7 Simple Steps To Super Sleek Silver Hair

Whether you are going through the transition of coloured hair to embracing your grey or you have already completely crossed over to silver fox, you want your hair to not only look great but feel great. And nothing gives you a bigger confidence boost or enforces your decision to transition to grey than getting compliments or inquiries about where you get your hair done.

Why, Mother Nature of course! (They don’t need to know all your secrets do they?)

But seriously, if you want super sleek silver hair, you have to treat it right. Follow these simple steps for more manageable, smooth gray hair. And yes, that is me in the feature image. Not a professional picture I know but I wanted to show you all that I practice what I preach.

 

If you want super sleek silver hair, you have to treat it right. Follow these simple steps for more manageable, smooth grey hair. #greyhair #haircareDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may earn a commission should you choose to sign up for a program I recommend or make a purchase using my link. It’s okay – I love all of these products anyways, and you will too! To read my full disclosure and more boring legal stuff, click here.

7 Simple Steps To Super Sleek Silver Hair

 

Shampoo properly. By this, I mean that you should invest in a top quality shampoo that enhances your grey hair. Too many people simply pick something off the supermarket shelf and hope for the best, when what they really need is a shampoo that will take care of the special needs of grey hair. Grey hair dries out quickly and can become yellow and dull with the wrong products. Choose shampoos with no alcohol and alternate between a clarifying shampoo and a silver enhancing shampoo (daily use will give your hair a purple hue).

My favourites are: Living Proof Restore Shampoo and Liquid Keratin Infusing Brightening De-Frizz Shampoo.

 

Condition deeply. Hair conditioners have a formulation that will add body and shine to your hair. You know how uncomfortable and scratchy clothes are if you don’t use a fabric conditioner? Well hair is the same. Also, a good conditioner will help to keep your hair static free, which will reduce frizziness even more. Massage the conditioner from root to tip and leave it to work its magic before rinsing thoroughly. This will make your hair look really healthy and shiny.

My favourites are: PEPPERMINT CLARIFYING Conditioner and Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Daily Color Enhancing Conditioner for All Silver and Gray Shades.

 

Be gentle with your hair. Just like your skin, you hair changes as you age. Hair looses elasticity and can become very dry and brittle making it more prone to breakage. You need to use tools the will not damage your hair.

  • Change your old paddle brush for a Boar Bristle Hair Brush . The natural bristles will grip your hair better, giving it a smoother look, plus distribute the oils from your scalp to the ends.
  • Stop using cotton towels for drying your hair and get a Microfiber Turban.
  • Sleep on a Natural Silk Pillowcase to prevent damage from tossing and turning as well as prevent moisture loss.
  • Protect your hair with styling products that have heat protection, like Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray.

 

Dry your hair well. Modern hair dryers will not harm your hair as much as they used to, but if you are going to use a blow dryer to get your hair dry quickly, make sure you keep it moving over your hair and dry it evenly to avoid overheating. If you have the time, use the dryer on a cool setting to avoid damage.

My favourite is: BaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme Dryer.

 

Use a good Serum. There are a huge variety of great products around that are designed to smooth your hair. Most salons will be able to point you in the direction of a serum such as Frizz Ease that will help to keep your hair looking great. Generally hair serums work in three ways, by relaxing the hair, smoothing it, and reducing the potential for it to attract the static electricity that will cause it to frizz up.

 

Use good quality hair straighteners. Most people find that the cheaper hair straighteners do not do a very good job. You might find that they do not get hot enough to iron out the kinks properly on a single pass, and are not slippery enough to allow your hair to pass through them smoothly and quickly. Opt for ceramic or glass heating plates, and make sure that there is an adjustable temperature. GHD Ceramic Styling Straighteners are one of the most popular brands around and are commonly used in salons all around the world. Their plates get hot fast, and are extra smooth to make styling your hair easy. Ceramic plates will help discharge the static electricity from your hair too, and leave it looking straight for longer.

 

Eat well and drink plenty of water. Your hair is nourished by what you eat and drink, and will never look good if you don’t eat a balanced diet with lots of vitamins and minerals. Hair is mostly made of protein, so make sure your diet includes plenty. Drink water too, as this will flush impurities out of your body and keep you healthy.

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43 thoughts on “7 Simple Steps To Super Sleek Silver Hair

  1. Am free at last! Have got very very thick hair and shorter hair was always harder to manage involving using heat on my hair every day before I looked human! Then I developed a severe allergy to PPD. I had no choice but to go grey.
    Am thrilled to find my hair is a superb shade. I found a great hairpiece (rooted grey) exactly the same colour as my hair to clip over dark dyed hair. Very lucky as it was a tenner on eBay. My daily hairstyling takes but 2 minutes and everyone seems to think I’ve had it done professionally in line with latest fashion for grey hair.
    So girls out there, give it a go,you might be very surprised.

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    1. I would love to get a piece! I’m going to check out ebay. Thanks for the tip! And people think I’ve gotten highlights too. Thank you Mother Nature.

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  2. Transitioning to grey is challenging at times but so worth it. In fact, it looks like it’s supposed to look and always looks great, in my opinion. And, I agree that the style is what is aging and not the color.

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  3. My grey is in the front, mostly – the underneath hair, starting at my temples and only about 1.5 inch strip on each side. Then some down the sides, but still mostly dark there, and none in the back. I use temporary color – golden brown. My natural hair is very dark brown – almost black. So the golden brown seems to lighten the dark, and looks like golden/ash streaks by my face. I let it go without color for a while but I felt like the natural dark brown made me look harsher, and the grey made me look older. What should I do?????

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  4. I stopped coloring my hair medium brown about a year and a half ago. At my hairdressers suggestion, I put my last coloring on in a very light, almost ash blond color. I had short hair at this point so began to grow it out at the same time I was allowing my hair to go gray. I let my hair grow almost a full year, which gave my hair plenty of time to allow what was underneath to flourish. I then had my hair cut once again to a shorter pixie. My husband lived and my friends swear I secretly use highlights to get the variations in colors. Nope, this is the real me…untouched! Don’t give up and remember you aren’t beautiful because you dye your hair! 😉

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  5. Im 34years old and have been going grey since i was 17. I decided i was sick and tired of dying my hair every few weeks so after following a few people on Instagram i took the plunge. I last dyed my hair 6months ago. The first couple months were the hardest, im now loving the different shades of silver coming through to create a salt and pepper effect. I cant wait for it to all grow out. People pay for ‘granny hair grey’ im letting mine come through naturally 😊

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  6. I’m 6 months without dying my hair, I have salt and pepper roots and highlighted ends but my hair is curly so the line is blurred between them, loving every day of the journey to all natural though!

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  7. I’m loosing my in the top front and my roots all around my head is gray. I’m tired of coloring every two weeks and after the first week of coloring I can see my gray coming out again:( I’m going to be 55 in a couple of months and just not Sure if I’m ready to go all gray. And wondering how long it would take to fully come out.

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  8. I am now 61 and was having to color every 2 weeks. Trying to let it go natural for 5 weeks so I now have about an inch of grey roots. I am a natural red with course curly hair. I am horrified but trying to be brave.

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  9. I am 51 and I am ready to let the color go! I have to color the roots every 2 weeks! I have dark hair .. going to my hair dresser and see how I can transition easy into it .. so happy I came across this! Good to know how and what to do

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      1. I am still wondering what you do to transition? I must have missed something. I do not want a pixie. I go to the salon every 3-4 weeks and have more gray than my 78 year old mother had. ( I am now 62.) Any advice is much appreciated.

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      2. I suggest getting some highlights and low-lites to help with the harsh transition line if you wish to keep your hair long. There are also some powder and spray products you can use to colour roots if you don’t want to do the highlights.

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  10. I have been naturally grey for about 5 years now. I too was more grey in the front. Truthfully, I believe the front is more white and the back more like a gunmetal grey. I have been constantly amazed at how many and how often people ask me about my hair and where I get it done. 5 years ago I was just hearing about “ granny hair” being the rage for young ladies. Lol. I took the plunge. Never regretted it. Often wonder if it did age me but then I am 58 and have earned it.

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  11. I went from deep, dark brown to blonde. Then let my grey grow out. Like you, I was much more gray in front. So, now I low light in the front and highlight the back. Super easy upkeep…no roots. Couldn’t be happier. 😎😎😎

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    1. I am doing the same. I have not colored my hair in 6 weeks and will go on Tuesday to get shilvery blond highlights. I am hoping for an easy transition. I wear my hair in a short pixie.

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  12. I have colored my hair since the age of 19. At 40 I started to grow out my natural color which was mixed with quite a bit of grey! My husband didn’t like it so I continued to color. Now at 51, I can’t stand going every three weeks to cover the ”skunk stripe”! My hairdresser and I came up with a plan to let my grey hair grow in more naturally by highlighting my usual color into my hair and letting my bangs go free of color. Everone loves it and I feel much more natural! Plus I only go to the hait dresser every 6 weeks now!

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  13. I’m 65 and still coloring. I’ve had the same colorist for 20 years and get a lot of compliments on my hair. I’m afraid the change will be too drastic, but I am inching my way toward going grey. I’ve always used high-quality product on my hair, so I would continue to do so.

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  14. I was just discussing this transition with a friend of mine tonight and sent her some photos. I still have a very small amount of colored hair in one spot on my head. It is such a lovely thing to not have to worry about keeping my hair color up to date.

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