1. Which skin tones look best with grey hair?
The good news is that grey hair looks amazing on all skin tones. The only thing to remember is to choose the right shade of grey to complement your skin undertones. If your skin has warm undertones such as yellow, orange or olive, it’s best to opt for neutral grey colors such as glossy gunmetal greys and platinum silvers. In case your skin undertone veers towards cool and neutral such a beige or pinks, then true metallic silver hues are tailor-made for you!
2. Can I dye my hair grey without bleaching?
If you are using a temporary hair dyes such as Makeup Revolution Rainbow Tones - Silver Angel, then you can color your hair without bleaching. However, if you are going all out, then not bleaching isn’t an option—especially for brunettes and people with darker hair. In order to go grey, you have to pre-lighten your hair to white blonde. Another way to work around this, is to opt for balayage or ombre so that you aren’t bleaching your entire hair in one go. Start gradually and decide the look and intensity you want to go for. This way, you will also make the transition process subtler.
3. What are the three most important things to keep in mind before coloring my hair grey?
While this frosty hue has got all our hearts, it’s important to choose the right shade that will complement your skin tone. Since platinum and silver hues have the potential to wash out your complexion, it’s best to consult your hair colorist who can help you choose ‘THE’ shade for you. If you decide to go grey, you should also be aware that you need to tone your hair every two to three weeks. Otherwise, your hair can start to look a little green over time. Thirdly, unlike other colors, don’t try dying your hair at home (if you aren’t a professional).
4. How can I maintain the vibrancy of my silver/platinum/grey hair?
First and foremost, try to wash your hair as little as possible, so as to avoid any possible color fading. When washing your hair, use a sulphate-free purple shampoo which will prevent brassiness and won’t strip your hair off its natural oils. Incorporate a nourishing mask such as the SP Color Save Mask For Coloured Hair in your haircare regimen that will strengthen your hair and keep frizz at bay. Last but not the least, avoid heat styling tools too often; if you have to, use them at a very low setting. To maintain that glamorous metallic shine, use a serum such as the Moroccanoil Treatment Oil which can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool.