The pandemic led many women to confidently embrace their silver hair, not only as a practical move, but as a stylish statement. With elegant stars like Helen Mirren and Andie MacDowell proving that grey is glamorous, (and younger stars even dyeing their hair grey to get in on the trend) you may be feeling empowered to show off your naturally silver strands. Experts say that there are a few things to know that can help you make the transition gracefully.
“While I love this trend, it’s true that the grow-out process can get a little dicey and create challenges,” says Jonathan Colombini, celebrity hairstylist. “Like any other hair colour, grey requires specific maintenance. It can be wiry, dull and brassy without intervention. But low-effort solutions can ensure you look great and help you confidently own that colour.”
To make a silver statement, consider Colombini’s best kept secrets:
Grey hair can have a frizzier, more wiry texture than you may be accustomed to. Tame tresses by using a silk bonnet or silk pillowcase at night and by getting sufficient hair-healthy nutrients in your diet, including biotin, zinc and vitamin E. Be sure to also drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated promotes circulation and oil production of the scalp for healthier looking hair.
Counteract grey hair’s natural tendency to get dull and brassy. Every seven to 10 days, use a toning gloss to enhance your hair’s natural, gorgeous hue. While toning gloss is a service typically performed in a hair salon, you don’t need any special skills to achieve these results at home.
Prime for Blow-Drying
Now that warm weather is here, you’re likely going out more and styling your hair more. Remember though that grey hair can require a bit of extra TLC, making it especially important to protect your hair from all this extra heat. After towel drying your hair, apply Blow Dry Primer. Providing up to 450 degrees F heat protection and up to 48-hour frizz control, this nourishing heat protectant will keep hair looking nourished, smooth and beautifully shiny, without weighing it down.
So much of rocking a look is the energy you bring to it. Radiate confidence in your decision and remember everything that your natural hue symbolizes: empowerment, wisdom, grace and experience.
“Grey hair isn’t ‘giving up.’ Quite the contrary. It’s a gorgeous colour in itself,” says Colombini. “It just requires maintenance.”