How to make your grey hair look bright, shiny and gorgeous

Finding our first grey can be an upsetting experience, but if you’ve gone fully grey or partially grey, you might

Finding our first grey can be an upsetting experience, but if you’ve gone fully grey or partially grey, you might be trying desperately to hide it.

You don’t have to! Grey hair is actually very in fashion right now, with women young and old choosing to dye their hair to the sultry grey tone.

If you want to embrace the grey look, your ageing locks can look fabulous even if your natural colour has faded out.

Here’s the best ways to make your hair look gorgeous and shiny.

1. Go all grey

If you have mostly grey hair with little bits of your natural colour, it’s time to make the decision: go all grey or keep dyeing it. If you want to go all grey, ask your hairdresser about how to do it. Grey hair is very ‘in’ right now, so you won’t have trouble finding a silver colour.

2. Polish your silver

Grey strands can be drier that what you’ve been used to in the past so they have a tendency to frizz and look dull. So to get the best locks you can, use blue or purple shampoos and conditioners but only once or twice a month.

3. Flattering makeup

Once you have all grey hair, you can complement it with flattering makeup – grey really goes with anything! Black, white, jewel tones (red, sapphire, emerald and purple) look stunning alongside a beautiful grey ‘do. Avoid earth tones such as beige and olive, which can wash you out.

4. Fight the frizz

Grey hair can have trouble staying hydrated so make sure to coat it often in a nourishing serum such as Moroccan oil or even just coconut oil.

5. Get more volume

Grey hair contains less protein, so individual strands can be finer and hair overall can look thin. Volumising products such a mousse and powders can give that bit of ‘oomph’ to dull or lifeless greys.

Apply the products to the root of your hair to tease it up and out.

6. Invest in a good cut

A good cut is crucial to looking fabulous with grey hair. A long bob is always flatting, as is a short crop. See if your hairdresser can do a concave bob if possible, or if they can give highlights and lowlights to increase the depth of your sexy new look.

7. Consider sunscreen for your hair.

Another way to protect silvery hair from tarnishing is using sunscreen that is specially formulated for hair. It will stop harmful rays from making your hair brassy and unattractive.

Tell us, have you embraced your grey hair?

  1. I’ve been very grey for a few years now and my hairdresser has convinced me, grey in in! It made my day anyway!!!!!

  2. Thanks. I am just going natural after coloring for many years. Interesting seeing what my natural color is like.
    I thought I hated it but I am getting used to it. I wanted it to be all white but have to settle for white streaks.
    I love that it feels so bouncy and healthy.

  3. I will not embrace grey hair will always colour my hair don’t like the look of grey hair and never will too ageing

    • Neither will I ever let my hair go grey either Ellen. I’m completely 100% white pure white not grey but I keep it coloured and I’ve told my daughters that I’m happy to go into a nursing home when I’m older, but if they don’t keep my hair coloured I will come back to haunt them….lol

    • Your right Ellen, I am 67 years young, I will never go grey, I am not a grandmother grey permed type.

    • What a narrow stereo-typed way of thinking Chris! Many of us embrace our lovely grey/silver hair and I for one am not a grandmother nor is my hair permed.

    • Jill many of us don’t I myself don’t like grey hair makes the person look so much older than they are and everyone has a right to choice and have their own opinion our choice

    • Each to their own Ellen, just don’t stereotype those who choose to age gracefully. Cheers.

    • I don’t stereotype it’s just my opinion that grey hair makes you look older than you are

    • Alison Smart  

      I am about 99% grey white. Amazing how many young women compliment me on my colour and then are amazed that it is all natural.
      Well, except those times when I feel purple, red or raspberry coming on and apply some temp colour to the ends of my hair!! My hairdresser cuts my hair and tells all the clients that I do my own colours. One of the advantages of going white- I can be really out there if I want!

  4. My Mum never went completely white so I probable won’t either. Wish I was completely white love that look.

    • Me too and like you, it’s unlikely I will ever be completely grey. I want that white look and go a little crazy with unnatural hair colour.

    • My mum isn’t even completely grey yet and my hairdresser reckons I’ll never go very grey either No more foils or colors for me now except for regrowth for $15 every couple of months .

    • I don’t like my natural colour and would like to colour it but can’t find a permanent colour now that won’t colour my gray hair. Suggestions would be appreciated

  5. I’ve had grey hair for years (it went that way when my daughter was born) and I have never worried about it.

  6. Grey would not suit my long (just above my waist), wavy hair, I still has some of my Scottish red/blonde left and now white has come for a temporary visit till my next appointment with my hairdresser

  7. Big decision to go grey . Sick of colouring. Have decided to age gracefully . Good cut and it does look good

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