Although many women dread the day they find a gray or white hair, others find that letting their hair gray naturally is the best choice. Even though letting your hair go silver frees you of having to use hair coloring products, keeping your white or gray hair healthy is actually more work than coloring your hair. According to the Ladies’ Home Journal, gray or white hair requires consistent maintenance to keep it looking healthy. One product used for this purpose is purple- or blue-tinted shampoo and conditioners. The cool tones counteract any yellowing in your hair. However, overuse can leave your hair with a bluish or purplish cast. Keep your hair its silvery best by avoiding “the blues.”

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Mix equal parts of blue- or purple-tinted shampoo and everyday moisturizing shampoo.

Shampoo your hair daily, conditioning afterward with an everyday moisturizing conditioner. Slowly increase the amount of blue- or purple-tinted shampoo in the shampoo mix until you achieve the desired level of brightness for your hair.

Shampoo your hair with a clarifying shampoo if your hair begins to show a bluish or purplish cast. Alternate between the blue-shampoo mix and the clarifying shampoo every couple of days.

Apply a deep conditioner for color-treated hair to towel-dried tresses once a week. Allow the conditioner to sit for between 10 and 15 minutes, or as indicated by the manufacturer. Rinse clean with cool water.

Visit your salon regularly to receive deep conditioning treatments made specially for gray hair.