Grey Hair Can Be GREAT hair!
Hair goes grey when cells stop producing pigment. Grey hair normally changes texture as well: some hair becomes fine and thin, others change to coarse and wiry, while some becomes a mixture of curl and wiry. When colored, grey hair frequently looks wiry or lacks youthful silky texture and vibrant shine. Grey hair that is tinted often gives itself away, due to off-tones, and generally dry looking and or looks matte or said another way, the color looks flat. (More on how to reverse that aged look in a moment!)
Shrinking Hair Follicles
Hair follicles get smaller as we age. Smaller hairs, and with a more transparent appearance make hair look thinner. Even though the same number of hairs are present, this transparent grey/white can create the appearance of baldness. Another issue is that each hair may be weaker, and may break more.
Besides a great shampoo and proper food grade conditioner, you should only blot your hair dry, rather than rubbing or roughing it with a towel. This alone will improve the condition and minimize breakage and damage, thus, encouraging hair to grow and look fuller.
Sebaceous oil glands can loose their power over time. They do not produce oil as efficiently. When younger, our natural oil travels down each hair strand, and naturally coats the hair with believe it or not, a healing fatty acid. With the advent of silicones and harsh sulfates, this natural process has been disrupted, creating a bigger dependence on artificial and synthetic conditioners. A sort of catch-22, yet we've found a way to restore your hair and scalp's natural ability to heal itself more easily!
The best solution is to assist your natural oil production. First, eliminate SLS and even no lather shampoos! These clean well, but a little known fact is that the main soap (Sodium Laurel Sulfate ) is the same soap as in car washes! Of course, it couldn't be harsh... look at the pretty bottle and label and it's made by that well known company and it's in all the beauty departments like Wa!Mart and Targ#t and even the beauty supply store! And, just in case you think "they" wouldn't put it in their natural shampoo, remember that sodium chloride is just table salt, used to increase the lathering. Oh, that's right, salt is natural! Another wolf (cheap ingredient) in sheep's clothing (pretty fancy bottle). Aren't you ready to find out what you can do to have great grey hair, again?
As we get older, our hair loses elasticity, causing brittleness. Dry, brittle hair could also be related to the hair products we use, and less to aging. Hair that undergoes repetitive chemical treatments, for example shampoo with sulfates, bleaches, straighteners, or dyes has an impact. It makes the hair stiffer, dryer, and results in more breakage.
Wiry, Coarse, Mixed Texture
Whether you keep your hair grey, or color it, wiry/mixed textures can sometimes seem less than refined. Grey hair tends to shine less due to the lack of reflective color pigments, and coupled with an uneven texture, it may appear dull or matte. We recommend Belegenza's Styling Aids made from natural ingredients to help balance your hair.
Our GrowOut Shampoo actually contains proven ingredients clinically shown to stimulate hair follicles to grow more hair. The molecules that anchor the hair should be nourished, and that is one of the many benefits of GrowOut Shampoo.
Recommended Styling Aids
As a styling treatment, use Simply Straight as your styling aid to soften the texture on a progressive basis. Target the problem areas first and over time, use small amounts to refine the texture and deepen the shine of your grey hair. This product is your best hair secret to help tinted hair appear young again.
If you want more shine, add a few drops of SpotLite Shine Serum after styling for superior hair refinement.
GrowOut Scalp Nutrient Spray contains the key stimulant from our GrowOut Shampoo. Apply a light mist of the spray to keep the scalp stimulated all day.