Long gone are the days when grey hair had us looking for ways to cover it up by experimenting with different colors. Today, salt and pepper hair is trendy and it doesn’t look unattractive at all, quite the opposite! Women of all ages like this trend and are making it more and more popular. Moreover, the effect is now also sought after by young girls who achieve it with a few visits to the hairdresser. Today, we will give you tips on how to enhance salt and pepper grey hair so that you can enjoy beautiful and healthy hair!
What exactly is salt and pepper hair? The term is associated with the beginning of greying hair. When you have dark hair, black or dark brown, but white hairs start appearing here and there, you get a mix of white and black, or in other words, the hair turns grey. This is a natural process that we no longer need to cover up. Many people’s hair turns grey naturally as they age. But as mentioned earlier, many young women also opt for salt and pepper color. Whether naturally or through dyeing, grey hair needs proper and constant care to keep it healthy and looking attractive and shiny. We’ve gathered the best recommendations on how to take good care of your hair, what products to use and what to focus on in your daily hair routine. We also have a few hairstyle ideas to enhance your salt and pepper grey hair. Keep reading to find all this out!
Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
Grey hair is generally drier than normal, so it’s especially important to avoid products that further dry it out. Opt for moisturizing ones to provide good hydration and nourishment to the hair. When you wash your hair, use a moisturizing shampoo without sulfates, and don’t forget the conditioner afterwards. For best results, do a light scalp massage with the shampoo for a few minutes. Then rinse and apply conditioner (also with good moisturizing properties) and leave it on (usually the time is indicated on the bottle). Then, rinse it off, too. It’s a good idea to be careful when soaking up the moisture from your hair with a towel. Don’t rub it vigorously! This can cause permanent harm to your hair! Also, make sure you use a heat-protecting spray before you start blow-drying it.
Use a clarifying shampoo
Ordinary shampoos fail to deeply remove dirt and oils from the hair. That’s why it’s important to use a clarifying shampoo at least once or twice a month, which is specially formulated to deep clean the hair. Keep in mind that in no case should you overuse this kind of shampoo, as such products can dry your hair a lot and can also remove natural oils. Aim for healthy and shiny hair, not dry and damaged!
Avoid yellow tinges
Your salt and pepper hair color can quickly acquire unwanted yellow tints. This happens because of various pollutants in the air or metals in the water, and sometimes certain hair products can cause it too. In case such yellow coloring occurs, it is best to ask your personal hairdresser about the best options for your hair. Ash hair toners fight the yellow pigment by neutralizing it so that your hair regains its cool grey shades. Apart from hair toners, you can also try out purple shampoos. Carefully read the instructions on the packaging and make sure the shampoo is made specifically for silver hair. In some cases, you may apply the shampoo and have to wait up to 10-15 minutes, depending on the level of yellowing of the hair. Do not use this shampoo more than 1-2 times a week, and do not combine it with a clarifying one.
Haircut and styling
Choose a haircut that suits you, and make sure you can easily style your hair at home. Discuss with your personal hairdresser which is the best haircut when it comes to your face shape and bringing out your best features. You need to take great care of your hair, styling it daily according to your preferences. Any small imperfections are easily noticeable in grey hair, unfortunately. That’s why it’s so important to keep it good-looking and healthy. It’s also a good idea to trim the ends of your hair regularly, once every 2-3 months.
Add another shade of color
If you’re brave enough and love experimenting, add another shade to your salt and pepper grey hair. Mixing several colors is often a win-win for the look, giving it a special character. You can add an accent with a light color that blends in nicely with the rest of your hair, for example, pale pink, purple or ice blue. You can choose different techniques – balayage, ombre or highlights. Whichever you choose, we’re sure you’ll give your hair a great look!