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Tips for Women with Gray Hair: How to Get Silver Hair and Make Your Hair Shiny

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? ~ Ian Wallace

The whiter your hair is, the better it pairs with pastel hair colors.  Whether you want to make a fashion  statement or not,  our hair stylists have put together some tips for healthy hair and  for every gal who is ready to make her gray hair stand out in a crowd.

Long Gray Hairstyles

Gray hair is a blend of hair strands with and without pigment.   Hair with no natural pigment is actually white.

 The Key to Flawless Silver Hair Is Texture and Hue in Perfect Harmony

How to get purple hair

 

My gray hair looks drab, how can I get silver hair?

A demi-permanent silver hair color, or a translucent gloss with a silver hue would enhance your hair and impart silver to your white hair, add tons of shine and blend with the rest of your hair with a shimmery effect.  It’s a low-maintenance process.

My gray hair looks yellow, how do I get rid of that?

Gray Hair Products with Blue and Purple Tones

There are quite a few shampoos with blue and purple tones that remove the dull yellow in gray hair.  Our favorite picks are:

Joico Color Endure Violet Shampoo & Conditioner


 Pravana Pure Light Sulfate-free Brightening Shampoo for Blonde Silver or Highlighted Hair

Tressa Watercolors Color Maintenance Violet Washe Shampoo

My hair is frizzy and dull.  How can I make my gray hair shiny?

Smooth Hair Is Shiny Hair.

 

The quality of the hair’s cuticle determines if the hair is shiny, smooth or frizzy.  The hair cuticle is made of keratin that forms sets of overlapping scales.   If these scales are laying flat, then hair is smooth and it reflects light.  However, most gray hair strands have cuticles with rough, open and lifted scales.  Thus, gray hair is often dull and frizzy.

Protein enriched shampoos, conditioners and leave-in treatments will temporarily flatten cuticles to some extent, depending on how rough the cuticles are.  Here are our stylists’ most favorite:

It’s a 10 Miracle Shampoo Plus Keratin

It`s a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin

It’s-a-10 Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin

However, if these keratin infused hair products are not enough to make your hair shiny and smooth, a keratin smoothing treatment would definitely help.  Hair smoothing treatments infuse natural keratin deep into the cuticle of the hair shaft which flatten and condition the hair.

 Hair and Photography: Marco Candela Michelus

Airbrush Makeup: JV Galindo

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  • Kay Taylor December 12, 2015, 9:04 PM

    I’ve found that diluting shampoo before using, helps cut down the coating that can also cause hair to look drab and dry, just mix shampoo with water before adding to head..
    I’ve been conditioning my head and hair with coconut butter for a couple months (I leave it on over night) and my scalp is healthier and my hair is slowly regaining it’s shine and luxury… trauma in older age can damage hair almost over night.. Mine went from healthy to ragged in days, it was a drag.. I’ve learned that thyroid and adrenal problems can both cause hair loss and damage.. thanks for this article..

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