Why hair goes grey
The texture change explained – and how to care for it
While grey hair may feel coarser than its predecessor, it’s actually physically finer; the lack of melanin and the reduction of sebum that comes along with ageing can cause it to feel dry, wiry and sometimes even brittle.
This can cause your hair to appear dull and somewhat lifeless at times – but with the right products and some extra TLC, you can add back some of its former shine. As your oil glands generate less sebum – which helps to moisturise both the skin and hair – it’s important to keep drier follicles nourished with richer shampoos, masks, conditioners and leave-ins that bring back the moisture you might’ve lost over time.
It might take a little extra work, but the resulting smooth, shiny, extra-luscious silver-grey hair is worth it!