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The Power of Gray: A Silver Hair Belle Shows Her True Color

Hair colorists use enticing language when it comes to describing hair color.  We have an array of adjectives for blondes:  creamy, buttery, golden, bébé blonde rosé, etc. Brown hair can be amber, chocolate or caramel and everyone, client and colorist alike, agrees that honey is a good shade.

But not when it comes to gray hair.  When the melanocytes at the base of the hair shaft stop forming pigment, hair becomes gray.  With it, there are other changes to the basic structure of the hair fiberGray hair has less natural moisture, so it tends to be frizzy and brittle, and it’s less manageable than pigmented hair.  Because of the lack of melanin, gray hair is also prone to sun damage.  Thus, there are no alluring attributes for gray hair, because gray hair  is everyone’s nemesis.

Save for an Avant-Garde Group of Silver-Haired Women Who Are Teaching Us that Gray Can Be Graceful and Gorgeous.

Dying Gray Hair

Here Are a Few Tricks on How to Rock Your Silver Look:

  • Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for dry hair

Favorite Shampoo & Conditioner: All Soft  for Dry Hair by Redken

It will help if your shampoo has ingredients such as argan oil, or avocado oil and keratin to moisturize and softens dry hair.  This award winning shampoo is a dry hair remedy and will leave your hair shiny and silky.


  • Use a leave-in anti-snap hair treatment to prevent your hair from breaking

 Favorite Hair Treatment: Extreme Anti-Snap / Distressed Hair Treatment by Redken. 

This leave-in treatment strengthens and and protects hair, plus it reduces the mechanical damage of hair from brushing.

  • Protect your hair from sun exposure

Wear a hat during hot, summer days and remember to use UV hair productsLook for ingredients with natural UV filters and vitamin E to keep hair  hydrated and prevent dryness caused by sun.

Top Pick: Rene Furterer Waterproof Moisturizing Fluid

This moisturizing fluid has a unique Keratin Protection Factor (KPF) that protects your hair from UV rays and it’s enhanced with Sesame oil.  Sesame oil  is a natural UV filter that is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E.

  • Get a hair trim every six weeks

Brittle, dry  hair is susceptible to split ends and split ends travel up the hair shaft.  No hair products prevent or repair split ends, so  it’s important to cut the ends of your hair to keep your hair healthy and shiny.

  • Don’t skip the makeup

Silver Gray Hair

Complement your hair with an even, glowing complexion.  Your makeup will look fresh and youthful, if your face is smooth and hydrated.  A primer is a MUST-HAVE.  Primers fill in fine lines and enlarged pores, even complexion, conceal dark spots and generally turn your your skin into a smooth, even surface.

A CC cream is a color-correcting cream with anti-wrinkle properties that primes, neutralizes and evens complexion.  CC creams correct a variety of other skin concerns such as dark spots, dull, sallow and red skin.  It is lightweight, tinted and can easily replace your foundation for a smooth and flawless complexion, especially in the summer.   

Top Picks: 

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

If you have dark spots and blemishes, and wish for a natural, radiant finish, try Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting.  Our makeup artists swear by this outstanding CC cream and suggest to use it instead of foundation, because its level of coverage is medium to full.

Darphin CC Cream Instant Multi-Benefit Care SPF 35

If you have red, or dry skin and need to hydrate, we love how fast Darphin CC Cream Instant Multi-Benefit Care SPF 35 minimizes pores and fills in fine lines and wrinkles.  Also great to replace your usual foundation, for its level of coverage is buildable from medium to full.


Hair and Photography: Marco Candela-Michelus

Airbrush Makeup: JV Galindo

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In Category: Healthy Hair & Skin Tips


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