Going gray often used to mean rushing to the salon to conceal those first few silver hairs with hair dye. But nowadays nothing is more flattering than self-confidence, and we’re all about embracing the color change with grace.
Despite this bold mindset, it can be difficult to know how to care for gray hair. It’s often a different a texture than you’re used to, plus it requires a change in your normal hair care routine. Here are some hair tips to keep your locks healthy and happy as you go gray.
1. Get to Know Gray
Gray hair is thicker and less oily than other colors, so it needs specific products to keep it looking soft and shiny. Choose formulas that are made for mature or dry hair – these contain ingredients such as keratin that revive and soften grays.
2. Learn the Best Hairstyles for Women in Their 40s and Beyond
When looking to grow out their former natural color and completely embrace the gray, many women branch out and start trying midlength or short hairstyles. These styles make it easier for the color to grow out quicker – and regular trims will help speed up the process while keeping hair healthy. If you’re thinking of cutting yours, talk to your stylist about cuts that will flatter your face shape or hair type, or search online or in magazines for short or medium-length styles you like.
3. Use Targeted Products
An intensive moisturizing hair mask will not only help smooth gray hairs that have a habit of sticking up, but also will give your hair a glamorous shine. Be sure to use Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner for regular moisture boosts – it’ll keep your hair in fantastic shape so any style looks great.
4. Protect it from Damage
Gray hair is more vulnerable to breakage and damage. Use a leave-in conditioning treatment like Pantene Intensely Strong Repair Crème to help mend split ends and prevent future breakages.
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