So, it’s getting real. It started out with a lonely silver straggler (which you promptly yanked out), progressed to a smattering of silver hairs (which you also yanked out, one by painful one) and just like that, you are officially gray. Brave enough to own it? Be a lover not a fighter! Here are 5 Products to Enhance Naturally Gray Hair and keep you looking smashing.
Gray hair sucks up color from hair products, the environment and even the oil from your scalp. To keep your grays looking vibrant rather than like dishwater, use a brightening shampoo. If you only have mild yellowing or dullness, try the Nature’s Gate Henna Shine-Enhancing Shampoo ($8.39) which utilizes Henna to naturally brighten the hair. For hair that is more noticeably yellow, try the Phyto Phytargent Brightening Shampoo ($22). This blue shampoo will dramatically brighten your grays, but don’t leave it in for more than a minute or so, unless you’re going for a blue-haired old lady look.
If you’re going gray in a pattern that you’re not thrilled with, ask your stylist to add artful lowlights to showcase the silver. As it is with any hair color, you’ll get roots in between touchups and who needs that?Age Beautiful Root Touch-Up Spray ($9.99) will cover up the new growth between shampoos. If you just need to cover a few hairs here and there, Tyra Ménage à Brow ($22), is a great solution. This two-sided felt tip marker is designed for brows – hence the name – but works just as nicely on the hair. Great for covering grays in the brows, too!
More women experience hair loss than you might think. If you are experiencing hair loss but want to wear your hair grey, Bosley Professional Strength Thickening Fibers in Gray ($30) will give the appearance of thicker hair at the scalp. It’s not hair, but it certainly looks like it!