Are older women coloring their hair more? In the hair industry, “granny trend” and “co-washing” are the new buzzwords.

This is really not news. Older women have been coloring their hair for years. These days, it is difficult to tell who has gray hair. For some, coloring their hair allows them to look younger longer. For others, it is a matter of acceptance of their age and having a choice of whether or not to look their age. If your facial structure can support your hair color, wear it! Just like younger women who dye and wear their hair brown, highlighted, red, blonde or any other color, you can keep it up.

According to results from a recent panel of independent salons held by Kline Pro, a product-level database published quarterly, older women of all ages are coloring their hair shades of silver and gray. The panel found that within the bright- and silver-shade groups, hair colorant sales were up in 2014.

“It’s exciting to see current market trends reflected in our data,” remarked Paula Gottiner, Kline’s manager of the program. “We’ve been busy building our panel and are currently reporting on about 1,000 independent salons and 8,500 chain salons. We are planning to double the number of independent salons by the end of 2015.”

Another trend that’s been validated by this revolutionary data is co-washing, the practice of cleansing one’s hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. This clarifying segment posted the highest growth of all conditioner types in independent salons. Quidad’s Curl Co-Wash is among the leading items in the segment.

For hair-color protection, the Rich Hair Care Argan Colour Collection works wonders. Rich Hair Care product ingredients include coconut, sweet almond, olive and linseed oils that are boosted by restorative proteins to help condition, nourish and restore color-treated hair to radiant shine and health.

The Argan De-Frizz & Shine Mist is an easy-to-use lightweight, sulfate-free mist that penetrates instantly, reduces frizz, protects against heat and adds brilliant shine, softness and condition without weighing hair down. The Argan Colour Protect Shampoo is formulated with a proprietary blend of argan oil, hydrolyzed wheat, corn and soy products. For vibrant color that endures, this luxuriously rich shampoo nourishes and strengthens color-treated hair. Argan products smooth hair while reducing breakage and increasing resilience for all hair types.

The Argan Colour Protect Conditioner nourishes and restores shine and vibrance to dry, damaged and color-treated hair without build-up. Argan oil leaves hair silky soft and free of frizz. It protects against thermal and UV damage, and is free of silicones, sulfates and parabens.

The collection also includes Argan Volumising Mousse, Argan Curl Enhancing Cream and the Argan Color Protect Therapy Mask. Prices range from $11.99 to $19.90. Rich Hair Care products can be found at fine salons, online at us.richhaircare.com and at selected beauty outlets.