Today we’re talking about some of the reasons why your gray hair might be turning yellow and how to prevent and ultimately fix it.
Now, assuming you still have your hair, sooner or later as you age, your hair turns gray because you lose some degree of Melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin, eyes and hair its color. Because gray or white hair has very little to no pigment, it’s more easily susceptible to outside factors that cause it to turn yellow.
Things like smoking, chlorinated water or water with high iron levels and even the hair products you use on a daily basis can all contribute to the yellow tint in gray hair. For example, I use to use a pomade product that had a brown to orange color. Over time, this caused my hair to have this weird gold tint that I really didn’t like. I finally figured out what was causing it so I stopped using that product.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to really prevent your hair from yellowing, and if you’re using a shampoo that has a brown or gold color, this may also contribute because the residue can build up over time. So, the daily shampoo and conditioner I use is from Aveda. Now, it’s not the cheapest stuff out there, but they use natural ingredients and it doesn’t have a lot of artificial color. Also, the pomade I use is purple and the clay I use is white. I’ll drop links to this stuff down below.
Aveda Shampoo & Conditioner – https://amzn.to/2xiTtrd
Pravana Purple Shampoo – https://amzn.to/2XDFDOW
Layrite Cement Clay – https://amzn.to/2IWJsqd
Craft Pomade – https://www.craftgroomingproducts.com
So now the question is, if you have a yellow tint to your hair, how to you fix it? The answer for me and a lot of other people is to use purple shampoo. This is a colored shampoo that cancels out the yellow tint. I use it about every 7-10 days. If you use it more often, it will turn your hair purple, so don’t over-do it.
Jump over to the video and I’ll demonstrate how I use it.