to develop melanin pigment.

    Let’s take a look at some of the ways to improve your hair.

    Improve your lifestyle

    Improving your lifestyle will help to prevent grey hair as it will help to restore normal body functions.

    In particular

    • Nutritional deficiencies
      >>protein, minerals, and vitamins
    • Lack of sleep
      >>Get 7 hours of sleep a day.
    • Stress
      >>Make sure your life is stress-free.
    • Lack of exercise
      >>Do moderate exercise twice a week

    etc. is very important to make your body less likely to grow grey hair by being aware of them from your twenties.

    How to deal with grey hair

    If you have grey hair, you may be wondering how best to deal with it.

    Here are some examples of common cases.

    Is it safe to pull out my grey hair?

    If you have a few grey hairs growing in, it is quite common for people to pull out the visible grey hairs.

    Pulling out grey hair is not a good idea as it damages the skin and cells at the root, making it harder for new hair to grow and more likely to break out.

    It is tempting to pull it out, but be careful not to pull out too much of the same area, as this can cause the hair to thin.

    If I cut my grey hair from the root, will it matter?

    If you cut the hair from the root, it is one of the most effective ways to make the grey hair invisible in terms of appearance.

    However, as the number of grey hairs increases, the more grey hairs you cut from the root, the more visible the grey hairs will be on the top of the head and other parts of the head, because when the short hairs grow out from the root, they will look tangled.

    If you have only a few grey hairs you will still be fine, but if you have 10 or more grey hairs you will not be able to cope with cutting from the root.

    Dyeing your hair grey

    If you have more than a certain amount of grey hair, we recommend that you try dyeing your hair grey for the first time.

    When you hear the word “grey hair dye”, many people think of pure black hair colour, but nowadays it is possible to blend in by changing to a brighter grey hair dye or a colour that is somewhat lighter, like a fashion colour.

    Be careful with self hair dye

    There are many people who dye their hair gray by themselves, but commercial gray hair dye is more irritating and damaging to the hair and scalp than hair salon colour.

    In addition, the colour of the colour is made to be dyed well, so it is easy to become black.

    Many people who dye their hair grey think that they would like to have a brighter colour in the future, so dyeing your hair grey at a hair salon will bring you closer to your ideal hair colour.

    Does the cause of grey hair depend on where it grows?

    Different people have different areas where grey hair tends to grow.

    Some people get most of their grey hairs around their face where it is easiest to notice, while others get grey hairs from the side of their hair.

    Here are some of the causes of grey hair in different places.

    Many grey hairs around the face

    The area around the face has nerve cells, and with the increased use of mobile phones and computers in today’s society, eye strain and active nerve cells can lead to grey hair.

    Grey hair is more common in the parting area

    The parting of the hair is the most vulnerable area to UV rays and external stimuli such as direct sunlight. Due to the effects of these stimuli, the area may become inactive due to active oxygen and grey hair may grow.

    Many grey hairs at the back of the head

    If you have a lot of grey hair at the back of your head, it may be due to hormonal imbalance such as irregular periods. Moderate exercise and a good diet are effective ways to improve the functioning of the internal organs.

    A lot of grey hair in places around the ears

    In some cases, a poor oral environment such as tooth decay or dental abscess may be the cause of grey hair.

    If you are looking for a hairdresser to dye your hair grey, come to Baroque hair and nails

    There are many people who are thinking of dyeing their hair grey but want to keep their hair colour stylish.

    Nowadays, there are many ways to dye your hair without making it look grey.

    At Baroque hair and nails, we offer a range of services to help you avoid looking like you have dyed your hair grey, such as highlighting, fashion color, and other services to help protect your scalp and hair.

    The decision to dye your hair grey depends on the number of grey hairs you currently have.

    We will be happy to advise you on the most suitable service for your hair colour problem.



    24 Oct 2021 Category - article

    What is natural hair straightening? The best hair straighteners in London

    What percentage of people who have their hair straightened really achieve their ideal hairstyle?

    Hair straightening is a very complicated process, and in many cases, people are not very satisfied with their hair even after the treatment.

    Some of the most common comments on the internet are

    • The hair is too straight
    • The hair ends are unnatural
    • The hair is damaged
    • Hair breakage
    • My hair is too frizzy

    There are many people who are not satisfied with the result of hair straightening.

    For those who are not satisfied with their hair straightening treatment, we recommend

    Natural Japanese straightening

    If you have never been satisfied with your hair straightening, we hope you will find this article useful.

    What is natural straightening?

    Natural hair straightening is a hair straightening treatment that gives the appearance of naturally straight hair.

    However, with the evolution of hair straighteners and the improvement of hair straightening techniques, the quality of the finished product has changed dramatically.

    Natural hair straightening before and after

    This client is a case of repeated hair colouring usually, with a tendency to crunch at the ends and swell in places at the back.

    The original hair is not that strong, so there is not much difference between the finished look and the original hair, but the shine and the way the ends are settled make it look natural and straight.

    This client has long hair with a big swell in the middle of the hair.

    By controlling the use of chemicals and pressing with an iron, the hair looks the same from root to tip.

    This client’s hair was dry and unruly due to damage throughout the hair and some old straightening left on the ends.

    The hair was damaged throughout, making it dry and uncomfortable to manage, so we increased the overall shine to blend the swell of the hair with the unnatural straightness of the ends.

    How to create a natural straightening 

    In order to achieve a natural straightening effect

    1. The formulation of the chemical
    2. Adjustment of the ironing press

    is very important.

    【The formulation of the chemical】

    There are many different types of hair straightening agents available from various companies, and the general pattern is fine hair, normal hair, and stiff hair.

    However, in order to achieve the ideal natural straight hair, it is necessary to select the right agent for each customer’s hair condition.

    At Baroque hair and nails, we use our own original hair straightener, which is mixed with a treatment to soften the hair while minimizing damage.

    【Adjustment of the ironing press】

    After the hair has been softened and rinsed with chemicals, the ironing process is the most important part.

    The result of the ironing depends on the temperature of the heat and the number of times it is applied.

    In general, salons, use strong chemicals to soften the hair and then iron the whole hair the same number of times and at the same temperature.

    However, at Baroque Tokyo, we adjust the temperature and the number of times we iron according to the strength of each individual’s habit and the original damage of the hair.

    In this way, we can create the ideal natural straight hair.

    How long does it last for natural straightening?


    Some people may think that it’s nice to have naturally straight hair, but it’s not really long-lasting.

    Common hair straighteners that leave your hair tangled are caused by strong chemicals and forceful pulling and ironing, and after six months the tangles may return, or on the contrary, your hair may become too painful and ragged.

    But with proper softening and ironing, your hair can remain natural and straight semi-permanently.

    This natural hair straightening treatment is the best way to achieve a natural-looking finish while reducing unnecessary damage.

    Does natural hair straightening make my fringes look natural?

    One of the most common areas of the hair that needs to be naturally straightened is the fringe.

    Many people come to us because their hair is too short and they don’t like the way it looks.

    If you are worried about the root of your hair and the swell of your hair, but if you try to straighten your hair in other salons, it will be difficult to flow to the side of the ends of your hair that will be tousled.

    Our natural hair straightening is a great way to create the ideal fringe.

    Can men’s frizzy hair be made naturally straight by hair straightening?

    While there are many men who straighten their hair, many of them are not satisfied with the result because of their inevitably short hair.

    If you want to straighten short hair, you have to be very careful.

    The picture above shows a client who has stiff hair and her hair spreads.

    Even for such a client, we can make such a difference to the look and feel of her hair by simply straightening it so that it looks like naturally straight hair!

    Advantages and disadvantages of natural hair straightening

    Some people may want to try natural hair straightening, but wonder if there are any advantages or disadvantages.

    We would like to explain the advantages and disadvantages of natural hair straightening, including reviews from customers who have actually had the treatment at our salon.

    【The advantages of natural hair straightening】

    • Less painful hair
    • Soft finish
    • No tangles at the ends
    • Easy to style
    • Easier to maintain

    These are just a few of the benefits.

    We have had a lot of feedback from clients who have had their hair straightened at other salons.

    We have a lot of clients with straightened hair, so our strength is that we can offer a treatment that suits each individual client!

    【Disadvantages of natural hair straightening】

    There are no disadvantages of natural hair straightening.

    This is because we use gentler chemicals than conventional hair straighteners and we can adjust the temperature of the iron and the number of presses.

    So if you have ever had a hair straightening treatment that didn’t work or didn’t give you the naturally straight hair you wanted, please come to Baroque hair and nails.

    How to choose the best hairdresser for natural hair straightening

    There are many people who want to have their hair straightened naturally, but don’t know how to choose a hair salon.

    There are many cases where people use coupon sites and go to salons that are listed at the top of the list but don’t get the ideal result.

    When choosing a good hair straightening salon, it is very important that they are professional.

    It is very important to have a speciality.

    All hair salons offer hair straightening services, but there is a huge difference in experience and skill between hair salons that specialise in hair straightening and those that specialise in colour and perms.

    We have a lot of customers who come to us for hair straightening.

    That’s why we know so many different customers’ hair types and can give each one a treatment to suit!

    How much does a natural hair straightening cost?

    In our salon, prices are divided according to the hair length.

    incl Cut, Treatment, Shampoo and Blowdry

    Regrowth Straightening from £280.00
    Full Head Straightening from £300.00
    Small section Straightening
    – not incl Cutting
    from £100.00


    For a natural hair straightening experience in London, visit Baroque hair and nails.

    At Baroque hair and nails, we are very good at Japanese hair straightening service.

    We have worked on the hair of customers from many different countries, we have the skills and knowledge to offer.

    If you have never had a good straightening service, we would be happy to help you.

    We will provide you with a natural straightening look that you will love!


    20 Sep 2021 Category - article

    What is gradient colour?

    Do you have the same hair colour all the time and have never been complimented on your hair colour?

    The most common hair colour is brown, so it’s hard for people who wear the same colour all the time to notice the change in their hair colour.

    Today I would like to introduce you to a gradation colour that I recommend to those people.

    What is gradient colour?

    Gradient colour is a design in which the colour and brightness of the hair gradually change from the roots to the ends of the hair.

    If you are Japanese or Asian with dark hair, you may not be familiar with gradation, but if you are European or American with light hair, your hair will naturally become lighter as it moves towards the ends.

    The look is very beautiful and is one of the most popular hair colours nowadays.

    In fact, if your hair is darker at the roots and lighter at the ends than if it is one colour, you will get a beautiful gradation that will improve the look and feel of your hair.

    It’s easier to see in three dimensions and the different colours look better when tied up or in an updo!

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    Advantages and disadvantages of gradient colour

    We would like to explain some of the advantages and disadvantages that you should know if you are thinking of having a gradient colour.

    Advantages of gradient colours

    • Can give a stylish look and feel
    • Easy to try even for the first time
    • You can enjoy a variety of colours
    • No staining as the colour is not applied to the roots

    These are the main benefits of gradient colour.

    Bright hair colour is a great way to change the look and feel of your hair.

    Even if it’s your first time getting a gradation colour, you can discuss the colour with your hairdresser and get the look you want, and because you won’t be bleaching your hair from the roots up, even those with sensitive scalps can experience a brighter colour!

    If you are a student, you can try it during your holiday, if you are a working person, you can try a dark gradation color.

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    Disadvantages of gradient colour

    • The hair is damaged by the use of bleach
    • Colour fades quickly
    • Hair care is required

    There are some disadvantages to gradient colour.

    It is important to take care of your hair every day, as the bleach can easily damage your hair and the colour will come out every time you shampoo.

    So, if you are a careless person, you may find it difficult to care for your hair.

    If you are concerned about the damage caused by bleaching your hair, you can go to a salon that offers Olaplex or FiberPlex treatment.

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    Gradient colours for different hair lengths

    Many people want to try gradation colour but are a little worried about whether there is a gradation colour for their hair length.

    Gradient colour can be done at different lengths depending on the design, so it’s best to talk to your hairdresser about the brightness and colour that suits your length and hair type.

    Short hair×Gradient colour

    If you have short hair, you can dye your hair darker at the roots, or intentionally leave the black part at the roots and apply a lighter colour to the ends.

    Even if you don’t use bleach, you can still get a wide range of hair colour by separating the colour contrasts, so if you have short hair, dyeing the roots dark is a good idea!

    Bob hair×Gradient colour

    This customer has a very bright silver ash blonde gradient colour!

    If you’re new to this colour, it’s a little hard to try, but if you’ve had a bright colour once or twice, this is a great colour to try!

    This is a popular colour for those who don’t want to look too young and have a foreign look.

    If you have a bob, you can curl the ends of your hair a little to emphasize the movement, so it’s a good idea to have an iron ready.

    If you have a bob, you can curl the ends of your hair to emphasize the movement.

    Medium hair×Gradient colour


    If you have medium hair, which is often the case for people who are wondering whether to cut their hair or not, why not take the opportunity to try a gradient colour?

    It’s hard to grow it out, and many people feel that it’s a waste to cut it off, don’t they?

    A gradient colour will give your hair a different look whether you wear it down or tied up, so it’s a great match for medium hair!

    Long hair×Gradient colour


    I wouldn’t recommend bleach colour for long hair if you don’t want to damage your hair, but if you want to enjoy a bright colour that suits your long hair, then I’d definitely give gradient colour a go!

    In other countries, many people with long hair have gradient coloured hairstyles with highlights, and it looks cool even when worn straight down, and when curled or up, it emphasises movement and creates a mature, feminine elegance!

    You need to take care of your long hair with bright colour, but the impact on your appearance is great, so I hope you will try it!

    Popular gradient colour tones

    There are some popular shades that are common in gradient colours in the world!

    If you’re having trouble deciding on a colour for your graduation colour, try one of these colours!

    Ash gray beige & Gradient Colour

    Ash grey beige colour is very popular all year round, and it is one of the most popular cold colours.

    In order to get a beautiful colour, you need to lighten the base colour by bleaching.

    The brighter the colour, the more transparent and cool ash glaze colour you can get, so it is recommended for those who are okay with bleaching once or twice!

    Pink and gradient colour

    The pink colour makes your hair look shiny, so if you want to make your hair look cute and feminine, pink gradation colour is recommended!

    You can mix pink with ash or pink with beige to create a soft or cool atmosphere, so please try it!

    Purple and gradient colour

    There are two types of purples: warm purples and cold purples.

    If you want to bring out the redness of your hair, you can use a darker shade, and if your hair has been bleached several times, you can use a lighter purple shade to make it look whiter.

    The thing about purples is that they look great even when they’re faded!

    Beige and gradient colour


    If you don’t like strong colours, try a soft beige colour.

    You can go from blonde with bleach to darker beige for a softer look!

    We recommend yellow-based colours because they don’t fade as much, so they look more natural and are easier to match with clothes and make-up!

    How to care for your gradient colours

    It is very important to take care of your hair every day after the gradient.

    By taking good care of your hair, you will be able to keep the colour of your hair for a long time and keep it in good condition after bleaching it, so remember the following tips.

    1. Use an amino acid shampoo
    2. Use colour treatment regularly
    3. Dry your hair with a hairdryer

    The above points are very important.

    The reason why you should use amino acid shampoo is that most of the shampoos sold in pharmacies are high alcohol based shampoos.

    However, these shampoos have good lather, but they have too much washing power and wash out the colour of your hair.

    Amino acid shampoo is milder and gentler on the hair, and the colour does not fade as easily, so try switching to amino acid shampoo.

    It’s also important to supplement your colour with a colour treatment every three days or once a week.

    Your hair colour is most likely to fade when you shampoo, but it’s also nourished by the sun’s UV rays and the stimulation from the outside air.

    So we recommend that you supplement the colour you put in your hair with a colour treatment at home, so you can keep the beautiful colour for a long time.

    And after shampooing and colour treatment, make sure you dry your hair.

    If you leave your hair wet, the colour will easily fall out from the open cuticles and will also stick to your clothes.

    If you have a gradated colour scheme, remember to use a shampoo and treatment every day and dry your hair thoroughly to help it retain its colour for longer.

    How to do a gradient colour

    The method of gradation varies in each salon.

    One of the most common methods is to apply bleach from the middle to the ends of the hair and then blot the bleach near the roots by hand.

    The most common way is to bleach from the roots to the ends to create a difference in lightness, and then let it flow to add colour.

    In addition to this, you can also use foil highlights to create a gradation colour like balayage or ombré, which requires a more advanced technique, but the result is more beautiful.

    The most important part of gradation colour is the process of making the difference in brightness of the base, so if you can make this base well, any colour can be finished beautifully.

    However, if the base colour is uneven, or the level of lightness or balance is not good, the colour will look dirty.

    So if you want a gradation colour, make sure you ask a salon or hairdresser who is good at highlighting and bleaching.

    What happens if my gradient colour fails?

    One of the most common mistakes with gradient colour is that the natural hair and the bleached part of the hair are clearly separated.

    This can be disguised after the colour has been applied, but as the colour fades, it becomes obvious that it has failed.

    This is a common pattern in cheap shops.

    Of course, this kind of mistake is also common in proper shops.

    If the gradient colour fails, it will be necessary to correct the base with bleach.

    Then you will have to pay for the bleach and colour again.

    To avoid this, please make sure you ask your hairdresser or hairdresser who is good at bleaching and highlighting, instead of asking at a cheap shop.

    Do I look better with a darker or lighter gradient colour?

    Gradient colours are often bleached, but one technique is to dye the colour darker and more thoroughly to improve the colour retention.

    If you like a brighter colour, you can use a lighter colour, if you want a longer-lasting colour, you can use a darker colour.

    In the case of gradation colour, the colour will inevitably fade little by little with daily shampooing.

    It is not possible to keep the same colour for several days after dyeing at the salon, so you should consider your lifestyle and the ease of maintenance when deciding whether to go darker or lighter.

    Hairdressers in London specialising in gradient colour

    If you are looking for a hair salon in London that specialises in gradation colour, please come and see us at Baroque Hair & nails!

    Our salon offers gradient colour which is very popular among foreigners and real foreign countries. We use foil highlights to create a three-dimensional base so that your hair looks beautiful even after the colour fades.

    If you are new to gradation colour, or if you have done it before but it didn’t turn out the way you wanted, please come to us!


    We offer a gradation of colour that suits each individual customer, and provide a thorough consultation to make sure you’re happy with your visit!

    We look forward to seeing you soon!


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