Marie Claire magazine states that as you get older, your hair may not only go gray, but it can often become drier and more brittle as well. This may be the result of natural causes, and it can also be exacerbated by heat, chemical or coloring damage. To replenish parched locks and improve the overall appearance of your graying strands, look for products formulated to condition hair, add shine and softness, and keep your color at its best.
Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie
If your gray hair looks wiry or frizzy, More magazine suggests smoothing strands and minimizing flyaways with a moisturizing product like Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie. This deep conditioner claims it will help to make your hair more manageable and easier to keep under control by nourishing and strengthening strands. It contains fatty acids, and shea and cocoa butters to soften your locks, as well as olive fruit and sunflower seeds to increase your hair’s shine. The product claims to work well with hair that is dry or damaged, and ingredients like guava, mango and passion fruit promise to give your locks a pleasant scent, too. The company notes that this product contains no parabens, petroleum, mineral oil or artificial colors.
Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Shampoo
In an article in Marie Claire magazine, Pantene’s principal scientist, Cheri McMaster, noted that women with healthy hair look both healthier and younger. To restore vitality to dried-out locks, the magazine recommends washing your hair with Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Shampoo. This product contains vitamins and other gentle ingredients to clean and untangle your hair without drying it out. It claims that it will erase up to two years’ worth of damage and leave your hair looking shinier and smoother. The product works to add protection to your strands in addition to softening them, and promises to reduce the friction that can cause future damage and frizz.
Davines Silver Alchemic Conditioner
More magazine says that gray hair can sometimes look brassy, but you can remove those unwanted tones with a deep conditioning treatment like Davines Silver Alchemic Conditioner. This product promises to add luster to graying strands while also moisturizing them. The company notes that brassy tones can occur naturally from exposure to the environment or sunlight, and the conditioner contains added color pigments to restore your color to its best state. It also contains hydrolyzed milk proteins for intense nourishment and protection against split ends and breakage. It works especially well with colored hair, and adds softness and sheen to every strand.
Lynne Sheldon has over 12 years of dance experience, both in studios and performance groups. She is an avid runner and has studied several types of yoga. Sheldon now works as a freelance writer, editor and book reviewer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and art history from Boston University and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in writing from Pacific University.