How to Care For Your Graying Hair
More and more women are deciding to embrace their graying hair. They
are finally realizing that it has nothing to do with getting old.
Oily Hair: The biggest problem you face is how often you must wash it.
Each washing strips oil so it is very important to look for a
moisturing shampoo and conditioner.
- Dry Hair:
While you may be able to wash your hair less often, stripping away oil
is still a big problem. Conditioning is something that is a must. You
might want to consider a leave-in conditioner and a monthly deep
- Wiry Hair: Another big
problem to deal with. Your hair has suddenly developed a mind of its
own. Again, a moisturizing shampoo will help put the moisture
- back into the strands and be sure to avoid any products containing alchohol. Again, condition your hair well.
The Cut: A trendy cut is VERY important. Head for the best salon you
can afford and have the stylist work his magic. He will no doubt come
up with the latest style to go with your trendy new color!
Blow drying your hair straight with the use of a straightening balm
will also help with the wiry strands. Tames them right down.
- Special Shampoos... see Tip #2 below.
- Use of Heat Appliances continued... see Tip #3
- The Use of Sancho Pepper... see Tip #4
Gray hair is coarser and dryer than the rest of your hair and I can't
stress the importance of conditioning after every shampoo. You might
also look into leave in conditioners to help control the new texture.
If your gray has a yellow cast, you might want to alternate your
shampoos with one especially formulated for graying hair. They contain
bluing agents similiar to laundry detergents... believe it or not!
- Avoid overuse of heating appliances and if you are using them on a regular basis, deep conditioning is a must!
A special Japanese pepper called sancho (used in cooking) is being
investigated for its ability to rev up the pigmentation cells that
control the color of your hair.
Sancho pepper continued... Many experts in Japan are convinced that
sancho lotion will eliminate gray hair permanently. Time will tell!