Gray hair is trendy right now, but for those going gray naturally, the texture may have changed substantially. You may find that your hair is much rougher and the products you’ve always used are no longer cutting it. Before you panic know that there are some fairly simple solutions. We’ve put together a list of the best ways to soften coarse gray hair. Hopefully, this helps you regain that silky texture you love!
Begin to educate yourself on premium hair care. There are many factors that create a dry coarse feeling in gray hair (or anyone’s hair for that matter). One common mistake is using the wrong products. The other factor you have no control over, menopause! Unfortunately, menopause causes changed in the hair’s structure. Not only does hair feel different but in many cases, the texture changes and it becomes more coarse, especially as white hair starts to grow in.
Look for shampoos that are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicon-free.
The Iles Formula Shampoo for coarse gray hair is my pick and has a PH of around 5,50 -6,50. This will ensure a perfect cleanse removing any product buildup that will most defiantly cause coarse, dull hair. If using a sulfate-free shampoo be sure to add more water than normal. Water is the key to wake up the key ingredients that replace the sulfates and add the nurture that softens and cleanses. Be aware, if you do not have an abundance of lather, it will not work well and you will miss out on the softness the sulfate-free shampoo could deliver to your hair.
There are also mass-market options but read the reviews before purchasing … If interested in purple shampoos that also eliminate yellow from white hair, check out Primes article on 5 Great Shampoos for Gray Hair
Search for silicone-free and paraben-free conditioners. It’s the conditioner that softens and repairs the hair and is most definitely the key to preventing problems like coarse-textured hair. Search for a conditioner that does not coat the hair with protein or keratin as these residues can over time build up and cause dryness and eventually breakage. Iles Formula conditioner is one of the rare conditioners that repairs instantly without deposing any damaging residue. The effect of nurture is instant and the hair is soft and sumptuous from the very first use. Read reviews on products, these testaments are the best guide always. People write reviews if very pleased or very unhappy they are an excellent guide to good products.
The serum I most recommend has built-in heat protection and will transform gray coarse hair into the most spectacular spun silk texture instantly. The key is to heat activate this serum by blow-drying it into every section. The Iles Formula Serum has a soft memory, so if your hair is not only coarse but very unruly, it will have your hair behaving beautifully. The key is heat. This is not a repair treatment but even so, has the hair feeling that it has been repaired. The more coarse and dry hair is, the more soft and sumptuous the result. The soft silky results this serum delivers to hair are phenomenal. Read the reviews!
Be Aware of Styling Products
Styling products like hairspray, mousse, and gel often contain alcohol and cause more dryness. This will result in a coarser feel and in some cases damage the hair, especially if heat is used over them. What’s more, they deliver stiff and sticky hair, the aim is to deliver soft hair, so products that nurture the hair should always be your focus.
The same routine would apply to coarse curly gray hair. The serum however would change, choose a weightier serum and one that activates softness by allowing it to dry in naturally. Rather than a silky softness search for a weightier serum that delivers a cashmere feel in the softness. My product suggestion is Curl Revive. This is a high-performance nurturing product, delivering no crackle or crunch, just soft sumptuous nurtured curls. Nourishment is the key to avoid coarse gray hair in all hair types no matter if curly or straight.
Did you know that your hair tools can also be as effective as the products you choose in softening the hair shaft? Dyson hairdryers are known for the benefits of softening coarse textured hair because of their ionic flow of air.
If you combine the high-performance haircare as I have suggested with a hairdryer like the Dyson Supersonic dryer for extra measure, your hair will be transformed from coarse to sumptuous silk texture. It’s worth the investment.
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