The silver-blonde — and even ash grey hair — color trend definitely peaked a couple of years ago, and while I still think it’s one of the coolest statement hair colors you can sport, it’s incredibly difficult and costly to maintain. Unfortunately, if you’ve noticed a few strands (or even patches) of grey hairs cropping up in sharp contrast to your chestnut, butter blonde, or copper locks, you know that a few silver “highlights,” you probably agree with me in that they’re simply not as cool as a fully-intentional, all-over silver mane. Look, I’m personally a fan of the natural grey head of hair that’s been gracefully grown-out and embraced, but if you’re like so many of us with a few subtle, yet oh-so-noticeable course grey hairs that simply won’t cooperate, you know that keeping these strays at bay in-between color jobs is more than just a slight nuisance — it feels like a second job. Sure, no one else may notice them (allegedly), but when you’re standing in front of the mirror you do — and let’s be honest, it’s downright maddening.
Fortunately, if you’re not willing to do weekly DIY dye jobs in your bathroom to keep grey growth at bay (and we don’t blame you), there are a few color-correcting shampoos for grey hair coverage you can add to your hair care roundup to tone down the distinct contrast of stubborn grey strands. While these at-home solutions may just be a temporary fix, they’ll definitely help you push back your next appointment, so you can save money and time by not having to check in with your colorist a bi-monthly schedule.
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1. ControlGX Grey Reducing Shampoo
Yes, this is technically a “men’s shampoo,” but really the effects are rather gender-less. This is a solid, grey-neutralizing shampoo with a minimal color deposit for subtle results regardless of your gender, hair type or color. It’s a great way to maintain your color without taking drastic measures or re-dying your entire mane.
2. #NoYellow Purple Shampoo
For those with blonde, dirty blonde or even light brown locks, this brass-busting violet shampoo will brighten grey strands and make them look like you just paid for platinum highlights — at least until you can get in to see your colorist. Alternatively, if you’re looking to rock the grey hair look with pride, this will revive dull tones for shimmering, refresh effect.
3. Celeb Luxury Colorwash
Whether you’re an icy blonde, rich chocolate brunette or cherry redhead (and everything in between) this color depositing shampoo is your best friend when it comes to concealing greys and pushing back costly color appointments. Even if you’re not dealing with grey hair or grey roots, these depositing shampoos can revive lackluster color with just one use.