So as promised here is a little post on how I maintain my hair colour. It’s a question I get asked all the time so I thought the best thing to do was a little write up. I’ll be honest when I say this isn’t the easiest colour to achieve and it can take time, but with a little patience you’ll be grey before you know it.
Firstly you need to make sure you have a white base which you can really only achieve with bleach. Word of warning DON’T try this yourself at home, I’ll let you in to a little secret which I must say keeps maintaining my hair pretty easy..I’m a hairstylist. Now let me tell you I’ve seen some disasters in my time so it really is so important you go to get it professionally done, nobody wants to be walking about with yellow roots, white mid lengths and broken ends, lets face it. I’m also one of those really annoying people who naturally has pretty light hair that doesn’t kick off a lot of warmth so again it does make the whole process a lot easier. The darker the natural hair the harder it is, this is again why going to a professional stylist is the way forward, they should be honest with you from the start and if its not going to be possible they should tell you it ain’t happening, plus you will leave with wonderfully conditioned hair still attached to your head, always a bonus!
Once you’ve got that lovely white base is when the fun can start, toning your hair to that perfect silver/grey. Again this is something that your stylist will do for you in the salon and definitely the best way to go about having it done. We use Schwarzkopf in the salon I work at and they have some amazing silver white toners available professionally.
Now all the professional stuff is done its over to you to maintain that beautiful silver. I use all Schwarzkopf products to keep my hair looking fresh and it really does work amazingly for my hair type. Firstly you need to be washing your hair with a silver shampoo, the one I use is the BC Silver Shampoo, I use it every time I wash my hair, each time doing two shampoos. If you feel like the toner has really faded off your hair don’t be afraid to leave the shampoo on for a bit of time, by that I’m talking max 5 minutes..I’ve got distracted and left it on for much longer than that before, I rocked the blue look for a while but it’s not really what I was going for. Next up conditioner, the BC Repair Rescue is my personal fave, although my hair doesn’t feel dry after having a colour there’s no harm in a bit of TLC, you have just bleached it after all.
Lastly is the best thing ever made..Blonde Me Ice Blush Spray. It has changed my silver haired life! So it’s basically a toning spray that you spray in damp hair, dry it in and there you have it no warmth in sight. It does claim to wash out after 3 washes but I find using it every time I’ve washed my hair builds it up more and more so you may find you can lay off using it after a while. One thing I would say, spray it IN THE SHOWER! Speaking from experience my bathroom walls are now white with a hint of blue..bad times or just stupid times, I’ll let you be the judge of that!
I hope this was helpful, if you have any questions leave them in the comments and I’ll try to answer them for you, thanks for reading.