Time to go grey!

We talk a lot about going grey, so many people have the impression that only older people go grey. The reality is grey hair can happen at any age and is vastly caused by your DNA and stress but predominately DNA. Grey or white hair is not a bad thing in fact it can look amazing with the right care and cut.

Maintaining an artificial color, the one you had years ago is not only not natural or flattering it is time consuming, costly and quite frankly annoying. You end up planning your life around your 2-3 week visits to the salon to cover the regrowth and your freedom and independence in completely reliant on the amount of white hair is visible.

The darker you color it, the faster you see it grow out and there are several ways to grow it out but if you want to simply stop you may be in shock to the stark contrast and typically 3-4 months later the white hair and the dark color could be too much. Rather than give up maybe low lights is the answer to soften the white like below

You can see we did low lights at the top and left the underneath. Giving it a softer finish but still looking completely natural.
This is colored to look natural!

So if you want to grow out your hair color and tired of constantly getting colors give us a call and we can help you plan it confidently.

How to grow out your color!

Tired of colouring your hair every month?

We have been overwhelmed with the amount of people who are tired of covering the grey or “ white” hair and honestly we love it! Imagine all the free time and extra money you will save! The thought of not having to plan your life around regrowth.

Once you have decided, now the hard part of actually managing and navigating your way out in a way that leaves you feeling human. It can be confusing and you will most likely get conflicting advice so expect it. There is no easy way that won’t leave you question your decision several times so it’s important you are strong. A lot of times, white hair or natural hair is more flattering than a blanket coverage!

How it started and how it’s going

It’s a long journey if you have length, especially if you have a darker color, the contrast can be huge and you will be tempted to fall but don’t!

Here are a few ways to help you through the transition

If you have just started it’s ok there are things you can do now to help the process. Depending on how dark you have been colouring it as to what needs to be done but for argument sake imagine it’s 80% white and you have been colouring it brown or dark brown.

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Within a few weeks you will be hit with white roots so if you wanted to lighten the overall hair now is the time to do it. If you wait and try to do this later you will end up with not as clean of a canvas, better to lighten the ends or darker hair now slightly (1-2 shades not more )

Now the next step can be either simply leaving it grow out or transitioning with color. How it’s done with color is by continually coloring the regrowth, slightly lighter each time ( 1/4-1/2 shade ) and have it translucent rather than a solid coverage. Once you get used to seeing the white hair stained the next step of seeing it natural won’t be so stark!

Be warned that along the way someone will say get some lowlights. Now tgis may be a hood idea for you and that depends from person to person but if you are planning on growing it out, doing another process at the roots that you ultimately have to grow out too is counter productive.

Low lights on a full head of white hair, with no solid color growing out
10 months into grow out

Remember match the tone, white hair looks grey, it’s white! It gives an ash look so the color on the ends needs to be ash or it will have too much contrast with the roots.

Good luck and if you need help, feel free to reach out to us.

How to get longer out of your color & not see the white hair

So you are hanging on to what you color was 5-10 even 15 years ago and people keep noticing the white regrowth every few weeks. It’s not only embarrassing but annoying, like seriously it’s not like I don’t have things you could be spending the time and money on right?!

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The longer you color your hair, the chances are the more white hair is appearing underneath it! Colouring your hair doesn’t make it go white, it’s hidden so when you see it growing out against a dark color it looks whiter than you thought.

The darker you color your hair, the more white it appears.

How can you stop this?

Easy answer is you can’t, but you can make it slightly easier by not going so dark, the less contrast against the white the longer you will get before you will have to do it again!

Should you go lighter?

Take your color 1/2 shade lighter at a go over the next 6-12 months and even add in some highlights to break the solidness of the color which will help blend in the white.

If you want to stop colouring your hair so often and tired of spending hours in the salon every 10-15 days then give us a call or drop in and see us.

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