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Natural Dark and Silver Hair

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Sylken Sat 18-Jan-20 09:35:45

Hi my hair is naturally dark but I also have natural silver growing at the front and in streaks. Does anyone know the best shampoo to brighten the silver!


shysal Sat 18-Jan-20 09:45:40

I think a purple shampoo might work. It is recommended for highlighted dark hair as well as silver, to lessen any brassiness.
My hair is dark with peppered silver rather than your attractive-sounding streaks, so I couldn't detect any difference when I used it.

Maggiemaybe Sat 18-Jan-20 09:50:52

I’m jealous, Sylken! My mother had very dark hair and a wonderful silver streak. It was when the Catherine Cookson series was on TV and we’d say she had the Mallen streak. smile Sadly I inherited my horrible hair from my dad....

Gaunt47 Sat 18-Jan-20 09:55:42

Realising I wasn't going to go an elegant silver, I've been having ash coloured highlights for a couple of years now, very much better than the pepper and salt look. I use purple shampoo - so many on the market nowadays for all us oldies! See what it does for you sylken.