We know it’s shocking at first, but trust us: you are not alone. Grey hair is a fact of life; by the age of 50, almost half the population will have at least some. So please, don’t crack out the Just For Men just yet. You’ll look your best if you embrace your changing hair colour, which means stocking up on a mix of products that will help keep those coarse hairs soft and make them shiny and silver instead of dull and yellowed. Here’s your grey hair care tool kit.
Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil
Facial hair is coarse enough as it is, and grey beard hairs, by nature of their lack of pigment, are even wirier. Kiehl’s beard oil uses Pracaxi oil to soften them up (and with notes of sandalwood, cedar and eucalyptus, it smells great, too).
LAB SERIES FOR MEN
Age Rescue + Densifying Conditioner
This conditioner combats dullness, dryness, and density reduction (all symptoms of greying hair) by conditioning and hydrating your hair to make it fuller, stronger, and prevent it from breaking.
Heavy Hold Pomade
The key to grey hair is control. This pomade has the strength to keep unruly hair at bay without being crusty, as well as a high shine formula that makes your hair glossy without looking wet.
5-Minute Natural Grey Blending Treatment
If your greys are really getting you down the thing to do is to blend them instead of dyeing your whole head. Thing of it as a spot treatment that makes greys less noticeable while still looking natural.
$35 with a men’s haircut service, at Aveda salons
Outside of your regular shampoo and conditioner routine, you can add in an oil treatment to help make your hair even soother and shinier. Antioxidant-rich organ oil nourishes your hair to make it healthier and easier to manage.
Renew Silver Charge Fortifying Silver Shampoo
Grey and white hair are at risk of going yellow from pollutants in water and the air, but a purple shampoo – like this one from Redken – uses proteins and a UV filter to remove these pollutants and keep your hair bright and glossy.