If you’re wondering why hair turns grey, there’s a science to it. Our hair is naturally coloured by melanin pigment and, as we age, the production of this pigment slows down. Suzanne Alphonse – Wella’s Technical Education Manager – tells us "hair without melanin is much more dehydrated in texture". That doesn’t mean you can’t manage it (your hair will just need a little extra attention).
How to cover grey hairs (properly)
In the last 12 months, ‘how to prevent grey hair’ has become a breakout Google search. It seems the beauty landscape is divided, by those who are keen to cover their greys, and those lathering in the purple shampoo to achieve it (you’re on trend, silver foxes). If you’re team ‘cover up’, keep reading. We spoke to the hair pros at Wella to get the expert intel on what to do when the greys appear.
By Rachel Spedding