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The Best Shampoos For Gray Hair

30 March 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

Watching your hair turn gray used to be something that women absolutely dreaded. These days, however, gray is one of the hottest hair colors around. Everyone from your favorite celebrities to the most popular social media influencers are slaying gray locks. Watching your hair turn gray naturally is no longer something to be feared, but rather a chic right of passage.

Even though this particular color change is caused by nature and not a salon color service, you’ll probably have to switch up your regular hair care routine. As your hair turns gray, you may notice that your strands feel drier than usual and have taken on a wiry appearance. If you’re newly gray strands are desperate for some nourishing hair products, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up the best shampoo for gray hair from the L’Oréal portfolio of products—well, 10 of them.

Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo

If you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing you do makes your hair look or feel soft, it’s time to bring out the heavy duty products. Redken’s All Soft Mega Shampoo helps severely dry hair achieve touchable softness. The formula is infused with a superfood mix of sacha inchi extract, aloe vera, and cactus extract and Redken’s exclusive RCT Protein Complex to treat hair from the root, to the core, to the tip.

Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo, $16.00 MSRP

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo

As much as we love gray hair, everyone should feel free to play around with hair color—no matter their natural hue. If you’ve recently colored your gray locks, you’ll need a shampoo that will quench and cleanse hair like Pureology’s Hydrate Shampoo. The concentrated zero sulfate formula features the exclusive Anti-Fade Complex.

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, $28.50 MSRP

Matrix Biolage 3Butter Control System

Controlling curly hair is hard enough, so controlling dry curly hair can sometimes feel near impossible. If your gray curls are dry and unruly, swap your regular shampoo for Matrix Biolage’s 3Butter Control System Shampoo. Formulated with a blend of three butters (cupuaçu, shea, murumuru), it delivers an indulgent, sulfate-free lather. When used as a system of shampoo and conditioner, 3Butter Control System locks in nourishment to help control frizz and enhance manageability.

Matrix Biolage 3Butter Control System, $19.00 MSRP

Matrix Total Results Brass Off Shampoo

Bottle blondes aren’t the only ones who deal with brass. If your freshly gray locks have begun to take on a brassy appearance, pick up Matrix’s Total Results Brass Off Shampoo. The Brass Off System neutralizes brassy tones while refreshing your hair with cool tones.

Matrix Total Results Brass Off Shampoo, $13.00 MSRP

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo

If your gray strands are lacking their usual shine, look no further than Matrix Biolage’s R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo. The shampoo is formulated with quinoa husk and honey, to feed dry, dull hair for healthy-looking, softer locks.

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo, $25.00 MSRP

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Cleansing Milk

If you gave up shampoo for cleansing conditioner years ago, there’s no need to turn back now. Pick up a creamy cleanser like Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Cleansing Milk for very dry hair. The formula is infused with camellia oil is a soft milky cleanser that envelopes the fiber to condition and gently smooth away impurities.

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Cleansing Milk, $58.00 MSRP

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo

When your hair goes through a drastic change, it can be easy to forget your scalp needs just as much love and attention as your strands. If your hair and scalp are feeling drier than usual, pick up a shampoo that will nourish both.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo is a moisture balancing cleanser for dry scalp and hair. Enriched with neroli essential oil, this oil shampoo purifies and nourishes the scalp and the hair intensely yet softly. The scalp is nourished with moisture and the hair is left light, easy to detangle, and supple to the touch.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo, $57.00 MSRP

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert B6+Biotin Inforcer Shampoo

It your hair has begun to look and feel drier, you may end up dealing with more breakage than normal. A strengthening anti-breakage shampoo like L’Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert B6+Biotin Inforcer will make hair more resistant and stronger with continued use. The reinforcing professional formula is infused with vitamin B6 and biotin for an instant reduction in breakage.

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert B6+Biotin Inforcer Shampoo, $30.00 MSRP

Kérastase Paris Nutritive Bain Satin 1

If the look and feel of your newly gray strands hasn’t changed much (other than the color), all you need is a shampoo that can provide exceptional nutrition for normal to slightly dry hair.

Kérastase Paris Nutritive Bain Satin 1, $41.00 MSRP

Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo

When your hair looks and feels dry, it can be difficult for your curls to maintain their natural curl patern. A gently cleansing silicone-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo like Mizani’s True Textures Moisture Replenish will help your hair retain moisture for touchable texture.

Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo, $7.79 MSRP

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