So by now you've made the commitment to stop fighting and Love The Gray. (GOOD FOR YOU!)
You've scoured our site looking for how to brighten and whiten your gorgeous gray filaments and found the perfect gray hair-specific shampoo from our list of recommendations.
You may have picked one of the classic "purple ones" like Shimmer Lights or Natur Vital Henna Shampoo.
You like how it's eliminated the yellow brassiness, but find that it is drying your hair out!
Here are a few tips to solve this classic Gray Peoples Problem:
1. Don't use purple hair shampoo every day!
For whatever reason, these shampoos do have a tendency to cause drying. So use them in rotation with other shampoos just when you need a whitening boost. Once or twice a week should generally be enough once you have tamed your initial brassiness problem, and depending on how long your hair is.
2. Use a purple conditioner
Thankfully there are loads of gray hair-specific conditioners on the market now. Here's a link to our list of favorite gray hair conditioners. Some purple, some not. For most people simply using a regular purple conditioner may be all the whitening you need, and you may not even need the purple shampoo!
3. Mix your purple shampoo with your current conditioner
This is our favorite gray hair hack of all!
Use a regular shampoo just to clean your hair when it's dirty, and simply add a tiny bit of purple shampoo to whatever regular conditioner you like the most. You'll whiten and nourish your hair at the same time! Some of our personal favorite conditioners include Silk 18, PUREOLOGY Hydrate conditioner, and good old Nexxus Humectress.
What are yours?
Let us know in the comments below!