Grey hair need not be regarded as a blatant sign of aging. Not only is grey or white hair extremely trendy right now (younger girls are even dying their hair shimmery hues of silver), but it’s something to be embraced rather than rebelled against. However, greyish hair is biologically different—the pigment or melanin has been lost (which is why it appears grey or white), and the hair follicles are much dryer. Some of the best shampoos for grey or white hair will help moisturize and revitalize those luscious locks so they look shinier, healthier and replenished. —Jennifer Cox
L’Oreal Professionnel’s Shampoo For Grey And White Hair ($28, available in select salons) contains gloss protectants that help to create a soft, supple, natural sheen. And the violet micro pigments neutralize unwanted yellow tones to enhance your overall colour.
The Silverati Shampoo from Oribe ($57) is an illuminating shampoo that helps undo the dullness and yellow tones of greying hair, revealing softer, brighter, perpetually vibrant hair. And a little bit goes a long way!
Yves Rocher’s Pure Light Shampoo ($15) is especially designed for grey highlights. It keeps your hair and scalp happy and healthy thanks to both Centaurea, which fades the yellow pigments on the hair fiber as well as washes and tones down unwanted highlights for pure colour and shiny hair. Plus, agave fructans moisturize the scalp and keep roots nourished.
Kent Of Inglewood The Only Grey Shampoo You Need ($22) is specially formulated to be used every day without causing further dryness. It will leave your hair feeling clean and healthy, as it contains chamomile to gently lift your hair pigment and blend them effortlessly with your grey. It has a slight purple pigment as well to balance out brassy tones.
MATRIX Total Results Color Obsessed So Silver Shampoo ($25, sold through Chatters) neutralizes unwanted brassy warmth and eliminates dull, yellow tones in silvery or white hair. It provides a dash of brightness to grey strands and illuminates highlights too.