Do you have greying, silvery or white hair? We tell you how best to approach the change!
Step-by-step, here are the products you need to care for your natural hair as you grow that awesome afro.
Grey hair is one of those topics that generates an influx of opinions and old-wives’ tales. Yet, those in the know will tell you that there’s no magic pill for greying hair. Genetics, stress, ageing or medical reasons are usually to blame. Whatever the case, if you find yourself on the highway to grey, you can either embrace it or hide because there’s nowhere to run.
Okay, sure, you can’t turn back the clock, but you can dye your hair colour to regain your youthful colour or get that shade that you have always wanted.
According to Sonica De Klerk of the L’Oréal Professional African Salon Institute, “If you are over 50% grey and want to embrace the grey, I would suggest opting for a lighter hair colour to make the grey blend into the rest of the colour. You can even go for a complete silver look using L’Oréal Professionnel Colorful Hair, which lasts 15 washes.”
We can’t stop raving about L’Oréal Professionnel Colorful Hair. This in-salon direct-dye temporary hair colour palette sports a range of gorgeous interchangeable shades. It is your go-to for rocking hair colour your way. Learn more about the possibility-rich magic that is hair makeup. Grey hair dye is definitely an option, and silver grey hair dye remains stylishly contemporary.
If you choose to accept the silver fox look, here’s how you can enhance it so that you get the very best out of your grey or white hair. The secret, in this case, is L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo, a colour clarifying purple shampoo. It disguises unsightly yellowing, promotes shine, softens your hair texture and neutralises tones to make the most of your grey or white hair.
Never forget that colour maintenance is crucial when changing (or enhancing) your natural shade, and you should pay special attention to the problem of dryness. For South African women of colour, Dark and Lovely has an assortment of available, ultra-nourishing haircare products.
We can’t say this too many times – the yellowing that happens when your hair greys and loses its natural warm shades is a no-no. Redken Color Extend Graydiant Shampoo works wonders to remove unwanted mustardy, orangey, or yellowish undertones. It also protects, moisturises and nourishes grey or silver hair.
Thanks to technological advancements, your hair can look the best that it has ever been, no matter what age the greys start to creep up on you. Make the most of the opportunity to try something new with a dynamic new colour to bring out the best in you. As usual, your first port of call should be your nearest salon for expert advice, and you can keep reading on for more advice related to going grey and what you can realistically do about it.
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