Deciding to embrace your natural grey hair can be a liberating experience. No more costly salon trips or root touch-ups. However, keeping your grey hair soft and shiny requires a unique approach. Our Varderer Stylist, Samuel Ashcroft, is here to spill all the secrets to keeping your silver locks soft and sparkling.
Understanding Grey Hair
Before we dive into the tips and tricks for maintaining soft and shiny grey hair, it's important to understand why grey hair requires special care. Grey hair is a natural and inevitable part of the ageing process. It occurs when the hair follicles produce less melanin, the pigment responsible for hair colour. The absence of melanin leaves the hair strands with a silver or white appearance.
Grey hair can be coarser and drier compared to pigmented hair due to reduced oil gland production this is why understanding the unique characteristics of gray hair is crucial for developing an effective hair care routine.
Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner
Grey hair requires extra moisture and nourishment to combat dryness and coarseness. Opt for a moisturising shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for dry or mature hair. These products, such as the Josh Wood Colour Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner, include ingredients that help restore moisture and improve the overall texture of your grey hair.
To maximise the benefits of your moisturising shampoo and conditioner, follow up with a generous application of our deep conditioning Miracle Mask at least once a week. This will provide your grey hair with the hydration it needs, leaving it soft, shiny, and manageable.
Grey hair is prone to discolouration and can develop a yellow or brassy tint over time. Combat this by incorporating a colour-correcting Icy Blonde Gloss into your hair care routine. Purple-toned products, such as the Josh Wood Colour Icy Blonde Gloss, are highly effective in neutralising yellow tones and maintaining the brightness of grey hair.
However, be cautious not to overuse these products, as excessive toning can lead to an unnatural colour.
Pick your styling products wisely
To enhance the softness and manageability of your grey hair, consider incorporating the Oribe Super Shine Cream into your hair care routine. This luxurious cream is formulated with nourishing ingredients that add hydration, smoothness, and shine to your hair.
Samuel recommends to apply a small amount of the cream to damp hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. This will help to tame frizz, add definition to your grey hair, giving it a healthy, radiant glow. When styling always finish with a shine spray to create good shine and finish.
Tame with a Smoothing Treatment
A smoothing treatment, such as a keratin treatment, can be a game-changer for softening and adding shine to your grey hair. These treatments work by infusing your hair with proteins that smooth the hair cuticle and reduce frizz. They can also help to seal in moisture and protect your hair from damage.
When choosing a smoothing treatment, consult with your stylist to find one that is specifically formulated for grey hair. This will ensure that the treatment addresses the unique needs of your hair, leaving it silky, shiny, and more manageable.