50 Shades of Grey: What To Do and How To Embrace Natural Greying Hair

It’s totally natural and embracing it by welcoming a new routine can make all the difference

There’s one thing that’s going to be true about hair—grey hair is a thing we’re all going to go through. When the pandemic hit and everyone had to stay at home, the chances of doing our weekly or monthly salon trip came to a halt. Those touch-ups and pampering had to wait for quite a time!

While being cooped up at home was a great way to also examine what truly matters to us, people started to have an IDGAF attitude about things that caused them anxiety before. One of them is growing out their grey strands and fully embracing them.

Going grey is a process and while no one wakes up to silver strands in an instant, it’s all about accepting that it’s a part of life and it’s totally normal. You can still rock a grey head in many ways! We’ve rounded up the ways your grey head can still have that natural lustre with some TLC.

A grey-t transition to a new haircare regimen

Honestly, seeing grey slowly take over your head can put you on a rollercoaster ride. It might be bewildering but take it easy. You’re not old old! You’re grown and full of wisdom! The thing about grey hair is that it also has a different texture from your hair strands in your heyday. Even its patterns can also be unfamiliar territory to you and this calls for a new hair regimen.

Get a hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo for silver hair

To maintain its health and overall appearance, you need to find a new set of shampoo and conditioner that can keep your tresses from turning yellow and even blue tint. 

A duo like the Davines Alchemic Shampoo and Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner can fight those brassy tones. It keeps those yellowing strands neutralised and ensures your grey hair has a cool silver tone. What’s great about it is that the Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner is a great hydrating product as grey hair needs a ton of moisture.

Mask it up to improve its texture

On days when you can just lounge at home, you can treat your hair to a weekly mask routine. As grey hair has the tendency to be coarse, choose a leave-in anti-frizz treatment like the Redken Frizz Dismiss Mask Intense Smoothening Treatment to counteract this texture without weighing your hair down. If a healthy head is also what you want to maintain, lathering your hair with a moisturising mask could also do the trick.

Your heat styling protectant should be your BFF

When it comes to styling, your grey locks can be extra sensitive. Before blowdrying your hair or applying any heat to it, use the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter, a cream-to-oil styling product that can seal down frizzy hair especially when you have to head out and meet your friends for a cuppa.

Take a supplement

Hair vitamins give your head its needed boost! You can use the Aede Hair Activist 60 Tablets to add life to your silver strands. As hair texture and pattern are different once you reach this hair stage, getting a supplement that can stimulate collagen and hair growth and prevent dullness and hair breakage will have your hair thanking you for days!

Have patience with your hair

If your strands are slow to transition or hair growth is a challenge, take it easy. Breathe in, breathe out. The grey process can vary but most times, it can be a long one. It’s definitely a journey. Once you’ve got a full head, your silver-grey upkeep will be much easier.

Figuring out grey hair can be quite a challenge—at first. It is true that it can make you emotional. However, once we’ve accepted that this hair transition is a normal thing that everyone else goes through, embracing it will also come naturally. What matters is that at the end of the day, you’ll still take care of yourself and your body and be that shining star you are just like your silver strands.

Zoe Evans

She knows what works, and that's what she loves. She is a hair and beauty ̶a̶d̶d̶i̶c̶t̶ enthusiast. She researches this stuff for fun on a Saturday night.