Gray Hair: How to Take Care of It and Get the Best Finish

August 1, 2022

More and more people are embracing their gray hair and want to show off its shine and splendor. But, to make this happen, they need to be aware of what type of gray hair they have and what products are suitable for each kind. There are different options for what can be done at the salon and what people can use to enhance color and care at home. In this article, we will go in depth into all of this and give simple, professional tips on how to make gray hair always look great!



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Una publicación compartida de Raquel Saiz (@blue_by_raquelsaiz)

All Shades of Gray

Why does hair turn gray? As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigments 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.  Nowadays, gray hair is in fashion and can be adjusted to each individual’s liking. Color Excel Gloss by Revlonissimo™ is the demi-permanent acidic toning range without ammonia, which hairdressers can use to achieve beautiful gray hair while adding neutralization and a vibrant tone.


Tips for looking after gray hair at the salon

If your clients have already embraced their gray hair color, now it’s time to properly care for it. It’s important to know how to keep it healthy, shiny, and looking great!

  • Start with a cut: the transition to gray hair starts with a good haircut. We can opt for shorter hairstyles if we want to minimize the change over time, giving a lot of texture and short bangs to get the gray hair to bring light to the face. For medium or long hair, read on!
  • Herringbone highlights: enhance gray hair with nuances and lighting techniques! Herringbone highlights are this year’s trend, combining warm and cool highlights that blend in with the gray hair and add even more light to the look. After lightening the hair with highlights, you can use the .11 Sand and .123 Satin shades from Color Excel Gloss by Revlonissimo™, dispersing them through the strands for a totally natural look with refreshed color and sealed cuticles for hair that is silkier than ever.
  • Purple shampoo, your faithful ally: whether you have colored gray hair or natural gray hair, purple shampoo is essential to maintaining the color and eliminating those annoying coppery/yellowish tones. The Eksperience™ Color Protection Blonde & Grey Hair Cleanser will help moisturize the hair fiber while combating yellow tones and keeping light tones with a natural shine for longer.


Tips to Maintain Perfect Gray Hair at Home

Of course, the treatment and maintenance of gray hair continues at home. In addition to using cleansers and foams such as PRO YOU™ The Toner Neutralizing Conditioning Foam to neutralize unwanted warm shades, it’s important to continue this care. With Revlon Professional Nutri Color™ Filters, you can ensure impeccable color from root to tip. In just 3 minutes, you can restore the color and shine and get soft, healthy gray hair.

Check out our article, our guide to professional hair coloring with zero damage, to continue learning how to care for color treated hair. You can also access our educational platform #AlwaysOn to learn about new techniques and perfect those you already know. To purchase all of our products you can access our platform Revlon Pro Shop.

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