Going grey doesn’t mean you need to make any drastic changes to your hair. However, the change in texture, particularly as it starts to loose its natural moisture, can mean making a few tweaks to your usual routine to keep your hair looking its best.
Get a good cut
A good haircut is the first thing to focus on your journey to grey. Talk to your hairdresser and really ask for their expertise here. If you want to go grey naturally then make it clear from the off that you aren’t interested in colouring and that you want their guidance about making the most of your natural locks – a professional won’t pressurise you! They should be able to advise you on a cut that will flatter your changing style.
Focus on adding moisture
Most people believe that grey hair is course in texture, but it actually gets finer and drier because your sebaceous glands, which are attached to your hair follicles, begin to secrete less oil. Because of this you may want to change your hair care routine to focus more on products that moisturise and nourish your hair.
Invest in serums and balms to boost your hair’s shine
When your hair is drier it can also appear frizzier and less light reflective, so focusing on shine can really help your hair look its best. High-shine serums and balms applied to damp hair before styling can help with this.
Add volume through styling
Some women find that as their hair turns finer it can look a little flat. If this is something that bothers you you might want to focus on adding body and volume through heat-styling. A lot of hairdressers will recommend volumising shampoos, but the jury’s still out as to whether these actually make a difference. Also bear in mind a lot of heat-styling will further dry out your hair.
Be aware of chemicals
Certain chemicals from medications and hair treatments (like perming), smoking and spending a lot of time in the sun can cause grey hair to take on a yellow tinge, but this can be combated by using products like purple shampoos and hair masks designed for grey hair.