HOW TO: CARE FOR YOUR GREY HAIR
I'm not sure if you guys remember, but I dyed my hair grey February of last year and loved it. (Click here to see it) I love the ashy-ness of it, but it was extremely difficult to maintain. Because of my busy life and pure laziness, my grey-haired life was short lived. I decided to dye it again with more ash blonde this time around, but I really want to switch up my care routine.
Now just a fair warning, I have no knowledge of hair coloring. I just simply looked up the good ol' internet and see what fits well with my hair. Lucky for me, my hair doesn't get oily. This means I can literally go days without washing it!
1. DRY SHAMPOO
This will be your SAVIOR. Since you want to limit washing your hair to avoid washing out the gray, dry shampoo works wonders. Personally, I use Living Proof dry shampoo. It's by far the best product I've used on my hair for dry shampoos. Why? It actually cleans your hair when you apply it! I have yet to try their other products, but I'm sure it's just as freakin good as their dry shampoo.
2. PURPLE HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
Purple? Wait what? Yes. Purple actually cancels out the brassy orange your hair develops into after time. Yes, it may be expensive, but your hair stylist should have warned you how high much maintenance gray hair would have. I use two different products. One is Matrix So Silver Shampoo, & Joico's Purple Conditioner. I bought a big bottle of Matrix so I have yet to try Joico's purple shampoo.
Matrix So Silver doesn't really have a distinct smell to it where as Joico's Conditioner smells AMAZING. Leave the shampoo in your hair for a good 2-3 minutes and then rinse off to condition, where you will leave in your hair for 2-3 minutes.
You can try toning yourself when the gray has officially diminished. Thanks to my blogger babe @PauDictado, she suggested to tone my hair myself. I have yet to try it out yet, & I'm kind of scared to. lol If you guys have any suggestions, feel free to comment!
4. GO TO A SALON
I know it's a drag to go to the salon and wait 3 hours for your hair to dye. For me, it comforts me knowing my hair stylist is a licensed professional who will provide the tender loving care your hair so desperately needs. Also, you need to trim your hair! As much heating products I use on my hair, trimming is absolutely necessary. So let's try going every 6-8 weeks or sooner if you are just lazy like me. lol
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Photographer: Ron Holden | @HoldenFocus | www.ronholdenphoto.com
Disclaimer: I did NOT get any of this for free. I paid for all products with my own money, which is why I'm broke. haha K Thanks!