Transitioning to Gray Hair
The transition to natural gray hair can feel agonizing leaving a lot of us struggling between breaking down and dying it or suffering through the slow transition as the gray takes over. If you decide to go the naturally gray route then we have gathered some tips to help you understand the transition your hair is going through and how to care for your newly silver locks.
As we age our hair starts to lose its shine, density and pigment. Less sebum is being produced causing the hair to become dry and coarse. And the hair starts to lose its melanin, which is its natural protection against ultraviolet radiation. This is why white and gray hair is more likely to oxidize, causing it to look yellow and tarnished. So how do you keep your locks happy and healthy as they grey?
USE A CLARIFYING SHAMPOO
Look for a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo and add it into your hair care routine on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. It will keep your scalp healthy and happy by removing any product build-up that could clog your pores while conditioning your hair.
EMBRACE THE PURPLE
The absence of pigment in gray hair can cause hair to turn yellow due to product build-up, metals and minerals in the water, sun exposure, heated styling, and other external factors. There are many color-enhancing purple products on the market to help balance out your tones and counteract the brassiness.
PRIORTIZE MOISTURIZING HAIR MASKS
Gray hair needs more moisture than non-gray hair. A hydrating and moisturizing mask like our Color-Safe Keratin Hair Mask is a must-have addition to your regular hair care routine.
LEARN TO LOVE A LEAVE-IN
Repairing leave-in masks and treatments are also a great way to repair any damaged hair, and protect it from any future stress and wear and tear.
USE A HEAT PROTECTANT
Whenever you are going to use heated styling tools be sure to use a heat protectant. If not, then the heat can cause your hair to turn a yellowish tone.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY SOMETHING NEW
You may find that the hairstyles that worked for you before are not working now. Try switching up your styles and your products. You can also consult your stylist on some new options for your changing hair.
SEAL IN THE MOISTURE
As a final step a moisturizing hair serum like our Biotin Hair Serum and Trinity Oil will not only add moisture, but will also help protect your hair and add extra shine without weighing it down.