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How to maintain your white hair?

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Many of us dread their appearance and pray day and night that they never happen… Of course, we mean white hair! Where do they come from? Why do they sometimes arrive very early? Can they be prevented? And more importantly, how do you maintain them? Once again, Mrs. La Présente comes to your rescue!

have cells called melanocytes. They are responsible for the colouring and therefore the shade of the hair. When these cease to secrete melanin, the hair loses its colour and becomes white. Black hair results, on the contrary, from an intense production of melanin by the melanocytes. When these cells completely stop producing melanin, the hair turns white. And contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as grey hair. They are either white or coloured. The famous “salt and pepper” is just an illusion, a mixture of white and colour that makes the hair look grey.

Once the melanocytes are empty, they rarely regenerate. This has happened before, but these are exceptional cases. It is better not to get your hopes up… As soon as the first white hair appears, there is no turning back. Depending on the case, the process leading to total whiteness is more or less long.

Self-acceptance, more important than anything else

Signs of aging are inevitable. They are witnesses to the passing of time, to life as it goes on. Accepting their appearance is important for feeling good about yourself at any age. Whether you are young or old, they eventually manifest themselves more or less quickly, more or less early. And they often look great on us! White hair and grey hair have even become a fashion phenomenon and people are learning how to enhance them. Some celebrities, men or women, are very good ambassadors for it. Maintaining them will enhance their colour and make them stronger, shinier and richer in vitality. Accept them for what they are and don’t hesitate to show them off with a nice haircut and regular care.

Why do they sometimes arrive very early?

Experts agree that the first gray hairs appear around the age of forty. But this is only an average, as for some it happens much earlier. The appearance of white hair is called thescalp visible white hair canitie. There is no consensus on the causes. In any case, heredity plays a key role in its appearance. If your parents had two gray hairs at a very young age, it is likely that you are experiencing the same scenario.

Certain traumatic events and stress can also accelerate the appearance of white hair, but it is difficult to know the exact degree of incidence. One thing is certain, however: we can slow down the appearance of grey hair. And we can hide them too!

Can they be prevented?

First of all, you should know that there is currently no treatment to prevent hair bleaching. However, it is possible to supplement with vitamins (such as
Gummies Hair Boost
or
Resolution No. 1
) to slow down the process even slightly. We can also fight stress every day to prevent it from affecting our hair colour. So take a breath, relax, and put things in perspective! Finally, don’t hesitate to consult a good old dermatologist who will be able to advise you better than anyone else.

 

How to maintain white hair?

For those who fully accept this mark of time, there are shampoos designed for white hair that nourish it and help accentuate its highlights. See you for a little DIY at the end of the article!

Regularly moisturize the lengths

When the hair turns white, it means that the melanocyte cells no longer produce melanin. In this case, the hair fiber clearly lacks protection and needs more hydration and nutrition. Therefore, you should regularly apply nourishing treatments such as an oil bath or a mask to your white hair. This should make it more flexible. For unruly hair, use a dry shampoo and then a special shampoo for white hair, avoiding as much as possible care products containing silicone, which tend to suffocate the hair fibres!

white hair brushAdopt good hair routines

White hair is more brittle and drier than colored hair. Indeed, the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands tends to decrease, thus depriving the hair of an essential protection. With time, white hair becomes thicker, less shiny… Their needs are very specific! To effectively address this, you need to shake up your hair routines. The first good thing to do is to space out your shampoos to allow for better sebum secretion. If necessary, use a dry shampoo between two conventional shampoos. On the other hand, opt for washing care with cider vinegar, which boosts the shine of white hair, ensuring optimal shine.

Use dejaunizing treatments

The problem with white hair is that it can yellow easily. To avoid this and the terrible strawberry effect that follows, use the blue shampoo known to neutralize yellowing tones. Blondes are also big fans. Its composition, rich in amino acids and violet pigments, prevents it from turning into a small chick. If it is effective, it is not necessary to use it at each shower: do not hesitate to alternate with dejaunizing masks, clarifying creams or repigmenting care.

Avoid heating appliances

Heat is an enemy of our hair, especially when it is white and more sensitive. Unpigmented hair can turn yellow in the heat! Always give priority to drying your hair naturally. And if you just can’t get enough of blow-drying, consider spraying your hair with a serum or protective spray, and use the cold air function as much as possible.

Dare to go for the balayage at the hairdresser’s

Hair never turns white all at once. There is always a more or less rapid transition between colour and white. To maintain a beautiful color, you can do a balayage at your hairdresser’s to help the white hair blend in more naturally. Reverse scanning can also be a solution. The idea is to color the darker strands to give relief. The effect is guaranteed!

DIY care for grey and white hair

Here are some natural recipes to take care of your white hair and make it look good.

Casserole chamomile water

Anti-yellowing shampoo for white hair

Devoid of pigments, white hair oxidizes quickly and easily. You must therefore be careful about yellowing! With this recipe, you should be able to maintain a beautiful natural colour. You will need to :

  • 200 milliliters of washing base: a soft and sulfate-free shampoo;
  • 30 drops of German chamomile essential oil.

And that’s it! Mix these two ingredients and use this shampoo regularly on your hair to prevent it from turning yellow. However, do not use it every day. Once or twice a week is enough. When mixed, your shampoo will turn blue and this is exactly the effect you want. It contains the same molecule as in commercial anti-yellowing shampoos.

A dry shampoo for white and blond hair

While dry shampoos are very effective and useful, it is best to avoid commercial sprays. They are not very natural and contain sometimes toxic gases like propane, butane or isobutane. Yuck! Here is a recipe for natural dry shampoo, zero waste and suitable for white and very light blonde hair. For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 30 grams of cornstarch ;
  • Three to four drops of essential oil of your choice (for fragrance);
  • One heaping teaspoon of the finest baking soda available.

For the utensils, provide a small airtight jar, with a diameter large enough to dip a blush brush and this famous brush, which will be used to apply shampoo.

Start by pouring the cornstarch into your jar, then add the baking soda. Mix and add the optional drops of essential oil. Stir and apply with a brush! Don’t put too much on the brush and try to distribute the powder evenly on the brush by patting the edges. Leave the dry shampoo on for five to ten minutes and then brush your hair.


White hair: our conclusion

Inevitable, grey hair can be enhanced with good hair routines and regular quality care. Think of food supplements to nourish your hair and the detox tea Resolution No. 2 which will purify your scalp and cleanse your beautiful white hair. Accept this mark of time as a gift: white hair is popular and it looks great!

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