The 10 Best Shampoos for Gray Hair

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Just because your hair has turned gray and has lost much of its pigment, doesn’t mean you should wash and condition it with just any old shampoo or conditioner. Gray and silver hair can tend to "pull yellow" and take on a dull appearance. These products take gray hair into account to leave it looking beautiful. 

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Oribe Silverati Shampoo ($46)

This luxe shampoo boasts a blend of blue and silver pigments that are specifically formulated to illuminate white and gray strands by reversing dullness and yellow tones as hydrolyzed keratin protein binds to damage areas to soften and repair over time.


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Klorane Shampoo with Centaury ($20)

Powered by blue centaurea extract, this amino acid-infused shampoo gently brightens silver hair and keeps grays from turning yellow with help from natural botanical hues. The best part? It’s free of silicone, parabens, so you can shampoo without worry.


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V76 by Vaughn Brightening Shampoo for Silver Hair ($19)

Whether your white, gray or blond strands need a little revitalizing, this hydrating and smoothing shampoo softens coarse hair and boosts shine.


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Matrix So Silver Shampoo ($12)

Leave this violet-colored shampoo on gray or white hair for three to five minutes to help minimize yellow tones, as well as any brassiness.


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AG Hair Sterling Silver Toning Conditioner ($18)

Super hydrating, this weekly conditioner is loaded with naturally occurring polyphenols that help keep white and gray color looking vibrant.


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Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss in Crema ($30)

When your color needs a little extra oomph, reach for a gloss, which helps neutralize yellow and flat color in your hair while adding shine, too.


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dpHUE Cool Blonde Conditioner ($24)

Hydrate with this violet-colored conditioner, which takes away brassy colors in blond, gray and white hair, while leaving strands super soft and shiny.


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Davines Alchemic Conditioner Silver ($30) 

Whether your gray or silver hair has started to look a little yellow from environmental factors, the sun or bleach, this colored conditioner contains pigments that counteract unwanted hues. 


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Miriam Quevedo The Extreme Shampoo For White and Grey Hair ($40)

Naturally gray and silver hair can get dry, which is why it’s important to use a super hydrating shampoo. This one, considered one of the best shampoos for gray hair, contains caviar to help add moisture and make hair soft. 


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John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Hair Glaze ($9)

When your hair needs just a boost of shine, this gloss is the one to reach for. Free of color and pigments, the gel-crème formula wakes up drab hair without affecting your overall color.