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The Truth About Grey Hair: Mythbusting with Matrix

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Getting older and going grey go together like shampoo and conditioner - previously vibrant, colourful hair turning grey is simply an inevitability of life.

Even still, the very thought of looking in the mirror and seeing that first silver strand inspires horror in many. In fact, covering greys is the #1 reason for using hair colour for women aged 35+.

Whether you want to embrace your newfound silver locks (à la Devil Wears Prada Meryl Streep) or cover them up at all costs, it's important to keep informed about all things grey. 
 
Just like mum said that eating your crusts results in gorgeous curly locks (spoiler alert, it doesn't), there are buckets of misinformation out there about grey hair. So, it's time to set the record straight on some common grey myths! 

MYTH #1: PLUCKING GREYS MAKES MORE GROW BACK

Samantha from Sex and the City once famously said, "Pluck one grey hair out and three more will come to its funeral". Despite the certainty with which she uttered those words, there is actually no evidence that plucking a grey hair causes it to multiply. 

When you pluck any hair, damage is caused to the follicle and after a time, the follicle will regenerate to cause a new hair to grow in its place. 

Note: Only one hair can grow per follicle, so this will have no bearing over surrounding hairs. Myth = busted. 

MYTH #2: GREY HAIRS ARE STRONGER THAN OTHER HAIRS

Unfortunately, it is a simple fact of life that grey hairs are more fragile than other hairs. This is due to grey hairs having thinner and weaker cuticles. "I know nail cuticles are a thing, but hair cuticles!?" I hear your query. Let me explain! The hair cuticle is the outermost, protective part of the hair strand - the part that you can see. Weak cuticles let damage in and dyes out, meaning that hair can break and colour can fade faster.


This is why it’s important to have your greys coloured with a protective formula. Thankfully, Matrix SoColour pre-bonded, extra coverage neutrals have your back! This formula is pre-bonded, to protect the inner hair structure and keep even the most vulnerable hairs from breaking, pre-blended to neutralize underlying pigments, and pre-paired for a seamless root to tip colour that lasts.

MYTH #3: GREYS HAVE NO UNDERLYING PIGMENT

Whilst grey hair is a result of reduced melanin - underlying pigments are still present in the hair. When formulating your hair colour, your stylist will consider your underlying pigments and how they act to achieve perfect grey coverage. Yet another reason to put down the box dye and hit the salon!

MYTH #4: MAINTAINING GREY COVERAGE IS DIFFICULT

Technically yes, it can be - BUT it doesn't have to be.

Matrix So Silver has you covered! For dark blonde and medium brown, try Matrix Brass Off. If you are on the darker side with dark brown to black hair, Matrix Dark Envy is here for you.

See the rest of the Matrix haircare range, click here.

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