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How To Embrace Grey Hair 

June 23, 2022

Greying hair is a natural sign of getting older, and the experience and wisdom that comes with age. More people are starting to embrace their silver locks and use going grey as an opportunity to shake things up and try a new look. 

Whether you have just spotted your first greys, have decided to ditch the dye, or would like to enhance your new natural colour, check out our top tips for embracing your new silver hair. If you would like personalised advice and guidance why not book an appointment at our hairdressers in Exeter and speak to one of our friendly and experienced stylists.

Nourish and Hydrate

Adding moisture to grey hair is essential to keep it soft and shiny. Grey hair can feel rougher and drier due to your scalp producing less sebum (the natural oil which helps to keep your hair moisturised). When hair becomes dry it can become more prone to breakage, tangling, and fly-aways. However, restoring moisture to your hair will make a huge difference and make your hair healthier and easier to manage.

Soften your hair by using a deep conditioning treatment. The best deep conditioners will not only add extra moisture to your hair but will also smooth the hair cuticle. This reduces the coarseness and wiry texture that is sometimes associated with grey hair. Restore your natural shine by looking out for treatments that contain Pro-Vitamin B5, Glycerin, and Vitamin E.

Call into our Exeter hair salon to browse our range of conditioning products on display and seek expert guidance.

Discover New Products

As your hair changes colour, its texture will also start to change. Therefore your old favourite products may no longer work as well as they used to. Despite appearances, hair gets finer as it goes grey, so you will want to add volume as well as softening it.

Choose a volume-boosting shampoo, and moisturise your hair from within (using pro-vitamin B5) to plump out your hair cuticles. This will make your hair thicker and full-bodied. Avoid any heavy oils or waxes as these will sit on your hair and make it appear dull and lifeless. 

Find your new favourite products at our hair salon in Exeter where you can browse the range we have on display.

Find A Routine That Works

Keep your grey hair looking and feeling at its best by sticking to a routine of regular washing and conditioning. Leave your conditioner on for a couple of minutes longer to give your hair the chance to soak up all of the moisturising ingredients, and treat yourself to a weekly hair mask treatment. 

Reduce damage by turning down the heat on your hairdryer or other heated styling tools. Excessive heat will dry out grey hair and lead to fly-aways. Always use a heat protector before using any heated appliances to keep any breakage to a minimum.

Grey hairs start to make an appearance at a time when many people have busy lives with competing priorities. However, taking the time to properly look after your hair can end up saving you time and money in the long run. A small amount of effort can lead to big results in terms of improving the health of your hair, as well as its softness and shine.

Speak To Your Stylist

Visit our hairdressers in Exeter regularly to keep your hair looking and feeling at its best. Grey hair is drier and more prone to split ends, and if left for too long these will go further up your hair and lead to more damage. Regular trims prevent this from happening and promote healthy hair growth.

Grey hair can look great at any length, but it’s important that it is well cut and has a balanced shape with plenty of movement. Our Exeter hairdressers can help you decide which style to choose, and give advice based on your face shape, hair type, and lifestyle.

When it comes to ditching the dye and embracing your grey hair, there are a few different options available. You can just let any colour grow out, and opting for a shorter style and having regular trims can help to speed up this process. Alternatively, you could consider a style that takes attention away from your roots. Our friendly stylists at our Exeter hair salon can talk you through what will suit you and help you achieve the look you want.

Highlights or lowlights are a great option if you would like to make your transition to grey more gradual. You could even work your greys into your current hair colour as natural highlights. If you aren’t quite ready to fully embrace grey hair, consider opting for semi-permanent rather than permanent dye. Semi-permanent dyes don’t fully cover your greys and therefore allow your hair to retain its natural highlights. They are also more gentle on your hair, and as they eventually fade you can avoid any harsh regrowth lines.

Whatever you decide to you, always get your hair coloured by a professional. They can mix a bespoke colour that is tailored to your own hair and skin tone, and apply deep conditioning treatments which help to reduce any damage. Book an appointment with one of our colourists at our hair salon in Exeter and they can discuss your options for growing in your natural grey hair.

Look After Your Body

Sticking to a hair care routine and regular salon visits aren’t the only ingredients for enjoying strong and shiny silver hair. Drinking plenty of water will help to keep your hair healthy and hydrated, and is great for your skin too. 

Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables will keep your hair (and the rest of your body!) in excellent condition. The Vitamin C contained within these foods helps your body to absorb iron, which is essential for growing strong and healthy hair. 

Treating yourself to some new bedding can also keep your hair looking and feeling great. Sleeping on cotton pillowcases can cause hair to become dry and rough, which is the perfect excuse to invest in luxurious silk or satin pillowcases. 

Ready To Embrace The Grey?

Book an appointment at our Exeter hairdressers, and get a free consultation with one of our experienced team. They will talk you through your options and make sure you walk out of the salon looking and feeling amazing. 

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