Styling Products for Smooth & Shiny Gray Hair

Gray hair is unique in it’s texture and color.  It often requires special products to make it look and feel it’s best.  According to More Magazine, “Gray hair follicles produce little oil and next to no melanin, says Richard Korb, a scientist in research and development at Unilever (maker of Dove Hair Care). A glossing treatment can help. A good at-home version costs less than salon, and results last about a week. Try John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze, which comes in five tinted shades as well as one clear formula ($10).”We found a few more that we’ve heard work well.  Do you have a favorite styling product for gray hair?More Products for Smooth and Shiny HairPhyto Phytodefrisant - “Achieve the perfect blow-out with this award-winning, heat-activated, sleek-making complex. The exclusive plant-based formula, rich in ferula, horseradish, and sage hydrates, softens and protects unruly hair prepping it for a smooth look.” Available from Sephora.

Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Shine Serum - “Instantly calm flyaways and tame frizz with this non-greasy style enhancer. Use throughout the day to maintain glossy shine, no matter the conditions.” Available from Sephora.

Fekkai Ageless ™ All Day Hair Plump – “Unleash your hair’s potential with this ultra-luxurious, daytime leave-in treatment that plumps and retexturizes strands to reveal healthy, thick, silky smooth hair. This light créme provides intense, continuous moisture throughout the day filling and plumping up damaged and roughed up cuticles. Repairs damaged hair and provides bio-conditioning to reinforce the hair cuticle for increased hair strength. Used in conjunction with Overnight Hair Repair, hair is visibly plumped, replenished and renewed around the clock. Hair looks thicker, younger, healthier, and like it’s never seen a day of damage.” Available from

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  1. Hello,

    i've been using Colour Splash! Gray Hair Diffuser,
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    Try Lavender Hill Hair Color

  2. joannct1 says:

    i have been also in the group going gray looking, and also another 1 the rainbowrom. it closed mademe sad. i havebeen trying to go gray, for several years now, i am age 54, i got s really short cut so hopefully i have 1 more cut and be done with the last of auburn hair color. i want to find something i can use that keeps my hair looking good. i also just bought at sallys clairol shimmer lights shampoo and conditioner, i use bio- silk too in my hair i have been useing it for a few years now love it!!

  3. maricar says:

    My gray hair is getting a yellowish color, I believe it is from the well water. any ideas on how to remove the yellowish color?

    • Use a shampoo and conditioner that contain a blue/lavender tint that are formulated especially for platinum and gray hair. I don't have any particular one to recommend. If you cannot find anything locally, try, or The yellowish business happens naturally. Do not use any hair products that contain dyes, as gray hair is particularly inclined to absorb them. The blue/lavender tint will cancel out the yellow. For anyone who is considering frosting or streaking: If all they do is remove the color from your hair it will likely wind up with yellow streaks! Be sure your colorist knows what he/she is doing and has worked with gray hair.

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