Silver is the all-star grey shade I’m hopeful for.
The all over silver to be more precise and if I could dip my locks to be instantly platinum, sleek and shiny, I might even succumb.
It’s not so easy.
Right now I am still in the streaky stage; grey streaks and a bunch of darker ones.
No doubt the grey will outrun the brown pretty soon and I will be ready.
The “grey” issue I am beginning to face is the slightly yellowish tinge that coats the silver and dulls down the grey. I can’t say I am crazy about that. As much as going grey is all about low maintenance and saving time, it still requires the right products and my attention.
Going grey and owning the decision means a commitment because grey only works if it’s “good” grey.
There are a few pointers to growing grey, which we have covered, but what about once we are there? xv
Maintaining The Grey
Grey hair should be in the best condition with no frizzies or fly aways.
Curly or wavy grey hair is beautiful but the wiry version looks better tamed.
We are very fortunate these days there are products to help us calm the runaways.
A regular haircut is essential with a grey head.
Length and style are personal choice, signature style and whatever else makes us feel confident within but grey hair needs to be maintained in a very regular fashion. I can almost mark in my diary the day I need a cut; hair is all well and under control and then suddenly it’s not.
Grey hair needs polishing.
A silver shampoo or conditioner used every few shampoos enhances the look and adds shines. Grey hair needs not only to move with a smart cut but also shine brightly. I have recently added the silver shampoo to my routine and thankfully my hair has lost the slightly golden tinge.
How often I use this is dependant on how my hair reacts. At the moment I am using it once every third wash to avoid the “silver rinse” look.
Make sure the rest of your style adapts to the grey hair.
Once our hair changes colour, whether it’s from brown to grey or red to blonde, everything looks different. I found this to be the hardest adjustment of all. The colours in my wardrobe and the products in my make-up bag did not necessarily look right anymore. My palette has changed and I needed to understand that. Red lipstick is so much more my friend than a bright pink; as a blonde, the pinks were the dream. Not so much now. Beige and caramel, as much as I love them, don’t love me and have all but left my wardrobe. 50 shades of grey are my wardrobe staple, along with black, navy and cream. And of course the vibrant gem colours work well with a grey head of hair.
Maintain That All-Star Colour
these are the 2 shampoos i have tried – they work to gently cleanse and add silvery brightness to the hair
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