DIY hair care tips for when you’re starting to go grey

DIY hair care tips for when you’re starting to go grey

Whether you’re dealing with your first few greys or a full head of silver, knowing these few simple tips will help to keep hair looking glossy and beautiful.

Whether you’re dealing with your first few greys or a full head of silver, knowing these few simple tips will help to keep hair looking glossy and beautiful.

For women in previous generations, going grey often meant rushing to the salon to conceal those first few white hairs with dye or even a wig. But now that silver-hued locks have become trendy in their own right – not to mention the fact that they can convey an air of wisdom and experience – we’re all about embracing the colour change with grace and excitement.

Despite this, it can be hard to know what grey hair needs to look its best – it often tends to be a different texture to what we’re used to, plus it requires a change in care. So here’s what you need to know about keeping your locks healthy and happy as you go grey.

Step 1: Get to know grey

Grey hair is thicker and less oily than other colours, so it needs specific products to keep it looking soft and shiny. Choose formulas that are made for mature or dry hair – these contain ingredients such as keratin that revive and soften greys.

Step 2: Learn the best hairstyles for women over 50

When looking to grow out their former colour and completely embrace the grey, many women over 50 opt for hairstyles that are short or mid-length. These styles make it easier for the colour to grow out quicker – and regular trims will help speed up the process even further while keeping hair healthy. If you’re thinking of cutting yours, make sure you read our advice first.

Step 3: Use targeted products

An intensive moisturising hair mask will not only help to smooth grey hairs that have a habit of sticking up, but also give white and grey hair a glamorous soft shine. Be sure to use Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner for regular moisture boosts. It’ll keep your hair in tip-top shape so any style looks great – and for more insight on styling your hair, watch our video below.

Step 4: Protect it in the sun

Grey hair is more vulnerable to breakage and damage in the sun. Always use an SPF styling spray to protect those locks when the weather heats up.

Need more advice on growing out your greys? Check out our piece on greying gracefully. Or why not share your own tips for caring for grey hair in the comments section below?

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Grey gracefully

Clare 29/03/2018

Thanks, all this to look forward to...

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