Going grey is a natural and beautiful part of life—and probably inevitable for many of us. Says it? It is also quite normal if you decide to cover the strands Of silver with some coloring techniques.
A typical example: me! I started growing gray hair early (around mid-twenties) in splashes and splashes. I have a few areas on my head around my part and hairline that hoard the hair. My reason for greying earlier comes from genetics, but it was probably influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors such as pollution (free radicals can trigger premature aging of hair, just like skin) and Stress (chronic Stress affects the body).
Well, I have been dyeing my hair for a long time: no, these blonde highlights are not natural. So covering them was as simple as a strategic touch of color. If you have also developed shades of gray and want to camouflage them, here are our top tips:
1. Spot treat with dye.
At the first sign of graying, you do not need to run at full speed in the colorist’s chair to get a whole head of dye. As colorist Christine Thompson, co-founder of the hair salon Spoke & Weal, explains: grays grow in clusters rather than everywhere. Thompson therefore recommends that these clusters be “treated on an ad hoc basis” rather than scratched everywhere. Not only does it look more natural, but it is also better for your hair and scalp.
2. Add strategically lighter highlights.
One of the easiest ways to mix Gray hair is to add Dimension. A silky shot of Highlight can help camouflage silver hair while making each phase of growth (or the time between dates) less obvious. “My advice is to eliminate the hard dividing line caused by artificial painting[ unique process]: Sweeping is a softer highlighting technique,” says renowned colorist Abby Haliti.
You see, shades of gray stand out more when faced with a single shade—especially a darker color-whether it’s your natural shade or a dye with a single process. In this way, too, the new gray areas do not seem as obvious. After all, mixing shades of gray is as much about highlighting other strands as gray ones.
3. Ask babylights.
These are essentially tiny deliberately subtle highlights that give a touch of shine to the strands. “Babylights are super fine flossing – thin glosses on film techniques,” says Matt Rez, celebrity colorist and Redken brand ambassador.
“Typically, their lightness is achieved by whitening to the desired Level of buoyancy, rooted to blend into the base color, and shining for the final result of the color—they are not supposed to be very pronounced and simulate a super-natural, sun-drenched result.”
These are useful for those who go gray, because they can mask their other lighter strands: in this way, a defective gray strand can simply look like one of their Babylights.
4. Try to make a Glaze or Shine, so Strands to soften them.
To subtly soften contrasting hair – or give shine, richness and depth—glazes and glosses are a perfect solution.
“A glaze is essentially a semi-permanent color that coats the hair shaft with shine and lasts up to a few washes,” Rez explains. Because the Pigment rests on the stem and can be made with light-reflecting nutrients, they are often used to give shine to otherwise dull hair-or to help blur any hard line. Be warned: since it is just sitting on the strand, it washes off with a few shampoos-this is a good Option if you want to temporarily pick up before an event or such.
If you want something more durable, go for a shine. “A shine requires a developer or treatment solution, and it gets into the cuticle and lasts up to four weeks; I would say about 12 to 20 washes, depending on its Level and tonal formulation,” says Rez. Colorists will often use it in Salons to mix the basics.
5. Just do not pluck.
OKAY, so picking won’t grow more gray hair. (We debunked this.) However, picking will not prevent the hair from growing back as a whole-and this new short growth will probably come out of your head. It’s much more obvious, isn’t it? “Being shorter, having a harder texture and being white in color—the new growth will stand out and be felt when redrawing,” says Rez.