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How to care for your grey or silver hair

By Victoria Beeber & Sarah Wheeler

Are you ready to confidently rock your new silver style? Good for you. We believe in the power of celebrating age and the beautiful changes that come with it.

While silver, white, or grey hair can make a statement, it requires a little maintenance to keep it looking shiny and radiant.

What makes grey hair different?

When you start to go grey, you may also notice a change in texture. Your oil glands start to produce less sebum — causing your strands to become dry and rough, aka why you may struggle with a dull and lifeless mane.

But there’s no reason you can’t enjoy smooth, shiny, and silky hair no matter your age. The key? Adapting your routine to fit with your unique hair biology. Read on for a handful of simple changes you can make to love your silver mane.

4 Tips for beautiful grey hair

Tips for Healthy Gray Hair 

Get a good cut

At any age, keeping your hair healthy and frequently trimmed is so important. But when your hair begins to grey, it’s even more critical.

Find a hairstyle that works with your face shape and hair texture. Be sure to work with a stylist who understands the nuances of aging hair. A simple snip will make all the difference in your look. Embrace the grey with a cut that you love.


Make purple products part of your routine

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Are you starting to see yellow tones pop up in your grey strands? Sadly, your aging hair loves to soak up pollutants in the air, making it look a little brassy. Don’t fear — that’s where adding a purple shampoo and conditioner comes in.

Neutralize the yellow tones with our Silver & Glowing Collection. This line of shampoo and conditioner works effortlessly to dull residue while it replenishes your strands. You’ll be left with soft, manageable hair with stunning silver tones shining through.


Watch your heat tools

While styling with a curling iron can be fun — it can also cause a lot of damage to your aging hair. The reality is that grey locks can burn way more easily due to their texture and delicate nature.

This doesn’t mean you can NEVER use a hot tool. Rather, you need to take some precautions like only purchasing high-quality tools with temperature controls. You’re better off keeping the temperature below 350 degrees for less harm.

If you still plan on incorporating heat throughout the week, make sure that you’re using a mask like our Deep Hydration Mask to reduce long-term damage. Made with biotin, this treatment adds moisture back to brittle hair and protects color against fade.


Add some shine

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Grey hair can be a bit unruly sometimes. While it has a mind of its own, there are ways to smooth down flyaways and bring back shine. Say hello to your new favorite tool: taming serum.

A good quality serum like our Silver Shine Serum can help nourish, soften, and control frizz. Our formula is free from parabens and absorbs into your hair without weighing it down. You’ll be left with smooth, shiny, and healthy hair.

Growing out your grey feels amazing, doesn’t it? Congratulations, your patience has paid off with glorious silver strands. You are probably the talk of town or at least your girlfriends are a little jealous! Now that you’ve embraced your inner grey goddess, learn how to protect your silver strands to keep them shining for years to come.

Tip #1: Relearn your hair’s texture

When your hair goes grey, it’s not just the color that changes, it’s the texture, too. Your oil glands start to produce less sebum which causes your hair to brittle and dry, but if you play your cards right (see below), you can infuse your greys with softness and shine.

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Tip #2: Nourish your locks

Your strands need extra nourishment. This goes for all hair 50+, no matter what color you choose to rock, but it’s especially true for grey hair. So don’t forget to mask up! Once a week, give your hair a deep conditioning treatment. It will love you for it. Go ahead pamper yourself and it doesn’t even have to be Sunday.

Tip #3: Protect from breakage

You love your hair, so don’t be afraid to pamper your strands. Consider switching to a silk pillowcase so you don’t pull your hair in the night, be gentle when brushing, and never vigorously towel-dry your wet hair. You may also consider a wet brush or wide tooth comb which is gentler on your hair. The more you protect it, the more love it will show you in the form of gorgeous, silky, silver strands.

Tip #4: Use purple hair care (This is the most important step for our products so let’s start with it)

If you were a former blonde, you know this secret already: purple negates brassy tones. When you use purple hair care, you can turn your yellowish hair into gorgeous white, silver, or deep grey strands. Look for purple hair care specifically designed for hair 50+, which will have nutrients chosen specifically for aging hair.

Want grey hair that glistens? Try our Purple Shampoo and Purple Conditioner to remove dulling residue and counteract yellow tones for stunning, shiny silver strands, and for a little extra shine try our Silver Shine Serum.