As a long time fan of hair health, and a recovering hair product junky, I have learned a thing or two along the way... and then I went grey. While some of the lessons remain the same, there are now also new considerations that have to be factored in to maintain the hair success I have become accustomed to.r
Step 1 in hair care and for your own personal success is knowing what YOUR hair needs.
Step 2 in having beautiful hair is knowing your products and how they work for your hair, and then acting accordingly.
1. Shampoo/Condition with purpose.See a slightly yellow tinge? Try a purple shampoo. If you are afraid that this will leave your hair with a purple hue, test strands/patch before beginning to ensure that you will be happy with the end result.
2. Heat, including the sun, needs to be protected against.This should come as no surprise, but grey hair is again more easily subject to damage and discoloration. There are a couple of products that help to protect my tresses against the stresses of the environment and my flat iron. Whether it be a hard water shampoo or protein treatment, I keep products on deck for protection.The staples that I use every week are a heat protectant for blow drying, It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In Product, an oil serum to add slick and ease, and Redkin Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Fortifier. Note: this might sound like a lot, but I lightly layer these products before blow drying. This is a tried and true formula for me... along with a sun bonnet during morning walks.
Let’s seal the deal. Now I have shampooed, conditioned, heat treated and flat ironed my hair. This look has the ability to last me all week... when managed with the care of a satin pillow case and an appropriate bed time routine - and my finishing product Manhattan Grey Vegan Moisture Pomade for Grey Hair. Like all of the products above, I use this whether I am doing a full blow out or headed out with a wash and go.
In growing out hair, it is super important to be mindful of 2 areas for me, the undercarriage and the ends. The undercarriage is always taking a beating, whether is be the sweaty, salty neck of a workout or the oil stealing dryness of my wool blazer. I can never retain length or the health of my hair without addressing those two areas, and Manhattan Grey does that perfectly.
Grey hair and I do care -
PS. - keep your ends trimmed :)