As we age, so does our hair. It may be scary at first to see gray strands grow among the colorful ones. But gray hair doesn't have to be a negative part of aging. In fact, as you become more comfortable with your new locks, you’ll want to make sure you have the right gray hair products to keep it looking gorgeous. The best way to make sure gray hair looks its best is to keep it healthy. These gray hair products are here to help ensure that hair doesn't get brassy and stays as sleek and shiny as possible.
Gray hair is extra porous, so it absorbs environmental pollutants, UV rays, and more, which can cause it to take on a yellowish cast. To prevent brassiness, “wash weekly with a purple shampoo,” suggests celebrity hairstylist Arsen Gurgov, founder of the eponymous salon in New York City. Try violet-tinged Redken Color Extend Graydiant Shampoo, formulated for gray hair.
“Gray hair tends to have a thicker and coarser texture,” Gurgov explains, which is why it can appear wiry. To smooth unruly strands, “apply a cream-based styling product all over damp hair before drying to create a barrier against moisture, which can trigger frizz,” he says.
When silver strands are shiny, they appear healthier and more youthful. “Styling products that add gloss and smoothness help hair’s surface reflect light,” Gurgov explains. Finish your style by rubbing a small dab of a shine-enhancing hair oil, such as Hask Argan Oil Repairing Shine Oil Vial, between palms, then lightly gliding over hair.
This story originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of Landcruisers.