Gray hair is in fashion. What before could be an indicator of our age or simply laziness, today is a trend that brings a modern style to your personality. But to wear them successfully they require specific care. In this article we are going to try to give you some guidelines so that your gray hair looks healthy and shiny.
Hydration is essential
The first thing you should know is that gray hair requires extra hydration, either with a specific shampoo that provides hydration, nutrition and shine, or with the frequent use of masks.
Our advice is that you opt for blue or purple shampoos since they are specific for this type of hair, giving them a more beautiful silver color and neutralizing the tendency of these hair to turn yellow. This type of product should be used two or three times a week, do not overdo it, or you will end up losing the silver color we are looking for. There are also purple conditioners to help maintain the white color of gray hair.
Argan oil is a good moisturizing treatment for the hair, also providing softness and shine to the hair.
With all these treatments, in addition to preserving the silver color, we will seek to soften the gray hair and make it more manageable, since this type of hair becomes hard and rigid.
This type of hair also loses porosity and becomes waterproof, which sometimes means that the dyes do not work and do not hold.
Home remedy to hydrate gray hair at home
An avocado and olive oil mask will help us nourish and give depth and shine. To do this, mix an avocado with a tablespoon of oil and mix it into a paste. Dampen your hair a little, apply the mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Then wash it off with your regular shampoo.
How do gray hair appear?
Gray hair appears due to the loss of melanin, a natural pigment produced in cells called melanocytes. Melanin is responsible for giving color, in addition to hair, skin and eyes.
In addition to the loss of melanin, there are other factors that influence the appearance of gray hair such as: stress, genetics, nutritional deficiencies, certain diseases, or the excessive use of hot water or chemical products.
Would you rather fight gray hair? Here are some tips
If, on the other hand, what you want is to prevent gray hair from appearing or to stop its appearance, we advise you to eat foods rich in catalase such as leek, avocado, spinach, onion, peach, pineapple, potato, radish, carrot or liver.
In addition to these foods, tobacco or alcohol is not advisable and, as far as possible, avoid stress.
If you don’t have natural gray hair and you want to be part of this trend, you can try bleaching your hair with a specific dye for it.
With dye or natural, we advise you to opt without a doubt for a transgressive haircut, look for a look that does not take years on you. Movements and casual cuts are good allies to look younger.
With or without gray hair, we hope that these tips to show them off with shine and in perfect condition, as well as to try to prevent them, have been useful to you.