Applying a little grey matter to grey hair

30 or 40… that’s about the age that most people start seeing a little grey hair. What causes it to appear and how to deal with it? We’ve got the answers.

Why does hair become grey?

The gradual greying of the hair on our head and body is a natural phenomenon that occurs as we age. It is caused by a lack of melanin (the pigment present in our hair and body) or when the transfer of the pigment to the hair fibres is blocked or compromised. Studies on the causes of greying hair come to differing conclusions but genetics and changing hormones in the body seem to play a key role. Stress, tobacco use and UV rays are also linked to greying hair.

Grey hair

Can you slow down the greying process?

Some people maintain that being zen or reducing stress can help slow the appearance of grey hair. And while that has not been proved, certain good habits can help keep your hair healthy no matter what colour it is. These include regular massaging of the scalp to encourage growth, quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet rich in low-fat proteins, minerals and vitamins.

What to do when your hair starts greying…

1. Colouring

The first signs of grey hair are easy to mask with touch-ups or highlights, which, as an added bonus, add texture to your hair. If more than half of your hair is grey, you could opt for colouring your entire head. But remember, it requires more maintenance as you’ll have to mask the new growth, particularly if you choose a darker colour.

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Crema Color, 65 ml

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Keratin Color, 1 unit
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2. Try natural re-pigmentation

Can you reverse the process of greying? The question is still up for debate, but that’s certainly what Phyto Laboratories is trying to do. By using the RE30 peptide, a patented molecule, they have created a serum capable of reactivating the transfer of natural pigments to capillary fibres. Just spray the formula onto the roots of the hair eight times then massage for 30 seconds. Do that every day and you’ll slow the hands of time…at least where greying hair is concerned.

Phyto RE30 Grey Hair Treatment, 50 ml
Phyto Paris

Phyto RE30 Grey Hair Treatment, 50 ml

Delay and reverse grey hair. Phyto invents Phyto RE30, an anti-grey hair treatment without pigment dye. The RE30 peptide, which is the result of 6 years of research, is revolutionary technology. RE30 is able to revive the natural pigment to the hair at the root while protecting it from future depigmentation. The results are clinically proven: repigmented at the root, the hair will find strength and softness.

3. Go with the salt-and-pepper look!

Dame Judi Dench and Glenn Close look fabulous with their salt and pepper hair. And so can you! To make the most of it, choose a modern hairstyle like the square, go pixie or let your hair down a bit.  Whatever look you choose, you have to take good care of your hair. Depigmentation means grey hair is dryer than the rest and often harder to handle. It also has a tendency to yellow over time. So it’s important to keep your hair well moisturized with revitalizing and nourishing hair masks. You’ll also want to use blue- or silver-tinted shampoo a few times a week.

Go with the salt-and-pepper look!
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Applying a little grey matter to grey hair

30 or 40… that’s about the age that most people start seeing a little grey hair. What causes it to appear and how to deal with it? We’ve got the answers.
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