How to Care for Grey Hair

November 8, 2020

As much as we would like to change it, the fact remains that we all age. Part of that means that the pigment that gives our hair its unique color decreases. Before you know it, you’ll look in the mirror and see a few grey hairs.

But while many once felt compelled to dye their grey hair, lots of people embrace their silver strands, such as celebrities including Diane Keaton, Jamie Lee Curtis and Meryl Streep. Quite a few of our clients now come to us to learn more about grey hair care in Anchorage, AK.

Use the right products

An effective routine for grey hair maintenance in Anchorage, AK, begins with the products you use. Only apply products designed for use on grey tresses. For example, you’ll want to find a blue or purple shampoo. The shampoo’s color diminishes the residue and buildup that gives grey locks an unattractive yellow hue while also making your hair shinier and brighter.

Some people find shampoo to be too harsh for their hair. Instead, you can try a hair cleansing milk product that nourishes dry grey hair. If you have finer hair, avoid heavy serums to ensure your locks look bouncy and voluminous instead of greasy and flat. Control flyaways with any light anti-frizz spray or alcohol-free hair spray. Before you go to sleep every night, detangle your hair with a brush made from boar’s hair.

Protect your hair

Grey hair has lost its pigment. Not only does pigment give your hair its natural color, but it also protects your hair from UV rays and air pollution. To offset the loss of this natural protectant, you need to take extra care to protect your hair from damage.

Wear a hat when you’re going to spend time out in the sun. Rinse your hair with water before and after swimming in a chlorinated pool. If you’re going to use styling tools like a blow dryer or straightener, apply a product that protects your hair from the heat.

Moisturize

Another side effect of aging is that your oil glands produce less sebum, a natural lubricant for your skin and hair. With less sebum production, your locks don’t get the moisture they once did, making them dry and frizzy.

Many times, this causes grey hair to be wiry and unruly. Every week, apply a deep moisturizing treatment, ideally one intended for grey hair.

Covering grey hair

If you decide to cover your grey hair, you should schedule an appointment with a professional stylist. Depending on how much grey hair you have, a stylist may be able to blend it into the prominent color of your hair with some highlights.

If you have a full head of grey hair that you want to cover, remember that darker colors require more maintenance. As your grey roots grow out, the difference between them and your darkly dyed hair might become too apparent to ignore. Opt for lighter tones, instead.

If you want to cover up your grey hair or learn more about grey hair care in Anchorage, AK, make an appointment with one of the stylists at Studio FX Hair Design today.

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