It really sucks when your hair changes colors without your permission. You never said your beautiful gray hair was allowed to turn yellow but it has anyway! (Your hair may be gray, white, or silver, but I’m going to refer to it as ‘gray’ throughout this article.) If you want to know how to keep gray hair from yellowing, you’ll be happy to hear that there are ways to avoid it.
Before we get to the solutions, it’s good to know why the problem exists. So why does gray hair turn yellow?
Gray hair changes to yellow because of things like chlorine, hot styling tools, medications, too much sun exposure, being around cigarette smoke, buildup from hair products (shampoo, conditioner, heat protectant, hair spray, serum, mousse… etc.).
Now we can get to the tips.
Tips on How to Keep Gray Hair From Yellowing
◊ Put a swim cap on when you go swimming to keep your hair safe from chlorine which can cause hair yellowing. There are some really cute options for swim caps.
◊ Wear some kind of summer hat to protect your hair from the sun when you know you’re going to be outside for an extended period of time. There are endless options for cute hats as well.
◊ Keep away from smoke! Avoid smoking, being around people who smoke, and smokey areas. Just like tobacco stains teeth, the smoke can stain your hair!
◊ No hot styling tools unless you use heat protection. Always protect your hair from damage and yellowing caused by hot styling tools. To do this, use a good quality heat protectant.
◊ Use a deep cleaning gray hair shampoo. Like I mentioned above, your hair products can easily build up on your hair and cause discoloration. This Gray Hair Shampoo brightens gray, silver, and white hair, while removing product buildup that causes gray hair to turn yellow. It’s used almost the same way as any other shampoo but it’s better explained if you click that link.
◊ Use a vinegar rinse cleanser. This all natural Vinegar Rinse Cleanser is magical. If you click that link you’ll see a lot about how the cleanser is good for dandruff BUT that’s not all. It works amazingly for cleansing hair and removing yellow from it. In addition, the vinegar rinse prevents split ends and will make your hair nice and shiny. The Vinegar Rinse Cleanser is used after shampooing, and before conditioning.
◊ Use a moisturizing gray hair conditioner. The two products I listed above can be drying to the hair because of the deep cleaning properties. That’s why it’s important to use this Gray Hair Conditioner to keep your hair moisturized.
◊ Tone the yellow out of your hair. Using the Gray Hair Conditioner listed in the last tip, along with some purple toner, you can have your hair back to the cool gray color you love in no time. I wrote an easy-to-follow article on How to tone your hair at home.
Thanks for reading my article on how to keep gray hair from yellowing. I hope I helped you out with these tips.
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