Friday, February 8, 2013

Gray Will Never Be Over

The latest anti-gray ad campaign for "Just For Men" features the tagline: "Gray Is Over".  

(watch the spot HERE)

Let us examine the ridiculousness of this statement.

First off, for gray to be over it would mean that at some point it would have had to have been in.  We don't remember gray hair being socially popular for a very long time! In fact, ever?

Since all hair follicles are on a journey towards gray, it's hard to say that gray will EVER be over.  In fact, it's safe to say that colored hair will at some point be over, but never gray!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

5 Best Gray Hair Conditioners

Our most popular post ever featured the 5 Best Gray Hair Shampoos, and since everybody loves a sequel...

The following are 
LoveTheGray's Official: 

Top Five Conditioners for Gray Hair! 

A rundown of our absolute favorite conditioners formulated especially for gray manes.  

#5 Pantene Silver Expressions Conditioner

Hair tends to get coarser and drier as it turns gray, so using an effective moisturizing conditioner is essential for Silver Foxes. A very basic and inexpensive option is Pantene Silver Expressions Color Enhancing Conditioner. You can do better, but it's probably the only one they sell at local your grocery store and may have to do in a pinch.

#4 Clairol Shimmer Lights Conditioner

Of course Clariol's grandmother of gray shampoos also has a counterpart Shimmer Lights Conditioner. (And we do mean grandmother!) If you're looking for anti-yellowing power than this is the conditioner for you. But be forewarned, Shimmer Lights is the classic "Blue Hair" maker.  Leave this in your hair for too long and you'll turn into a tragic old church lady! (Also, leave it in your shower too long and you'll have blue grouting!)

#3 Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner

Aveda's classic conditioner is specifically formulated with extracts of wild blue malva plant to neutralize brassy tones and coneflower to add brightness and boost color intensity. Aveda's Blue Malva Conditioner works especially well with gray highlights, making them appear brighter and more vivid. An organic anti-yellowing alternative, although less moisturizing than some of the other gray hair conditioners featured here.

#2 Silver Lights Conditioner by Biosilk

Not to be confused with Shimmer Lights, Silver Lights from Biosilk is a more modern take on gray hair care. Its silk protein infused blend leaves hair softer and more manageable, while performing the necessary task of extinguishing brassy highlights. A little on the pricey side but... you're worth it!

#1 Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner

Italian haircare company Davines makes a variety of excellent styling products for gray hair, and this conditioner is no exception. Their Alchemic Silver Conditioner works especially well at removing brassiness from graying blonde hair.  With hydrolized milk proteins that enrich the hair while brightening it, this conditioner gave such great results that it earned the top spot in our countdown!

What are YOUR favorite Gray Hair Conditioners?  
Let us know in the comments!

LOVE the gray!