How to Maintain Gray / Silver Hair

Written by Colina Atos


Posted on June 29 2022

It might be tough to keep silver hair looking its best. It's possible that it will turn yellow or fade. To keep your silver hair from drying out and becoming brittle, take the time to properly care for it.

It's best to wait one week after you've dyed your hair silver before shampooing. Maintaining silver hair that isn't natural requires rapid shampooing and conditioning after bleaching or dyeing it. After bathing and conditioning your hair for the first time, give it a week to recover and replenish any oils that have been lost.

Before you shampoo, condition your hair. Distribute the coconut oil evenly through your hair. After one hour, remove it with shampoo. If you prefer to use a hair mask, be sure it can be applied to dry hair first. Wait for the recommended time on the bottle, which is usually 5 minutes.

Use shampoos and conditioners free of sulfates and safe for color-treated hair. The shampoo should be applied to the roots and scalp, while the conditioner should be applied to the hair's mid-lengths and ends. Keep in mind that you should let the conditioner in your hair for at least one to two minutes before rinsing it out.

Use hair masks to deep-condition your hair once or twice every week. Choose a color-treated hair mask. Rinse the shampoo out of your hair after you've shampooed it. Make sure your hair is still moist when you apply the mask. 

When washing and rinsing your hair, use cool or lukewarm water. When it comes to hair, hot water is quite harmful, especially to coloured hair. Your hair's color may also fade faster as a result. Using cool to lukewarm water to wash and rinse your hair can extend the life of your hair color. In addition to making your hair appear shinier, the cooler temperature will also help your style last longer.

Limit the frequency with which you wash your hair to no more than twice a week. You can extend the life of your hair color by washing your hair less frequently. Washed once a week will suffice for those with normal to oily hair. If your hair gets particularly greasy, you should only wash it twice a week.