[quote]Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? ~ Ian Wallace[/quote]
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.
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
[quote]My gray hair looks drab, how can I get silver hair?[/quote]
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.
[quote]My gray hair looks yellow, how do I get rid of that?[/quote]
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
[quote]My hair is frizzy and dull. How can I make my gray hair shiny?[/quote]
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.