How to Care for Natural Grey Hair

While grey hair can be a major style statement, it takes a bit of work to help grey hair look its best. Keep reading for expert tips, tricks and must-have products to keep your greys looking radiant!

What makes hair go grey?

Exactly why does hair go grey? Greys appear when hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its colour. Without melanin, hair appears white, silver or grey. Genetics have a huge impact on when we go grey, but hair experts also believe that stress can be a contributor.

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How is grey hair different from normal hair?

The main difference you’ll notice when you start to get grey hair is the texture, as oil glands start to produce less sebum. This causes strands to become coarse, dry and rough in texture, which make hair appear dull and lifeless. There are a few easy ways to look after grey hair texture. Our NEW Shimmering Silver range formulated with SilverGloss technology, polishes silver strands to add shine.

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Growing out grey hair

Depending on your hair colour, it can be tricky to grow out grey hair. If you’re a natural blonde, colour specialists recommend getting highlights around your hairline to blend in greys. If you have darker locks, and noticing your first greys showing through try our new Defy Grey shampoo, conditioner and blow dry foam, which contain a non-permanent dye to subtly blend your greys while you're growing out your style.

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Our best products for natural grey hair

Your hair care routine needs to change with your hair. The best way to care for naturally grey hair is to use a specialised grey hair shampoo and conditioner, like our new Shimmering Silver Shampoo and Conditioner for grey hair. This range, formulated with naturally grey hair in mind, smoothes and moisturises to transform dull, wiry strands into soft and shiny grey locks. If dryness is your main concern, this range, locks in moisture to polish strands and reduce that wiry feel.

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How to get rid of yellow tones in grey hair

Grey hair can sometimes take on an unwanted yellow or brassy hue. John Frieda's Shimmering Silver Shampoo and Conditioner helps to neutralise brassy tones naturally found in grey hair, for a cooler colour and more polished and vibrant appearance. The result is beautifully bright silver shine!


Now you know how to keep your grey locks moisturised and radiant, check out these striking hairstyles for grey hair and our favourite grey hair products, including our best shampoo for grey hair

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