How To Get Your Best Gray Curls
Growing gray gracefully is not an easy task! While gray hair is beautiful and shows our years of wisdom, gray curls are more challenging to manage.
As we age, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color — like gray, silver, or white — as it grows. So here's a step-by-step guide on caring for your gray curls.
Step 1: Check out your gray curls
Assess your curls! Learn your coils and springs. You can see which areas need extra love by taking 5 minutes before styling to assess your curls.
Step 2: Pick the Right Products
Your hair isn't dry; it's just not hydrated. Gray hair tends to get drier quicker as it loses the pigment cells in the hair follicle, so using the right products to provide hydration and moisture is essential.
Also, avoid products with dyes that can turn your hair yellow and dry. Harmful dyes can damage your silver tresses, so read ingredients for dyes that can do more harm than good.
Pro tip: Check your stash and throw away old and expired products. Old products are ineffective and can damage your hair.