Whether you are ageing gracefully and relishing your grey hair, or you’re trying the latest hair colour trend, going grey is more popular than ever. Wherever you land in that spectrum, grey hair does need a little bit more care. Most of these tips here are for naturally grey hair, but even if you have embraced the trend and coloured your hair grey, you’ll also love these beauty tips too.
COOL IT DOWN
Grey is a very cool hair tone. If your previous hair colour was a warm blonde or brunette, you need to rethink your wardrobe and beauty products to best match your new cooler hair tone. Don’t be afraid of embracing brighter colours to go with your grey hair.
Grey hair is usually a different texture to your original hair. Switch to a more moisturising shampoo and conditioner, and add in a weekly hair treatment to make sure that your new grey hair blends well with your natural hair.
HINT OF PINK
Adding in a hint of pink in your blush or lipstick is flattering no matter your age. It picks up on those cooler tones of the grey but adds in a little flush to your skin and gives you a healthy glow.
As with blonde hair, grey hair can be more reactive and can pick up unflattering yellow or brassy tones. A blonde salon toner treatment along with a purple shampoo will knock out any yellow tones and keep your grey looking fresh.
PLAY WITH YOUR PART
People often begin to go grey in sections. It’s common to go grey around the temples first or just around the front of their hair line. If you are letting your hair change naturally, try playing with your part to see where it sits best so you can make the most of your grey hair.
Many people whose hair was previously dark notice that they lose the strong contrast between their hair and their skin when going grey. A bright lipstick or lip stain is a great way to recreate that striking contrast.
CURL IT UP
Even if you’ve never had curly hair, your natural grey hair may have more of a curl to it. The trick to encourage this curl is with moisture, and by using a curl cream, you can control the frizz but keep the curl. Apply it to damp hair and twist a few sections to encourage the curl. You can also smooth a little over dry hair if you’ve got any frizz.