Beauty & Style

Thu, 9 Nov, 2017Danielle McCarthy

How to smoothly transition from coloured hair to stunning grey

How to smoothly transition from coloured hair to stunning grey

The idea of letting hair grow out grey can seem like a daunting one to many women (and some men), but if you decide to show off your new natural hue, there are a few things you might want to know to make the transition as smooth as possible.

1. Correct the colour first

When you make the decision to grow out your greys, you may think you’ll have to cut your hair short so you avoid a two-tone look while you let the coloured hair go, but a visit to your favourite salon can be a way to get the process done in one visit. Ask your colourist to match the rest of your hair to your roots so you won’t notice any regrowth as your hair gets longer.

2. It won’t be a quick process

Depending on the existing colour and length of your hair, colour correcting can be a lengthy process. Those extra hours may come with a larger cost than usual, too. But, all going according to plan, you won’t need to spend as much time in the salon in the future.

3. Brassiness is still an issue

While you wait for your natural greys to grow out, you may notice that some of the dyed sections are going brassy as the grey toner washes out. If this happens, speak with your colourist to find the best course of action – they may recommend you come in for some touch ups if you’re concerned about the way your hair is looking. A good way to help avoid this is to use a purple-toned shampoo to maintain a beautiful shimmer.

4. Be ready to adjust your wardrobe

With a brand-new hair colour will come new colour clashes for your clothing and makeup choices. You might find that the silver shade works perfectly with your existing outfits, but you may find that some colours wash you out now. A few simple adjustments to the way you shop can help correct this.

Share your thoughts about taking the plunge and going grey with us in the comments below.