Grey hair texture tends to be coarse – but no more
When it comes to styling your hair, your blowdryer, curling wand or flatiron may seem like the star player, but hair care products are the true MVPs. Especially if you want your grey hair texture to be soft and touchable.
Grey or not: “Pretty much everybody needs to take the time to do more treatment to their hair,” says Marie-Eve Faucher, brand ambassador for Redken Canada. “We do so much with it, and hot tools have never been more present in our routines. Plus, you have a lot of options to repair your hair.”
Treat yo’ silver locks
Leave-in conditioners, hair oils and masks can help maximize hair health, and it’s easy to customize a routine to suit your needs.
“Someone who has fine, straight hair doesn’t need a mask, but using a leave-in conditioner and a little bit of oil on the ends is good,” says Roger Medina, a hair expert for Garnier. “Ends don’t produce oil like roots do, so you always have to bring them back.”
Medina loves the protective properties of a leave-in conditioner, which is beneficial whether you choose to heat-style or air-dry your hair. “It acts like a primer on the skin,” he says.
This is what to look for in the hair aisle
Your grey hair texture is as good as the products you use. Choose a cream product for thick or coarse hair, and opt for a spray formula if you have a medium or fine hair.
If you’re blessed with curly hair, dabble in a little bit of everything. “Curly hair tends to look duller, so go crazy on moisture,” says Marie-Pier Lessard, integrated communication leader at L’Oréal Professionnel in Montreal.
A weekly hair mask is a must for all dry types, including curly and coloured hair.
If you’re faced with a severe, straw-like texture, try Medina’s beauty hack for next-level conditioning: Mix a few drops of hair oil into a cream mask before applying it. (This is how you love, not fight, your natural hair texture.)
“Put it on the mid-length and ends of dry hair, but don’t touch your roots,” he says. “If you want to get more bang for your buck, saturate the hair and massage it in. Push the product and ingredients into the hair – you don’t want them to sit on the surface.”
Medina also relies on the old-school technique of wrapping hair in a shower cap or plastic bag and letting the concoction sit for 20 minutes. “Heat from your scalp will activate it,” he says.
Consider your Sunday #selfcare plan looked after.
Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Shine Oil, $43 at salons.