The Best Products to Maintain Gray Hair
Add these to your beauty arsenal, and you'll minimize your silver hair's brassy tones and increase shine before you finish the bottle.
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Going gray is no longer a taboo subject or even a process to actively fight—in fact, some have started to embrace the idea long ahead of the natural timeline. Women are actually dyeing their hair before it turns on its own. Whether you have Father Time or the colorist at your favorite salon to thank for your gray, there's one major detail to keep in mind: Silver hair requires regular maintenance and upkeep to look its very best.
In a lot of ways, gray hair is very similar to blonde: Both shades are categorically "light" and are more prone to brassiness from the environment, pollution, and styling. This means that a hair care upgrade is a must—you will need to switch your home routine to include products that minimize those brassy yellow tones and offer protection from the sun. To help you overhaul your regimen and get your silver hair in the best possible place, we've rounded up the top products on the market to help you keep you glossy, shiny, and brass-free. We'll also tell you everything you need look for in a product, including the ingredients that are most beneficial for this particular hair color. Plus, there's a broad array of product types, from hydrating shampoos to color-enhancing masks, on this list, which means you can introduce a formula to help you maintain your gray hair at just about any point in your routine.
Ahead, your official maintenance guide to keeping your gray hair gorgeous.
Whether your hair is naturally gray or professionally colored, apply this treatment to tone down yellowed tints and keep that silvery shade glossy.
Shop Now: Oribe Silverati Illuminating Treatment Masque, $63, dermstore.com.
Many shampoos for gray hair are purple, but this gentle formula uses botanical blue pigments to counteract brassiness and enhance the saturation of the color.
Shop Now: Klorane Anti-Yellowing Shampoo with Centaury, $20, dermstore.com.
Better Not Younger
Keep hair brass-free with this nourishing, plant-based butter mask, full of natural blends for extra softness and shine.
Shop Now: Better Not Younger Silver Lining Purple Butter Masque, $35, sephora.com.
Keep this finishing mist at your desk or in your car to give your hair a midday glossy boost—it's super light so it won't leave a greasy finish.
Shop Now: Color Wow Extra Mist-Ical Shine Spray, $29, dermstore.com.