Grey Hair & Yellowing Temples
Q: Hi, I'm a 42-year-old male who sprouted his first grey hair at the age of 12. Now I would say that at least 70% of my hair is grey. Over the last few years I've found yellowing mainly in the hair around my temples - I smoke so that would probably explain it.
I've heard of bluing shampoos such as Touch of Silver by Schwarzkopf which I used and it did help but none of these products are available over here and it's very difficult to maintain a supply from abroad. Would you happen to know of any natural remedy which I could try? I wouldn't want to bleach it or do anything that would affect the 25% black that's left.
You might also try using a laundry additive, bluing agent mixed using one-two drops per quart of water as a final rinse in your hair to help cut the yellowing.
You don’t mention where “over here” is, so I can’t make any suggestions for more local outlets at which to search for products, but since you do have email services I can recommend that you simply look online for outlets from which to purchase the shampoos and conditioners you need to maintain bright-looking gray hair.
Aside from the ‘Touch of Silver’ by Schwarzkopf, you should also look for Clairol’s ‘Shimmer Lights’ which is basically their version of the same product. You can also look for Revlon’s “Roux brand” Fanci-Full temporary hair rinse in Ultra White Minx or White Minx colors.
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