White Hair with a Yellow Tinge
Q: I am a 55 year old male with virtually white hair. When I was younger, it was jet black. I don't use any dye or treatment (I like it white). Lately my hair has a yellow tinge. What's happening here?
I can, however, recommend a way to combat the problem. I propose using a clarifying shampoo, followed by a "blueing" shampoo and conditioner like Clairol's "Shimmer Lights". The clarifying shampoo is designed to strip away build-up and residues on the hair, while the "Shimmer Lights" contains anti-yellowing and brightening compound which are meant to leave your hair sparkling white.
I propose using both shampoos to make sure that if the cause of the problem is a residue or build up of some kind, the clarifying shampoo can help remove the build-up so that the brightening agents can work better. I have a number of older clients who use Shimmer Lights and love it. Ageist attitudes aside, I personally think there is nothing more striking than a head full of white hair that is obviously well cared for.
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