How do I best enhance my greying hair? I am a brunette and have never dyed my hair. Now that the grey strands are appearing I want to make my hair as beautiful as possible.

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  1. Renee Parton wrote on :

    get your hair frosted

  2. Susan Hersh wrote on :

    Hi Nancy,

    There are several things you can do to give luster to the grey strands:

    1) Rotate shampoos on a weekly basis so that you not allowing build up of one shampoo in your hair. EX: Use all in one week, moisturizing shampoo, clarifying shampoo, hydrating shampoo. Silver hair is coarse & needs to be hydrated with moisture.
    2) Violet shampoos are available to take the yellow out of the hair ONLY if you need this. I do not use any violet shampoos because my silver is white.
    3) A clear gloss process at a salon can be put on your hair for a nice sheen.
    4) There are styling products that also add shine to your hair.
    Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing Cream & Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist
    5) Make sure you go for haircuts regularly as overgrown hair becomes dull especially the ends.

    I interviewed Lily Yip, Senior Stylist at Mizu NY & specifically asked her this question as women ask it quite often. To view interview w/ Lily Yip click on this link: http://susanhersh.startlogic.com/?p=105


  3. cathyshsn wrote on :

    irecommend that you use a shampoo that is for grey hair…it is usually purple in color….It will bring out the grey in your hair….to a silvery gray….

  4. shellie robin wrote on :

    I recommend going to a stylist, don’t try home products if this is your first time coloring your hair. And you are very lucky that you haven’t greyed until now! Highlights definitely help blend greys with brunette hair and you can go longer in between touch ups.

  5. JunieB wrote on :

    A demipermanent hair color is much better for your hair than semi or permanent hair colors are. Avoid anything with metal (metallic) salts in as these will give your hair a dull, metallic appearence. Although these are marketed to men in general you might see them so check ingredients first. If you have a Sally’s Beauty supply store near you they have good products & can give you advice on which to buy.

  6. casavon wrote on :

    I started greying in my early 20’s…back then I just had highlights put into my hair so they’d blend. Over time, I had my stylist do what she thought best. I suggest that you go to your stylist, tell her your concerns and find out what she thinks. Maybe something semi-permanent would be best, maybe not. You’ll get your best results from your stylist!!

    Good luck!! Chris


  7. Jennifer Snowdon wrote on :

    I have always gone a shade or so lighter or even a golden or red toned brown which warms the rest and gives the greys a look of highlights.

  8. Cubie131 wrote on :

    You have a lot of options if you want to color your hair. However, if you have made the decision not to color, use a brunette enhancing shampoo to make your beautiful brown as healthy looking and shiny as possible. Some of these shampoos deposit a little bit of color that will blend your grey in a bit, and others just enhance and add shine. John Frieda’s Beautiful Brunette is a good choice, but there are others available. For example, both Tresemme and Pantene have versions. All of them are pretty affordable, so if you don’t like a particula brand, you won’t be out a lot of cash.

  9. gonesilver wrote on :

    Good answer, Debora!! I use this and it’s wonderful but only use the shampoo once a month. If used frequently, it might stain the gray and give it a bluish cast. Another great product for temporary enhancement is FanciFul rinse. Don’t use the mousse. It can stain also. I use the rinse occasionally when I see my leftover oxidized color is looking a little brassy or yellow. I use White Minx and it brightens my gray and “calms” the old color on the ends. I get it at Sally’s and it’s only about $6.00. It’s a little messy but you really don’t need to “soak” your hair when you use it. If you go to the web I posted earlier you’ll find all kinds of product recommendations.

  10. Debora Rogers wrote on :

    HI Nancyreilly2, I’m a Cosmetologist and it sounds to me like you really are not looking for advice about coloring your hair. But enhancing the beauty of your natural hair. If I’m correct, please don’t run out to one of my cosmo sisters. Go to your friendly neighborhood Beauty supply stores and pick up a bottle of shampoo called ‘Shimmer Lights’ also in generic form (just as good as original) sells to the public for about $10. If you go to a salon to purchase this it will cost you from $20 and up. There is also a Conditioner in the same line you can use, or use your current conditioner. (Just be aware some shampoos and conditioners even hair sprays will discolor grey hair.)Just follow the simple instructions listed on the bottle. What this shampoo is made to do for you is ‘enhance the grey’ and make it more beautiful. And remove any discolorations already in your grey hair. You can ever alternate between SLs shampoo, and what you already use. People all over the world spend thousands of dollars a year to make their hair look I hope this helps.

    • Nancy Reilly wrote on :

      Thank you so much. I’m going out today to purchase shimmer lights!

  11. gonesilver wrote on :

    Don’t start coloring now!!! This web site can give you LOTS of solutions: http://www.goinggraylookinggreat.com.

  12. zeldie stuart wrote on :

    Well, hello there, I am going through the same situation. I have tried glazing which lasts such a very short time. Those grey hairs suddenly do appear fast don’t they??!!!
    My grey is growing faster on the sides above my ears while the top and back are just right. I hated the imbalance (and looking like someone from The Sopranos) so I had the sides highlighted so that my hair looked beautifully lightly streaked with grey all over. Finally the sides and top mathced. It lasted almost 8 months. I am going back for another highlighting to keep it looking even all over. I go to this salon (Frederick Fekkai at The Mark in NY) for my haircuts and have been a customer for years so now the colorist will just do “touch ups” when I want for minimum price.

  13. Elline Surianello wrote on :

    talk to your stylist about glazing. It enhances hair without alot of chemicals.elline

  14. Elline Surianello wrote on :

    alot depends on how much grey you have. Have you spoken to any colorist about your grey hair? Your skin tone is also important. If you keep your hair the way it is or color it with either a glaze or color a good colorist will know what to do. Enhancing grey depends on alot of factors, again a good colorist will be able to advise you.

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